Originally Posted by White_Rice
+1 strong enough for what most people need. 6speed IMHOP is only good for Track Racing or DD. 5speed I believe is better for drag......not the WRX 3.9fd though.
The 5 is less shifts and longer when u go ppg, but the legacy gears aren't gonna hold any real power drag racing and the rear diff isn't as beefier either, if your serious drag racing u can throw in an sti swap with r180 and hold 600+ ft lbs of torque with the right clutch. The case of the 5 speed is also a super weak link of its design.
The USDM STI with overdrive isn't bad, i like the JDM 6 speed a little better if your not highway driving all day. I don't like running the dccd center diff open though, the bind clunk gets annoying.