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    Question I am a noob be nice!

    Whats up my name is Jesse, and I just bought my first WRX!

    Its a 2003 and its Silver!

    I have some questions maybe you guys could help me out with.


    1. How must boost with the factory turbo push?

    2. Its there a front mount intercooler kit that will allow me to keep my fog lights?

    3. My car is poping and blowing white smoke, anybody know why?

    4. Has anybody put an external wastegate on thease cars?

    Anything would help me at this point. Thanks Guys! Also I just want to say how mutch better this site is than honda-tech.com! lol everybody here is alot nicer and way more helpfull!

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    3. My car is poping and blowing white smoke, anybody know why?
    Could be blown turbo or engine.


    1. How must boost with the factory turbo push?
    Stock or modded? Stock I think they push like 13psi +- 1. You can turn the td04 up to 17 psi but thats about where it loses its efficiency. Note that full bosst is only seen in 3-5 gears.
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    It has a stock turbo, but It has a front mount intercooler, and a 3 inch turbo back exhaust. Its tuned, its pushing 212hp at the wheels and 214lbs of tourque.


    The engine seems realy strong but its blowing white smoke.

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    Stock 04 13-14 psi, tuned? Guessing 16ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic_jdm16 View Post

    1. How must boost with the factory turbo push?

    2. Its there a front mount intercooler kit that will allow me to keep my fog lights?

    3. My car is poping and blowing white smoke, anybody know why?

    4. Has anybody put an external wastegate on thease cars?
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    1. Bugeyes ran 13.5psi stock boost if my memory serves me correctly. You don't really want to mess with boost levels unless you are tuned to run that amount.

    2.Yes there are but not sure which ones.

    3. Check for blown gaskets in either the engine or turbo as stated above

    4. Yes!
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    if i were you i would ditch the front mount and make some money of that, either trade or buy a stock top mount or sti top mount. Get full turbo back exhaust if not already done, get retuned and enjoy less turbo lag.
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    Hello and welcome. Take some time to read through all the FAQ's.

    Yes you can add an EWG. You'll need a different uppipe however, and need a method of blocking of the internal WG. The Front mount is probably hurting you more than its helping right now.

    Start by listing ALL of the modifications that have been done to your car.

    As far as the smoke goes....is it definitely white? As in not burning oil (blue tint)? How are your coolant levels and oil levels faring from week to week lets say? Be sure to check them when you can remove as many variables as possible (I.E. every morning when cold, or every evening when you get home, on level ground with the motor cooled off)

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    Ok well The turbo never goes above 10psi. It has the front mount intercooler, and a cold air intake. And the exhaust is 3 inch from the turbo back. and it also came with a cobb hand held computer gizmo. lol

    The smoke coming out is white, and the oil levels never chnage.

    coolant is normal too.

    I do have the front mount for sale on ebay.

    I want the Spearco top mount.

    Im try'n to find a manifold that will alow the external waste gate.

    I plan to toss the stock turbo. and i have an evo waste gate just sitting here staring at me. lol

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