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  1. short throw shifter for manual transmission

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    I used to have an '06 Scion tC with the five speed. I added the TRD short shift kit which was great. I see TRD has a couple of these for the FR-S/86. Any experience and recommendations on what to get? You could say I am trying to shorten the throw distance when shifting. Thank you in advance...
  2. BRZ Rev matching

    Subaru BRZ Engine and Technical Discussion
    I just purchased my first car on Saturday, a new rally blue 2015 BRZ premium!! I've been driving stick for about a year now, and had not learned of rev matching until today. I usually just downshift by pushing the clutch, shifting down one gear, and slowly letting up on the clutch, so that the...
  3. Possible New BRZ Owner!

    New Member Introductions
    So we are considering either a 2015 BRZ or 2015 WRX. We have driven both a few times at our dealership and are still debating. I think we had more fun driving the BRZ than the WRX overall - it felt sportier, shifting through the gears felt more positive and engaging, and the seats and pedals...
  4. Less than 250 miles and shifting to 1st & 2nd feels a little hard...normal???

    Subaru BRZ Problems, Recalls and Troubleshooting
    Hello, I just bought a 2015 BRS Limited in white pearl and I'm a little worried. 1) When I drove off the lot with 6 miles, shifting was crazy smooth. 220 miles later and shifting isn't quite as smooth anymore. Shifting is "feeling" a little "harder" in 1st and 2nd gear and I'm feeling/hearing a...
  5. Newbie female with a manual 2015 BRZ

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I just bought a manual 2015 BRZ Limited in white pearl. Although I have driven stick shift cars before, this is the first time I have ever bought a BRAND NEW CAR and first time I have ever committed to driving a stick shift car full time. So needles to say, I already have a million...
  6. Possible Snychro Issues + Dealership Hook Up

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    Hello All, Thought I'd share a couple things about my experience with my possible "synchro issue". So, I had the dreaded 2nd gear crunch and replaced fluid in the rear diff and tranny pumpkin. Used extra s fluid. Didn't resolve this issue. Now, after this I about flipped. Called my dealership...
  7. Want a BRZ but Issues?

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    Hello, I finally test drove an awesome 2013 BRZ sport-tech (made in Mar '12) and really, really like this car. Decent performance stock, great driving position, awesome style of course! But the only thing stopping me are many of the reported issues such as the "rough idle", etc... Again, I'm new...
  8. some tips for a new driver

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    Hi Friends, I recently got myself a manual white brz and am loving it so far. I did drive manuals before but after looking at lot of forum posts I am conflicted with a lot of questions, hopefully someone here can help me with the answers. 1) I am very slow at shifting it seems, since...
  9. 2014 WRB sport tech

    New Member Introductions
    Been wanting a WRX since 2002, but had just bought a Suzuki Esteem wagon in 2001( 5 & 7 yr old kids at the time). 300,000 km later it was time to pass the car to my youngest(we will time share in winter). As soon as I heard about the BRZ a few yrs back, it's what I wanted. So I got it. So far, 5...
  10. Automatic vs Manual

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    I'm going to go purchase a 2014 this upcoming weekend. I have the choice of manual and automatic in the colo that I want. My only question is...does it matter which one I get (aside from price.) Will I be missing out on anything if I get the automatic? I commute every day, so driving it would be...
  11. Things to look out for in 2014 BRZ

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    I'm close to buying a 2014 Subaru BRZ Limited. But I've been reading a lot about the issues on the car. Besides looking out for: 1. Chirping idle noise 2. Clunky shifting in 2nd/3rd gear 3. Rear deck rattle 4. Idle drop Anything else I should keep an eye out for if I'm able to pick and choose...
  12. Trouble Shifting Into 2nd Gear

    Subaru BRZ Problems, Recalls and Troubleshooting
    I have a '13 BRZ with a manual transmission and less than 2k miles. I am having a problem where when it is cold outside and I just started the car it is nearly impossible to move the shifter into 2nd gear. I have no problem going into 1 or an other gear but going 1 to 2 or 3 to 2 I have to...
  13. Break In

    Subaru BRZ Engine and Technical Discussion
    I'm currently breaking in right now, I've gone over 4000 rpm a couple of times by accident and sloppy shifting once in a while. should i be worried? this is the first manual car i've owned and havent driven stick in a few years. I'm just concerned it will mess the car up! I've been trying to...
  14. New member

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, just picked up my MY '13 BRZ Limited 6spd manual in black this past Tuesday. Loving it so far. Coming from a 08 S2000 that I had for 4 years. No downside from stepping into the BRZ from the S.:) The BRZ reminds me a lot of my 07 RX-8 but with better gas mileage. Took a long drive after...
  15. New Product: ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits Including a Prolite Flywheel

    Max Performance Automotive
    ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits Including a Prolite Flywheel for the 2013 Subaru BRZ Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Xtreme clutch kits for the 2013 Subaru BRZ. ACT’s new clutch kits for these applications include an Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of a street or race disc, a...
  16. New Product: ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits w/Streetlite Flywheel

    Max Performance Automotive
    ACT Releases Xtreme Clutch Kits Including a Streetlite Flywheel for the 2013 Subaru BRZ Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Xtreme clutch kits for the 2013 Subaru BRZ. ACT’s new clutch kits for these applications include an Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of a street or race disc, a...
  17. First Manual Transmission: Looking for advice

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    Sup, i'm new to this forum, i recently purchased a grey '13 brz limited and it's my first manual. i've taken a few lessons from a friend on his mazda and thought it was actually pretty easy to drive. unfortunately i feel like i'm almost going backwards with the brz and am looking for...
  18. 5th gear synchro issue

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    Well guys, I've got about 7500 miles on the car now and it looks like I've got an issue with the gearbox. It's gotten steadily worse since I bought the car with 4 miles on it. 5th gear has always seemed resistant to quick upshifts and especially downshifts from 6th gear at highway speeds. It's...
  19. Drove the the dragon (Tail of the Dragon, TN)

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    I drove to Tennessee from Michigan and drove the dragon on Tuesday, April 2nd. Got there around 9:30am. Perfect! beautiful, crisp morning. First several runs I saw maybe 1 vehicle. The foliage wasn't filled in which maybe made it slightly less scenic, but made it easier to see what was...
  20. 200 Miles Driven This Weekend - BRZ Impressions

    Subaru BRZ General Discussion Forum
    The family was away so I got a lot of time in the car this weekend. Did a mix of highway and city driving and ran some errands. 1. I was stopped 4 times in different parking lots. People are not afraid to come up to you and ask about the car. It all starts with "I was reading about this...
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