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I'm getting a little tired of this happening. I'll be travelling anywhere from 10 - 20 mph, downshift into 1st and I get a horrible crunch from the shift. All the while the clutch is fully engaged too!! I'm taking it in to the dealer, but I thought I would post first to get some firepower.

I don't claim to be a race car driver, but I do know how to drive a stick and I've never had a car that's this choppy when shifting.

Please let me know your thoughts. And keep the "learn to drive" posts to a minimum please :p
 

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A lot of us have this problem, I'm not sure why it happens because the WRX does have a 1st gear syncro. I've noticed that if you Rev Match when downshifting into first, it doesn't crunch though. Maybe it's because 1st is such a low gear compared to second.
 

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Thanks for the tip. That does work when downshifting at higher speeds, i've tried it.

However, the crunch occurs most of the time just when I'm coasting to a stop sign, going very slow (10-15mph). That's why I'm a little worried.
 
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