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I just got my new up-pipe from Perrin on my '04 wrx. It has not been tuned yet (I know, probably a mistake) and my only other mod is a lightened crank pulley.

When I go easy on the car, everything is fine. But since the new up-pipe's been on, any time the rpms exceed 3000 or so, it feels like the clutch is being engaged. The engine revs way too quickly, and the tach suddenly jumps up to 6 or 7000 and stays there until i let off. Afterward you can smell the burnt clutch.

I can't imagine why switching to a catless pipe would do this. Is it just because I don't have a tune for it, or does it sound like a problem with the clutch? Maybe it's just a coincidence that it's wearing out right when I made the up-pipe change. Either way, I feel pretty dumb, and would greatly appreciate any advice.

Thanks.
 

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You do not need a tune.

It sounds like a clutch problem. If your clutch is slipping it will need replacement sooner rather than later.
 

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That's what I was afraid of.
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Thanks for the help. And sorry for posting on this thread. Don't know what I was thinking.
 

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Sounds like classic symptoms telling you it's time for a new clutch.
 
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