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Old 06-30-2002, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default RS/WRX conversion drivability?

How is the drivability of GC8s with the WRX engine, compared with the GD WRX? I'm curious how the gear ratios affect the feel of the car, and if it really feels correctly mated to the transmission.

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Old 06-30-2002, 10:55 PM   #2
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"Feels correctly"... Well, that would be subject to interpretation.
The RS has a closer/shorter gear ratio. You will experience a for torquey feel from the ej20 with the 2.5 rs tranny.
The wrx gears are longer, which provide better top end performance but yet lack the bottom end.

PS. Sure if you put but loads of power in the wrx you'll get a torquey feeling. But you asked for a basic comparison between the two trannies and drivability.
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Old 06-30-2002, 11:42 PM   #3
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keep in mind that the RS well pre o2 anyway was a good 500 lbs lighter too.

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Old 07-01-2002, 03:51 PM   #4
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An RS is only about 300 lbs lighter than a WRX, and I'm not sure what you're saying about the o2 thing, but if you meant that it was pre OBDII, then that's also incorrect.
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He meant pre MY02 (model year 2002)
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