I've been looking around because it seems like a lot of people don't fancy the 5spd over the sti 6spd manual. I just bought a 2013 wrx and the 5spd seems fine to me. I'm planning my first mods this June/July (once i get 4-5k miles on the car). I've spoken with ESP in sterling, ma about what I'd like to get done and we're looking at 330ish awhp before cracking the block open. But back to the transmission, PPG seems to make some pretty heavy duty stuff why does it seem like everyone would rather have the stock sti trans then a purpose built 5spd capable of handling 600++hp??