Originally Posted by CandEfurball
Blew my 02wrx tranny last year and my 04wrx went last week. Ive opened up both trannies and they have identical damage. 2nd gear is chewed off. what blows my mind is when the 04 went I shifted easy and was just starting to boost. Felt like I broke the drive axle when it went.
Now im just looking for some where I can send the guts of the tranny and have new stuff pressed on the shafts. No luck as of yet finding anyone. Im worried that if I buy a used tranny it wont be in much better shape.
My understanding is when people shear teeth off of a gear like that it can be under normal driving. This can happen because earlier while you were driving hard you may have damaged a tooth or two and you just broke off one or two and sent them all down (domino effect).
I am about to go VF39, EWG, ID1000cc blah blah blah on my 06 WRX with 117K miles on her and I can't help but worry about my tranny. I have an ACT HDSS clutch which can't help the matter but I have never launched it or dumped the clutch. I hope my driving style is enough to save my tranny for a couple years at the least. I should be making around 320 WTQ from the looks of it.