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    Just picked up my 06 wrx - Look!

    Just picked her up last week!
    Has the following mods:
    SPT intake. SPT exhaust, column mounted bost gauge, and I just ordered a STI type front lip (carbon) and a upgraded intercooler.

    Hope to meet some cool folks on the board
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    Looks good, welcome to the club. If you spend some time reading the stickies first you will get a lot more bang for your buck with modifications, and you will learn what mods to avoid because they are bad for your car or reduce performance. For now, repeat after me:

    No BOV, no BOV,....
    No MBC, no MBC, .....
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    Thanks for the reply and advice!

    I have been reading a lot about bov problems and boost creep with the 2.5 when adding a tb exhaust. So I have picked some mods that don't cause harm (hopefully)

    Any advice is welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVERTREX06 View Post
    Thanks for the reply and advice!

    I have been reading a lot about bov problems and boost creep with the 2.5 when adding a tb exhaust. So I have picked some mods that don't cause harm (hopefully)

    Any advice is welcome
    Just get a downpipe with a high flow cat and some engine management if you want to go stage II. Boost creep will be less likely, and it can be avoided also if you don't do pulls from low rpms in high gears. A good TMI will be fine to have on there.
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    Thanks Weasel. Been waiting for a while and finally got one.

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    Welcome to the club!

    Nice hawkeye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Just get a downpipe with a high flow cat and some engine management if you want to go stage II. Boost creep will be less likely, and it can be avoided also if you don't do pulls from low rpms in high gears. A good TMI will be fine to have on there.
    So am I getting you right, the AccessPort (or other EM) can correct the boost creep issues? I defintely want to get to stage 2. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB007 View Post
    Welcome to the club!

    Nice hawkeye.
    Your STI is >

    Blue with gold rims is so money

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    (sorry to thread jack) BigB007, when u get a STI ? and what happened to yer bugeye scooby ?

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    which IC dod you order and did you get the CF lip from ravspeconline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVERTREX06 View Post
    So am I getting you right, the AccessPort (or other EM) can correct the boost creep issues? I defintely want to get to stage 2. Thanks

    The combination of a high flow cat and EM will largely reduce the chance that you get boost creep. Also, if your going to go WOT in 4th & 5th, down shift so that you are in an appropriate RPM range to start out (like 4k). If you plan on doing long pulls in 4th & 5th you should be on a track anyways.

    These are all jsut work-arounds, porting your wastegate is the only way to fix the actual problem. Lots of people around here are doing fine without that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    The combination of a high flow cat and EM will largely reduce the chance that you get boost creep. Also, if your going to go WOT in 4th & 5th, down shift so that you are in an appropriate RPM range to start out (like 4k). If you plan on doing long pulls in 4th & 5th you should be on a track anyways.

    These are all jsut work-arounds, porting your wastegate is the only way to fix the actual problem. Lots of people around here are doing fine without that though.
    Thanks again for your advice..I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    (sorry to thread jack) BigB007, when u get a STI ? and what happened to yer bugeye scooby ?

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    which IC dod you order and did you get the CF lip from ravspeconline?
    Middle of May I picked up the STi and finally traded in the bugeye.....


    silvertrex06 thank you and it took quite a while to find this combination.
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    very nice hawkeye! enjoy your new ride.
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