my buddy says the trannys on a wrx break really easy, is it true? - Page 2 - Subaru WRX Forum
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post #16 of 20 Old 03-15-2003, 03:35 AM
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relax about beating an STI, it's a suby, and looks damn sweet. slow down and learn to drive the car smoothly. i've driven manual trannys my whole driving life (9 years), but on civics and other slow cars. it took me a good two months to get used to launching with that much horsepower, and i still find myself shifting like it's a civic from time to time. if you don't slow down and learn how to drive it right, all you'll get is some guy in an STI shaking his head at you as little tranny teeth are pouring out the bottom of your car.

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Is it alright if i rev it up to about 5rpm and let go of clutch really fast whn racng

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it's not weak. it's not glass.

the breakage is due to the morons who drive their cars beyond it's limits.

you cannot rev to 6k and jam it into 2nd
that will shatter gears...

you cannot rev to 6k and jam it into 1st for "launches"
that will shatter gears....

i've seen cases broke open and all of the teeth missing off of gears.
causes are as stated above or something similar.

drive with some common sense. and the car will be fine.
and of course the entire car is covered under warranty.
your friend is mis-informed.

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If the clutch grabs, you will eventually shatter first gear. Stock this car's drivetrain is not meant for drag launches. Racing = maintenance, so even if you go aftermarket the more you launch the more often you will be doing maintenance.

This car is based on a production rally car what it delivers is traction and balance (after you get rid of the litigation protecting understeer). If you want to do drag launches in a stock from the dealer car, get one that doesn't have any traction so your tires break free before your transmission gets to the point of disintegrating.

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If you do engine mods, does the tranny warantee become void?
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Varies by dealer. The warranty protects against manufacturer defects. SOA can void the warranty for a specific item if something you did contributed to the damage claimed as defective. I would expect in certain circumstances this could include engine mods that increase torque or horsepower with respect to the transmission. This would also include driving in a manner for which the vehicle was not intended.

I have heard stories of out right denial of warranty and I have heard circumstances that despite mods the warranty was honored. Sometimes they can tell if the part was truly defective from the factory and other times it is clear that the parts were put under stress that the stock vehicle would not be able to inflict.

Assume no and hope for the best.

This is my layman understanding - read the warranty and do your own due diligence is the best recommendation.

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