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    Yeah, stage 2 numbers would be nice. I really want to know how the transmissions hold up. Re-designing a new transmission for 08 may be interpreted as fixing the flaws in the 06/07 glass-boxes. Anyone know if they re-used last year's tranmissions?

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    thanks again guys. the more i drive it, the more i love it.

    i'm going to order the sport grill Thurs when i see the dealer again.

    once i get used to driving manual again i'll hit up Raceway Park and get some timeslips before modding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QQB825 View Post
    thanks again guys. the more i drive it, the more i love it.

    i'm going to order the sport grill Thurs when i see the dealer again.

    once i get used to driving manual again i'll hit up Raceway Park and get some timeslips before modding.
    good choice.. get the sport grill. the new look is growing on me. all it need is sport grill (which you said you will get), lowered, shaved emblems on the trunk and some gold wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06WRXturbo View Post
    Yeah, stage 2 numbers would be nice. I really want to know how the transmissions hold up. Re-designing a new transmission for 08 may be interpreted as fixing the flaws in the 06/07 glass-boxes. Anyone know if they re-used last year's tranmissions?
    Based on the ratios, it looks like a stock Legacy trans, which is pretty solid until you exceed 300 awhp.

    The clutch will be another story. They are durable, but absolutely no grip for launching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QQB825 View Post
    thanks again guys. the more i drive it, the more i love it.

    i'm going to order the sport grill Thurs when i see the dealer again.

    once i get used to driving manual again i'll hit up Raceway Park and get some timeslips before modding.

    let us know how well the clutch grabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post



    Pics?
    here are comparison pictures between my stock outback sport chrome grille and the sport grille on the in stock 08 WRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by YBNormal07 View Post
    Based on the ratios, it looks like a stock Legacy trans,

    you can definitely feel the ratio difference even in my outback sport compared to my old wrx. makes a world of difference even in the N/A with the better ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonSubaru View Post
    here are comparison pictures between my stock outback sport chrome grille and the sport grille on the in stock 08 WRX
    Yeah much much better. Do they have a piece to get rid of the rice on the trunk yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QQB825 View Post
    thanks again guys. the more i drive it, the more i love it.

    i'm going to order the sport grill Thurs when i see the dealer again.

    once i get used to driving manual again i'll hit up Raceway Park and get some timeslips before modding.
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    Yeah much much better. Do they have a piece to get rid of the rice on the trunk yet?
    +1

    the Sport Grill is definitely a bit more agressive
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    Quote Originally Posted by brain juice View Post
    Yeah much much better. Do they have a piece to get rid of the rice on the trunk yet?
    not yet. i havent looked, but i might be able to to the mod myself and take the lenses off and paint the housing black like a lot of people do to their headlights.
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    I meant just replace the chrome bar. Doesn't fit with a Suby, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brain juice View Post
    I meant just replace the chrome bar. Doesn't fit with a Suby, IMHO.
    that bar looks/feels like it is just plastic so taking it off and having it painted to match the car should be a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraysonSubaru View Post
    that bar looks/feels like it is just plastic so taking it off and having it painted to match the car should be a big deal.
    Yeah I hate that chrome bar...I hated it when they first came out with the new Jetta/Golf/Rabbits...that huge chrome thing looks cheap
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    Congrats on the new WRX, I'm still curious if the body roll is actually worse than previous gen, as I've heard someone who test drove it say such.

    Unfortunately the car still isnt growing on me, (although that black grill is definitely helping take away some of the front end ogre'esk joker happy face look). I probably need to do some drugs, head on down to the local dealership and maybe I'll have an epiphany.
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