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Old 01-11-2001, 08:20 PM   #1
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Post What's the diff on front end suspension between WRX sedan and wagon?

Obviously they are different and why?

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Old 01-11-2001, 09:17 PM   #2
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I've heard the front is the same.
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Old 01-11-2001, 09:21 PM   #3
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longer arms & drive shaft's on the WRX.
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Old 01-11-2001, 09:38 PM   #4
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longer drive shafts on the sedan than the wagon.

Just clearing up what WRX PILOT said since they're both WRX's

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Old 01-11-2001, 10:43 PM   #5
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So are you saying that the front track on the sedan is wider that that of the wagon?
 
Old 01-12-2001, 12:10 AM   #6
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here is direct info from an official new WRX brochure: (just picked it up today )

Track: front/rear
sedan 58.5/58.3
wagon 57.7/57.3

Overall Width/height
sedan 68.1/56.7
wagon 66.7/58.5

Curb weight (lbs.): manual/automatic
sedan 3085/3140
wagon 3165/3220

What else you wanna know?
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Old 01-12-2001, 12:13 AM   #7
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well, that settles that one!
WRX is wider for obvious reasons.
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Old 01-12-2001, 12:30 AM   #8
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Um, they are both WRX's dude. Same engine, same tranny. Jsut slightly different suspension set ups.

Overall i dont think 1 inch, and 100 pounds will make that much of a difference. Although the higher hight of the wagon may add some top heavyness. But like i said in another thread, it doesnt really matter, cause even then you can smoke a Civic Si in a grocery getter.
 
Old 01-12-2001, 07:46 PM   #9
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i'm not sure if that 1" does or doesn't include the mandatory roof rails on the wagon. I wish they'd at least make those things optional; where does it say that all wagons have to have freakin roof racks?
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Old 01-12-2001, 09:06 PM   #10
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I am not entirely sure of the NA car but in the rest of the world the sedan has aluminum front suspension arms and the WRX wagon doesn't.

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Old 01-12-2001, 11:38 PM   #11
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Mel, thats an interesting bit of info.

I think the only way to really figure it all out will be to go to the dealer, and go over the car with a fine tooth comb once they get them in.
 
Old 01-13-2001, 03:05 AM   #12
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Mel - SOA's WRX site references the aluminum control arms for the sedan. It's a done deal.

FYI - The latest issue of EVO states that the wagon feels better balanced than the sedan. The theory is that the extra weight in the rear evens the F/R ratio.
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:57 AM   #13
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can anyone that went to Detroit verify the swingarms on the sedan and wagon? are the sedan's swingarms aluminum? what about the wagon's swingarms?

i can only find info on 'front wide track' on Subaru's webpage. there is no info on the swingarms themselves.

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