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  1. Boost problems

    Engine Performance
    When I start my car and start driving immediately my car will boost 9-11 psi for only the first two or three gears, after it won’t go past 4-5 psi at all after that unless I turn my car off then back on. Has anyone had this issue?
  2. 05 WRX misfiring/hesitating over 5 psi

    Engine Modifications
    Hello all. First post here. You guys are my last hope so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. About 2 months ago, I installed a new stage 3 clutch and 9lb aluminum billet flywheel on my 05 WRX. The car ran fine after this but my desire to continue upgrading it was...
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    Personal For Sale & Wanted
    Please check out my ebay items, cleaning out the garage. Thanks, Eddie. eBay My World - madbrain5
  4. intermittent loss of power (while using the same gear) in my 2003 WRX

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello My 03 WRX has started acting weird. The car is completely stock besides a turboback. problem is that I have an intermittent power loss when the car starts boosting with the accelerator pedal pressed all the way... I can feel the turbo kicking immediately at around 3600rpm with great...
  5. possible boost leak?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hey all, going to take the car into the dealer next week, but I wouldn't mind seeing if anyone had any experience with this. Quick info - 2011 WRX Stage 1 3k miles. Probably about half the time, and mainly in 2nd-4th gear I can hear the turbo spool, but about 75-100% (right before the next...
  6. Need Help!!!!

    Everyday Impreza Talk
    Need help on weather or not to buy... I got him talked way down on the price, this will be my first subaru and first car with boost. I have built many hondas, all of which are n/a and my last build I was able to get 218hp to the wheels on a gsr motor. Anyways, I wanted to know if this car seems...
  7. Boost question

    Everyday Impreza Talk
    Hey everyone, I have an 02 WRX and I have a boost gauge in it. I have only recently owned the car and installed the gauge. I am pretty confident that the gauge is working correctly, and it usually shows the car boosting up to about 15 psi, which is normal. However sometimes the car won't boost...
  8. 2011 WRX - Gauges

    Interior Mods
    Hey guys, just read the Gauges FAQ and I was wondering if I could get your advice. Was looking at the SMY Clustermaker gauge pod and I think I'll be getting that, and I know a Boost gauge is a must, but in your opinions what other gauge is most important to have, for say a daily driver with a...
  9. 2011 WRX in need of help

    Engine Modifications
    Never have been too mechanically inclined. I mean, I'm no idiot. I used to work on cars for a living changing tires/oil but I don't understand mechanics well enough to know how to increase horsepower/boost safely. I bought the WRX for insurance purposes and have already done a number of things...
  10. Couple of questions regarding adjusting boost/tuning through ebc

    Tuning: Electronic Engine Management
    Hi there as tittle reads I am wanting to adjust my boost but only if I can do it safely of course. My car is a v7 sti with stainless steel equal length headers and a full 3" exhaust with one resonator and a high flow cat. I have a profec e-01 boost controller and it is currently running 14psi. I...
  11. 05 WRX hitting fuel cut w/detonation? help?

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    2005 wrx. Cobb SR intake, tanabe catback, AP stg1 Car runs great and strong in every gear until I hit between 4500-5k rpms, then out of no where no power, detonation I assume? (Sounds like popcorn popping...pop pop pop pop) happens and it won't accelerate anymore. I have an aem digi boost...
  12. 2005 WRX having some weird/bad issues. HELP!

    Engine Modifications
    OK so I purchased this car about 6 months ago. Started having issues, turned out to be rings in cyls 2 and 4 were shot. The car was modded before I bought it pretty heavily I assume. So they fixed that brand new short block etc. Fixed the shaky start up and you can feel all the power from the...
  13. MB gauge pod install...Help!

    Interior Mods
    So i just got my prosport boost gauge all wired in... and am in a little delay. im not sure what the best way to attach the MB pod to my dash is. the instructions don't say much, they suggested glue,double sided tape,or velcro (which all seems kinda sketchy). i figure ill most likely use some...
  14. What numbers should I be expecting!!!

    Engine Modifications
    Hi all, I have a 2008 WRX ----- I am about to get some work done which includes: gt3076r .82 Perrin rotated kit, perrin FMIC, 1000cc inj, Aeromotive Fuel pump, and new spark plugs. I am getting a open source tune also, from the shop thats doing the work. I already have a TBE. the tune will be...
  15. 2005 sti having weird boost issues

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Ok so I just dropped over 15 grand at subaru for short block assembled. Turbo. And everything else you can think of other than heads. Everything was redone 3000 miles ago including exedy clutch flywheel and driveshaft shop drag axles all four and driveshaft. The car has Cobb turboback. Pro drive...
  16. new member with 05 sti boost issues

    New Member Introductions
    Hey my name is Mikey. I've owned my 2005 sti for a year now. A month ago blew a rod through my block. I had Subaru dealer put short block fully assembled. Turbo. All vacuum lines etc etc. Spent over 12k in parts alone. The car is now fully rebuilt from the engine clutch. Even axles from...
  17. electric vs. mechanical gauges?

    Engine Modifications
    Im getting a Prosport Boost and EGT gauge.... whats the deal/difference between an electric boost gauge and a mechanical gauge? thanks....
  18. Electrical Issues/voltage too high? help please.

    General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    So, 05 rex, just got new heads new gaskets valve cover seals etc through dealership it was bought from. Compression is 100% on all 4 no leaks everythings good now. Only issue is there not letting it go due to an electrical issue. They're saying its running great but feels like its lackin some...
  19. Why EWG ? for 20g-xt turbo build

    Engine Modifications
    I am putting a 20g-xt on my 2004 sti i am trying to find out if i should be looking into a EWG or if i should leave it with the internal can anyone help me out with this? why is a EWG needed and what will the gains be? Also last time i spoke with a tuner he was saying that a stock intake is...
  20. Stock Boost Gauge Help? (2002 WRX)

    Electronics/Car Audio
    Problem: My factory installed boost gauge won't light up. I bought my '02 WRX wagon last April that came with the factory installed Lamco boost gauge on the column but the light has never worked. I just figured it didn't come with a bulb but recently took it apart and sure enough it does. I...