Hi folks...n00b here...
I just purchased a new '06 WRX last week, after a long list of Jeeps, trucks, and turbo diesel cars. My last "sporty" car was a 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R, a far cry from the performance of the WRX. I've spent the last several years doing long distance motorcycle touring as well as some track time/Deal's Gap time on sport bikes, as I've always had the need for speed. I'm now getting back into performance cars after a long hiatus.
After doing a little research I think a AP with a good exhaust will do the trick for me. I need to keep some level of reliability for my nearly 100 mile per day commute, and I'll need longevity - hopefully well over 100k miles without lots of repair. I'm no stranger to car work, having been a 20 + year experienced master tech (the last 8 years working for Mitsubishi before I quit wrenching), but I don't want to live under the car on the weekends. I only want to improve the performance because I think it could use a little more - which brings me to my question:
What is the stock boost pressure supposed to be on a 2006 WRX 5 speed? My car runs ok, but I'm wondering if it is a little low on boost pressure...under full throttle & higher RPM I see .07 on the factory boost guage, which I believe translates into about 10 PSI of boost, right? Can anyone else with a stock '06 confirm whether or not that is normal boost pressure? Seems a little low to me. I did a search and found one post where someone said stock boost pressure should be around 13 PSI, but that was on a 2 liter engine.
Help out a n00b, would ya?