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I have a stage 2 wrx but ever since I added the downpipe I get no power after 3rd gear. There is no boost only hitting max of 12psi. Also, lately I have had issues with 3rd gear and higher when just driving. It will go directly from 3000 to redline with no speed change and barely added throttle. Have tried so much. Please help!!!
 

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Is your clutch slipping?!
 

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Sometimes I’ve noticed what could be a slip and a clutch smell without having a bad shift or any issue shifting
 

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Sure sounds like clutch slippage.
 

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What could this mean of the clutch was slipping?
It means you need a new clutch and probably a new flywheel.

How many miles on the car? TBH, we are assuming that the car has a manual transmission. Can you confirm?
 

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It means you need a new clutch and probably a new flywheel.

How many miles on the car? TBH, we are assuming that the car has a manual transmission. Can you confirm?
There’s only 48k on it and yes it is manual. Would the clutch and flywheel fix the power issue?
 

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There’s only 48k on it and yes it is manual. Would the clutch and flywheel fix the power issue?
It means there is no "power issue."

The clutch is the thing that connects your engine to the wheels. If the clutch is slipping, it means engine power is not going to the wheels.
 

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It means there is no "power issue."

The clutch is the thing that connects your engine to the wheels. If the clutch is slipping, it means engine power is not going to the wheels.
1st and 2nd not bad but after that it’s nothing. Thank you for the help
 

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1st and 2nd not bad but after that it’s nothing. Thank you for the help
That further supports my point.

The mechanical advantage is greatest in 1st and 2nd gear. Slippage will be most accentuated when the engine is working at the highest load and at the lowest mechanical advantage (higher gears, higher loads).
 
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That further supports my point.

The mechanical advantage is greatest in 1st and 2nd gear. Slippage will be most accentuated when the engine is working at the highest load and at the lowest mechanical advantage (higher gears, higher loads).
That further supports my point.

The mechanical advantage is greatest in 1st and 2nd gear. Slippage will be most accentuated when the engine is working at the highest load and at the lowest mechanical advantage (higher gears, higher loads).
Makes perfect sense. Again thank you for the help!
 

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How long have you been driving manual?

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There are three reasons that a clutch could wear out with so few miles.

1. The vehicle is modified and so the clutch has to contend with more torque than intended
2. An inexperienced driver will wear out the clutch faster
3. Possible quality issue

It seems probable to me that the first two points could be the reason for premature failure. That said, 48k miles is not a lot. I've not had a clutch wear out in a car with less than 120k miles.
 

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There are three reasons that a clutch could wear out with so few miles.

1. The vehicle is modified and so the clutch has to contend with more torque than intended
2. An inexperienced driver will wear out the clutch faster
3. Possible quality issue

It seems probable to me that the first two points could be the reason for premature failure. That said, 48k miles is not a lot. I've not had a clutch wear out in a car with less than 120k miles.
Yes happened shortly after a downpipe was added. What do you suggest I do?
 

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Yes happened shortly after a downpipe was added. What do you suggest I do?
Well if I were in your shoes, I'd probably do further diagnostic to confirm that the clutch is the cause of your problems. If the engine revs up to redline and the vehicle doesn't go anywhere, that is certainly a clutch failure. In that case, it's time for a clutch replacement. Given the low mileage, the clutch carrier and flywheel may be reconditioned, but it really depends on how bad the car has been abused. No offense intended, but you don't sound terribly knowledgeable (we are all learning!) so consulting a mechanic would be my suggested course of action.
 

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i had an evo x that did that but got rid of it before i had to replace it i think the person that had the car had no idea how to drive stick i was so stuck on low miles that i overlooked that but the sti i have drives great
 

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I have a stage 2 wrx but ever since I added the downpipe I get no power after 3rd gear. There is no boost only hitting max of 12psi. Also, lately I have had issues with 3rd gear and higher when just driving. It will go directly from 3000 to redline with no speed change and barely added throttle. Have tried so much. Please help!!!
Did you remove the pill from the intake side of the turbo? It's like a T-connecter that goes to the vacuum lines.
 
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