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I gotta do the sunroof thing. Just crossed the SRT-4 off my list cuz it ain't an option.

Can anyone tell me if this will be an option for the STI?
 

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ummm nope. btw, srt-4 and sti have a pretty big price gap between them, for some reason that strikes an odd note to me why you'd be considering those two given their large price differences (not to mention performance differences). so in short, i guess you'll have to cross the sti off your list because NO SUNROOF!!!!!! too bad.
P.S. the '04 wrx is going to get a moon roof.
 

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EvoKillerSTI! said:
Can anyone tell me if this will be an option for the STI?
from what i've read, a sunroof is a non-option because there is a cross member/brace where the sunroof would be.

will the evo have a sunroof option??
 

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4MLA1FN - I don't think that's the reason, after all, it will be an option on the '04 WRX. The cross member is behind the sunroof. The reason it's not on the STi is that it would add unnecessary weight.
 

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4MLA1FN said:
from what i've read, a sunroof is a non-option because there is a cross member/brace where the sunroof would be.
That's what the Suby dealer told me too....but it's either not true, or two things have happened. One, a guy here in town had his frame cut to have one put in and two, Subaru has decided to do the same by offering them as options.
 

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MSRP letter from Valley Motors, MD

no sunroof..and good thing too. Not only does it add weight, but it takes away from the structural rigidity..

For those looking at things like a sunroof and leather for the STi..then "you just don't get it"
 

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Amen brother - this car is about "go fast" so anything added to the car that does not add to performance (or just look damn cool) is counterproductive. And like was said, the sunroof adds un-needed weight, reduces torsional rigidity, and only serves as something that can malfunction, leak, fade your interior (turn your rich blue escaine to powder blue), and burn your ass when sitting in traffic. I believe in creature comforts like cruise, air, power accessories, and stereo for commuting, but sunroof, and leather for that matter, just causes more concerns in operation, quality, and appearance upkeep. If you want a sunroof and leather, drop a larger wad and get an M3 (or M5), and hope that you never encounter an STi on the road so you don't have to stare at its taillights as they fade into the distance.
 

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SnowbordrWRX said:
4MLA1FN - I don't think that's the reason, after all, it will be an option on the '04 WRX. The cross member is behind the sunroof. The reason it's not on the STi is that it would add unnecessary weight.
wait, do we know that the sti is using the same frame as the wrx? i was under the impression was strengthened. (hmm. then again, that would add weight. but then again, they've reduced weight in other parts of the car, perhaps to compensate.) oh, i dunno. i thought i saw a pic with a brace that was quite far forward. i'll try to dig it up.

[minutes later...]

found it:

http://www.subaru.net./events/2003/Detroit/pages/P1070038.htm

this very likley the wrx frame though, so i'd better acquiesce.
 

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Strengthened, definitely. That doesn't necessarily mean they added cross members...they simply could have thickened up existing members and used stronger materials, which is what I believe was done.
 

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It doesn't even necessarily mean thickening existing members. A chassis can be strengthened just by seam-welding. This is what the Lancer/Cedia goes through to become an Evo. It does add weight, but I doubt it's as much as what you would get by adding members or thickening existing structure.

If the STi has a seam-welded chassis compared to the regular WRX, then all the better for stiffness and handling. The WRX has already been praised for it's great torsional stiffness, which was one of the major goals for the change from the GC8/old-style Impreza, even with the weight penalty.
 

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It would be awesome if the STi truly was seam-welded but I doubt it is.
 

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I'm not so sure about this. There was a big argument about it on i-club. If you have to cut braces to add the roof, then yeah it decreases torsional rigidity of the car. However, if it can go between them then the decrease is utterly neglibable. How's torsional rigidity on the "Lancer Premium" ?
 

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Considering the new Impreza body is supposed to be 300% more rigid than the previous generation, I'm not sure what more they can do for the STi. But I guess there's always room for improvement.
 
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