First, I'm really new to the WRX, Turbo, and I don't know much about mods or the lingo that goes with it, so bear with me. I've always wanted a WRX and I finally have it!
I just picked up a used 02 WRX wagon auto-trans with stock everything in Tucson, AZ. The engine and turbo were replaced (with new parts) 6000 miles ago due to a thrown rod. All work done by Subaru dealer and warrantied. The car is otherwise super-clean.
My issue (if this IS an issue): If I'm at a dead stop and I hit the gas, there is far less acceleration than compared to something like my wife's Corolla, until I get to about 4000RPM when the Turbo kicks. Even if I push it all the way to the floor, it's a pretty slow take-off. After that, it's great. Is this normal? If so, what's the quickest/cheapest upgrade(s) that will alleviate some of the lag (or is there a style to learn)? To me, it feels like starting a car off the line in second gear. Does that make sense?
Thanks in advance!