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To you RS-T owners, how many of you have your stock trannies and/or clutch?

  • Still on stock tranny and clutch

    Votes: 5 12.5%
  • Running on stock tranny and new clutch

    Votes: 29 72.5%
  • Running on new tranny and stock clutch

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • replaced both tranny and clutch

    Votes: 2 5.0%

  • Total voters
    40
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I just want to know how many RS-T's out there are still on their stock trannies and/or clutch. If you could also include your turbo setup, how much boost you're pushing, 1/4 mi times or any other things you don't mind sharing, I'd appreciate that.

If you've upgaded your trannies,did you break the stock ones? If so, how did it happen?

thanks, guys

-vic
 

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Stock tranny, Clutch Masters stage 3 clutch.

No problems yet, but I'm sure that I'll break second this upcoming auto-x/rally-x season.

IHI vf-10 turbo @ 5 pounds

Dyno'd at ~220hp 250lb/ft at the crank
 

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Stock trans was rebuilt with stock components and had an ACT in it for quite a while now as well (so I chose the last response).
 

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I have a B-spec clutch and flywheel. I am to scared to shift hard for fear of breaking my gears. I will entually get a different tranny, but fo now I'm kinda poor.
 

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cool, keep it comin, guys! Now I'm worried if i go turbo, i won't be able to have as much fun with my car if i wanna take it to the autoX or try to launch it :( Do you guys think it's worth it to boost your ej25's? Just want to know the tradeoff's, cuz I really like autocrossing, and if i can't do that with my stock tranny, what can i do? :)

-vic
 

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Stock tranny with ACT Street Clutch. I've had mine for around six months now, and no problems. However, even N/A, I still take it pretty easy on my tranny. I also do a lot of autocrossing, and I imagine I will continue to do this when my turbo goes in (week and half!), just have to really cut back on the hard shifts, and take a breath before I select a new gear :D, as Mike Shields would say.

I'm not there yet, so to tell you if a turbo'd RS is worth I would be lying.


Graham
 

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i don't have it yet but i'm gonna be running a exedy clutch and flywheel once the turbo gets in (~2 weeks)
 

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I accidently voted wrong. My clutch is actually stock. Slips a little, but I'd rather have the clutch slipping than popping my gears. Read some of the articles on Autospeed.com and you'll see a 12 second WRX that once replaced the stock clutch, soon had to replace many trannies.

As for "is it worth it?" Even a simple 5-6psi kit makes the car drive like it should have from the factory. This is a level high enough for fun, yet low enough that major modifications are not necessary. My 1.8L with a turbo can walk away from a Mustang GT. There's no way that would happen stock. I had an opportunity to drive a stock 1.8L and with all due respect, I don't miss being n/a AT ALL. That thing was super slow with a 0-60 around 10 seconds or so.

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i can believe that w/ FI these cars will have much more high end, but what about autocrossing? I love autoXing more than high speed driving (for now at least) -- and for those of you who autoX, it's mostly done in 2nd gear -- which i hear is usually the first to go in turbo impreza trannies. Any of you autoX your rs-t's w/ stock trannies? Could i just maybe turn down the boost well below 5 psi so i don't put too much torque through the tranny?

-vic
 

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cRayZee said:
I love autoXing more than high speed driving...
Do you want to Auto-X in the Street Modified category?

I wouldn't turbocharge mine again if I knew what I do now, if that means anything to you...
 

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I will definetly continue to autocross when my turbo goes in. Of course, I will take it much easier when shifting.


Graham
 

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Legacy turbo @5psi (most times)

Stock clutch and tranny. Got about 7-8k turbo miles.

Auto-x and rally-x both.

Clutch slips a little when it is real cold out (I'm guessing extra power) and if you nail it in 5th.

So far so good on the gears.
 

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On stock tranny and clutch but makes it no fun. :)

Eric
 

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subachad said:
I accidently voted wrong. My clutch is actually stock. Slips a little, but I'd rather have the clutch slipping than popping my gears. Read some of the articles on Autospeed.com and you'll see a 12 second WRX that once replaced the stock clutch, soon had to replace many trannies.
Chad -- so i take it your 1.8 tranny is OK even with the additional power, provided you let the clutch take the brunt of the damage?
 

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My tranny is fine other than some bad syncros in second. I'm on the second clutch and it's about due for a replacement. For the next clutch, I'll try a bigger flywheel designed for an RS and a stock RS clutch. The current clutch has lasted about 40,000 miles and though it does slip some, it's been good to me.

Chad
93 1.8T
 
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