Well...after a long day at work, I finally went to pick up my car from the shop. The guys at Smart Service were awesome and although they had a few problems, they got it all worked out. I turn on my engine and wow...not only does the engine sound louder, but my exhaust sounds louder too. It purrs like a pony car now, even more than before.
I pull out and hit the gas...keeping an eye on my RPMs, I feel and hear the turbo start to spool around 2400 rpm, snapping my neck back as I hold onto the steering wheel for dear life. I get on the freeway and punch it into WOT...good god! The powerband is much wider now and before I know it, I hit 80 on the on ramp! Ummmmm...oops? Phew...what a rush!
After a short drive on the freeway, I exit and hit stop light. I brake torque it up to 2000 and when it turns green, I mash it...wow...it just keeps pulling all the way to the redline...too awesome!
What can I say...thanks Dan/God...awesome uppipe. I whole-heartedly recommend one to all WRX owners. It feels like a different car now, even with my slushbox! I barely notice the turbo lag...it's too good!