Any pinging in the "second batch" of STi's?
So are we sure that the intercooler spray actually does something that realistically helps? Or is it just added fluff?
there was a magazine writeup on the STi that found a small advantage to the spray. i can't remember where i read it (maybe it was from Guru's tuning thread on one of the wrx forums), but i'm sure someone else here can find it.
I mean, to me, it seems like a gimmick, albeit a neat one.
nah, i think it works when used in the *right* way and the right kinds of driving. it probably has nothing to offer for street use. but for the track, i'm certain there's a benefit. and we know that every sti owner will be headed to the track, so voila!, it's not a gimmick.
the evo has it (and a better version since it has a "auto" setting). gimmicks don't tend to appear across manufacturers. my 2cents.
The only thing I really want to do with it is to pull up to a stoplight and press the button so steam comes out of the scoop and the people next to me get a good scare!
(Would that work?)
yeah, the snorting bull effect; that would be cool. to get that much *visible* steam, you need enough water so it wets the engine. (i've done this when washing my car when the engine was hot.) maybe jj's trick would work.