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This is a discussion on Turbo lag within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I got a 2012 wrx and when im in 3rd gear or sometimes second(not really punching it) the engine feels ...

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    Turbo lag

    I got a 2012 wrx and when im in 3rd gear or sometimes second(not really punching it) the engine feels like its jerking when the turbo is kicking in. I know they there is a normal hesitation when the turbo kicks in but this grabs my attention when it does it. It doesn't feel normal, am I just paranoid or could it be a problem?

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    Its Normal!! WRX's are known for feeling the Turbo lag..

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    It's normal. Specially on the stock tune.
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    Oh okay lol, yeah I cant wait for stage 2 but Im probably going to wait till after the warranty expires, because I don't want to lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colinz89 View Post
    Oh okay lol, yeah I cant wait for stage 2 but Im probably going to wait till after the warranty expires, because I don't want to lose it.
    Excellent decision. Stage II is well worth it when you're ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Excellent decision. Stage II is well worth it when you're ready.
    Agreed.
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    Do you have a boost gauge? Jerking is not normal. The off-boost on-boost transition should be relatively smooth.
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    I dont have one I was looking into buying one, any suggestions?

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    Other than the ones we gave you? Suggestions on what?
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    I meant suggestions on a boost gauge lol

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    You mean brands? If so I would say defi. Although expensive, I've heard nothing but good things about it. Another is prosport. Some like it; some don't. It's a lot cheaper than defi though. Did this answer your question?
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    Personally I have a mechanical boost gauge. I don't believe it has to be very expensive. It reads boost and is accurate. That's all that concerns me. Others might disagree though. However boost is the only mechanical gauge I would ever use.
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