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    Talking just got hold of a 09 wrx ...now help me out here

    alright so heres the deal. my brother purchased an 09 5 door wrx. An event happen and now im left with the car for a while.

    Now, i know how to drive stick as a "basic driver" but i never really got into tunning and all that before so im a little lost in terms of how i can become a better driver and get this car kickin ass.

    Starting off with launching. in the threads i here people using the phrase, " dont let the clutch slip". what is that exaclly and what should you be doing instead. Along with launching, since the car is stock and no launch control, how high should i rev up to? and when i let go of the clutch should i just raise my foot up steady, fast? i was told by one guy that he just let the tip of the clutch to his toe and when time came he would just let slide his toe off and let it fly up on his own since its the fastest way. And while preparing to launch i notice people constantly rev their engines, whats the whole purpose of that? is it just better for your car?

    Now, out of a launch and in first gear, i know some people have their launch control set up to like say 5000rpm so in a matter of seconds before they redline, theyre already in second. now i dont have launch control so say if i launched out of 3-4000 rpm, when should i bump to second cause i feel like by the time im at 4-5000 its not getting anymore power out of it and i should just shift

    When shifting while racing, i know its key to get into the next gear fast as possible, and i can do that smothly from 2nd to 3rd to 4th to 5th, but from 1st to 2nd i feel a big "lurch" in the car and if i dont have any music on, I can hear it actually switch. am i not letting it out fast enough? too fast? waiting to late to shift/. too long?

    now here comes the tunning part. i know theres different " stages" of parts but what does that technically mean? would a stage 1 clutch be better than a stage 2? or does it just depend on what im going for? same question for turbo. and as for an exhaust. what would be better cause i heard its best to stick to subaru parts since theyre tested for them and modified to the car needs

    and with the gauges like for the turbo, what does the psi mean?

    whats flat foot shifting?

    Well if you got this far reading i really appreciate it. just tryna gain more knowledge and startin off just like you all did. and if you have any other info or sites you think i need feel free to let me know

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    Welcome! What would your brother think if he knew you were planning to do all this stuff to his car. Is he aware of your intentions?

    To answer all your questions in the easiest way possible is to say search for it. All of your questions have been answered in far more detail than i can type at the moment.

    Others sites you can look at for info is nasioc.com (good site for info but alot of pr*c*s on there, i-club.com and check out 3gwrx.com since you have the 09.
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    well when i started off i was happy and content with my car, i didnt wanna race it and launch it. im not gonna answer all ur q's cuz thats way too many. but search stages and you'll get the exact answers ur looking for. dont get a new turbo. that'd be foolish at this point. an exhaust, get a TBE if you dont mind being loud. dont change out the clutch, the stock is made by exedy and a good clutch. if your really pumpin up the hp then look into that. if you get intake, tbe, and a tune then ur sitting at stage 2, which in many cases is plenty for dd. if you got a turbo u would basically need new injectors, new intercooler, new inlet hose, and whatever other supporting mods im forgetting. if you juice up the hp enough then the wrx engine is being put at risk and the tranny would be in trouble.

    ... your brothers gonna be pissed.
    Last edited by The_Buck; 09-07-2009 at 04:08 PM.
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