i ran this guys finally who i always see around my town. It's a white 02 WRX. The guy is mad cool, but when i asked him what he had done, he said, "clutch, flywheel, intake, injectors, downpipie, catback, uppipe." I started to ask him about the injector part but the light turned green. It was pretty much dead even until we shifted into 3rd, and i started to slowly pull on him before we shut down. He said he loved the way my exhaust sounds, and I complimented him on his car, also.
I sold my accessport 2 weeks ago, so my mods are just gt-spec header/uppipe, stealthback, and prodrive muffler. Stock boost.
I guess when i started to pull on him up top was when the headers started to make a difference.