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    2011 WRX inc sometime in Sep, a quick question

    Hey I know its a bit late since I already ordered the car, but does anyone know if the 5 speed in the base model WRX is still notorious for having issues handling hard driving? I know the 2002-2003 had issues, and I know they beefed it up a bit since then. I am wondering if the 09-11's have been tested at all.

    Any info would be great. I don't plan on modding the car at all btw...so for stock purposes and a heavy right foot, will the 5 speed hold up?

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    They will take normal driving no problem. Just don't be a clown in it. The car is an AWD car, and you can't launch it like a RWD car without planning on some upgrades or repairs. For driving, or heavy driving, it should be plenty. Once you get into heavy modding, I'd say 350hp+, you are going to want to upgrade probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    They will take normal driving no problem. Just don't be a clown in it. The car is an AWD car, and you can't launch it like a RWD car without planning on some upgrades or repairs. For driving, or heavy driving, it should be plenty. Once you get into heavy modding, I'd say 350hp+, you are going to want to upgrade probably.

    Thanks for the response. This will be my first AWD car. What is the main difference in launching between the RWD and AWD. I don't plan on launching all the time but just in case I do, how do I go about it in an AWD?

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    Slip the clutch.

    Clutches are cheaper than gears..... MUCH cheaper.

    You're not buying a Camaro.... there's no tire spin in one of these... all that torque has to go somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Slip the clutch.

    Clutches are cheaper than gears..... MUCH cheaper.

    You're not buying a Camaro.... there's no tire spin in one of these... all that torque has to go somewhere.
    forgive the ignorance, what do you mean by slip the clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdigness View Post
    forgive the ignorance, what do you mean by slip the clutch?
    don't drop the clutch

    liberal use of the clutch is key
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    Slowly =P.

    The driveline is a chain. Weakest link will give. The idea in the soobies is to have your clutch or your tires be the weak link. I would not go for the tire route... Too easy to send parts flying until you get used to your car a bit more. This is one reason it is not recommended to get a heavy duty clutch normally - if the clutch is stronger, the transmission becomes the weakest link. The torques gotta go somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hisdigness View Post
    does anyone know if the 5 speed in the base model WRX is still notorious for having issues handling hard driving?
    No, nobody knows.

    Not yet at least. Whether they have attempted to strengthen the gearbox, change clutch valving, or do anything else to prevent failures doesn't mean they succeeded, and not enough people have broken their new gearboxes to give anyone an idea of real-world failure rates vs. the older cars.

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    cool thanks for the info guys.

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