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WRX vs 300 SRT8 and IS350

Discussion in 'Road Kill Drive-Thru' started by FourSixPony, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. FourSixPony

    FourSixPony Suck my Snake Established Member

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    Not much, but on my way home from work last night, I came up to a light and turning right with the arrow, a 300 SRT8 was pulling a U-turn right in front of me, I turned and put it in 2nd, and he was a car out in front of me, soon as I shifted in to 2nd, I seen his front end come up, so I hit it, by the time I let off in the top of 3rd I was a car in front of him.

    Then later on I came to a red light and a Lexus IS350 was sitting there, I didn't expect him to run, so I took off normal and when I was about to shift to 2nd, he took off and got a decent jump of about a car out in front of me by the time I hit it, by the time I shifted into 4th he left off and was about a car and a half out in front of me. I held him at that car for a bit but he started creeping away a little bit and got that extra half car on me.

    My car is nothing special, 2018 WRX with a Intake and tuned.
     
  2. 2KBlackGT

    2KBlackGT The Man, Myth, The Legend Established Member

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    Good runs. However I think you ran a 300 SRTdesign which is a 300/300c with the SRT appearance package. Really, really hard to tell them apart unless you're really looking. I say this because any year SRT 300 will murder the IS350 but the IS350 held you at bay after getting the jump.

    Good runs either way.
     
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  3. SolarYellow

    SolarYellow Sensei Premium Member Established Member

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    Luckily for you the '18 isn't (or will it be?) effected by the engine failure recall/class action.
     
  4. 850SNCobra

    850SNCobra Active Member Established Member

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    I almost got a WRX, still might get one, how do you like it?
    I have heard about the engine issues, that seemed a bit worrying and it's always at the back of my mind when I start looking at these cars.
     
  5. FourSixPony

    FourSixPony Suck my Snake Established Member

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    I'm not into Mopar so I have no idea, I just know it said SRT-8 on the back emblem.

    I like it, I took it easy for 4,000 miles, changed the oil at 1,000 miles... waited until I hit 9,000 to tune it. I am at 21k now and no issues so far, knock on wood... I have run quite a few people in it as well... so does not always get babied.
     

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