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Hey guys, how durable is the stock 2009 wrx clutch? Can it be used on the track or enthusiastic driving? Also, do you guys think it would hurt the car to spin wheels off the line? Thanks!!
 

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Hey guys, how durable is the stock 2009 wrx clutch? Can it be used on the track or enthusiastic driving? Also, do you guys think it would hurt the car to spin wheels off the line? Thanks!!
The clutch should be pretty durable as long as you know how to properly and efficiently drive a MT car. Minimal slip is the key. You need to exercise rev matching and not adding power until the clutch has fully engaged.

As for spinning the wheels off the line. I would say don't even attempt to do this. AWD has a ton more traction than 2wd vehicles so instead of breaking the tires loose to release energy. The transmission and clutch gets all of the excess energy. You'll eventually blow your transmission with repeated treatment. Don't believe what you see on TV (Top Gear, Fast and the Furious, WRC, etc...). Those guys virtually have unlimited funds to fix broken cars and their cars do break often.
 

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I killed the clutch in mine at about 9k miles, what eats it up are hard launches. If you are spinning the tires on pavement in a stock 09 i give your clutch 5k-10k miles before you need a new one and your tranny not much more. To spin the tires on dry pavement in a stock 09+ you have to rev up to 5k+ RPMs and drop it hard... its just a bad idea.
 

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Hold on :police: you're 15 with a learners permit and a 2009 265 HP WRX as a learner car? Please be careful with that car for your safety and others. The fact that you're asking about enthusiastic driving and spinning wheels off the line worries me.
 

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Oh haha, believe it or not, im asking about my mom hahaha. She is the "enthusiastic" driving type. Im very careful btw, dont worry :)
Yeah just please be careful. Peer pressure at your age and uge to show off can be a catastrophic combination. I'm 24 and I still get occasional urges... not to show off, but feel the rush of acceleration. It can be quite dangerous.

*lecture mode off*
 

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Yea man, amen to that. Don't get me wrong, I dont drive like an old man haha. But you are 100% right man. I'm getting track lessons next year, hopefully that will give me some more expirience. Im actually not lying about the question being about my mom too haha. Your feedback is appreciated by the way :)
 

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Enjoy your car and always keep in mind you're very lucky to own that caliber of car at your age. LOL I could only dream of owning such a car when I was 15.
 

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if your 15 all you need is 1 speeding ticket in a wrx for the insurance company to drop you. After that they might insure you if you drive a 95 escort.
 

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Haha, Im extremely careful, and extremely lucky to have this car. I got it because I had Honor Roll for 8 years straight and because Ive been thru a lot, people in school wise.
 

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Wait, I got good grades too but my parents bought me a bmx bike, haha. I'm actually glad I couldn't own a car like this when I was younger because I know something bad would have happened.

As for the clutch, just like everyone else said. If you easy on the clutch it will last, if not plan on replacing it often.
 

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semi-thread-jack: anyone know if the clutch is covered under warranty? Mine started slipping just a tiny bit on my 09
It would probably depend on the situation. If your car is bone stock they may cover it under the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty. The clutch is a wear item so I wouldn't be surprised if they don't.
 

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It would probably depend on the situation. If your car is bone stock they may cover it under the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty. The clutch is a wear item so I wouldn't be surprised if they don't.
the only thing i have is a catback, nothing else...what kinda damage would i be looking at, price wise
 

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I got my clutch replaced at the dealer under warranty on my 09 with 9k miles. Depends if the dealer wants to be nice, if they feel like you ragged it out.
 

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Hello,

I got quoted almost 1400 bux for a clutch by the dealership :( My last manual was 93 5.0 stang and got it done for a hair over 5. Clutches are NOT cheap on these beasts.
 

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Hello,

I got quoted almost 1400 bux for a clutch by the dealership :( My last manual was 93 5.0 stang and got it done for a hair over 5. Clutches are NOT cheap on these beasts.
Did you have a warranty at the time and they didnt allow the clutch to be fixed under it?
 
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