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This is a discussion on 2011 wrx clutch lifespan within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Mine went at 54k. Anyone else have it go so soon? Strangely, after the clutch replacement, it takes about half ...

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    2011 wrx clutch lifespan

    Mine went at 54k. Anyone else have it go so soon?
    Strangely, after the clutch replacement, it takes about half the force to depress it.

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    my clutch went early due to my own mistakes...but i agree when I got mine replaced it was like a feather, and had zero feeling...i hated it...it will tighten back up tho
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    What were the mistakes? My impression is that this car has so much traction that during a "launch" the only thing that can give is the clutch.

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    Subaru dealer can fix it for free inside the 5 yr 60k powertrain warranty if they feel like it even though its officially excluded from warranty coverage. If you have a good relationship with your dealer see if they will "goodwill" it for you.

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    Good to know. They didn't mention anything about them goodwilling it when I asked. They said I should contact Subaru directly but that they haven't seen a goodwill so it was not likely.

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    Im curious how much it cost ballpark, to replace a clutch in our cars ? Do you do a lot of hard launches?

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    The cost seemed to vary depending on who I called. I easily got quotes ranging $400. In the end I went with the cheapest and it cost $1650 after tax. They were able to overnight the parts and get it done the next day. I drive spiritedly, but I was very disappointed in the 54k miles

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    Thanks. I ordered a 12' wrx and this is good information to know. I have a 2009' right now but it has very low miles on it. How did you put so many miles on an 11' already?

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    I learned how to drive manual incorrectly...I changed how I drive mid was through my first clutch...too late tho. Yes, it is true that launching the car causes the most stress on the weakest point, which in this case is your clutch. Mine was covered, but the bill was for about $1k
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    I learned how to drive manual incorrectly...I changed how I drive mid was through my first clutch...too late tho. Yes, it is true that launching the car causes the most stress on the weakest point, which in this case is your clutch. Mine was covered, but the bill was for about $1k
    That's.... debatable, especially when launching the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    I learned how to drive manual incorrectly...I changed how I drive mid was through my first clutch...too late tho.
    Do elaborate a bit if you don't mind. What specifically were you doing that was incorrect? I only ask in case anyone reading this thread is doing the same thing without knowing it (myself included). I taught myself to drive a manual on my civic and I didn't realize I was doing things incorrectly until very late in that cars life (using the clutch to maintain on hills, using the clutch as a brake at times by pumping it, etc). Lucky for me I realized the issues before I bougth the WRX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kd5gwf View Post
    In the end I went with the cheapest and it cost $1650 after tax.
    Whoa - WHAT?! It cost $1650 to replace a CLUTCH?

    Holy crap...
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    Bah that sucks. I'm 98K on the original clutch and stage 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Bah that sucks. I'm 98K on the original clutch and stage 2
    well you're just amazing lol

    I was using it as a brake, especially to "suck" me into corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    I was using it as a brake, especially to "suck" me into corners.
    Engine braking is fine, but you want to minimize the clutch wear. I double-clutch on all downshifts (and heel toe where applicable).
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