Originally Posted by Calimanwrxdriver
Unabomber is it normal for WRX's to be a little hard to put in first gear? I get it 30% of the time at a dead stop, other times is goes in like butter. I dont down shift in first but I do in every other gear (2-4). Will double clutching or rev matching help that?
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These transmissions are notoriously bad for being able to down shift into first, but I see no problem with this because it prevents damage from over-revving. You rarely need to down shift into first unless you're creeping along (<10 mph) anyways, and then it should work fine. I don't know if rev matching will help, per se, but double clutching does. The two go hand in hand if you're double clutching correctly.
I've also noticed on my car that the gears are much more notchy and temperamental when it is cold outside and the car hasn't warmed up at all.