This is a discussion on 2013 WRX, acceleration....does this sound right? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Calvinball If the traction control were kicking in, then the light would be flashing on the dash. ...
2013 WRX Sedan, Base, SWP, Wingless
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Also, when I said 'no way' it was in response to the post about 3rd and 4th gear in a stock car with stock clutch that cannot dump that much torque to the pavement in those gears. Of course anyone can get a WRX loose in 1st and 2nd gear and even easier if you turn the wheel a bit but that is not what the OP mentioned.
The above being said, the stock tune is garbage. OP....you should get off the stock tune when you have a chance.
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My 2013 WRX does something similar. I think its related to the tune/emissions control systems. I have noticed its a bit jerky when in open loop and not fully warmed up. I usually let the temp gauge get to the middle line at full operating temp. Even then it takes a little while for the motor to feel like its completely warmed up. I have also noticed a slight lag sometimes in 3rd gear at around 5k RPM sometimes when doing a nice pull especially down a slight hill or on flat road. I think its just emissions programming and the ECU trying to compensate by reducing power slightly. Or it could be a little timing retard because of some knocking at higher RPM. I use 91 octane but I think even the non-STI WRX's would benefit from 93 octane but it's nowhere to be found in my area. Either way I think it's normal for this car since mine does it too. As far as the traction control I have broken loose once on a hard pull from 1st to second. The light blinked at me a couple of times so it is possible. A custom tune would probably help but I would hate to void my warranty. Besides it runs great and 265 HP is plenty of power for me.
Last edited by UAC-2145; 09-09-2013 at 05:23 AM.
2013 Plasma Blue Pearl Impreza WRX Sedan