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#16 Old 09-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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John says that but then he always is nervous beating on it properly because he knows something will snap. If not his 5-speed then maybe a differential. The STi 6-speed is easy to drive and can handle the abuse. You can drive an upgraded WRX 5-speed around. You'll just have to live in fear, with a savings account, and lose your daily driver for a while if you beat on it too hard.

STi saves money long term if the WRX's turbo isn't big enough for you. Peace of mind is a very fun driving mod.
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Correct, I don't beat on my car as much as I could because it's my daily driver and I need it every single day, but I do beat on it a whole heck of a lot more than if it still had stock gears.

My gears were upgraded November 2011 @ 84k due to lazy/horrible shifting on my part (Blew my 07 trans tonight). At the time my 07 WRX was running Cobb's Stage 2, 93 Octane OTS map with a Cobb catted downpipe, HKS Hi-Power Carbon-Ti cat back, GrimmSpeed modded stock headers and high flow crosspipe, and a Turbo XS TMIC... basically Stage 2 with a couple of extra un-tuned-for parts.

December 2011 @ 86k: added fuel pump, ebcs, tuned (238 whp, 308 wtq)

May 2012 @ 94k: added radiator, injectors, 20G turbo, intake, tuned (330 whp, 338 wtq)

August 2012 @ 99k: rebuilt engine, added everything else in mod list, tuned (365 whp, 340 wtq)

September 2013: 122k and running strong

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Nice hoping they stand up to 500awhp on 110 octane if not i shall sell my baby move to next project lol


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Well got qoute ppg gears and installed by my shop with new seals and shipping ....6200 bux lol


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Sounds about right. Here's a breakdown of my 5MT rebuild at IAG:

$316.00 (R&R Transmission)
$513.50 (Labor)
$4,602.79 (Albins 1-5 Helical Gearset, Stock Ratio)
$83.95 (SPT Trans Mount)
$30.00 (Kartboy Transmission Crossmember Bushings)
$7.99 (Vibrant 3" 2 Bolt Exhaust Gasket)
$19.00 (GT Spec Turbo to Downpipe Gasket)
$75.00 (Resurface Flywheel)
$5.00 (Exhaust Hardware)
$48.40 (Motul 75W-90 Gear Oil)
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$5,701.63 (Total) ...add a couple hundred bucks for tax too

Fortunately, my stock clutch was still in good shape. I switched back to the Andrewtech Cocktail after 1,500 miles.
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