2003 silver wrx
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

This is a discussion on 2003 silver wrx within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Hey all, Im new to the Subaru world, i just picked up a 2003 wrx. below is a list of ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4

    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?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image001.jpg   image002.jpg  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User 03silverwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    newton, nc
    Posts
    56
    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!

  4. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,644
    I Support ClubWRX
    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.

  5. #4
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,338
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    I'm confused. Do you have the 2.2L Block or do you have a stroker kit on the stock block?
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,644
    I Support ClubWRX
    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.

  7. #6
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,338
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    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.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  8. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,644
    I Support ClubWRX
    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.

  9. #8
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,338
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Om nom nom. I would have teh secks with that motor.
    Eifel tower? I think so!
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  10. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,644
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Eifel tower? I think so!
    Dibs on the cool side.

  11. #10
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,338
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Dibs on the cool side.
    That's ok, I'll take the rear thrust bearing.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •