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Factory, and built for racing Rally cars

rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
edited March 2014 in Mitsubishi
paisan, this is for you pal.......

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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    Paisan, I still think the new Mitsubishi EVO-X will eat the Subie's lunch. Even I think if you and I went head to head the EVO-X would make this ameteur look like a pro, against your Subie, because of the advantages (S-AWC) would give me. :P

    Rocky
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    bumpy, yeah they were cool I suppose back in the day but that's like comparing a Model-A to what we have today called WRX-STi & EVO-X. :P

    Rocky
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    bumpybumpy Member Posts: 4,425
    The Evo and STi have more horsepower and better computer controls :), but they're also uglier and a lot heavier. :(
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    uglier.....ummm maybe the Subie, but not the EVO-X :shades:

    Rocky
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    paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Well the EVO-X really goes up against the STi. That won't be announced until the fall at the earliest. I've ran with EVOs on the track and a good part of it is driver. The new WRX will be really good I think, haven't had a chance to drive one yet but I no doubt will have one on the track soon.

    I still dislike the un-eveness of the EVO platform in general, anytime you have a transverse engine you will have an unbalance in the chassis.

    Also once you get into real racing, even on the most basic level, things change quickly.

    For instance take our 1994 Subaru Legacy Turbo. We tried to keep it as "stock" as possible but between putting in the cage and the safety requirements, the car has changed to a differnet beast from when it was "stock" even though the driveline including the air filter are stock!

    -mike
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    It will be most interesting to see how these cars stack up against each other. :)

    Rocky
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    paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Yeah we'll see if the EVO improved it's interior which was fairly lackluster and cheap feeling, the new WRX interior is positively better than before.

    -mike
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    LOL.......We'll see..... :P

    I'm thinking either one of the cars probably are too small for me as a daily driver. I made the mistake rolling about 5 miles per hour through the mistu lot thinking the Galant was the Lancer, because of it's small size :surprise:

    Rocky
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    paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Same here Rocky, Legacy is my min. size I can fit it comfortably, even for a daily driver.

    Just picked up a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon 5MT, they only made the MT Wagons in 2005! Can't wait to hit the road course with it and pass the vipers in the rain, with my WAGON! :)

    -mike
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    LOL....That would be very funny. :)

    Rocky
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    paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    We are in the process of making some nice magnetic stickers for the back "you've been passed by a fat man in a wagon!" :)

    Seriously though about a year and a half ago I was at Watkins Glen International in an HPDE4 Group (Instructor Group of very experienced drivers) out on a cold day in Oct in the pouring rain. There were several vettes out there, 2 "race" vipers that were at the event, you know the ones who come in those fancy 18-wheel rigs with the sat dishes on top, the crew of mechanics, super duper rain tires, etc. Valued each car setup at easily around $1M a piece.

    We were out there having a blast, except I had to keep flashing the vettes, vipers and porsche 911 turbos to get out of my way! I was in my 94 Legacy Turbo, 165hp/190lbs torque with an exhaust upgrade, Koni struts, and 150k miles on the ticker and Faulken Azenis Sports. These guys kept coming up to my uncle in the garages all day saying "What's in that thing?" He turned to them in broken english "It'sa completelya stocka" "My a nephew hasa 150,000 miles on the cara but itsa gotta an allawheeladriva, thatsa why ita passa youa in a the raina"

    It was a riot really, but after that even if I wasn't sold on AWD, I was from then on. That Legacy has now been transformed into our road race car, here is a pic at VIR in Feb passing a spun Integra during a race in the rain.

    More pics at link title
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    ROTFFLMAO, that is a great story pal. I wished GM, would make a super advanced AWD system. There still has to be technology yet not discovered. ;)

    Rocky
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    Do Audi's count as rally cars ?

    Rocky
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    paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Well they don't rally em in WRC anymore, but they are popular in Auto-x, Rally-X, and rallies here in the US.

    -mike
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    rockyleerockylee Member Posts: 14,014
    I figured you would know the answer as I didn't know for sure. It's to bad as that was how Quattro became so famous. :sick:

    Rocky
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