15' wrx cvt

Discussion in 'Member Journals & Project Build Stories' started by Firestorm_86, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Firestorm_86

    Firestorm_86 New Member

    15' wrb wrx cvt

    Hey guys,

    So this is our first WRX. Our, being, it's really my wife's. The only way a WRX was an acceptable option was if we got the auto. And I didn't want another Altima.

    After driving it back from Huntsville, I got used to how the CVT shifted. The Sport # in CVT and manu-matic is actually kind nice.




    No plans to do anything to it in the near future, except for maybe the exhaust since it drones with the CVT.

    Got a hold of some BBS STI wheels... Love their look.

    Eventually I'll do an intake and tune...
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
  2. Sparta

    Sparta Active Member

    Looks good! Is that your FRS?
  3. Firestorm_86

    Firestorm_86 New Member

    Yup! (Almost) Subie family.
  4. Matt

    Matt Think before you post Staff Member Supporting Member

    to change the size of the image, simply append "?tags" at the end of the imgur link. not the image link, but the regular link.

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  5. Mike@TSM

    Mike@TSM Member

    Looks awesome man! Congrats :)
  6. superhawk28

    superhawk28 Member

    Nice car. Watch out for the rod issue on the CVT's!
  7. Firestorm_86

    Firestorm_86 New Member

    Rod issue?
  8. superhawk28

    superhawk28 Member

    Dig around Nasioc. Many CVT cars are blowing engines.....likely due to sustained periods of high revs and monkeying around.
  9. Firestorm_86

    Firestorm_86 New Member

    Interesting. I know the programming is different on these vs the CVT's in the other models. I'd hope the CVT in the WRX (and Forester XT) is a bit beefier than in the lower powered models.

    Sport # is aggressive, and holds 'gears'/ratios if you give it 50%+ throttle, 8 in manual mode.
    Sport is about 500-700rpm lower, and holds 'gears'/ratios at 50%+ throttle, 6 in manual mode.
    Intelligent does the 'normal' CVT thing where it smoothly goes up and down.

    My wife doesn't beat it, so I'm not too concerned about it's reliability for the next 5+ years. If it does break, she'll be getting her next Subaru and I'll just drop the manual in it.

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