This is a discussion on Is it feasible to do frequent track days in a wrx? within the Motorsports Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I've done six track days with my wrx. My brake pads last only two days and my tires will probably ...
I've done six track days with my wrx. My brake pads last only two days and my tires will probably last only 8. I understand this because the car is heavy. I can also haul groceries with it so it can be excused for the weight.
However, my 4th gear has started to grind and it seems that a six speed is the only way to not keep going through transmissions. BTW I have a stock motor and I double clutch and I have actually never once "launched the car" from a standstill. I have a question about this in the tranny board, but I have basically accepted that the 5 speed is a "wear" item.
The point is, do other expensive things break as often. Is there anyone here with a street driven wrx that has done 20+ days (going fast enough to get tires and pads hot) and can report on reliability? How long do motors last? I realize one day at the track could be bad due to something weird, but I guess I'm asking how often do weird things happen and if nothing weird happens, what's "normal" track wear like?
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