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    Perfect Driving Habits for Good Clutch Health

    I've searched around and haven't really found any threads like this on any forum. I got the idea from reading posts while trying to figure out the range one can expect a stock clutch/transmission to hold on the 11+ WRX's.

    So on to the question, I was reading some posts stating: "the WRX trans can hold upwards of 300 whp/wtq reliably". I know it all depends on how you drive the car (to a certain power range at least), but i was wondering what people think the best habits are.

    Assume DD duties (no autox etc).

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    Don't dump the clutch; don't dump the trans; avoid banging gears; avoid shifting like an asshat.

    It's all commonsense really.
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    So far I have 117k miles on my clutch and over 12 years. I never engine brake brake pads are cheaper and easier to change. I leave the car in neutral while waiting for a light. I keep my feet totally off the clutch pedal unless I am going to shift. During very cold weather I have heard some strange noises so something in the clutch system is on its way out. I figure I have to change it out soon.
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    If the car jerks, you're doing it wrong.. if you smell clutch, you're doing it wrong.


    Make power in gear, not between. Don't slip or ride the clutch excessively. Smooth gear changes and minimal clutch slippage is ideal.

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    Good suggestions guys. Yeah, you don't want to dump the clutch, but you also do not want to ride it either. The way I see it though is if it goes out then that's just a reason to put a better one in

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedsterX View Post
    The way I see it though is if it goes out then that's just a reason to put a better one in


    Same can be said for the transmission..

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    Quote Originally Posted by oguitar View Post
    So far I have 117k miles on my clutch and over 12 years. I never engine brake brake pads are cheaper and easier to change. I leave the car in neutral while waiting for a light. I keep my feet totally off the clutch pedal unless I am going to shift. During very cold weather I have heard some strange noises so something in the clutch system is on its way out. I figure I have to change it out soon.
    I always ask people this...

    Do you keep the clutch in or out while the transmission is in neutral while sitting at a light? I always get mixed answers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98sob View Post
    I always ask people this...

    Do you keep the clutch in or out while the transmission is in neutral while sitting at a light? I always get mixed answers....
    Why would you keep the clutch pedal in? Seems like a waste of effort.


    FYR, I have 110k miles on the stock clutch; some of those miles over 300whp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Why would you keep the clutch pedal in? Seems like a waste of effort.
    So you get a split second advantage over the Toyota at the light next to you! RACEKOR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    So you get a split second advantage over the Toyota at the light next to you! RACEKOR!
    Doesn't matter if you win by a mile, or a second....

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