Turbo... Kicks in and out?
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    Turbo... Kicks in and out?

    If I had a turbo gauge I'd imagine the turbo would be reading max and bouncing back to 0 throughout 4k rpms to redline. I don't get it. I just don't have full power throughout the gear. I can feel it kick in and out throughout the whole gear.

    Any ideas? Do I need a tune?

    The car is stock aside from S2000 spark plugs and an AEM intake. No check engine light.

    I just moved from Florida to Oklahoma. Could the temperature be a factor? The spark plugs are a stage colder than stock, but I don't see that being a problem either.

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    The cold very well might be making you overboost, then your ECU cuts it back. But that is one of many possible issues.

    There are a bunch of people having this problem right now - have a look at this thread and also look at the threads on the first page of the general maintenance forum there are several more.

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    Check for vacuum leaks. My 04 wrx was doing the same thing and I ended up having a bypass valve gasket that was shredded causing my turbo to bounce around.

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