Originally posted by specul8r
Funny. Here's the reply that I just received from SOA today on the subject:
Subject: RE: Product Information (E-mail #609767) - CHECK WITH TECH 1/26
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 11:03:04 -0500
I apologize for the extreme delay in getting back to you. Your
appreciated. I have received confirmation that the US WRX STi Sedan
are forged aluminum.
Thanks for the opportunity to be of assistance. If you need any future
assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Subaru of America, Inc.
From: Subaru of America, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: Product Information (E-mail #609767) -
CHECK WITH TECH 1/26
Axis Power Racing just tore down a UDSM 2.5 STi motor, and
had the pistons analyzed. Here's what they said: "It's a cast
piston. I took it to CP and had them check it out and that's what they
me. They couldn't tell if it was hyper or just plain cast but it's def.
forged." Can you please check with someone in engineering, and clarify
issue for me. I love the car, but need to have correct information. I
bought the vehicle based on information provided at the Subaru website.
information that you can provide will be most appreciated. Keep up the
Asking a customer service rep about thechnical details is never a good idea.
See if he will give you an email to a design or applications engineer for the car.
The question of cast or forged to a customer service rep is like going in to a cell phone store and asking the person behind the counter what WCDMA is.