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This is a discussion on 07 WRX 5 Spd Limits??? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by xMDxWRX Thats how i drive and all has been well (knocks on wood) dont worry. our swp's ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMDxWRX View Post
    Thats how i drive and all has been well (knocks on wood)
    dont worry. our swp's have a hidden 6th gear. we DO have a 6 spd. we're STI's. but yeah, people who watch me drive wonder how i get it into gear. I kind of whisk it into 2nd and just brush it into 3rd, but it works, and i feel like it's more effective than trying to slam it past the shift gates and blow something up. I really don't understand some people's driving styles. Honestly, this is my first stick car and i drive better than some people who have been driving stick since they were 16

    i should probably add, however; that i learned stick before i could get my license, i just never drove stick consistently. i had all auto cars...that blew head gaskets and trannies...stupid american cars.

    Well this is my third edit and i just wanted to say that it sucked when i did my first launch. I slipped the clutch because it seemed better than dumping an AWD car...and you could smell clutch for like 10 mins afterword. I haven't launched since.

    by the way, update on gas mileage and stuff: I've been getting 22-23 mpg average - and i occasionally bring it up, but for the most part, shifting at 3, driving around between 2k-3k. I've driven other cars that would drive fine at like 1.5k, but this one doesn't like its revs that low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderwrx View Post
    dont worry. our swp's have a hidden 6th gear. we DO have a 6 spd. we're STI's. but yeah, people who watch me drive wonder how i get it into gear. I kind of whisk it into 2nd and just brush it into 3rd, but it works, and i feel like it's more effective than trying to slam it past the shift gates and blow something up. I really don't understand some people's driving styles. Honestly, this is my first stick car and i drive better than some people who have been driving stick since they were 16

    You have a short shifter? i got the kartboy ss and bushings works great. I learned how to drive a stick when i turned 15 on my brothers 6spd tiburon, always have driven without slamming in into gear but still getting decently quick shifts
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMDxWRX View Post
    You have a short shifter? i got the kartboy ss and bushings works great. I learned how to drive a stick when i turned 15 on my brothers 6spd tiburon, always have driven without slamming in into gear but still getting decently quick shifts
    i don't have a short shifter yet...not sure if i'll get one either. It feels really weird to me...have the shifts that short. I can shift fast enough for it to be completely smooth at like 6500 rpm. If i bring it up there, clutch it, shift, and declutch, it will not jerk at all. I can do the same at low rpm's...all without slamming into gears - should i still get a short throw?
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    oh yeah, and what is boost creep? and i hear the 2.5L causes it with a DP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderwrx View Post
    i don't have a short shifter yet...not sure if i'll get one either. It feels really weird to me...have the shifts that short. I can shift fast enough for it to be completely smooth at like 6500 rpm. If i bring it up there, clutch it, shift, and declutch, it will not jerk at all. I can do the same at low rpm's...all without slamming into gears - should i still get a short throw?
    It made the shift feel alot more stable and smooth to me, i think the "short" part is kinda in your head, i notice that yes it is shorter but i can bearly tell, but over all SS and bushings makes my shifter feel alot better
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderwrx View Post
    oh yeah, and what is boost creep? and i hear the 2.5L causes it with a DP.
    Catless DP causes it, its when the turbo doesn't have back pressure and something to do with the WG acting up due to lack of back pressure and causing the turbo to spike the PSI from a safe area to ~3-5 psi over safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMDxWRX View Post
    Catless DP causes it, its when the turbo doesn't have back pressure and something to do with the WG acting up due to lack of back pressure and causing the turbo to spike the PSI from a safe area to ~3-5 psi over safe
    i just read up on it at nasty sock...in which it ended up being 11 pages of people flaming one another...actually just 2 guys flaming. haha but yea, i understand it now. so solutions would be to either get a catted DP, get an AP2.0, or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderwrx View Post
    i just read up on it at nasty sock...in which it ended up being 11 pages of people flaming one another...actually just 2 guys flaming. haha but yea, i understand it now. so solutions would be to either get a catted DP, get an AP2.0, or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMDxWRX View Post
    Catless + AP = Teh win
    And do you creep? How about those nice cold MD morning?

    I'd either get a catted DP with the AP or get catless and port the WG. No use in even risking messing around with creep. It's not worth the hassle at all in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMDxWRX View Post
    Catless + AP = Teh win
    I'm gonna have to agree with you on this. I've been Stage 2 (catless + AP) for nearly a year as well without any problems yet and I've put about 20k miles on the car since moving to Stage 2. And if by chance I do blow a gear it'll just give me another excuse to go for the PPG gears which, in my opinion, is a better way to go than doing a 6-speed swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    And do you creep? How about those nice cold MD morning?

    I'd either get a catted DP with the AP or get catless and port the WG. No use in even risking messing around with creep. It's not worth the hassle at all in my eyes.
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    On cold nights (past winter got to single digits) i would put it in 5th on the highway and floor it to no creep in any gears
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