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Old 04-08-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Stock 06 WRX, turbo lag, & heat soak

For owners of the 06 2.5L WRX or those in the know, how bad is the lag on these engines?

At what RPM do you start to feel the boost come on? And,

How much of a problem is heat soak with the TMIC? Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:10 AM   #2
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well i have an 03 but i can answer the heat soak question. basically its not bad. its not like you can really tell. if you sit for 15-20 min and run it, it will feel a little slower.... but only takes about 30 sec at 30mph to cool back off.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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you can feel the turbo start to kick in just a little before 3000 rpm. heat soak is only noticeable after driving for maybe over half an hour of hard driving and even then its not so bad.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
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Under 3000 it starts to wind up and then at 3500-4000 you can feel it hit full boost.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
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Engine starts to feel tough ~3k, and after ~3400k... blastoff. But under 3k is certainly not slow. So while there is a noticeable step up in power, I would not classify the lag as "bad".
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
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I think I should take one for a test drive this weekend to compare it with my current car's turbo. I'm thinking of trading it in for an 06 WRX Wagon.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:27 AM   #7
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Is your GLI the 1.8T? That is one smooth/linear engine... I don't think the 06 WRX is as linear as the 1.8T, but IMO it felt more responsive. I traded in my '02 2.0 Jetta for the WRX Wagon (reliability issues). Talk about a difference... I almost halved my 0-60 time. Let us know how it goes...
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:28 AM   #8
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The new found torque on the bottom end from the extra .5 liters definately makes up for the spool time.

I test drove a Wagon....man it was great. People were looking at me like they had seen some wierd car thats faster than them it was funny.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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I drove the mkV GTI before i bought my WRX, just to feel out a few other cars. If the GLI is similar to the GTI - youll feel alot more torque in the WRX. The WRX was much more fun to drive and you feel the turbo much more when it hits. I hardly noticed the slightly slower spool up, but your butt dyno may vary

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Old 04-08-2006, 11:41 AM   #10
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the new gti has 200lb/ft torque at 1500 rpm.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:45 AM   #11
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Its really not bad. The FIRST time I drove it I just gradually accelerated to 60 and I said "WOW, theres no lag at all"....then I got on it and you can feel the turbo around 3000rpm buts its not a surprising amount of power before that, for a low compression 2.5l with a snail in the exhaust....

stock for stock its was like night and day between the 2.0 I test drove and the 2.5 I bought..
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #12
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Is your GLI the 1.8T? That is one smooth/linear engine... I don't think the 06 WRX is as linear as the 1.8T, but IMO it felt more responsive. I traded in my '02 2.0 Jetta for the WRX Wagon (reliability issues). Talk about a difference... I almost halved my 0-60 time. Let us know how it goes...

Yes, it's the 1.8T, unchipped, but I have a Milltek turboback that helps reduce the spool-up time and breathability on the top end.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:36 PM   #13
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Compared to the 1.8t, the wrx will give you a bigger kick in the ass when all that torque rushes in. The 1.8t definitely hits boost quicker, but you won't have the traction issues in the wrx you have in the gli.
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:09 PM   #14
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...none.

...very little.

AP stage 2 eats all.

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Old 04-08-2006, 06:11 PM   #15
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...none.

...very little.

AP stage 2 eats all.

/ thread

It's interesting how the Scooby Newbies are more helpful than the Scooby Gurus.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:12 PM   #16
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Me thinks uncle scotty is going through a midlife crisis
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #17
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It's interesting how the Scooby Newbies are more helpful than the Scooby Gurus.

...so what part of that didn't ya get??????

the td04 is stupid small......virtually NO lag.

...the stock IC is largely plastic so not much heat soak.


...and AP stage 2 on an '06 will eat any of the rest of the junk posted alive.

Got it????

And before ya post stupid ****, just don't.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:45 PM   #18
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Yay smackdown!
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Old 04-08-2006, 08:48 PM   #19
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...so what part of that didn't ya get??????

the td04 is stupid small......virtually NO lag.

...the stock IC is largely plastic so not much heat soak.


...and AP stage 2 on an '06 will eat any of the rest of the junk posted alive.

Got it????

And before ya post stupid ****, just don't.

There you go unkle scotty. There is some relavent info. Thank you. Don't forget, I'm a newbie and didn't understand your cryptic crap post prior to this one.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:07 PM   #21
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LOL. That's a hoot. (-:
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There you go unkle scotty. There is some relavent info. Thank you. Don't forget, I'm a newbie and didn't understand your cryptic crap post prior to this one.

.....sorry....sometimes I get a bit...mmmmmmmmm.....n000b'd out....
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:10 AM   #23
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Under 3000 it starts to wind up and then at 3500-4000 you can feel it hit full boost.


My 2.0L WRX spooled that fast with a VF22. If thats all the faster a tiny TD04 spools on a 2.5, your car is broken.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:11 AM   #24
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It's interesting how the Scooby Newbies are more helpful than the Scooby Gurus.
its interesting how the Scooby Newbies can read a post that clearly answers the question, not understand it, and get their panties all twisted.
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I heard the TD04 spools at 12 mph, and then makes you drive into the nearest wall.
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