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    Turbo Lag

    Any insight on turbo lag and available mod's which can help address this?

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    We will need more info.
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    You can get a supercharger
    You're always going to have turbo lag..thats just how it is
    A smaller turbo will reduce lag but also power
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    My car is a base 5 door 2013 WRX with no mods or tunes. Thanks

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    A tune will vastly improve off boost power delivery, and in turn reduce perceived lag.

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    Understood. Patience appreciated. Thanks

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    Replacing the downpipe, intake, and boost control solenoid prior to the tune would make it that much better. Still, you're not going to see a huge difference in the time it takes the turbo to hit full boost (lag), but with more power across the board, including the area prior to the turbo spooling up, the perception of lag won't be as bad as it is stock.

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    Keep in mind there are two commonly confused terms:

    1. Turbo lag - the time taken for the turbo to fully spool after full load is applied.
    2. Boost threshold - the RPM at which the turbo applies maximum boost pressure.

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