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    Brand new but is it the 5 speed or the sti 6 speed?
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    It's a 5 speed with hardened syncros. I don't want a 6 speed car

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    If you get a cobb ap or even if you go the computer and tatrix route any reputable tuner will send you a limp map so you can safely drive it to them to have it properly tuned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmarr05WRX View Post
    It's a 5 speed with hardened syncros. I don't want a 6 speed car
    Hardened synchros? What about the gears?
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    130 miles is a long way to drive on a stock tune pushing way to much fuel and boost through a car, especially in California

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    Gears are just new factory subaru gears

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    The gears are the main issue really. I mean the upgraded clutch will help. But wrx's are famous for glass-like gearboxs. The newer one's arent as bad as the older, but still arent the best. Anything above 350wtrq can cause issues with your tranny. However, the way you drive also plays a part it in. If you are out there banging gears like you are shooting the next fast and the furious movie and launching your car at every red light like a 16 year old then obviously the tranny will go out much much sooner.
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    Torque kills gears. So does stronger clutches. You always want the clutch to be the weak point.
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    This is my first all wheel drive car so I don't even know how to launch it, I've tried once and it smelt like burning clutch for 2 days so that's not going to happen again lol. I'm more scared of blowing the heads off it with too much boost than I am of blowing the trans.

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    First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    Just read all this. It's a great start.
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    I already have an AEM cold air intake (true cold air, down in the fog light) could that give me issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmarr05WRX View Post
    I already have an AEM cold air intake (true cold air, down in the fog light) could that give me issues?
    Possibly. Especially if it isn't tuned for.
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    Like cause to spin bearings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytlec View Post
    Torque kills gears. So does stronger clutches. You always want the clutch to be the weak point.
    Haha, good catch. I meant to say torque. (fixed) And you are right about the clutch wanting to be the weak point. Clutches are much cheaper than gearsets! And OP, intakes pretty much require a tune. However, and lytlec correct me if im wrong here, but the older wrx's were able to run intakes without a tune. If i am correct on that then the intake should be fine. Although at this time with your car being stock is basically just a noise maker.
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    My car right now is sitting in the Subie shop with a blown motor. Haha

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