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Old 10-06-2012, 01:25 AM   #26
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^ Just wondering if you have anything to back that statement, curious for my own interest.
Xluben's 5-speed didn't break until he was at 462WHP / 492WTQ.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #27
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They use the LGT gears in the new WRX's. Helps, but not nearly bulletproof like the 6-speed.

However, if you're sticking to stage 2 and don't drive like ****, it will be fine for you.

As for weak parts, tune and then suspension. Check into GTWorx Bilstein+RCE springs combos. I think there's a group buy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #28
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weak parts???

the parts between the ears of the driver are ALWAYS the weakest
Quoting this so people can read it again and again forever.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #29
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My buddy has a 1,300 HP John Deere pulling tractor with big heavy duty parts but something is always breaking. It is not John Deeres' fault. When someone increases the HP of a machine over the manuf. specifications things will break. If driven as intended, all is good, otherwise keep your wallet open.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #30
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Throwout bearing/master clutch cylinder.

Under 5k miles and I'm going to get mine replaced, the clutch squeaks throughout the range of movement and hisses at the engagement point.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #31
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The only weak points of a stock WRX are:
1) throttle body to TMIC hose - the rubber gaskets and worm clamps are to blame for this mainly
2) Shifter bushings - they're squishy as hell
3) The ECU map itself - a TP stage 1 map is safer, gives a bit of power, and can add more mpg

Once you start going stage 2 or higher:
1) Engine mounts - your engine will look like it wants to jump out from under the hood without them
2) Tranny mount - you may hear your tranny knocking about when shifting at higher RPMs
3) Transmission - look up "glass tranny" and you'll see what I mean
4) Pitch stop - yet another part that holds the engine in place
5) Tires, suspension, etc etc...
Soft bushings aren't a weak component. The 08+'s were designed for a different breed then the 02-07's. That being said, they went for a softer setup. And the rest of your post is stupid crap from the newbies section that isn't at all true.

Your motor will not "jump out" of the car. And no idea how you're watching the motor when driving, because idle is the same be stage 2 or stage 400000.

Transmissions are generally a user error piece. The "glass tranny" crap went away in 04 when people knew a damn on here. But internet idiots still bring it up. Driving an AWD car is different from that of a manual fwd/rwd and drivetrain shock from driving like an idiot is what kills the car. And STI transmissions are NOT bullet proof. No where near.

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Throwout bearing/master clutch cylinder.

Under 5k miles and I'm going to get mine replaced, the clutch squeaks throughout the range of movement and hisses at the engagement point.
This isn't the case for a majority of the fleet. Remember in mass production issues to happen. Luckily you have a full warranty to take care of it.

Also, in before any idiot brings up ringlands.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #32
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Agreed, I see a lot of posts complaining about squeaks/clicks of the clutch, and thought it meant it was a common issue. Keep forgetting that more people complain on the internet than to say "my car's good to go".
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