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#31 Old 07-16-2009, 10:15 AM
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Well, the rex is gone...... I picked up the 07sti.... she's a beauty (will post pics later).... The stock tune on these things is garbage ... puttin the DP on and flashing it this weekend..... stage one was ALREADY a large improvement from stock.....

To continue on the tranny issue.... I stripped 1st gear completely.... and get this... the clutch still looked good.... Glad the headache is gone. $2100 and warranty is still good for the next person who buys the rex. SOA is actually sending me $500 to help out (strange to say the least).

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Nice man, yea those 07's stock tunes are crappy. You are smart by getting the stock tune off first thing because they do suck. I just hope your pistons hold up compared to your tranny on your wrx. Haha

It's nice to see another STi owner on here.

What color is it? Hurry up with those pics!!!

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Congrats on the STI. Be careful with the 07. Cobb recommends running a catted DP to prevent boost spike. I've got a friend that blew his engine running Stage 2.

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Already had one off my old rex.... I heard that.

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Yeah everyone knows that the 07 stis have garbage fuel maps that will blow a piston or ring land stock. Too lean. So, wise choice rushing a stage 1 on there. What tell us a color or show us some pics man. lol.
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Black as night... Hot as the flames in hell.... Meant to take pics last night.... I forgot.

But damn it's tight. I now understand the differences between the rex and the sti. The shifting is the main thing I like... but is the clutch supposed to engage that quickly ? I only have to go 1/4 way down and it catches.... Is that normal...? along with a little shudder sometimes ?

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Black is the best color!

I totally agree with you on the shifting improvement over the Rex. I drove a STI about a year after I got my car and was amazed. Since I couldn't afford a new STI, I put in Group N motor and trans. mounts, and a Cobb short throw shifter with Perrin bushings. It made a huge improvement.

I'm curious about your clutch engagement point also, do these cars have an adjustable clutch cable?

The shutter doesn't sound right, is it possible there is an aftermarket clutch in there? I've heard the STI's are pretty hard on clutchs. Maybe it's time to change it out?

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It could be time for a new one.... BUT.... it's possible that the prev owner put an upgraded one in there.... Not a hard shudder... It might just be me... used to the 5spd

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the stock sti clutch is considerably lower and tighter than the wrx clutch, yes.

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True mosc, but mine doesn't shutter like pzr2874 stated. Good chance that it has an aftermarket clutch. Not really a bad thing on an STi as there are tons of people with a stage 1 clutch or such upgraded clutch with no problems.

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my clutch shutters if I start to engage it slowly without the rpm's being high enough. Generally below 1000rpms will cause shutter until the clutch starts to grip.

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^^^ That's about what it's doing..... alrightyyyyyy then. Thanks guys.

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First is considerably shorter and the clutch is considerably more aggressive which combines means you have to have the rpms a little higher for casual driving. That said, it will bite quicker so you won't be sitting with your foot on the clutch as much.

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It could be time for a new one.... BUT.... it's possible that the prev owner put an upgraded one in there.... Not a hard shudder... It might just be me... used to the 5spd
You also have a different type of clutch now. Your WRX had a push type clutch and the STi has a pull type... or maybe the other way around ... I get them mixed up.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure if i'm low in the rpms and pulling out from a stop. That it shutters a bit. I happens more often when I haven't driven in a couple days. Thanks to the work truck that I now get to use and keep from piling over 300 miles a week back and forth to work.

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