question: How do you rev match an AT? I'm not trying to start a fight or anything; I really am curious how to do this... I always thought you needed the box in neutral to get the engine revs up to the tranny revs...Verdugo said:I do it all the time...so long as you rev match I don't see how it could be any worse than doing it in a manual.
It's actually not too complicated...there's a little delay when you shift gears manually...say from 3rd to 2nd...enough of a delay where you can rev it up a little. This is delay is pretty much neutral. You have to time it right, but once you got it, it comes real naturally. I do it a lot when there's a green left turn...rev match from 3rd to 2nd to make sure it doesn't shift up for you in the middle of the turn, so you it won't be jerkydookiebob said:
question: How do you rev match an AT? I'm not trying to start a fight or anything; I really am curious how to do this... I always thought you needed the box in neutral to get the engine revs up to the tranny revs...
Amen. I'd much rather replace brake pads than frictions and overrun clutches...Paisan said:Downshifting will result in a shorter tranny life, increased wear and tear etc.
It's much cheaper to replace your brakes than replace an AT AWD Tranny.
Coolers are great if you plan to do track events. I'm currently putting one into my SVX.
I raced my XT6 AT in auto-x quite successfully I might add.
I have tons of experience with the 4EAT trannies in subies so ask away...
Yah, there's an integral heat exchanger for the transmission fluid built into the radiator. But you want the extra capacity an external cooler gives you, and you want it to be added in series, AFTER the built-in cooler. Otherwise, you'll just end up warming the fluid back up before it returns to the transmission.iceNine said:I have an external cooler and plan to install it soon. Doesn't the WRX have a transmission cooler built into the radiator? The reason that I have this impression is that the various instructions people have posted for the installation of the external cooler say that you should tap into the ATF fluid lines as they exit the radiator.
Also for those of you that have installed the cooler, which side of the radiator do they come out. I have seen instructions that say passenger side (right) but I can't see any lines coming out on that side. I do see two lines on the drivers side at the bottom though. Are those the ones?