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Old 08-27-2009, 10:36 PM
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2009 wrx is the sh**

hey so i just watched the new dsport dvd that came with the magazine. they were testing the new 09 wrx. so its listed as 265hp at the crank if im not mistaken. they did five pulls with it and the avarage hp was 285whp. wow thats a lot. i was very impressed. anyone else know anything about this
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hey so i just watched the new dsport dvd that came with the magazine. they were testing the new 09 wrx. so its listed as 265hp at the crank if im not mistaken. they did five pulls with it and the avarage hp was 285whp. wow thats a lot. i was very impressed. anyone else know anything about this
What kind of dyno? Also, what state were they in (wondering what octane gas they used)?
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i really wasnt paying attention. i need to borrow it from my buddy and watch it again to see
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i just know that they have 265hp at the crank
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:50 PM
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i know they are in huntington beach. but not sure if they test the cars in cali
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what about the 2010 STi? any word on that?
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by so steezy View Post
what about the 2010 STi? any word on that?
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...ht_5405wt_1167

The only difference is the stitching on the steering wheel and seats.
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i remember them saying the sti was underlisted in hp too. it was putting three something to the wheels.
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Sounds like a very, very high reading dyno. Don't expect those numbers in the bay area... we have 'heart breakers'
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i text my friend and he thinks its a dynojet dyno.
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I have a 2009 wrx now and I can tell you there is quite a difference from my old 2002. for whatever it is worth. although not 285 to the wheels difference.
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That's bullcrap, dude.

I've driven a 2009 wrx and it's very obviously slower than an STI. 285whp even on a dynojet is not believable unless the correction factor was way stupid.
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i'm not exactly the most mechanically savvy guy around, so can anyone tell me how it's possible to get more power at the wheels than at the crank?
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Originally Posted by donkeykong View Post
i'm not exactly the most mechanically savvy guy around, so can anyone tell me how it's possible to get more power at the wheels than at the crank?
You don't, unless the manufacturer is grossly underrating the car in advertisements.

Dyno #'s are always kind of fishy though. They are so easy to adjust and have so much disparity between them that the numbers are really meaningless unless you can get stock baselines from a bunch of different cars on that dyno
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My STi is a lot faster then my friends WRX sedan. End of story.
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