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- Oct 4, 2018
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- Northern California
- 2006 Camry SE V6, 2013 Toyota Sienna LE, 2010 Lexus IS 350 Sport, 2018 Honda Civic Si (SOLD)
Mainly I have heard this from others, but my experience comes from driving in a highly modified 2016 STI that had a 1/4 mile of 10.741 (it was running around in the range of 500whp or so). So the backstory...this car belonged to a sales guy from a company I've been doing business with for sometime. He lives in the Sacramento, CA area and came down to meet me face to face and take me out to lunch. I had already known about his car and his love of modifying thru our few years of talking on the phone. I don't want to get into too many details about his Subaru, but this thing was fast. But it was also loud, and dronned like crazy. And although extremely thrilling to drive in, I could tell that as a daily driver it would drive me insane. The clutch was so stiff that you had to really use a lot of muscle to go down on it. The car jerked it had so much power. The worst part...something was always breaking. Two fuel pumps went out in a course of a year, stock sleeves failed. He was constantly monitoring his fuel trims, IAT's, Knock control, etc. for any issues. Maybe this was the exception to the rule, but that's not how I want my daily driver. I want a nice comfortable, reliable drive between A and BIt all depends on how you achieve that 11 second car. Plenty of cars run 12s stock and they are not a nightmare to drive off the track. Now if you were to do a full strip, solid MM etc yeah you're going to see a decrease in comfort.
My brother built an 00 SI (b18/b16 head, gt35R etc) and honestly it felt like it did stock except for clutch engagement.