Subaru newbie here with a dumb question...
After 8 weeks of waiting, my red 5 door WRX limited arrived last week. I can tell it will be a fun & fairly quick car, even though I have been responsibly babying it through the nearly complete break-in period (except for today...).
Anyway, my questions originate following a hard run through 1st & 2nd earlier today. After a full throttle blast through 1st, I very quickly shifted into 2nd still at full throttle, no different than I have done on past muscle cars. The launch in 2nd was VERY solid, but I noticed 2 things:
1) the traction light blinked on a few times- wow, all four wheels on dry roads?
2) there was a single, huge THUNK sound through the floorboard/firewall. The sound was reminiscent of my SVT Focus' motor hitting the firewall in similar situations, before I replaced the soft motor mounts. The WRX continued to drive fine afterwards, but I am wondering (1) if I should worry about this, (2) if it is going to happen every time, and (3) what is happening? My old Z07 vette made a horrible racket when the traction control kicked in- but the sound from the WRX seemed much worse.