So I took delivery of my 2013 DGM Hatch back in August, absolutely loving the car, this would be my 3rd WRX and the first since my BMW M3, At 1000 after break in I had the oil done and threw an AEM Intake on and went TP stage 1, I fell more in love with the car but I wanted more, dont we all? I then threw a Invidia Catless DP on with the OEM CBE threw TP stage 2 on at 19 PSI, I felt as if I was doing a crime driving a subie with no exhaust note so I picked up a SPT exhaust and mated it to a custom 3 inch mid pipe, this is when the troubles started, boost became impossible to control, I gave the grimmspeed 3 port a shot, it helped a bit but the SOB still creeped, I even tried running wastegate pressure and the car still hit 21.7 psi -__-, after countless revisions and hitting boost cut a few times I noticed a drop in my idle vacuum, first thing popped in my mind was sh*t the damn ring land, today I puled the plugs and did a compression test for a peace of mind, heres what i got, im not sure of how the numbering of the cylinders go but O well,
Passenger side: Rear 140 PSI, Front 140 PSI.
Drivers Side: Rear 135 PSI, Front 145 PSI. My car is at 5200 miles, little disappointed in the slight drop on the one, I have no smoke on start up and no smoke through the oil filler.
Realizing my options are, ditch my CBE, ditch my intake or get a catted down pipe, Ive decided upon EWG due to cost comparison vs a catted DP and will be working with Eric at TP to tune it out. I wish I had the funds to throw an intercooler and fuel pump on too One thing I did wish I did was throw some one step colders in whilst it was apart today.
Here are some pics of the car