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Old 12-25-2012, 02:19 AM   #51
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I have a 02 Wrx and it doesn't like going in 1st, reverse when daily driving, and sometimes 2nd when WOT. I have a kart boy short shifter also. I use to just think it was my transmission starting to go but after reading the post I know I'm not alone lol merry christmas Subaru brothers!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:31 AM   #52
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Does anyone have a good trick to get a good smooth shift when going wot in 1st to 2nd in a sti. You have to shift so fast and it's under so much tq that getting a smooth shift is tricky. It always seems to jerk a bit.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:59 AM   #53
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Does anyone have a good trick to get a good smooth shift when going wot in 1st to 2nd in a sti. You have to shift so fast and it's under so much tq that getting a smooth shift is tricky. It always seems to jerk a bit.
You kinda gotta play around with how fast you let the clutch out, especially at wot.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #54
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My shifter has a great notchy gated feel I have had two wrx's I love the feel of the 5speed
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #55
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My shifter has a great notchy gated feel I have had two wrx's I love the feel of the 5speed
This! I've owned 3 Nissan 240sx's (all 5MT), a Honda Acura (5MT) and the WRX 5MT is by far the best. Yes the Honda and Nissan was easier to drive but I love the gated, notch-y feel. My brother that has an 88' 300zx-T loved the throws on my wagon.
Although the 2nd gear whine does scare me somewhat, so I try to avoid de-accelerating in that gear.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:23 AM   #56
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You can,use d.o.t3 brake fluid. It's a hydrolic fluid and is safe.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:47 AM   #57
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Shifter bushings made all the difference in the world
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:02 AM   #58
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Does anyone have a good trick to get a good smooth shift when going wot in 1st to 2nd in a sti. You have to shift so fast and it's under so much tq that getting a smooth shift is tricky. It always seems to jerk a bit.

Drive the car...a lot. At least until you can get the smooth shift that you're after.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:09 AM   #59
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Double clutching and a well matched rev makes getting into 1st from a roll relatively easy.
Double-clutching during up-shifts on a transmission with syncros? Ok Toretto...

The only possible time you'd want to double-clutch in any modern street car is when down-shifting and that's really only if you are making a large leap in RPM change. Even then it's not really any more effective than just rev-matching.

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Old 04-09-2015, 08:35 AM   #60
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:42 AM   #61
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Double-clutching during up-shifts on a transmission with syncros? Ok Toretto...

The only possible time you'd want to double-clutch in any modern street car is when down-shifting and that's really only if you are making a large leap in RPM change. Even then it's not really any more effective than just rev-matching.


Perhaps you need to read his post again. He said getting into first, nothing about upshifting. In a WRX, if the car is rolling slowly (say 5-10 mph), it can be a very difficult to get into first. It's a very common issue on the 5-speeds. Double-clutching is the solution given the weak first gear synchro.

Rev matching alone does nothing to ease the load on, or negate the need of, the synchros.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:46 AM   #62
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Perhaps you need to read his post again. He said getting into first, nothing about upshifting. In a WRX, if the car is rolling slowly (say 5-10 mph), it can be a very difficult to get into first. It's a very common issue on the 5-speeds. Double-clutching is the solution given the weak first gear synchro.

Rev matching alone does nothing to ease the load on, or negate the need of, the synchros.
He said going into first from a roll, I took that to mean from a stop. My mistake.

But I specifically said that double-clutching only really needs to be used with down-shifting.

Where did I say that rev matching negated the need for syncros?
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:29 AM   #63
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Where did I say that rev matching negated the need for syncros?
I never claimed you did.

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But you did say that double clutching isn't any more effective than rev-matching on downshifts. That's simply not the case if you're talking about a weak synchro (which is what he was referring to with regard to getting the car into first when rolling).

But anyway, ok, you thought that when he said "rolling" he meant "stopped" ()...so it's all good.
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Old 04-09-2015, 02:23 PM   #64
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So the shifting feel has been an obsession for me, almost.
First thing I did was the Cobb SS and bushings- shifting was more direct, took a little slop out of the shifter. My hand wouldn't hit the hazard light on 2-3 shifts anymore as well.
Next I got a weighted knob- not much difference, looks cool
Switched to Andrewtech cocktail- biggest difference for me. Took a lot of slop out, still feels a little notchy. Downshifts are a breeze now. Good luck 2-1 shifting on stock shifter/fluid. With new trans fluids, just blip throttle and the shifter slides into 1st, no problem, at almost any RPM. Night and Day difference, trust me.
Lastly, I took the helper spring off the clutch assembly- loving it, don't even feel the extra pressure when shifting anymore. And now I can feel the actual engagement point, instead of feeling the spring's tension all the way through the shift.
Future mods to help with this- trans/engine mounts, maybe try to lock down the rear diff..

Hope this helps someone
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:17 PM   #65
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F*** smooth shifting. Install some polyurethane bushings and enjoy the notchy "sure" shifts in every gear.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:34 PM   #66
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Double-clutching during up-shifts on a transmission with syncros? Ok Toretto...

The only possible time you'd want to double-clutch in any modern street car is when down-shifting and that's really only if you are making a large leap in RPM change. Even then it's not really any more effective than just rev-matching.
That made me shoot soda out my nose. thanks for the laugh I needed that today bad day at work.

Not making fun of any one, but did just take the kids to see fast 7.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:40 PM   #67
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Talk about resurrected threads!
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