Well it could happen sooner than you'd think :17: Seeing as how Subaru finally mated the STi 6-speed with the H6-3.0, the usage of the 6-speed could spread throughout the model line. The thing that gets me is that for the Outback XT Subaru is using a "Reinforced" 5-speed manual. I don't quite get that seeing as how the 2.5L Turbo in the OBXT is pretty much the same as the one in the Impreza STi and it would be much more feasible just to use the STi 6-speed especially seeing as how they just put it with the H6. The reinforced 5-speed may be cheaper than the 6-speed although if the 6-speed where used more throughout the model line, costs would go down for it and it would improve the cars. Thats just my take and I don't really know or understand why Subaru wouldn't follow this strategy.Jondalar said:Yeah, pity they don't put the 6sp from the WRX in it. Personally I have owned 1 turbo car and never will have another, much prefer a good DOHC motor, but that's just me. :8:
Did you have a bad experience with a turbo?Jondalar said:Yeah, pity they don't put the 6sp from the WRX in it. Personally I have owned 1 turbo car and never will have another, much prefer a good DOHC motor, but that's just me. :8:
Owned a Mazda MX6 turbo, 1992 model, was a very scarey car even though it only had a 'mild' turbo, there was pronounced lag, basically never knew what level of power you were going to get, and believe me the turbo suddenly kicking in mid corner on a FWD coupe is not fun. Sure it would've been better in a manual, but the experience just put me off turbo's, specially seeing as with a good multi-valve engine there's just as much power(well almost) and a more predictable delivery, also I hate the sound of turbo engine, specially WRX's with modded exhausts, heard better sounding lawnmowers Actually that MX6 is what put me off dark interiors too, maybe I need to see a car therapist? :roadtrip:injektilo said:
Did you have a bad experience with a turbo?
I totally agree with Chris on this, a friend of mine once had a V6 MX-6 and it was a blast! I've never seen a Turbo Mazda I've really liked anyway, they should stick to rotary enginesLosiho said:Well, all I can say is you got the wrong model ! The REAL MX-6 is the V6 model
Simple mods, huh Chris? Yea... Right!Losiho said:HPC coated KLZE IM, HPC coated H/S CAI & intake elbow, 65mm Bored TB, 2.5" Mandrel cat back exhaust, IM & TB Phenos, PRD STS, DBA x drilled & slotted rotors, Bendix Ultimate Pads, 18mm Whiteline rear sway bar, Ractive Rear strut brace, Autotechnica Mach 3 leather steering wheel, Pioneer DEH-P 7050, Pioneer CDX-P630S, Focal 165K2s, Alpine SWR304D, Alpine V12 MRV-T503, Alpine V12 MRV-F407.
With those simple mods above, performance is sooo much better to.
Hey now, you Aussies have been getting all the good stuff for years now! Its about time us fat-arse Yankees started getting the cream of the cropLosiho said:And boo hiss CC, you guys get the Outback XT, we don't !