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Old 10-25-2002, 08:24 AM   #1
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Question GC vs GD

Are there any magazine articles online or videos that I can read/watch. I'm aware that our GDs are slower in acceleration than the GCs, but how about handling and overall on track. I mean, the extra weight was due to chassis stiffening...

P.S. I only have one video where a GDB WRX STi barely trounces a GC8 WRX STi Type RA Version 6 in an Auto-X. The japanese video is a side-by-side of a professional driver driving each car in the wet around cones.
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Old 10-25-2002, 01:33 PM   #2
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Well obviously the GC8's are better.
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Old 10-25-2002, 04:48 PM   #3
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i agree... i think the sedan GC8's are stiffer also than the coups... but don't quote me on that
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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Sedans stiffer than coupes?

how would that work?
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:18 PM   #5
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I always thought the 2door coupe chassis were stiffer than the 4door sedans.
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:21 PM   #6
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The arguement for 4 doors being more rigid than 2 door in general (not just Subies) is that the pillar the rear doors connect to is close to the middle of the car whereas the coupe has a giant opening in the frame that goes further in the back of the car.

I haven't payed too much attention to the new cars, but as far as I am concened Subaru could have stopped at the STi RA V4 and 22b. Both coupes, both closed deck block, both have center diff control. Best production Imprezas ever!
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:23 PM   #7
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I bet mine is stiffer than yours.
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Old 10-25-2002, 07:24 PM   #8
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So are you saying you have a stiffy?
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Old 10-25-2002, 08:12 PM   #9
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I have a stiff one

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Old 10-25-2002, 08:15 PM   #10
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Come on guys, I asked for movies and reviews, not a pissing war between GCs and GDs (I respect both). As for which one is stiffer, straight from Subaru Engineers, the GD is marginally stiffer. Something like 250% torsional stiffining increase.
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Old 10-26-2002, 11:22 AM   #11
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Its ALL about the OBS
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