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Old 03-14-2005, 10:14 AM   #251
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But with a .5L bump, I gotta expect more than 3HP increase.
HP might only bump to 230 (same at FXT and BT) but we should see a big increase in low-end torque. That should really help off-the-line performance and everyday drivability.

(Much as I love my WRX, it has taken me a lot of practice to learn how to drive the car well in city traffic. You really need to pay attention to the tach and down shift as needed.)
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:28 AM   #252
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forester and baja only make 210 hp but have higher torque 35 more ft lbs that is waht makes them run 13.8 off the showroom floor only half a sec slower than sti
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:58 AM   #253
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2.0l, 2.5l, dudes, the srt4 is still gonna be fas4r
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***? why are you talking about a neon?
Ahhh dude, I think that was a joke.....


btw..he's probably right...
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:04 AM   #254
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I refuse 2 believe that a neon will beat an impreza, it simply is impossible.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #255
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I'm just sick of people saying it's going to have 230HP, that to me seems like pure BS. If it doesn't have at LEAST 245HP, Subaru has failed on launching the 2.5L Turbo on the WRX platform.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:13 AM   #256
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who cares what it says on paper? what matters is how it really performs. the Forester XT has less horsepower on paper than a wrx but is faster.

I guessing the numbers could be 230hp, 250lb/ft.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:17 AM   #257
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I guessing the numbers could be 230hp, 250lb/ft.
word. if those are the numbers, it'll sell really well (even if the price jumps to 26K or 27K for a base wrx).
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:22 AM   #258
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i for one would like to see a red sti too.
but my take would be:
red sti, rd interior, 35%tint all around, sti v-limited lip, ssr sp-1's in black.
a wing with a cf center blade would ice it, but hey i won't beg
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #259
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2.0 guys need to remember that the 2.5 WRX will have a much lower redline. The 2.0L engine will still be sought after by people who appreciate the character of high output engines. Don't get your resale value panties all in a wad just yet.

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You have a lot to learn about NASIOC.

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PS:The SRT4 will always be t3h fast4r.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:27 AM   #260
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B1gg4r is B3tt4r ! ! ! !
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:28 AM   #261
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I was kidding, it could very well beat it on the straight. Only thing I know about that car is its a turbo charged neon.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:34 AM   #262
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Red Sti is real ugly. I don't think subaru will make that mistake.
http://www.litimports.co.uk/press.html

Oh yeah.. really dumb idea
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:34 AM   #263
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ohh 500 rpms the leg gt redlines at 6500 as well as the forester big deal you will chip it and redline at 7 again and dont forget the sti redlines at 8 and thats a 2.5 and there are very few differences betwweent the sti and the leg gt foreston and other 2.5 turbos smaller turbo less psi etc
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #264
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ohh 500 rpms the leg gt redlines at 6500 as well as the forester big deal you will chip it and redline at 7 again and dont forget the sti redlines at 8 and thats a 2.5 and there are very few differences betwweent the sti and the leg gt foreston and other 2.5 turbos smaller turbo less psi etc
my STi redlines at 8K? fuel cutoff happens at 7200 for me (i'm totally stock)
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:47 AM   #265
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Red Sti is real ugly. I don't think subaru will make that mistake.
you lose




there is another picture of one with polished black BBS wheels, i just about soaked my pants after seeing it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:47 AM   #266
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http://www.litimports.co.uk/press.html

Oh yeah.. really dumb idea
whoops beat me to it
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:49 AM   #267
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there is another picture of one with polished black BBS wheels, i just about soaked my pants after seeing it.
I like it! but.....the pink sti paint on the fog light covers doesn't go well with the red. I'd say make it black or something. HOT car otherwise...lets hope they bring red sti's here (in a form other than the ESX california)
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:57 AM   #268
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Just make the WRX 300hp and the STi 400hp.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:58 AM   #269
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my STi redlines at 8K? fuel cutoff happens at 7200 for me (i'm totally stock)
Yeah, USDM STi redlines at 7k, fuel cutoff at 7200. I know, I hit it on my stock 05 STi yesterday many times auto-xing.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #270
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^^^ Ya I love those articles!
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:16 PM   #271
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for some reason i think the 2.5L WRX will redline at 7000rpm, MHO

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Old 03-14-2005, 12:30 PM   #272
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The Forester XT and Baja make peak hp at 5600rpm with a 6500rpm redline. I wouldn't expect peak figures to fall far from those for the 2.5L WRX. The STi gets a higher redline because it uses different parts.. not just because Subaru decided to change the ECU programming arbitrarily.
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:01 PM   #273
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i think 2.5L is a definite improvement. honestly i don't think there's much else to improve on the WRX. its cornering ability is great, all it needs work on is the horsepower output frankly having 160-170bhp on a stock engine is a bit too low for my tastes

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it's a joke buddy, relax. it all started when the Dodge guys started saying that, 'srt-4 is faster'. any car you would name they would say 'srt-4 is faster'. WRX? SRT-4 is faster. Evo? SRT-4 is faster. Mustang? SRT-4 is faster. Ferrari Maranello? SRT-4 is faster.

so eventually we all just rolled our eyes and started making fun of them.

because OBVIOUSLY "srt-4 is f4stAr!"
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:41 PM   #274
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Id like to see back to back dyno charts for the 2.0 turbo and 2.5 turbo. Even if they have similar peak HP numbers, if the 2.5's peak is 1000 RPM's lower or if its powerband is wider it will seem to drive like it has a lot more HP. Again I dont know this is fact. But id like to see the charts to find out.
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:52 PM   #275
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i dunno...i'd prefer to have a narrower powerband with higher torque/hp ratings. make good use of a 6-gear tranny to maintain a car whose powerband is between 5k-7k. or perhaps 5.5k-7k. just my 0.02...
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