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CERTAINLY NOT ME. :)

A semi-closed deck 2.5L with all the regular STi trimmings (sodium-filled exhuast valves, hollow intake valves, strengthened pistons, crank, etc), lower compression pistons (maybe around 8:1) WOULD ABSOLUTELY KICK ASS!! :) :D THe WRX guys couldn't beat thier "I'll just mod mine to go as fast" drum. ;) The RS-T guys would no longer have any foot to stand on. ;)

But there are people out there saying that it goes against the heritage of the car, etc, etc.

All I am saying, is if come January 6 we have a 2.5STi, then I won't be complaining at all. How about you??
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Nor will I. It certainly would be added benefit off boost & would help with overall torque.

Either way, I'm sure the car will rock.

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Emanon...

hmm im curious to if that really will happen but who knows :) I wouldnt really care either way but i would prefer getting what the rest of the world is :) sucks that USA always have to be different
 

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Not that it will probably happen, but I hope they have to go with the 2.5L engine to pass California emissions standards ... just imagine the power that a chip upgrade ALONE could add to a de-tuned 2.5L STi! If Prodrive gets 300hp on a UK-spec 2.0L STi by swapping the ECU, one catalytic converter and a muffler, it stands to reason that a 2.5L engine with similar mods could add at least as much power--and maybe more, depending on the U.S. STi's stock state of tune. Even with a twin-scroll turbo, for overall torque there is still no replacement for displacement. :D

I think that'll be enough to console me about breaking with the WRC heritage of the STi ... IMHO rally heritage is in the power, handling and styling, not in the displacement of the engine. But that's just me.
 

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I'm still not sure how I feel. One of the reasons I wanted the STi was its 2.0 liter engine pumping out gobs of power. If we get the 2.5, it better have 300 BHP or more stock.
 
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Concern number 1:
I don't want a car that has been well designed by STi to be redesigned during the twelfth hour of emissions testing by the California Air Resources Board, or the EPA, or any other State, or Federal Agency. (PS: I don't know that this has happened, I am just concerned.)

The issue as I see it.
Is the engine and car an "STi" by emblem only, or is it an STi by design intent and flawless execution of meeting high performance standards, like only STi can?

I am not married to the 2.0, or the 2.5 liter. Just give me an engine that STi engineers are pleased with. Then I will be happy as a clam, that is until the Prodrive engineers tweak it. Then I might want to... but that is for another post.
 

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STi by Emblem, or by Design?

As long as it stays reliable and doesnt cause any problems im happy :D
 

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IFF (figure it out) the STi were to come as a 2.5, the only people that would be unhappy would be those outside of NA that only got the 2.0L. My money is on the 2.2L.....as far as rumors go.

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:D inside source tells me its final that we are getting the 2.0l turbo!!!!!

no need for a 2.5 2.0 will make me happy expecially BOOOOOOST!!!!!
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so i hope this helps you guys with the knowledge!!!
 

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Tb311 said:
As long as it stays reliable and doesnt cause any problems im happy :D
This is where I stand also, but only if the 2.5 isn't some crap they just through in at the last second to make it pass US emissions. If the 2.5 is on par with the 2.0 in quality then I would think that the better displacment would allow higher HP safely....right??? :-?
 

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I'm with most, as long as the engineering is up to par and the reliability is up to or surpasses the current STI then I will be happy.
 
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