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Old 05-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #11
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2005 Subaru STI
2003 EJ207 S204 Wagon


Originally Posted by Concillian View Post
I've come to the realization that the EJ205 is downright flawed. A high revving block design with heads that can't rev, all coupled to a tranny that appears to have a terrible 1st and 2nd for the engine... presumably to not have to shift to 3rd for a 0-60 magazine number. No turbo will fix those flaws. There are people looking for "just the right turbo" to make the EJ205 feel great. I used to be one of those people. Eventually I realized the turbo isn't the problem. Some of these same issues existed with the TD04.

The turbo is nice, but the engine and transmission is a major part of the drivability. This turbo or even the smaller 6258 will not solve the inherent flaws in the 02-05 WRX.
I completely agree with you.

You still can (and should) do the 6mt swap. All those gearing issue of the 5mt disappears with the close ratio 6 speed on the 2.0L. It's ironic, because the 04-06 6mt isn't geared properly for the 2.5L, but it's perfect for the 2.0L.
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