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post #1 of 6 Old 03-01-2003, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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just bought a used 02 wrx, need advice.

its slow as $hit! is this normal when there stock? it hesitates before making boost, and somtimes at high rpms too, it feels like theres only 2 lbs of boost! what the hell could it be? it dosent look like anyones #@%#@%#@%#@%ed with it yet, no engine light either ?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-01-2003, 10:14 AM
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We need to know your definition of "slow as sh!t". A buddy of mine thinks his 320hp COBB RTspec is slow, but he is just used to fast cars. You need to tell us what your 0-60 is. Just time it and post it here. If your in the high 5's or low 6's then that pretty normal.

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I have a buddy who just moved to Fort Worth Texas. He helped me build my wrx and he knows a lot about turbos. If you want I could give you his number and maybe you could meet up with him...he'll know right away if anythings blown up...it sounds like your turbo isnt spooling up or maybe the car is running to lean. Hope somebody didnt blow up cylinder three...the one directly related to the turbo...it can happen if the car was running to much boost. If you want his help in person let me know.
P.S. He has heavily modified 3000GT twin turbo mitsubishi...and he leaves all kinds of all wheel drive cars.
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ok a o3 civic si is faster than this thing is now, its at the dealer they said they would fix it. but what he hell could it be? just as long as the rings or turbo or head gasket isnt majorly messed up im cool with that, but i heard its not a good idea to buy a used wrx because it probably wanst broken in the right way and was misstreated, just because its a wrx its got 16k and the tires are starting to wear, is that normal? whats the first thing to most likely break if it was mistreated? i hear the trannys are kinda weak and subaru dosent warrenty first or second gear, is that true? any info will help thanks!
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## #@%#@%#@%#@%ED DUBA. WHAT IDIOT WILL BUY A WRX WITH 16K MILES !!
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What does it matter if it's covered under warranty.

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