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Here it is:
"Despite the savage facelift, Subaru is keen to point out that the really meaningful modifications are under the metal, with the most significant a more efficient turbo similar to the one used in the legendary Evolution VII. This newly fitted turbo has smaller turbines and works in conjunction with a revised exhaust system which divides boost pressure before feeding it evenly to both sides of the 2.0-litre flat-four engine. "

Then this:
"The extra stability comes from a significant redesign of the suspension and axles. Up front, the arrangement is moved 15mm forward to improve rigidity." (STi Spec C)

I wish SOA would put an end to all the rumor with an official statement. Two months left.
 

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Ya know, I have been wondering. All the EVO fans say how great the EVO compared to the STi in comparisons. Actaully the ones I have read/seen rate them pretty close. Anyway are there any new reviews/comparoes with the new STi? The new imporvements I have read/heard about should make a big difference when comparing the new STi with the EVO.
 

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I would sure hope that the new STi can equal or beat the Evo VII considering the Evo VII came out in January 2001. That's almost 2 years!
 

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Well, it will be the Evo8 not 7 that we will get..but yeah I think the STi should be on par..especially if neither car has any electronic handling wizards. That was one of the things that helped the Evo out so much (AYC and ADC).

I don't mind that we won't get the DCCD, but the twin scroll and all the new stuff with the face-lift are much appreciated! Yeah, only 2 months left...argh! :x
 

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It might end up being just Lancer Evolution. No numbers, at least in the US.
Really? I haven't heard that. Well, whatever Mitsu wants to do.

Yeah, give us the bread and butter pieces that make the STi what it is..and I'll be happy as a clam!!!
 

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Sure, wanting the DCCD and basing the purchase on whether the STi will be worth the money w/o it are two different things in my book. I think DCCD would be SUHWEET, but I won't cry if we don't get it... :D
 

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Really? I haven't heard that. Well, whatever Mitsu wants to do.
Yeah I read it somewhere. It went something like people who didn't know would wonder/ask what happened to 1-7.

As for the DCCD, I too hope it makes it. I don't know if I would get it though. One thing I would like to have would be the HID's. :eek:
 

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The Rock says both! :)
As for the DCCD, I too hope it makes it. I don't know if I would get it though. One thing I would like to have would be the HID's
I agree..don't know if I would want DCCD b/c of repair issues..maybe I'm justr scared of something I'm not too familiar with. but yes..I agree 110%..the HIDS would be a "must have."
 

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versus comparo

The twin scroll is an oe must; likely most STI's will be everyday cars in stop and go traffic where any turbo lag will "feel" amplified.
IMO the pretty [or ugly] dress-up stuff can be easily installed/removed.


Does NA drivers really need an adjustable center diff?
 

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If, for some reason we didn't get the twin-scroll turbo, how difficult would that be to fit it? I mean, we're talking the turbo, and the piping that works with the twin-scroll turbo right??

I'm not worried about the dress-up stuff. Heck, I am not even that worried about the seats and stuff like that. I'm into form over function and you can always buy nice Sparco, Momo, etc seats and nice wheels, etc. Although, I have heard that the OEM STi wheels are a very strong and light design. I've heard around 16-17lbs for the 17"ers..maybe that's inaccurate..
 

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Obviously there is nothing easier than re-tuning a detuned car, but I think you'd run into ECU/fuel issues if you ended up switching to the twin scroll. Otherwise, everything should bolt up nice.

Let's just cross our fingers on the twin scroll so we don't have to worry about it!
 
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