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.