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Old 08-16-2013, 04:42 PM   #1415
Mechie3
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Originally Posted by juanmedina View Post
You guys were claiming that the 5 speed was going to last forever because the car was so light and RWD.
I dont think I claimed one way or another, though there were many that were adamant it would last forever. Again, history of the parts plays a big role too.

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Originally Posted by lil'redwagon View Post
but a built, reinforced 5sp costs more than a 6sp!
Several of the 818 guys arent blinking at all adding $2k aftermarket engine control and $3k traction control. A lt of these guys have money to burn.

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Originally Posted by Swine View Post
6spds are great, but they aren't cheap, they don't typically come in $5k wrecked wrx's, and they are heavier. It's not a hard arguement to understand IF(big if) the 5spd can remain reliable at ~275whp levels.
Single donor was a big deal. Yes, provisions for the 6 speed to be an option would have been nice. Maybe in the future.
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