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    should i go to the dealership?

    So question?

    When i purchased the car, hitting gas used to push me back in my seat, in first and 2nd gear. Recently after oil change, it was still pulling in first but no longer in 2nd. Today i was driving, it stopped pulling in first?

    Is it broken?

    2010 WRX 4600 MILES.

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    bring it back.... 4500 miles seems very young to have any issues... I would bring it back and show them or tell them to drive it and see what they think first. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funny4life View Post
    So question?

    When i purchased the car, hitting gas used to push me back in my seat, in first and 2nd gear. Recently after oil change, it was still pulling in first but no longer in 2nd. Today i was driving, it stopped pulling in first?

    Is it broken?

    2010 WRX 4600 MILES.
    Have you changed your oil at all? Do you check your oil ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    maybe your just getting used to being plastered to the back of your seat?
    Exactly...

    That blistering load of torque you felt isnt gone... You just got used to it...

    Take it to the dealer and let them drive it... WITH YOU IN THE CAR... Most likley there is nothing wrong and they will say.. "seems fine to me" bla bla bla...

    Or try this, have your buddy you trust drive. you sit in the back seat... with a change in your seating position and Ill bet you will feel that power again... It just seems like your butt dyno is out of calibration from being over worked... You have to re-scale the sensors a little...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    maybe your just getting used to being plastered to the back of your seat?
    +1 to this & what poohbear said. when i first went stage 2 i was like "ZOMGLSJDFLKSJDF this power is crazyyyy" i used to get pushed back in my seat and it used to pull hard. now i'm completely used to the power and it's just a regular ol' boring car. when my fiance drives & i'm in the passanger seat, i feel it pull hard again.

    it's probably all in your head.

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    yea man it happens to all of us. 99% chance that you are just getting used to it.
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    Yeh

    I went for the sched maint at 3680 miles. Later when i looked at fluids a week later, saw that my coolant was very low at the low line on a warm engine, where it should be expanded.

    Long story short, next maint going to diff dealership cuz i now feel they did a half ass job.

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    Sounds like you're ready for the first/next mod on your car. Consider yourself lucky that the mod bug has taken so long to bite. I only have 3,700 miles on my '09 and can't seem to leave it alone.

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    I don't ever remember thinking to myself that "my car isn't working right" because of getting used to the pull. You may have gotten a tank of bad gas, or have a boost leak etc. etc. even though the car is new. In my experience they do not tighten hose clamps well, leading to coolant leaks, intake leaks which cause lean conditions, and potentially boost leaks. Don't ever-do them though because that can also cause leaks and they also use junk hoses that tend to rip.

    Then again, it could just be the weather.

    Easiest way to get a good idea of how your car is performing on a daily basis is to get a good boost gauge. A cable to log the ECU is even better to see how it is running all around (check IAM is at 1, learned corrections etc. etc.). You can also then easily do a road dyno.
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    do you have a check engine light on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    when i first went stage 2 i was like "zomglsjdflksjdf this power is crazyyyy" i used to get pushed back in my seat and it used to pull hard.
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    the check engine light isnt on or anything

    Im thinking gonna get a gauge or something? is it difficult to install?

    Are the things to plug into the ecu, what kind would be recommended?

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