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What are some questions we need to ask other than pricing?

Here are some questions I have:
1. Is there a twin scroll turbo? If not, will it be an optional upgrade?
2. Fuel economy
3. Trunk pass through or 60/40 fold down? Is there a lock on either?
4. Iridium or platinum-tipped plugs?
5. 0-60 and 1/4-mile times
6. Colors!!
7. STi wagon??

Anything else? please add :)
 

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According to the letter in the Western Region Preview, Prodrive USA has apparently already been established: "Representatives from Prodrive USA will be there with a Prodrive-equipped WRX and can give you information on enhancement parts that they offer. L.A.-based Easy Street Motorosports will also have a car on display at the event."

The East Street car will probably be the 740 HP one that is featured in this months issue of Turbo Magazine! Can't wait to see what they can do to the STi :)
 
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Weight?
Weight Distribution?
STi Options Brochure?
Wheel colors?
Stainless Steel Brake lines?
Does it require an F1 license to drive? :lol:
 

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1) Weight?
2) Redline? With a torque peak as high as 4000, redline better be at least 8k. I would have thought a 2.5L would yield good torque lower down in the power band.
3) Price?
4) Twin Scroll?
5) How many cats?
6) What happened to the FRONT & REAR Suretrac LSDs? Will a front LSD be an option?
 

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SnowbordrWRX : why you care so much about what kind of spark plugs it has? :) just curious on that one.

i would agree on the weight and price being the two key factors, knowing if it has steel brake lines would be cool too :) but that isnt too hard to install so :)
 

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Don't get me wrong. I am just as excited as the next guy, but I can't shake this eerie feeling that something could go horribly wrong.

Does anyone know if the 2.5 L engine in the US STi has been used elsewhere? Is it a scaled up 2.0 L, or a reinforced version of the NA 2.5 L in the base Impreza model? Either way I have to question the possible reliability of what seems to be a brand new engine.

In the same spirit, is the DCCD a brand new system as well, or has it been tried and tested in some consumer market?

I am always wary of buying the first year of a newly developed model line. The WRX had been tested around the world for years, and the engine's reliability is legend. I just don't get the same comfortable feeling about this new engine. Please help.
 

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I didn't really say anything, but

Don't quote me on this, but until I know for sure, my guess is that the 2.5 liter engine in the new US STi is either a bored or stroked (or both) version of the 2.0 closed deck engine in the non-US STis. The reason I say this is because it is very unlikely Subaru designed a totally new block just for this market.

If memory serves, the current closed deck engine has a bore/stroke of 92/75mm. The famous 22B car had a bore/stroke of 96.9/75mm. This bumped the displacement from 1,994cc to 2,212cc. I can see our engine being a combination of a little larger bore and a little larger stroke, maybe 97/78mm or so. If this is the case, there should be no worries about durability or reliability. Additionally, the weight difference will be negligible.

Just my $0.02.

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yxan2 - I'm curious as to what plugs are stock. If they're iridium, that's one more thing I don't have to upgrade. Yeah, although it wouldn't be too hard to install the plugs...but with the horizontal engine, they are a bit harder to reach than say a V6 or an in-line 4...I got short arms :lol:
 

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Agent Chobos -

From the 2004 Impreza WRX STi Press Release on impreza.subaru.com:

"Impreza WRX STi employs a new Suretrac® limited-slip front differential and a mechanical limited-slip rear differential. The Suretrac differential is a gearless unit that responds to a torque differential between left and right wheels to increase traction and reduce understeer."
 

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i think they said the tach goes up to 9k.....??? well anyways something i do wanna know is, is there any sort of speakers in the car??? or is it completely non system less lol??? and what rims are gonna be options and stock???? As well as the UPGRADES to the car??????? and the waurntee issue of the stock form and if purchased upgrades either from prodrive or an aftermarket supplier, is the waurntee going to be voided??????

i think thats about all i wanna know well besdies all the other goodies...

oh yea the gauges, are there gonn be any a-pillar gauge pods or is it gonna be like the WRX style pods on the dash????


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besides what was already mentioned, I would like to know:

-stock boost pressure (at various RPMs if acclicable)
-gear ratios


so when are we going to get the answer to all these questions??
 

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jbhebert said:
Don't quote me on this, but until I know for sure, my guess is that the 2.5 liter engine in the new US STi is either a bored or stroked (or both) version of the 2.0 closed deck engine in the non-US STis. The reason I say this is because it is very unlikely Subaru designed a totally new block just for this market.
I think the 2.5 is a new block. There have been several posts on NASIOC hinting that SOJ has had a 2.5T "on the shelf". Also, it seems to be well known that a 2.5T is going into the next Legacy/Baja (& Forester?). It's a new engine for the bigger cars, tuned up & crammed into the compact model. Either way, I don't think it shares much, if anything, with the existing 2.5 from the RS; i.e. this is not just a RS engine with a turbo. I believe it's an engine designed for forced induction from the beginning.

Oh, and here's another question for SoA regarding specs: What's the compression ratio? (Read: How boost-friendly will the STi be?) 8)
 

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So does anyone know when we can expect answers to any of these questions? I know for pricing the current rumors are sometime between next week and May....

Just to refresh, things I'd still like to know are:

Colors?
Weight?
Allocation?
Wheels?
Option Pricing?
MSRP?
Pro Drive Parts?
An alternative to the god awful rice-wing?
Engine Source? (i.e. is this a turbo charged RS, a bored and stroked 2.0, a whole new engine)
Compression Ratio?
Emissions Rating?
Estimated Fuel Economy?
Warranty Information? (the same as all other subarus presumably?)

If any of the insiders reading this board can provide answers to any of these questions, or at least let us know when we can expect to know this info it would be greatly appreciated as always :).
 

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I am number one on the list in Delaware. My dealer called today after talking with the Subaru reps. He said the available colors are: Blue, Black and Silver. (I chose black).

Still no firm price. :D
 

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I emailed the salesperson I had been working with and this is what he said. There will be four colors. Blue, Black, White, and Silver. The Blue car will get gold wheels and the other three get silver wheels. I'm in northwest Ohio and the dealer said their allocation looks good because they had more sold orders than anyone else in their region. He did not know what number they were going to get, but simply that they will get the most for their region. Last I know I was #3 so hopefully they will get at least that many. Also he said the vehicles will arrive between March and April. I wish I new for sure that I was getting one, but I guess I will have to wait a bit longer.
 
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