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OK, Dif was definitely bad. Talked to a tech about to large "piston rings" (as I described then) I found rolling around in there back of the tranny. Turns out they are the clips that hold the center Dif together. Good, problem found.

However, there is A LOT of metal in here. And in inspecting visually the center Dif, all splines seem intact. But I'm actually picking what look to be teeth, be it gear or spline, out of the back casing. They are very small, maybe toothpick thickness, or a little thinner. Is it possible it's bad in a spot I can't see in the Dif? Are there smaller sets of splines inside that are not visible through all the holes in the Dif? I guess Im asking if I need to keep looking for the source of the ruptured metal.

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I'm thinking we're seeing little bits of third gear...
Ugh, time for an Sti tranny I guess.

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why not just build a 5-speed it's cheaper and easier than swapping to a 6

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Not in my experience. I can get a six speed around two thousand, a 3.90 rear around a hundred, an auto drive shaft, Sti clutch and slave cylinder for a few hundred. I could do the six for less than three. I imagine the build would cost more.

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Is that for the open 3.90 or the LSD 3.90?

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Is that for the open 3.90 or the LSD 3.90?
Very good question. Because the STI uses a LSD rear diff and most WRXs. The base models use a open rear diff and 2008+ WRXs have a open rear diff.

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also don't forget about a Diff Controller to get the center diff in the 6-speed to function properly

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Brandon I know that you have had both the 5spd and the 6spd, and you would give up the 5spd? Im just saying from driving both, and even having a friend that went from 5spd to 6spd, granted its stronger, I just know Im glad I stuck with a built 5spd during my journey.

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You've been more help than everyone on nasioc combined. Thanks a lot man.
Seems like the cool ones from nasioc are on here.. nasioc IMO is used for stickies and classifieds ,etc.. Met a lot of helpful and knowledgable people on wrxtuners
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Matt, that controller isn't actually necessary. By looping the wires, you get a locked 65/35 (I think thats right). I can go back later and put in a stock or pro controller. But thanks for looking out for me.

Josh, honestly I don't remember well enough since its been three or so years since I drove a five speed, and after blowing one I really babied the bug eye. I always shop around very well before pulling the trigger. I'll do the same here. If the prices of each look very comparable, not sure which way I'll go. Since the only sport that appeals to me is rally x, I like the idea of the dccd.

I've been told to get an lsd 3.90. Do any Wrx's come with open?

More than cost, Im just disappointed how long this will take. I was stoked to drive it tomorrow.

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