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Old 10-20-2000, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question SOA Supercharger?

How come no one talks about this anymore?

2.5-liter SOHC 4-cylinder boxer engine with Eaton supercharger and Subaru B4 intercooler

230 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm

210 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,000 rpm

This is from the STX that SOA confirmed they would build in their 9/7/00 press release.
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Old 10-20-2000, 06:44 PM   #2
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Probably because SOA said it wouldn't be offered, and because we know we're getting the turbo EJ20.
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Old 10-20-2000, 06:58 PM   #3
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The STX wouldn't be offered or the S/C wouldn't be offered? Why is the STX still on the SOA website?
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Old 10-20-2000, 07:24 PM   #4
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They better offer the STX... takes me back to the BRAT days...

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Old 10-20-2000, 07:24 PM   #5
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the S/C won't be offered to us. Even if it is an EJ25 it will be built differently to handle the boost. People have asked SOA if the engine would still be under warrenty if they bought the S/C kit and were told "NO"!!
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Old 10-20-2000, 07:32 PM   #6
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Well then, if everyone is talking about engine swaps from the new WRX, what are the pros/cons of an engine swap from the STX in '02 when it comes out?
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Old 10-20-2000, 10:50 PM   #7
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Maybe we should all warn SOA how bad Rimmer is. After all I care more about SOA than I ever care about Rimmer. LOL!
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Old 10-20-2000, 11:00 PM   #8
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The STX engine was created and tuned by a Michigan shop and not Rimmer.
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Old 10-21-2000, 01:10 AM   #9
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Even so, you forget that that engine w/SC won't fit in the Impreza... it'll hit the hood like some of the original Rimmer kits.
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Old 10-21-2000, 07:45 PM   #10
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You are assuming, of course, that Subaru built a completely new platform/frame to base the STX off of. Knowing engineers and corporations (one aims for simplicity and the other aims for cost-saving), whatever proven technology they can pull off of the shelf and incorporate into something new, they will. Accepting this assumption, the question is, will the STX be based on the Legacy or Impreza platform? Also looking at the specs for Eaton S/Cs from their site, the M45 and the M62 both are the same height (125.0 mm, apprx. 7 inches) with the front to back distance varying from 210-371mm and 254.5-415mm respectively. That doesn't seem like too much extra to cram into an admittedly tight engine compartment. Throw in the B4 intercooler and things get tighter, but I don't think that it is impossible to do. And finally, I would gladly replace my current hood for a S/C under a new, bumby, bubbly, scabby, scarred or just plain ugly hood. Besides, with the extra power, people would be spending a lot more time looking at my pretty '99 rear (well, maybe not pretty, but at least it's not as ugly as the US WRX rear) than my Frankenstein (scars and bolts sticking out if necessary) front.
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Old 10-21-2000, 08:36 PM   #11
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The STX had was supposed to be based off of the Legacy. Which makes sense. The Rimmer and CAPA kits would all fit under the hood of a Legacy because there is more clearance from the underside of the hood to the S/C pulley. Let's also not forget that a RSK B4 top mount IC won't work on the Impreza because it would sit up too high. With the EJ25 becoming the standard engine the CAPA company will likely to be building a kit for the Impreza and the Legacy. Let's hope they do build one since they've seem to figured out the fuel management and ignition on their kits.
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Old 10-21-2000, 09:02 PM   #12
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I still can't shake the gut feeling that there will be interchangeability with the STX and previous 2.5s. The whole point, at least for me, is to have SOA put that sucker (well, blower really) in my '99 and tell me if it breaks, they will be there to fix it. Now that I read what I just wrote, that seems like a tall order.
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