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What the hell?

What's wrong with the Subaru anyways?

First, they change the models for STI

Second, they swap the boxer 2.0 liters to 2.5 liters

And third, they change to the 'annoying' models now; a hatchback?!

No wonder Motor Trend pick dear Evo
 

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Things don't add up, the Evo is heavier and has less power while the STI is lighter and has more power. I am, however, pleasantly surprised that the evo pwns the STI on the track.
 

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The MR's 58.2-second lap time puts it just ahead of the STI, though it could have beat the GSR had our test vehicle not been plagued by a high-rpm hesitation. Mitsubishi claims to have already solved this problem and finalized the ECU software that has delayed the release of this MR. Look for a full test shortly.
someone else probably noticed this already but i guess thats the problem for the SST
 

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Interesting read, but being totally honest, IMHO I think the Sti is the winner for the average owner on the street.

Those acceleration and stopping numbers for the Sti are impressive, that's what kind of performance I always expected from the Evo 10.

The majority of owners for either one of these 2 cars will never 'track' their car, that's where the Evo has the advantage, but out on an every day street on any average day, the Sti's superior acceleration and stopping performance and excellent handling will be enough to see it win most of your typical stop light or traffic duels that you'll encounter...

I still want to see Mitsu up the ante and introduce more power and torque into their car, without owners having to get into aftermarket tuning, just so that we can keep up to a stock Sti on the street !
 

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Interesting read, but being totally honest, IMHO I think the Sti is the winner for the average owner on the street.

Those acceleration and stopping numbers for the Sti are impressive, that's what kind of performance I always expected from the Evo 10.

The majority of owners for either one of these 2 cars will never 'track' their car, that's where the Evo has the advantage, but out on an every day street on any average day, the Sti's superior acceleration and stopping performance and excellent handling will be enough to see it win most of your typical stop light or traffic duels that you'll encounter...

I still want to see Mitsu up the ante and introduce more power and torque into their car, without owners having to get into aftermarket tuning, just so that we can keep up to a stock Sti on the street !

Ah, been reading these posts and I just had to register to respond to this one.

Don't people still not realize that Mitsubishi's car is a brand new, all new, redesigned, re-engineered model? Subaru however, all they did was take take their old car, place it on a slightly re-engineered chassis. Of course their performance and weight will be similar to the old one and of course the performance will differ more drastically with the X. To solve all this fuss about the X so called lack of performance, just put it on a diet and there you go. Judging from the JDM model, this car should be able to shed a lot of weight. If this car can already perform like this with all 3500lbs, think what it can do with less.
 

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Ah, been reading these posts and I just had to register to respond to this one.

Don't people still not realize that Mitsubishi's car is a brand new, all new, redesigned, re-engineered model? Subaru however, all they did was take take their old car, place it on a slightly re-engineered chassis. Of course their performance and weight will be similar to the old one and of course the performance will differ more drastically with the X. To solve all this fuss about the X so called lack of performance, just put it on a diet and there you go. Judging from the JDM model, this car should be able to shed a lot of weight. If this car can already perform like this with all 3500lbs, think what it can do with less.
Good points.

I would much rather power it up, then try to shed weight from it, I think that would be the easier option, especially once tuners get stuck into these things...

I believe our AustDM car will be pretty much the same as USDM Evos, how would begin to shed weight from it ??

I wouldn't want to lose any of the features or creature comforts or safety items...
 

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The first thing to do is remove the spare wheel and find somewhere to stash a can of instaflate. Thats a 40lb savings right there..

The second thing to do is install a lighter, single exit exhaust w no cat or resonator. Thats another 5-10lbs..

Going to coilovers will shave a few pounds off each corner. Compare a stock strut/coil to a Tein or something..big difference.
 

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Going to coilovers will shave a few pounds off each corner. Compare a stock strut/coil to a Tein or something..big difference.
I wonder if it will be possible without affecting the S-AWC. All senosors and electronics must be tuned for the stock suspension.
 

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Well, I have never had warranty affected by removing cat and res on any of my cars and its standard operating procedure for me. I think it depends how you and your dealership get along. But I've also never really had any major warranty issues to claim..

And I'm sure coilovers will be doable as Cusco, Tein, etc are already working on EVO X specific setups..
 

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the CEL should hopefully be worked around quickly. I am not sure how a mitsu shop would react to the CEL being lit up since I am old school DSM and haven't had experience with that type of thing. Google "evo o2 simulator" and you will get the point.

If Mitsu actually saw a test pipe (while you have no CEL) would they continue to work on the car or just bail out? Could they literally say "no we won't fix your trans because you have no cat"....just wondering.
 

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I wonder if it will be possible without affecting the S-AWC. All senosors and electronics must be tuned for the stock suspension.
H'mm, it probably won't be effected by too much. One would think the system works primarily by sensing wheel slippage.
 

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The MR's 58.2-second lap time puts it just ahead of the STI, though it could have beat the GSR had our test vehicle not been plagued by a high-rpm hesitation. Mitsubishi claims to have already solved this problem and finalized the ECU software that has delayed the release of this MR. Look for a full test shortly.
 
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