The car isn't adapting. Colder weather will make the car feel more responsive.
This is a discussion on Finally hit decent boost! within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; There's this stretch in my daily commute where the signal light timing is off. So to not get stuck for ...
There's this stretch in my daily commute where the signal light timing is off. So to not get stuck for 5 mins, I always needed to take off from the light to pass the other light before it turns red. So yesterday, I had about 800 miles under the belt, so I figured I would try to make it. Don't know what it was, maybe the weather, but my little subie hit boost really strong on second gear and this thing just took off. This it actually felt like a sub 5 sec car. Awesome.
Not familiar with turbos. Is the way I accelerate and change gears affect the boost pattern? Or is the car adapting and making use of the boost better as I break in. The car felt completely different from other times when I accelerated.
I also noticed how much the front came up and realized how soft the rear was. But that's another story.
One thing I've noticed was that I wasn't feeling the kick from the boost as much. Back in the days when I used to drive my cousin's Eclipse GS-T, that thing's boost was very clear. This subie, it's not as clear, so last night felt nice!
Maybe going 75-80mph. Oh and it was about 70 outside temp. I can only imagine what stage 1 then 2 will do for me.
Additionally, here's a quick bit on how turbos work:
The turbo is spooled up by your exhaust gasses. So, in order to spool faster, you need to make exhaust gasses faster (raising their velocity, making the turbo accelerate more quickly). So if you want some boost... floor it!
But do finish breaking your car in first. God I'm not looking forward to that
I have my own theories on breaking in the car. I agree w/ the manufacturer's request but I do a few things during the process. The last few cars all had pretty strong engines, so I think i'm ok with it...
I haven't received my wrx yet, but I'm planning to do the stage 1 at about 3-500 mile mark. from what I hear the stock tune is REALLY bad for the motor. It kind of scares me. hearing people in their break in periods blowing motors in 600 miles......
BUT! coming from a puny honda fit (with 117 crank hp"OH BOY!!!") the stock tune will hold me over till I go stage 1/ break it in.
this thread makes me laugh.
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