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This is a discussion on 2014 Subaru Forester XT... is the the next WRX motor? within the New Cars/Prototypes Forums forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by rquinn19 That sucks....with my 5 speed cruising at 3000 rpms gets annoying This is what I meant ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
    That sucks....with my 5 speed cruising at 3000 rpms gets annoying
    This is what I meant by running out of gear. It is actually making me think twice about going to stage 2 because it is loud enough in 5th at 3k with just the catback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    Well at least the wrx will get a 6 speed
    This would be fantastic, but I won't hold my breath. I think Subaru might hold back, so they don't shoot themselves in the foot. If that happens, there will be one less difference between the WRX and STI. The transmission was the #1 reason I wanted an STI over WRX... but alas I could not afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    Well at least the wrx will get a 6 speed
    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    The 14s are gonna be the same as they are now. The change won't happen until 15'.
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    ^ I'd assume 6 speed for fuel economy reasons, also every other new Subaru seems to be using a 6 speed. Probably going to use the same one from the legacy gt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BombAtomic View Post
    This is what I meant by running out of gear. It is actually making me think twice about going to stage 2 because it is loud enough in 5th at 3k with just the catback.


    Six speed isn't going to help you out any in that sense.. if you're cruising at 3000rpm in 5th with the five speed, going the same speed you would be around 3050rpm in sixth with the six speed.




    The advantage of the six speed is that it is much much stronger. The five speed has arguably better ratios and weighs less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Six speed isn't going to help you out any in that sense.. if you're cruising at 3000rpm in 5th with the five speed, going the same speed you would be around 3050rpm in sixth with the six speed.




    The advantage of the six speed is that it is much much stronger. The five speed has arguably better ratios and weighs less.
    I don't think that's what he means. He's not saying a 6 speed like the STI where 5th in the WRX basically equals 6 in the STI. The WRX could use an extra gear. Not the same 6 speed that's in the STI. I tend to set my cruise to 8-9 over the limit when travelling. That means either 74 or 79 depending on if I'm in PA or OH. MPGs would be so much better.

    At least that's what I mean and he quoted my reply.

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    You could always get the "high speed" gear set for the STi six speed. 1-4 are the same ratios as 07+ STi standard ratio, with 5th and 6th being longer.


    I doubt Subaru is going to make an all new six speed to put in the WRX that's better than what they use in the STi. WRX would start costing more than the STi if that were the case..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
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    He's right though...



    But anyways.. How did this turn into a new wrx thread? Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    He's right though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99pgpgt View Post
    But if you don't, Rage lol
    I honestly didn't, but thanks for clarifying. Replies to thread posts can be hard to follow without quotes in some cases. This was one of them for me.
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    ive considered a few times getting a longer cut 5th gear for my wrx...honestly, when would you miss it?
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    So, to the topic.

    They will probably use a variation of the XT engine. I'm pretty sure the FA-20 has a looooooong life ahead of it. Given Subaru's track record of getting the most from their short blocks.

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