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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #11
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Me either. I guess you drive it like a normal naturally aspirated one? lol
You stick amateurs in high horsepower cars and they drive it like a normal one you get into trouble.
My mom tried to drive my 400hp Awd Eclipse and would get on it like her 4Runner and it would slam her in the back and then when she got off the throttle it would lunge forward then she would be back on the throttle abruptly and it wasn't good. I had to explain a little throttle goes along ways with a turbo car but with the ST it shouldn't be that dramatic but you don't need to floor turbo cars as easy throttle inputs are much better.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:59 AM   #12
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Well, The ST isn't really a high-horsepower car. My mom's minivan has that much power...

My concern is the handling characteristics for oversteer. Put an amateur in a car that oversteers and you will have a dead amateur.
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You stick amateurs in high horsepower cars and they drive it like a normal one you get into trouble.
My mom tried to drive my 400hp Awd Eclipse and would get on it like her 4Runner and it would slam her in the back and then when she got off the throttle it would lunge forward then she would be back on the throttle abruptly and it wasn't good. I had to explain a little throttle goes along ways with a turbo car but with the ST it shouldn't be that dramatic but you don't need to floor turbo cars as easy throttle inputs are much better.
Yea i have not checked but i am sure the ST is no where near 400hp or awd. I have drove a V8 awd Jeep before though and it is not that bad considering i had just driven my 110 hp ford focus LX.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:40 PM   #14
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Well, The ST isn't really a high-horsepower car. My mom's minivan has that much power...

My concern is the handling characteristics for oversteer. Put an amateur in a car that oversteers and you will have a dead amateur.
You could always go slow around corners to combat any type of wrong steering. Over or under.
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Depends!

**Warranty route:**
~FRPP tune/plugs (find the best price before buying)
~CFM Performance has a non name brand 3" intake tube (air box > turbo) and FRPP snorkel with k&n for a GREAT price! (hince above, FRPP kit w/ plugs only)
~Mountune FMIC

Install the FRPP snorkel/filter yourself, pay an authorized dealer to install/document the FRPP tune and Mountune FMIC.


**Not worried about warranty?!**
~Cobb AP v3 or SVT
~FMIC
~CFM performance, combo deal on above mentioned Snorke/Filter & 3" intake tube
~Magnaflow 400cell count Catted DP from CFM
~Best priced solid upper/lower intercooler pipe setup

You'll probably be happy with either!

Note:
~3" intake tube has NO performance gain's what so ever! You will instead see smoother power curves. The power on the torque side and horsepower side might come in a little sooner and hang a little longer due to an easier ability to breath.
~Upper/lower solid intercooler pipes, as well, have no performance gains. On the other hand, the stock hoses do inflate a little. If the hoses are replaced with ones that cannot expand, this is more air displacement that can be channeled into the intake and down the heart of the beast making it more efficient!
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I will be running CPE cooler and charge pipes, HKS BOV. I just recently Installed CPE intake , Boomba racing short plate and cable bushings by the linkage on tranny. http://[IMG]http://s1366.photobucket...&o=5[/IMG]
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