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Old 08-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question low end sluggishness

anyone else think that the 2.5i (and possibly other models) are sluggish in the low end? I mean, anything below 3k seems like your stepping on a soft plum. Its great in the power band....aroudn 3500+ but below it seems powerelss. anyone else have any comments?
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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My 2.5L forester S is not sluggish in my opinion. I find the power starts around 1800-2000 and really builds from there. Of course if your trying to accelerate while being in too high a gear of course it will feel sluggesh.
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:17 PM   #3
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sluggish maybe but its an awd drive car..thats a lotta friction for a non turbo or non300bhp monsters..I have the 4EAT and sometimes wonder dang WTF when i easily accelerate once she grabs good pavement the power flows
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
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My 4EAT wagon seems slow off the start than my 5spd Impreza RS. Tranny is everything
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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My 97 legacy outback (ej25/4eat) was a bit sluggish... but after I customized my intake, borla headers, lightweight crank pulley, Grounding kit,its not so sluggish anymore
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