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Wow this is a tough one...hmm...

-Recaro SRD front seats with same awesome black/blue color scheme.
-FRONT MOUNT INTERCOOLER and no hood scoop.
-Vented hood
-ball bearing turbo and it never hurts to have more hp!
-Darker blue color available(like bmw M5 lemans blue metallic)
-LOWER CURB WEIGHT(3250 lbs is too high for me!)

I am used to sports cars with low curb weights. MY Type R was 2650 stock and 2500 lbs tuned and lightened, and my RX-7 is 2600 lbs after being moded and tuned. The S2000 i'm picking up is only 2810 lbs. So the Sti's 3250 lbs is quite high to me. but its still better than comparable cars like the M3 and Mustang cobra i guess.
 

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Ball bearing turbos have less friction, so they tend to pinwheel faster than a journal bearing turbo would. It means less lag, quicker spool up, and cooler operation.

My wish list:
Power much better than quoted.
a call on May 1st saying mine will be ready June 1st.
MSRP.
Power on oversteer.
Neutral braking.
0.95 g.
One week of vacation.
No traffic.
 

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amdmaxx said:
what r advantages of ball-bearing turbos?
BTW, STi will have that, check out PDF from media.subaru.com
The PDF said "high-boost turbocharger", but I couldn't find any mention of a ball-bearing unit.

I did, however, see that the block is getting cast iron cylinder liners. Hadn't seen that before. This thing is ready for some serious power.
 

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Forged is better for moving parts, like rods and pistons, where hardness is a benefit. But to get hardness, you have to sacrifice ductility, which is why throwing a rod is such a catastrophic event. Cast iron is better for blocks because it is more ductile, which means it is tougher (can take more abuse), and it seals better. The EVO has a cast iron block engine.
 
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