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Old 08-28-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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Wondering about driveabiliy in hot climate vs cold climate

So, I picked up my X in late May and it's been crazy hot down here in TX. I'm talking 100+ degrees almost every day. Keeping this in mind, I have really not had the chance to drive the car much under 80 degrees ambient temperature. What are the differences in the way the car drives between hot and cooler outside temps?
(I have a pretty good idea that it's "better", looking for first hand experience with specifics if possible)
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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well the average "hot" day where I live is about 82-85F and my car runs like garbage when it's that hot.

65 and lower you really feel a BIG difference in power.
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well the average "hot" day where I live is about 82-85F and my car runs like garbage when it's that hot.

65 and lower you really feel a BIG difference in power.
your hot day is what we get at night. looking forward to winter already (when our warmer days still hit 80)
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:18 AM   #4
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Speakin of hot days. Today was hell in LA. It was like 105 all day long. And I drove like a 100miles and car ran like shit. I cant wait for the winter
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:27 AM   #5
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Well in the winter here it's get as cold as -40f so it has perks and down falls!

Although this car is super fun in snow ;D drifting rally style every where ahaha
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Big ass intercooler + Aftermarket Radiator + oilcooler + super mega vented hood FTMFW!!!!! It has been really hot , i think with these mods our car would run much better in the hot days. Maybe some twin electric fans as well, i was just kidding about the hood part BTW.

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Old 08-28-2009, 07:27 AM   #7
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the car has a lot more power when its cold, thats for sure.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:46 AM   #8
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i think turbo charged engines are more prone to lose power due to heat than na engines. i forgot where i heard this from so correct me if i'm wrong.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #9
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i think turbo charged engines are more prone to lose power due to heat than na engines. i forgot where i heard this from so correct me if i'm wrong.
It's just a fact. Hot air is worse for all motors, but the fact we're so dependent on forcing air in from the turbo makes it even more painful.

I haven't driven mine in the "cold" yet, so I don't know what exactly to expect. I always felt my WRX was stronger when it was raining, as the TMIC got wet and therefore cooler. Could be imagining it, though.
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On top of the hot air, if you need to on the air-condition, that's additional power ( & fuel) lost.

If you don't on the air-con, but wind down the window instead, you introduce drag to the car.

Not to mention the engine runs hotter.

Anyway you spin it, hot weather isn't good for car.
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