This is a discussion on Boosting a stock WRX? within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by XxSullyxX I actually had a similar question to this that I was searching for around the forum. ...
gentleman, don't get hung up on boost. It's not the power knob a lot of people think it is.
Yes, more boost will make your car faster. But there are a few different ways to get your car faster and not have to push settings close to their limits.
There are a few times I wished my hard-headed self would have listened to Matty @ WTF tuning when he dropped some advice on me. I'm an open-source tuning knuckle head. I've been working on my map for a while, nothing spectacular, I'm doing it to learn but there are many parameters that need adjustment or at least careful monitoring when you push boost close to the limit.
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2014 Subaru WRX Limited Sedan in Crystal Black Silica
Mods - STi Short Throw Shifter w/ Cobb Bushings,Totsubo Front License Plate Mount
2015 Dodge Durango Citadel in Bright White
Retired: 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 5-speed, 2005 Acura RSX Type-S 6-speed, 2010 Honda Accord Couple EX-L V6 6-speed,2009 Acura RDX w/ Tech Package in Grigio Metallic.
From what i hear, there are a few good mechs over at the suby dealer off I10 near barker cypress that know a good deal about modding out the cars. Ill talk to my buddy on Sunday and see what he suggests even though he now drives a V10 BMW instead of a rex
I just had my car tuned last week at BrenTuning and it reached peak boost at 19.2lbs. Since the stock plastic bpv is prone to leaking at those boost levels I upgraded to a forge bpv prior to the tune. The forge functions the same as stock but is built out of billet aluminum instead. My enemy now is the stock top mount but that will hold up fine until I replace it with something better in the future.