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Old 07-19-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default AutoBlog.com drives the new 2011 STI a real review

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/19/2...iew-road-test/

Didn't see this posted yet. Looks pretty solid
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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i think they keep making the sti uglier and uglier
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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"The engineers claim that both the sedan and hatch STI platforms are vastly stiffer than their WRX counterparts, thanks largely to a number of high-tensile steel reinforcements sprinkled through the structure to help it handle the extra horsepower. That means that even if you managed to swap all of the necessary STI hardware into a WRX after the two had left the factory, the latter still wouldn't be as quick as the former around your favorite road course. "



the kiddie boiz aint gunna like THIS one bit...nope...not ONE BIT






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Old 07-19-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #7
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In order to help the 2011 STI recoup some of its lost menace, Subaru's engineers fitted the car with front springs that are 16 percent stiffer than the bits found on last year's car. Impressive, sure, but not nearly so eye-widening as the 53 percent stiffer rear coils. As a compliment, the car also wears slightly larger sway bars, too up one mm front and rear to 21 and 19 mm, respectively. Combined with the slightly reduced ride-height, the whole package is designed to help the 2011 STI retake its throne as a first-class tarmac terror, but the icing on the cake has to be the car's new pillow ball bushings where the front wishbones meet the body structure.

Instead of a traditional rubber bushing, Subaru has decided to go with a steel ball nestled in a metal sleeve. While the sleeve is surrounded by thin strips of rubber to help isolate that cabin from some of the noise and vibrations of the suspension, the ball-in-socket design yields significantly lower amounts of lateral flex, helping to keep the STI's camber and toe in check under extreme driving conditions the kind of stuff we tend to put a vehicle through on the way to the grocery store.
Is this saying the springs/sway bar are similar to the 2010 STI SE, but the "ALK" is new?
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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Is this saying the springs/sway bar are similar to the 2010 STI SE, but the "ALK" is new?
The sway bars and front springs are similar, the dampers are re-valved and the rear springs are siffer.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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i think they keep making the sti uglier and uglier
I sort of agree!
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