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#1 Old 07-22-2004, 02:42 AM
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Hey everyone i just signed up and am saying hi
got my new WRX Java Black from the dealership 07/18
hoping to do some mild mods in the future
the car is currently here in washington but i'll be taking it to school in colorado in august
hope i can avoid chips in the paint on the way
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I live real close to CSU and drive through frequently, and its almost impossible to avoid getting chips in the paint.....the best thing to do is avoid driving behind the 18 wheelers on the freeway.....and watch out for the wind, it blows like a MOFO and when there is dirt and sand along with it, its like getting ## car sand blasted....just maintain with good wax and proper care and the paint should be ok
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Or get one of those invisible bras. I hear they work pretty good. O and Welcome!
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Yeah, unfortunately rock chips are unavoidable. Especially with us black car owners. I think the black paint is a magnet for rocks and other road debris and the smallest blemish sticks out like a sore thumb w/ black. Anyhow, wax wax wax and welcome to the site!

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CSU huh, ill be takin my black 04 to UNC this year. We may have to get a meet goin there pretty close. Anyway i got an invisble bra, it works good but doesn't stop everything. little dings suck but i love the black on the 04's so i think its worth it.
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Originally Posted by LaMortNoir
Hey everyone i just signed up and am saying hi
got my new WRX Java Black from the dealership 07/18
hoping to do some mild mods in the future
the car is currently here in washington but i'll be taking it to school in colorado in august
hope i can avoid chips in the paint on the way

Welcome to our humble abode. If you have any questions, there are many people here who will be more than happy to help you out. You’ve stumbled across a nice little niche in the WRX society.

Haha, good luck avoiding chips in your paint! You'll soon come to realize that Subaru put all their money in the Engine, not the paint!

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wow a lot more welcome than i was expecting
but that's a good thing
i already got a chip in my paint !Cry!
but it's small and the dealership is going to fix it
along with a few other little scratches that were on the car when i got it
and a quick question, how accurate is the stock boost gauge?
and I hope we can meet up sometime meshuggah UNC isn't to far away
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meshuggah.....get a meet goin and I will be there along with a couple other people around my area with wrxs.....there are hardly any meets around this area, CO/WY area I mean.....and I just found some more dings in my paint, I hate freeways....lata
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I have heard that it is not very accurate, but that it is consistent. So if you can figure out how far off it is, you should be fine. LOL Who wants to do that though? Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a good Electronic Boost Gauge. Blitz, Greddy, Defi, Apexi, HKS all make very good electronic gauges.

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well since my pockets are currently empty due to my new purchase i might as well just find out how much it is off
what pressure does the wrx push stock?
i'm sure it probably varies between cars but i should be able to get pretty close
and yah a meet around the northern colorado area sounds like a good idea
i'll need to see what my schedule looks like when i get to school
get settled in, standard stuff for my first year in college
we'll see how it all plays out
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13.5 is about what you should be hitting at peak boost w/ a stock car. Your gauge should read a little over .9 weak you floor it in 4th around 4000-4500 RPM
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good that sounds really close to what i was getting on the highway yesterday
but it's still not as good as an electronic guage i guess
can the stock every be swapped out for an electric or just a better mechanical?
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What do you mean can it be swapped out? Electric is always better, but you will be fine w/ a decent mechanical one. Get a Greddy 52mm electronic boost gauge from Jscspeed.com for $120. Greddy makes one of the best gauges out there.
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i mean use the connections already installed and just put on a new gauge
i don't know i haven't looked at the stock one close enough yet
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13.5 is about what you should be hitting at peak boost w/ a stock car. Your gauge should read a little over .9 weak you floor it in 4th around 4000-4500 RPM
^^Man, you just helped me out a bunch . My factory gauge show's I peak at .10. I thought that was only 10 psi. I guess I don't have a problem with my boost after all. Thanks IBAUCLAP. How does the -.15 -- .15 on the factory gauge compare to psi (or pounds of boost)? I can't figure it out and of course there is no manual for how to read teh gauge.

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