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    Traded my 350z in for a 2013 Wrx

    So i finnaly pulled the trigger and got my first "family car" or so the wife thinks . Still trying to get used to it, this is my first car with a turbo or a mt. As you know the Z has a pretty smooth power curve where as the wrx is a turbo car. Any tips on getting used to the turbo lag or good shift points for spirited driving and fuel economy?

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    Welcome, congrats on the new car.


    Turbo lag...Hmmmm, Bigger turbo? haha
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    On a side note in your opinion is it worth it to buy subaru's all weather floor mats or is it better to get a after market one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doyen View Post
    On a side note in your opinion is it worth it to buy subaru's all weather floor mats or is it better to get a after market one?
    I had a 350z for a year after my first STI. I got rid of it cause I wanted back into an STI! Congrats!

    Check out ebay or online for the all weather mats. I have a set...and certainly recommend them. No point in paying the dealer price though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I had a 350z for a year after my first STI. I got rid of it cause I wanted back into an STI! Congrats!

    Check out ebay or online for the all weather mats. I have a set...and certainly recommend them. No point in paying the dealer price though.
    +1. I have them and love them. I even paid the full price at the dealership and didn't regret it. Have been using them for over two years now. They fit perfectly and look awesome

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    +1 on OEM mats. Unless you're going to get something like Weather-tech instead, the OEM mats fit perfectly and a piece of cake to clean. I got mine for 20% off at the dealer just by asking.

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    Had OEM ones but switched to weather tech and worth it if you want to spend the cash. I just got the fronts, Digital Fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarmack View Post
    Welcome, congrats on the new car.


    Turbo lag...Hmmmm, Bigger turbo? haha
    Bigger turbos usually have more lag Sean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarmack View Post
    Welcome, congrats on the new car.


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    the 350z's power band is incredibly linear. Nothing like having a turbo car. I actually disliked that linear curve after having my first STI, and was one of the reasons for ditching the Z.

    With boost, power is on tap just by pressing the gas. Keep RPMs above 2700 or so and you're about ready to spool. A quick downshift and a blip of the throttle puts you right into near full spool. You'll learn it as you learn the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    the 350z's power band is incredibly linear. Nothing like having a turbo car. I actually disliked that linear curve after having my first STI, and was one of the reasons for ditching the Z.

    With boost, power is on tap just by pressing the gas. Keep RPMs above 2700 or so and you're about ready to spool. A quick downshift and a blip of the throttle puts you right into near full spool. You'll learn it as you learn the car.

    Yeah I loved my z but it was almost boring to drive, but part of the problem is that it was an automatic.

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    Welcome! The 350/370Z was my "dream car" all through college and I really wanted to get one when I got out. I decided I was done with rwd and a lack of four doors so I ended up in my other favorite car, the wrx. Someday I'll own a 350Z as a weekend track car!

    Good fuel economy is all in the right foot. Take it easy there and it shouldn't be that bad.

    I have the weathertech mats and love them. I like that they cover a large portion of the floor and I don't have to worry about dirt, mud, drink spills, whatever. They were certainly expensive though, but I was able to find a decent deal on them somewhere...

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    congrats on your purchase! first subie is a 2013 as well... now im addicted and looking for a project sti pics please!

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