They've reportedly strengthened the case significantly, which was the cause of WRX trans failures... case flex, which would lead to misalignment and breakage. The Forester XT I believe has the same case and it's been stout.
Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
At least that tranny doesn't break, unlike the standard WRX variant.
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