But guess what, about 30 mins ago someone just pulled out of a corner into the rear corner of my car I am trying to sell it now that my STI is on its way. Friggin sucks but no where near as bad as the STI getting hit...hope it gets sorted back to mint condition :sad:
It looks like only bumper damage and the tailpipe is dented and bent.Changing for prodrive muffler.:smile:
My first thought was to hit his head on my bumper.I was at the lights for a while so it is not as if I stopped suddenly.
I feel better now and at the end of the day it's only a car and no one was hurt.
Where I live this is a very expensive car and to put you guys into perspective I could have a new M3 or Mercedes E280 for 10% more.
By the way a magazine did a shootout with M3 SMG ,C32 AMG, STi.
High alltitute and only 93 octane fuel and the STi suffered because of this.
See next post for times.
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I'm glad that everyone is ok. and I hope that your car gets back to factory spec or better. Though maybe he should have his/her liscense revoked for life. I'm sure that it would be much safer all around if they rode a bike. :smile:
Turbochargers function less well at higher altitudes, generally speaking, since the air density is lower. However, a trip to the mountains may show otherwise because 1) you're no longer fully in the lee of a mountain range, and 2) it tends to be colder up there, resulting in higher air density.
Glad to hear you are ok. Car sounds plenty fixable to where it can be fixed right. I went htrough the same thing. Signed the papers 2 days before mine was totaled. Devastating. http://thermite3.tripod.com/wrx
poor thermite....tripod doesnt like your use of bandwidth =(... ill keep checkin to see those pics..... bullet.....ow, i feel for you. damn kids (im one, but at least i can friggin drive....and not a civic, a classic 78'dodge truck)
Cars don't make as much power at high altitudes because there is less oxygen in the air. Turbocharged cars compensate for this by allowing more boost at high altitudes than at low altitudes. But if the octane of the fuel is too low, the engine management computer probably didn't let the boost go up high enough to compensate.