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    2003 silver wrx

    Hey all,

    Im new to the Subaru world, i just picked up a 2003 wrx. below is a list of the current mods on it.

    grimmspeed uppipe- ceramic coated
    Perrin bellmouth down pipe all stainless 3.5 all the way back (no cats)
    Opensource tune
    RCE springs, sti struts
    Prosport oil and boost guages
    AEM UEGO wideband
    3 guage cluster where stock clock was
    TIC short shifter/knob
    TIC Crossmember bushings
    Group N tranny mount
    ACT Stage 2 clutch
    ACT lightweight Flywheel
    Ported turbo
    Ported block/heads 2.2.
    PPG Straight cut hybrid gears

    Car was running nice and pulling at 21psi. however last night, i went to run to the gas station and fill it up, it feels as there is no boost building at all, normally you can hear/feel the turbo spooled at 2700 RPM, and feel the kick of power, now it's just sluggish and not spooling... any thoughts?
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    nice car almost like looking out my window
    you have an uppipe so ur cat didnt hand grenade in to your turbo, id check gaskets, but im no pro just throwing out suggestions. any one els? suprised no one els chimed in
    enough power?, never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver03rex View Post
    Car was running nice and pulling at 21psi. however last night, i went to run to the gas station and fill it up, it feels as there is no boost building at all, normally you can hear/feel the turbo spooled at 2700 RPM, and feel the kick of power, now it's just sluggish and not spooling... any thoughts?
    Did you put premium in it? Sounds like a dumb question but I accidentally filled up with regular once. And if you're modded at that level your car is going to knock and then explode with the wrong octane in it.
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    I'm confused. Do you have the 2.2L Block or do you have a stroker kit on the stock block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I'm confused. Do you have the 2.2L Block or do you have a stroker kit on the stock block?
    Could be the EJ22 JDM motor...which would make me spooge my pants right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Could be the EJ22 JDM motor...which would make me spooge my pants right now.
    The closed-deck variety from the JDM Legacy GT and 22B?

    Ohhhh yeah I got wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    The closed-deck variety from the JDM Legacy GT and 22B?

    Ohhhh yeah I got wood.
    Om nom nom. I would have teh secks with that motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Om nom nom. I would have teh secks with that motor.
    Eifel tower? I think so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Eifel tower? I think so!
    Dibs on the cool side.
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    Dibs on the cool side.
    That's ok, I'll take the rear thrust bearing.
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