View Full Version : subaru impreza 2.5 rs is slow

04-15-2002, 06:39 PM
over the weekend my friend asked if i wanted to race him because i kept telling him that my car was quicker then his. so we line up. subaru impreza 2.5 rs (him) vs. nissan stanza (me). awd vs. fwd. i took him off the line then continued to pull away from him. he wanted another race so i gave it to him. same results as before. he finally admitted that my car was quicker, but not before handing me a bunch of $hit excuses.

04-16-2002, 06:15 AM
What year RS? Auto or 5 speed? Mods(you and him)? I love how so many people here diss on Subarus (you know I had to get in on this one... http://www.freshalloy.com/ ). I will admit, in the 1/4 mile, the SE-R is faster than the RS, but in autocross I have better grip and power out of the turns better. And I haven't been beat by a Stanza... Never actually tried;), but I have beaten bigger and better Nissans... It sounds like your friend needs to work on his launch. If he could get that down (if he has a 5 speed), he could give you some competition. Subarus have good torque, throttle response and AWD, they can jump off the line, if you learn how. Unfortunately, they have not so good top end. But with a few mods you can change that!

Tell your friend to keep trying, he'll get you some day! http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 07:21 AM
don't get me wrong, i am in no waay dissing subarus. in fact many of my friends own them, and i actually like them. as far as mods go all i have done as of now is an exhaust and the engine was rebuilt and pistons re-ringed. he has a 1999 impereza 2.5rs, 5-speed, and as far as mods go all he has done is k&n airfilter for better airflow, which i still have a regular filter in the stanza. it was a pretty fair race considering he has awd and should have been able to take me off the line because i smoke my tires through first gear and into second. its kinda of funny though because alot of people look at my car and think its a piece of $hit. anyways like i said i did not mean to sound like i was dissing subarus, i wasn't in anyway. http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 09:04 AM
I know, I just have both a my99 2.5RS, and the wife has a 02 SE-R. So when I see Subaru I have to chime in. Your friend will get better when he learns to launch. Tell him to get an intake. It does wonders for the RS. Not many companies make intakes for a 99 RS because of the MAF. If your buddy is interested, tell him to email me and I can help him convert a Cobb intake for his MAF (if he is willing to spend the $$ Cobb is the best...). Good luck Suby hunting... http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 10:04 AM
hey oldskool,
what year is your stanza? any mods? i want to know beacuse i have a 92 stanza auto and wanted to see what ppl are doing to their's.

04-16-2002, 11:36 AM
old skool, I replied to your PM... http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 01:06 PM
Tell your buddy to email me and we can discuss some options form him to wipe the floor with you. J/K! I have a nitrous kit I am going to sell that is on my 99RS.

04-16-2002, 01:56 PM
Hey, 99 what's up? What are you doing over here? I am trying to get his friend to modify a cobb intake for a 99! http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 02:05 PM
Thinking of buying a 240 to have as a racer and have the RS as a bad a$$ daily driver. http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-16-2002, 02:22 PM
i talked to my friend today and he said the that he isn't interested in making his car fast, although he wants to put a turbo on it. he is more interested in trying to turn it into a rally car. i can't understand it, he always goes to the blvd. ( thats where we go race) and drives around trying to race, but he is more interested in making his car heavier and slower rather then lighter and faster. oh well i am done trying to help him out. i will just continue building my car and continue to beat him.

04-17-2002, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by 99WNX:
Thinking of buying a 240 to have as a racer and have the RS as a bad a$$ daily driver. http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]Silvia Conversion baby! http://www.freshalloy.com/ Get the new SCC and they tell you how to do it...

Oldskool, why do you say he wants to make it heavy? You don't want heavy rally cars, that's why rally cars are always stripped down...

04-17-2002, 10:29 AM
yeah i know, thats what i can't figure out. he is keeping all his interior in, putting a roll cage, he is putting a sterio system in it, he is planning on putting ground fxs, all sorts of lights, etc... i just think that he is a confused boy that can't decide what he wants to do. from what he says it sounds like he is more intereste in making it look good, which is cool. but then he said he wants to turn it into a rally car. i don't know. i have given up on figuring it out. i am just gonna nod my head and thats a good idea when he tells me his ideas.

04-17-2002, 10:59 AM
tell him to go to www.i-club.com (http://www.i-club.com)

maybe they can talk him out of it... http://www.freshalloy.com/

04-17-2002, 11:56 AM
he is on there every day. he actually got this site from there for me.

04-17-2002, 01:02 PM
What's his nick?...

05-20-2002, 01:03 PM
an wrx or an 2.5 rs should spank the spec v out of the whole "off the line" all wheel drive!!! the spec v will catch up and beat the 2..5 rs iknow ive raced one, he had intake and exhaust me stock.. a wrx is out of the 2.5 rs and the spec v's leage..

05-20-2002, 03:44 PM
ground fx on a rally car...sounds kinda odd...

05-21-2002, 10:01 AM
interesting.. you beatthe 2.5rs.. with awd straight off the line and never looked back eh? does he know how to launch properly with his car? stock form the gc8 body style impreza 2.5rs were generally quick for what it brought.. back in 2000 it was one of the 8 great rides featured on SCC.. and from what i can remmeber those cars run mid 15 stock..

ive raced a few of these back in the day wen i had my celica gts.. they would get me off the launch no doubt.. but as soon as i hit 6k i would pass them up..

as for the spec v not being in the wrx league.. u never know.. depends on what kind of racing... in the 1/4 of course the wrx... but if u ever encounter one on the freeway.. you just might pull on it.. because of the lack of top end.. i don't know how good the se-r spec v top end is.. but if it's as good as the celica gts.. you shouldnt have any problems with em on the freeway.. or catchup to it after 1/4.. talking bout stock form here though.. with mods i dont know.. http://www.freshalloy.com/