I drove my freinds 04 WRX last night UP/SRI. My 03 is AP stage 2 93oct + UP no cats and IC hoses.
It was so slow, when the turbo kicked in it felt like VTEC compared to mine. I have the KB shifter and bushing and his stock shifter felt so long and soft. Made me realize how short mine is.
I let him drive my car and he said it was so much fun, it just kept pulling and pulling. He said it felt like a V8 it had torque down low.