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Old 06-26-2007, 03:52 PM   #26
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hahaha can't wait to laugh at the 08+ owners. hahaha Def. not a REAL Subaru...
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:53 PM   #27
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Well not a big fan of the body design, however I'm curious about how the double wishbone will ride. Might have to arrange a test drive. Nice pic though...is that down at Carillon Point?
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #28
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...is that down at Carillon Point?
Close... La Jolla, San Diego, Ca.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:57 PM   #29
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I just moved half of my belongings to my new house in my little 03 TS. Any thoughts or numbers on the interior cargo space in this hatch version? Bigger wheelbase and more rear legroom should equal quite a bit more cargo capacity, right?
umm maybe you should buy a truck.
Man subaru has gone to crap, hope they straighten out in the next few years,friggin toyota.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:00 PM   #30
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Haha, yea not to far from Kirkland The fire lane and the cement pillars there reminded me of the CP turnaround. Should have known that it wasnt...it's sunny in the pic.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:10 PM   #31
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Even if it is, trust me, you won't notice. This last winter there was no difference between how my RS (open rear diff) and the WRX drove on snow/ice. And they both are identical when I practice rallying in the dirt.
I tend to agree. Tires > LSD on snow and ice. I'm anxious to see the car in person, as I'm in the minority thinking that the pictures look to be an improvement in terms of styling.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:15 PM   #32
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im starting to like it
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:21 PM   #33
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bleh.. the car is still ugly as sin in person.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:22 PM   #34
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im just gna get an evo now.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #35
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Yes, I was told, specifically, the Mitsubishi TD04 with a max boost of 11.9psi. That was as of last Thursday.

All of the facts in this report are either from the press kit or answers to specific questions from Subaru engineers or product reps.
Well that is unfortunate, wont make the great Stage 2 numbers like the LGT.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:38 PM   #36
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It has to have VDC to meet federal standards. So they traded the cost of the LSD for it. Good move given the constraints of a federal regulation and cost.

Still think the MS3 is going to kick it's butt in 90% of the circumstances, though.
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:54 PM   #37
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The gauges sweep and light up red...very nice!
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:06 PM   #38
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I asked about VDC on the 5MT and the reply was "Yes, the 5-speed also has VDC." Since I didn't think that was possible, I apparently need to do more reading on this.

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Is there an off switch for the VDC?
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:11 PM   #39
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Is there an off switch for the VDC?
Yes, there is an "off" switch.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:15 PM   #40
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Yes, there is an "off" switch.

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Old 06-26-2007, 05:21 PM   #41
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at least there are some turbo options for this setup already. Tdc has been making an 18g for the legacys at about 600 or 700 with the exchange of your stock turbo.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:22 PM   #42
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No rear LSD? A nanny VDC running in the backround? Bland (ugly) stlying? Plastic intake manifold? Plastic Intercooler end tanks?

No thanks.. no thank you at all. ill pass on this one.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #43
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thankfully i live outside the US and will be purchasing the JDM models!!! the new US federal regulations are ruining great cars . dont get me wrong i love the states, i just hate what the government is doing!!!
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:30 PM   #44
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I really dont care much bout snow or gravel.. i worry about tarmac performance which is what we use the wrx for 99% of the time. Open Diff = funky handling characteristics... trust me, i had the 03 evo with an open front diff... mundo uncool.. even with the electronic wizadry of the evo..
Open diff in rear may hurt the initial acceleration of the car too..


What are the operating parameters/inputs to the VDC ? What is the output (cut engine power, electronic braking etc..)?
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:37 PM   #45
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at least there are some turbo options for this setup already. Tdc has been making an 18g for the legacys at about 600 or 700 with the exchange of your stock turbo.
Except the VF40 is not on the 08 WRX so that 18G step up isnt available, and the VF40/18G doesnt net much power increase but it does allow people get upgrade turbos w/o changing manifolds.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #46
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What are the operating parameters/inputs to the VDC ? What is the output (cut engine power, electronic braking etc..)?
Adjusts torque split on the fly, applies individual brakes and decreases engine power as necessary.

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Old 06-26-2007, 06:04 PM   #47
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The VDC could be the result of the crash safety people saying nothing was going to ever get a 5-star rating after 2009(?) without having some kind of active traction control. Mechanical Diffs didn't count.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:24 PM   #48
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I'd like to officially start the rumor that the STi will be a 3dr hatchback (wishful thinking on my part).
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:24 PM   #49
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hahaha, i love how you guys played a video of the old GL hatch commercial in the new one

I've made a lot of comments about how its been about 20 years since they had a hatch. im kinda glad they made one again.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:26 PM   #50
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02-05 Values will begin to increase . Sounds good to me. I'm sure there will be some great advantages with the 08, but it just doesn't carry the Subaru tradition . We will definately see come late August.
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