Originally Posted by MSMStannyl
Not to hijack this thread but as a first time Subaru owner with my 2011 WRX, I do have a question. I also Googled the STI TS to see what the spoiler was about. The C&D article that I came across made mention of it having the same 2.0L Turbo that the regular J-Spec STI's have. Is that a typo? The J-Spec's use 2.0L instead of 2.5L yet they seem to make the same horsepower? Just curious if someone can fill me in.
Apparently if you get the STI TS in automatic (WHY?!?) you get a "downgraded" 2.5L! Interesting...
EDIT: By the way, I should add that while the TS spoiler does look really good, it being $600 is freakin crazy!! Technically, it should be just as easy to make and attach as the $49 ebay spoiler that this thread is about!
Yes, the JDM STi gets a 2.0L known as the EJ207. It's a hell of a motor. It's factory twin scroll and strong as hell. I've seen them take a boatload more abuse than any EJ255/EJ257 in a USDM WRX/STi. The heads are also designed much better.
I think the main reason we don't get them in the states is two fold. 1) The US loves torque and displacement and 2) it's hard to make the 2.0L meet the US's strick pollution standards and still have the power output necessary to sell an STi.