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#1 Old 02-14-2008, 10:26 PM
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Ok Let Me Start Of By Saying Sorry If This Was Already Answered Somewhere Else.

I am new to the WRX/STi Tuning world.... bought a brand new 06STI last year and have since added:
Invidia DP
Cobb Cat Back
Cobb Access Port
Greddy Turbo Timer
Greddy Boost Controller
Defi Link With Boost Gauge
AEM Wideband A/F.
(I Do All My Own Work and Am Pretty Mechanically Inclined.)
Heres The Bad Part.... With all the added HP/Tourque and the fact i drive like ill never drive again Ive burned out the clutch at only 17000 miles.

I have on order a ACT clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel in mind. However, I Keep reading on forum after forum you need to upgrade the tranny at the same time, but there are no suggestions or guidelines on what exactly to beef up. If someone could help me out that would be great. I Never Had To Do This With My DSM Till Way Later

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Ok Let Me Start Of By Saying Sorry If This Was Already Answered Somewhere Else.

I am new to the WRX/STi Tuning world.... bought a brand new 06STI last year and have since added:
Invidia DP
Cobb Cat Back
Cobb Access Port
Greddy Turbo Timer
Greddy Boost Controller
Defi Link With Boost Gauge
AEM Wideband A/F.
(I Do All My Own Work and Am Pretty Mechanically Inclined.)
Heres The Bad Part.... With all the added HP/Tourque and the fact i drive like ill never drive again Ive burned out the clutch at only 17000 miles.

I have on order a ACT clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel in mind. However, I Keep reading on forum after forum you need to upgrade the tranny at the same time, but there are no suggestions or guidelines on what exactly to beef up. If someone could help me out that would be great. I Never Had To Do This With My DSM Till Way Later

PLEASE HELP
how do you know its "burnt up" you feel it slipping or bascilly in neutral when you get on it....??
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Yup... Its Manageable Now. It Slips Really Bad Under Boost Likes Its In N. As Long As I Keep The RPMs Un 3g Im Good. Last Week Had A Bad Launch And Just Burnt The Hell Out Of It. Same Thing That Happended When My Elcipse Clutch Went Out
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Wow, that's quick for a clutch to go... To answer your question, the STI tranny is a little more beefy than the WRX tranny, so upgrading the clutch is okay. I wouldn't go 6 puck or anything without an upgraded tranny though.

If your driving skills progress into breaking the transmission on your STI after you've upgraded the clutch, your best bet will be to put PPG gears in that baby.

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you don't have a WRX, you have an STi. Your tranny can handle the clutch/flywheel you listed just fine.

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Thanks All... I Post A Step-By-Step Picture Install When I Get Under The
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hey man, the tranny's the #1 thing you got for all those extra bucks over the WRX so live it up. Now is when it pays off.

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Exactly what Mosc said. You can put ALOT more through your stock box over the WRX. Good luck with the install.

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heres anther clutch question, i have a 08 wrx what are the clutch's in this car able to handle and for about how long.... mine is stock atm and will be modded slowly. but im woundering if the clutch its self can handle 3k drops on take offs and such... any info would be great thanks...
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Not a good idea if you plan on staying out of the shop

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Exactly what was said above. This isnt a drag car, or anything close to it. All 4 wheels are trying to spin at the same time, the traction isnt going to break, so the shoc goes to your tranny, so your tranny will break instead.

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heres anther clutch question, i have a 08 wrx what are the clutch's in this car able to handle and for about how long.... mine is stock atm and will be modded slowly. but im woundering if the clutch its self can handle 3k drops on take offs and such... any info would be great thanks...
I have had very little problems (if any at all) with the stock clutch ('02) by sticking to the habit of waiting until the clutch is engaged before really laying into the throttle. But if one is truly looking to launch a WRX with 3k-6k clutch drops, then it may be a good idea to start saving change in a 5 gal container.

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Good idea sleepr, just put a disclaimer to not try and lift that jug once its full of change.

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I have had very little problems (if any at all) with the stock clutch ('02) by sticking to the habit of waiting until the clutch is engaged before really laying into the throttle. But if one is truly looking to launch a WRX with 3k-6k clutch drops, then it may be a good idea to start saving change in a 5 gal container.
well thats a shai only have a 1 gal old milk jug ...

so by what u all have said i am pretty much getting that 3k drops are no good but since we are AWD as long as we wait untill clutch is engaged then floor it we are good.

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Pretty much thats the "safe" way to go about it. It will burn the clutch a little,but its better than buying a new set of gears.

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