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    Tell me I didn't trash my WRX

    IV had my 13 wrx for about 2 weeks now and and have put some miles on it since but not yet over the 1000 mile mark.
    Every so often I get a little heavy on it but trying to keep it under subaru's 4000 rpm break in advise. Well I got excited and raced the car up to about 5000 and shifting the car into 2nd and let go of the clutch fast. The car jerked pretty hard and it sounded the the car didn't like it at all "mind you I'm new to awd cars" I don't know if I'm paranoid now or what but it just feel like the clutch takes a little longer to engage. Tell me one time of roughing these cars won't destroy it.

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    I'm sure its fine. Sounds like it just wasnt a smooth transition into second. Try a little more throttle next time.
    Last edited by ehren; 05-06-2013 at 04:12 PM.

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    They like it rough. how shy of 1k are you? If you did this driving of the dealer lot.. Your car may not like you that much in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
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    ruined

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    Honestly, you should be fine. Just try to take it easy and get to know the car.

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    Im just over 500 miles... I wasn't trying to show off just trying to get moving a little quicker... It felt like I slammed it into second a little to quickly. Just trying to get used to the car... guess I know now what not to do.

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    if that can ruin your car then most cars at the dealers have been ruined.
    i test drive 3 different cars at 3 different dealers
    all sales reps said me to race the f out of the car and turn them on high speed.
    1st 2nd and 3rd were shifts around 6000+ rpm

    all those cars are not ruined and i bet many other guys test those same cars b4 sold out

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    all sales reps said me to race the f out of the car and turn them on high speed.
    1st 2nd and 3rd were shifts around 6000+ rpm
    For some reason, i doubt that's how those test drives went down

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    yeah true i got my car ordered from the dealer with 100+ miles i figured it had been driven well and if the people driving it were like me when i test drove my first wrx im sure im cool. just wanted to be sure i didn't F my car being that this is my first wrx/AWD car.

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    You're fine. These cars have pretty touchy clutches.. sounds like a poor shift. Took me a little while to get smooth 1-2 shifts down at high RPMs. When I first drove my buddies new STi (after being very used to my WRX 5-speed), I pretty much put our faces into the dash, my first 1-2 shift was so rough.

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    glad to hear im not the only one.

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    Make sure traction control is off if you wanna really slam into second. I've forgotten and hit second hard and when it kicks on... It really puts a damper on your mood lol

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    went down to new 2013 silver hatch

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