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    drivetrain strength at 408whp?

    hi i'm considering trading my truck to a guy with an 02 wrx with 408whp. what i wonder is, with that much power, what types of upgrades do i need to make sure he has on his car to keep the axles and tranny alive?

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    Not on a stock transmission or engine.
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    300WHP is about where a WRX becomes unreliable. Especially used. Beware of this car. Unless the seller has kept track of all his mods and can show proof of tuning. Try to find out his username if any and read his posts.
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    it's a new sti tranny (japanese 02 5-speed version) that can handle 600whp he claims. it has an aftermarket clutch and flywheel. the axles are stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke-Town View Post
    it's a new sti tranny (japanese 02 5-speed version) that can handle 600whp he claims. it has an aftermarket clutch and flywheel. the axles are stock.
    Guy is an liar and an idiot. Don't buy it. The '02 JDM STI had a 6 speed non-DCCD transmission. The 5-speed he has is a either an older V6 RA or non-RA transmission, which may not even be noticeable upgrades depending on the car's build date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke-Town View Post
    it's a new sti tranny (japanese 02 5-speed version) that can handle 600whp he claims. it has an aftermarket clutch and flywheel. the axles are stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke-Town View Post
    that can handle 600whp he claims
    That's crap. He probably has the stock rear diff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    That's crap. He probably has the stock rear diff too.
    It can handle it. Just not for very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    It can handle it. Just not for very long.
    meh, actually the stocker can probably hold 408 whp just fine, since you're only getting 200 whp to the rear wheels under normal driving.
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    Smoke-Town, please read the Sticky (FAQ) threads in the Car Purchasing Forum

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