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Old 07-17-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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Does anybody know if the Forester XT tranny is the same one used in the other Forester models, or has it been strengthened? One thing that pushed me away from the WRX was the tranny issues that arose with power mods. Is the Forester going to be in the same boat?
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:03 PM   #2
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Unhappy Tranny: Bad news

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The tranny is indeed the same as the WRX. It would be the weak spot in the XT. That's one reason I'm considering the automatic. The other is my wife

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Old 07-19-2003, 01:56 AM   #3
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To the best of my knowledge, it's the same tranny as the other Foresters, with different gearing. However, I don't believe that the other Foresters have the same tranny as the WRX, despite the common belief so. It's more than possible that the entire tranny line for the Forester has been beefed up, if that is the case.

Besides, hasn't anybody noticed that there has been far fewer reports of tranny problems from abuse, I mean, regular usage, in the new WRX's of late?

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Old 07-19-2003, 02:21 AM   #4
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I think the Forester uses the same gearing as the 2.5 RS.
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:18 AM   #5
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I confirmed this with a knowledgable Subaru tech. It's the WRX tranny.

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Old 07-19-2003, 01:03 PM   #6
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Besides, hasn't anybody noticed that there has been far fewer reports of tranny problems from abuse, I mean, regular usage, in the new WRX's of late?

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Funny you should mention that, as I was wondering the same thing... Also, along the same thinking, are new Subarus more resistant to the infamous clutch chatter?

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Old 07-20-2003, 07:44 AM   #7
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If it's of any note, I have not seen *any* significant transmission issues with the 'new age' WRX's and STi's in the uk in the last 3 years, and scoobynet would be full of it if it was happening.


This may be flamebait .... but could it be driving style ? ( and the uk being brought up on 'stick' / manual transmissions ) I would guesstimate that less than 3% of WRX's are sold as Auto's here.

And re: clutch shudder / judder .... less, but still a notable number.


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Old 07-20-2003, 01:35 PM   #8
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The XT I drove the other day had clutch shudder- I was surprised. My WRX didn't have it until after 1000 miles or so.
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Old 07-26-2003, 11:55 AM   #9
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wow incidentally i had just asked the sube mechanic at the dealership the other day and he also said it's just a wrx tranny. he *thinks* he's going to see less forester turbos with lunched trannys than wrx's because he believes forester owners are less psycho?
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