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    Hello,

    I am new to this site and decided to join in.

    As a woman, I would like to know if there are any woman out there who owns one

    I bought a 2011 STI in August 2011 and love it. I have been driving this car for 5 months now and I feel that I have not yet mastered it to its full potential.
    This is to me the fun of it. You feel that you can't never feel tired from this machine.

    I would like to discuss with someone if they find the first gear challenging? I can never seem to be able to do it perfect. Would love to know if there are any tips to take off fast! The way I do it feels a bit slow

    Thanks everyone!
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    Not a woman myself,but there are many women who own them.

    What do you mean by first gear being challenging?When the car is in motion it is best not to throw it in first.
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    Welcome! (I think she means "how can I take off fast from 1st gear, without stalling or breaking anything?")
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post

    What do you mean by first gear being challenging?When the car is in motion it is best not to throw it in first.
    Actually, I've found you can get away with it more than other cars I've owned, probably because 1st and 2nd are bigger gears than most cars. And because of the way they've geared the car, I've found myself wanting to use 1st sometimes when the car is in motion. Although she said she had an STI, so her 1st and 2nd gearing is more sensible than mine.

    She probably means that first is challenging because it's hard to avoid bogging down when starting from a stop. Allowing the clutch to slip a bit more can help keep the revs up, but it will wear out your clutch faster. Engine mods that increase torque would also help, although I don't have any experience with that.

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    Thank you all for your quick replies

    Sorry, I guess I didn't explain my self very clear.

    I think my problem is that I baby this car too much and I am not given enough gas. I know....it sounds TERRIBLE especially for a STI.

    Just tell me this....you guys push it to what RPM when starting on the first gear?

    Don't laugh at my silly questions. Am new at this

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    I usually release the clutch at around 1k-1.25k.

    What is your issue, you don't give it enough gas when releasing the clutch and it stalls?
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    On my WRX, for everyday use it's between 1k and 1.25k. I don't have much experience with the quick starts, and when I do, I don't look at the tach. So, unfortunately, I can't give you a better answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobeBlanche View Post
    Just tell me this....you guys push it to what RPM when starting on the first gear?
    If you are talking about normal everyday driving then below 1.5k,but I try to keep it above 1k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobeBlanche View Post
    Sorry, I guess I didn't explain my self very clear.

    Just tell me this....you guys push it to what RPM when starting on the first gear?

    RB
    Probably around 1.5-2k or maybe a little more if I want to accelerate hard. I realize I may need a new clutch at some point

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