For all you EvoIII16G guys out there, I'm curious as to what your spool RPMs are. Preferably in both first gear and a high gear. I've had my 16G (bought used from a friend... no details on its history but pretty good deal) on the car since summer and when I first put it on, I was surprised by the increase in lag. Don't get me wrong, I knew it was gonna be worse than the stock turbo, but I didn't think it would be so dramatic. My first gear does not spool until 5000rpm, and at freeway speeds in fifth it will not spool until around 4000rpm.
I've gotten used to it for the most part, but it still seems odd, so I thought I'd ask and see if that is normal before I start checking for boost and exhaust leaks.
Car is 2002 WRX, full exhaust with grimmspeed ported manifolds and x, EWG, and E85, self tuned. Stock TMIC for now.