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Old 04-12-2018, 01:13 PM   #14
neg_matnik
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: SF Bay Area
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon SGM
2003 SV1000S, 2014 DL650

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When it comes to the turbo EJ25, any power figure needs to be discussed in relation to octane level in the fuel.
Owners of the "RA" EJ257 will only get more power under the curve with 93 AKI gas in the tank; us here in Cali won't see **** as far as extra power below 4K.
That is unless we get the engine carefully remapped for our fuel; which is something no owner should have or should need to do in a brand new $40K+ car.
Now, if I were to buy a used STI, sure I'd play the game; but, a brand new STI? Heck no.
Instead, give me Golf R, plays nice on Cali 91, give me CTR, plays nice on Cali 91, give me a FoRS, plays nice on Cali 91.
In fact, give me virtually any new car without an EJ25 turbo under the hood and I guarantee it plays nice or, at least nicer, on Cali 91 .
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