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    My 05 WRX vs. list around here

    I just picked up an 05 modded wrx. I always see people boosting around here in cars blowing by me in what I got now. I pick up the wrx friday, and was wondering what it would do against a few cars i list. My wrx has the following:
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    upgraded - turbo, clutch, intercooler, oil pump cooler (no idea what its called), suspension, brake system, 17 alloys and low profile all seasons, lowered 2.5 in, digital turbo boost control, full system exhaust, cold air, and headers. Its got other stuff but i dont think they go towards performance.

    Comp list: si, tt, a4, mustangs, 300zx twin turbo, idk and any others you can think of. I know it will vary, but i just want to see how i will stack up against certain cars. Feel free to elaborate, again i am new and i am extremely curious.

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    Those cars will be a joke compared to your new ride. What were you in before?
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    Have you already paid for this car? Signed a contract? If not, I'd try to bring the car into a reputable shop (especially one that specializes in Subaru) and have the car checked out.

    Is this your daily driver? Pics? Clean title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elitex109 View Post
    My wrx has the following:
    05 wrx
    upgraded - turbo, clutch, intercooler, oil pump cooler (no idea what its called), suspension, brake system, 17 alloys and low profile all seasons, lowered 2.5 in, digital turbo boost control, full system exhaust, cold air, and headers. Its got other stuff but i dont think they go towards performance.
    Lowered 2.5'? Have fun with that. What turbo? Headers? That most likely yielded in slower spool and no increase in power. I would go back to OEM clutch before it blows up your transmission. Does it have a tune? CAI needs MAF to be rescaled, otherwise you'll be running lean, knocking, and looking at a blown motor. Your car might be running worse than a stock car.
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    - TD04 19psi, GM EBCS, TGV Delete / Perrin Crank Pulley
    - APS 65mm CAI
    - Catless Invidia UP/Helix DP, A'PEXi N1 Catback
    - Kartboy Shifter Bushing/Perrin Rear Diff\Outrigger Bushings
    - Group N Engine/Pitch Stopper/Trans Mounts
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    also "digital turbo boost control"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Willard View Post
    Those cars will be a joke compared to your new ride. What were you in before?
    More like his car will be and is a joke compared to others listed.
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    - APS 65mm CAI
    - Catless Invidia UP/Helix DP, A'PEXi N1 Catback
    - Kartboy Shifter Bushing/Perrin Rear Diff\Outrigger Bushings
    - Group N Engine/Pitch Stopper/Trans Mounts
    - 2005 STI Springs

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    yeah its clean one owner 48k miles. comes with all stock parts. the guy lost it in a divorce so i pick it upp friday. Im upgrading from a 2002 mitsubishi diamante. it was checked out by my mechanic that knows high performance cars he went through it in and out. He said not one thing is wrong with it and whoever had the car before me didnt mess around and used all top of the line equipment.

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    You need to find out who or what has done the tuning on this car. Get every bit of information that you can. Like it was mentioned in an earlier post, the CAI can cause problems. So can the boost controller. Where are you from? Is there a Subaru specific tuner in your area?

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    Im from rhode island. where would i find one of these places and how much would it cost for tests and such.

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    New England Dealer / Shops / Tuners list.

    Find out what kind of tuning from the previous owner. Cobb accessport, open source (get the cable from him), piggyback, etc. I find it unlikely that this car ran with the mods you listed without a tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfm View Post
    also "digital turbo boost control"?
    More like his car will be and is a joke compared to others listed.
    Learn something before commenting please, thanks. In stock form, a WRX with those mods will absolutely RUN over those in stock form. Also dogging on a car for have a boost controller when your running 18psi on a td04...... LMAO. That turbo will be done for soon. Also headers help spool and top end, and the gt specs/tomei UELs add hp and tq through the entire power band.

    Just get the car inspected and do a compression/leak down test on it and if all checks out it sounds like your mind is made. Welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    Learn something before commenting please, thanks. In stock form, a WRX with those mods will absolutely RUN over those in stock form.
    perhaps what he was getting at is if this car doesnt have a tune & it's running an upgraded turbo & everything.. the car will probably run like crap.

    also- what i bolded contradicts itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    Also dogging on a car for have a boost controller when your running 18psi on a td04...... LMAO
    Turning up boost via mbc vs tuning a map is different story, also td04 is capable of running up to 21psi in 3-5k rpm range, study the efficiency graphs of td04, and listen what uncle scotty has to say about it on nasioc.
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    - APS 65mm CAI
    - Catless Invidia UP/Helix DP, A'PEXi N1 Catback
    - Kartboy Shifter Bushing/Perrin Rear Diff\Outrigger Bushings
    - Group N Engine/Pitch Stopper/Trans Mounts
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    perhaps what he was getting at is if this car doesnt have a tune & it's running an upgraded turbo & everything.. the car will probably run like crap.

    also- what i bolded contradicts itself
    If thats the case I understand, it sounded like he was saying having a boost controller on an aftermarket turbo is stupid... which is completely wrong. I doubt the car would even run with all that and a stock tune though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nfm View Post
    Turning up boost via mbc vs tuning a map is different story, also td04 is capable of running up to 21psi in 3-5k rpm range, study the efficiency graphs of td04, and listen what uncle scotty has to say about it on nasioc.
    Im capable of running a 200 wet shot of spray and a gt35r on stock internals..... for 1 1/8 mile pass. That doesnt mean its smart or not destroying the car. Im capable of taking a 90 degree turn at 170mph, is it smart? No. 18psi is only 1 psi over what Id recommend but 21 is asking for it. Not even including how many miles said turbo has. I dont want to argue with anyone, so im sorry for jumpin on you like I did, it was un called for.
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    Take your car to the drag strip and see what times/traps you run. The stock values for all vehicles listed can be found online to compare to.

    Take your car to an Auto-X course and see what times you run. There should be a bunch of different cars there you can compare against.
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