Hi, guys, I just had my 02 WRX for over a month now and I just love it!
I used to auto-x with my old 94 celica gt, and the engine+gearing was just great, lots of low end and a 2nd gear that maxed around 70-80 kmh.
However, I'd love to play around the track with my wrx but I'm scared of breaking my tranny (which sounds healthy as of now). Now with my celica I could do an entire run on a small auto-x course just being in 2nd gear. -But I know the WRX's 2nd gear is way taller, and I can barely shift into 1st unless I'm going aroun 10 km/h (once warm).
So I guess my question is, do some of you run auto-x only being in 2nd gear? I just can't see me downshift HARD my 1st gear, as this is my everyday car.
My car is bone stock, summer plan are just a STI uppipe (which I guess would give me a little more power earlier)..
Any thought or recommendation?
EDIT: Just to add I only did 2-3 auto-x event and I'm still learning, sometime I need to excessively brake than start back into 1st, maybe I just need practice?