The STi kit is definitely shorter. There is also one called a "kartboy" (kartboy.com) and Cobb tuning has one too.
The STi kit has a factory warranty, as it's a dealer-installed option. I've driven a STi-equipped car (first one I ever test drove), and my car does not have it. If you can drive one, do so.
I think the STi kit is shorter, a tad notchier and more positive. I liked it, but not enough to spring for it.
I'd also agree that the powerband and the MT are very well suited to one another. In everyday driving, I rarely find myself far off the boost, and the midrange of this car is excellent. And I should know that because I've been a good boy during break-in and kept to the 4k, 1000-mile limit... for the most part. So the midrange is all I've seen yet.
If you're in control, you're not driving fast enough -- Parnelli Jones
Last edited by racerdave; 02-24-2005 at 08:12 AM.