Well i haven't gotten in any races in a long time. I was comming home from work at a light i noticed a CayenneS behind me, black all shiny. There were three lanes at the light i was first in line in the middle lane. When the light turned green i went at a good rate but i didn't gun it. I noticed the Porche signal and get to the right lane and try to pass me so i gave it a bit of gas and he followed pretty good. We got stopped at the next light both first in line. He was in the right lane and that lane branches off to the right a little over an 1/8 mile up the road. I knew he was going to try to fly by and cut me off so i was ready. This light is at a slight incline and you can't see when the other light turns red so there was no chance for a launch. The light turned green and i let out the clutch like i would at any other light then i gunned it. the Porche gunned it right off the line, i put about 1/2 car on him through first and i shifted into 2nd with the typical bog that i really can't avoid, the porche got even then i put about a fender on him to 50mph in which he had to slow down and get behind me. He later cut me off and weaved through traffic like he was driving a ferrari. The porche sounded really nice when he had it WOT. My car has a short throw shifter and a lightweight pulley.
On a side note the only way i can avoid the bog from the 1-2 shift is when i shift into 2nd i actually start letting the clutch out as im putting the car into 2nd gear and the instant i put it in gear the clutch is at its catching point. Great way to grind the gears if you don't get it perfect but thats the only way i can do it without the car bogging for a second. Does this have something to do with the closed loop open loop or is it something with the gearing? Do mods fix this at all or is the wrx always hard to keep from bogging down on the 1-2 shift?