Originally Posted by 575rider
The question was whether the newer Legacy 6spd was a version of the STI 6spd, and it isn't. My answer was based on that question.
I'm not debating Subaru built good solid 5spds in earlier STI's. I wish, as do many, that the US got all the earlier STI's and WRX's. A lot of your replies are based on what's easily available to you, yes we can get those parts but not quite as readily.
What I'm getting at is the 6 speed isn't just the 5 with an extra. It's the same casing as the DCCD equipped one. It has similar parts and isn't related at all to the 5. It's just as strong as the DCCD variant.