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    I am sad =[

    I was cruising down the street and needed to go on the freeway. I stop at the stop light just before the freeway and when it hits green I let me car slowly build up to 2k rpm and decided hey I never pushed my car before what does 4.5krpm feel like.

    I start gaining a lot of speed and was happy at how fast my car was going I go to 2nd and grinnndndndndndndndnndd =[[ I immediately mash the clutch and started crying my way home. My 2011 wrx is mad at me =[[[

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    im so bummed and kinda scared noww =[

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    Welcome to life with a manual. It happens to everyone so don't worry. Just try to be smooth and don't rush the shifts.

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    is my baby ok?? =\\\
    im scared her tranny is crying

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    I'm sure its okay... just wait till you have 1K miles on it before you start stomping on it....
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    i'm sorry but this is a little funny...as they say, take your time, use the 1k to get use to the car.

    i'm at about 950 and just started to open it up a little...up to 4k sometimes, after tomorrow's commute to work i'll be over 1k though so should be a fun drive on wednesday

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    you guys might think im crazy but

    i actually have 4.2k miles on my '11 baby wrx already >_<

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    so do u think there are any problems??

    Im just really paranoid cause it was a grind at really high rpms =\

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    Did you not engage the clutch all the way or...? Im confused, but im sure its probably fine.
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    Oh I will make it a bit more clear =]. The clutch was pressed all the way down. Its just that when you shift into gears its a bit notchy so I didnt go all the way inside the 2nd gear. I let go of the clutch and grinddddddd =[!. After I heard the grind I jumped the clutch and started to cry on my way back home =[. I was around 4.5k rpm when I went into 2nd gear.

    Also (off topic) any suggestions on brand of oil and oil filter? I saw on cars101 that the 2011 wrx's require synthetic now and was wondering which oil + oil filter people had good experience with =]].

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    This is an unfortunate byproduct of driving the mushbox that we call the Subaru 5-spd transmission. OP, you likely did not have the car in second when you let the clutch out completely. The grinding occurred when you forced the dog teeth against the side of the gear. Just be aware of your shifts and you should be OK


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    your gear box will be fine, done this a few times on various impreza's while doing the 1/4 mile on the drag strip at high RPM

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    You missed a shift. No big deal. I wouldn't do it every day, but normally once or twice won't hurt it.

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