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    Hey bros. 2005 WRX Premium

    Black, Borla exhaust catback exhaust, 70 k miles, 5 speed and the previous owner lowered it a bit. I have a question about shifting. I know the best shift is a smooth "automatic" shift where the passengers dont really notice, but if its not the cleanest shift are you still "burning clutch" or shortening the life of your clutch? trying to do all maintenance on my own. Also wanting to do minor mods for maybe some mild power gain, but not kill my fuel economy. Still a noob. First car btw


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    Congrats, I have the 2005 wagon go 2005!

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    Honestly up to stage 2 I noticed an increase in fuel economy..

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    Welcome, i ran stage 2 on my car and got a noticeable power increase as well as 3 more mpg its a win win
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    Welcome! Do some googling for rev-matching, it's one of the things you can do that will help your transmission stay happy longer.

    And don't go launching the car, these cars don't like it very much
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    What mods consist of stage 2? Also planning on getting new brake calipers, and new disc/rotors. They're kinda rusty looking, and 60k maintenance to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otakutrevan View Post
    What mods consist of stage 2? Also planning on getting new brake calipers, and new disc/rotors. They're kinda rusty looking, and 60k maintenance to be safe.
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    Thanks for the info.

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    Rev-matching makes a huge difference. I notice on some vehicles (buddies truck's mostly) it really doesn't make a huge difference, but if you don't rev match on my WRX the downshifts feel really harsh.

    As for tuning, I went from 22.5 mpg to 26.5 after I went stage 2.

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    In 2005 the Impreza WRX Premium package had "Sunroof, Spoiler, Heat Seats, Heated Mirrors, and Heated Windshield".
    Except for the Sunroof each of these items was available as an option. Are you missing something?

    I wouldn't worry about the surface rust on the brake components.

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    Pretty sure its a Premium. I have the normal wing (non sit spoiler)? I can post the vin number later.


    Edit: The rust isnt aesthetic brah
    Last edited by otakutrevan; 04-05-2012 at 04:33 PM.

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    100% of the Premium Sedan's sold in 2005 had the "Power Moonroof".

    I just checked the Vin from my old car and Subaru didn't break down the premium/non-premium packages out in the Vin code. VIN: how to read a Subaru Vehicle Identification Number

    The dealers often install the spoiler separately.

    Anyway, it's cool that you found one with low miles, and hope you get that rust taken care of. Enjoy, brah.

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