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Old 02-20-2018, 12:08 PM   #1426
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i agree with shik, but my buddy who works at subaru parts , could not find part numbers neither for the motor or pistons
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:53 PM   #1427
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i work at a Subaru dealer, most of the engine parts have an ETA of April and thats probably why the retail site isn't updated yet.


2toxic your buddy must not be too good at navigating the Subaru EPC, it's super easy to find the RA parts

quick photo from Subaru EPC
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:05 PM   #1428
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carnz, great job, i believe the same thing , it wont be till april, but they do post the long block for $7842
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:07 PM   #1429
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im in the process to tear down my motor and was wanting to go new shortblock , but if the ra short block pistons are stronger , i think am going to hold off a little longer and wit till april
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:37 AM   #1430
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i do believe this 10103AD020 sti r/a shortblock will be a big seller for the subaru performance market, a stronger shortblock is a big plus in the performance market, i think it will sell fast, would like to see pictures of the new design of the pistons
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:15 PM   #1431
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I was going to place an order for one when I overhauled my swapped coupe, but i didn't feel like waiting for the parts to arrive in warehouses so i just used another block I had. I still may order one in a few months, but we'll see
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:48 PM   #1432
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The r/a block is lower priced than the sti block, what are the differences
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:22 AM   #1433
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Pricing for the new r/a short block is in $2,137. Would like to see pics of the pistons
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:26 AM   #1434
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Heuberger Has the short block for $1,925
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:06 PM   #1435
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Never mind the hundreds/thousands of engines that have been replaced on Subaru's dime since 2008.
Pfft, KIA has replaced more just this year alone


Next time I'm at our local PDC I should take a pic of the engine area. It's literally 2 walls of the entire warehouse, 5 high plus 1/4 of the warehouse floor space of just SC147 engines.

Our route driver delivers about 20 every day on average to the 8 dealers on his run.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:18 PM   #1436
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Pfft, KIA has replaced more just this year alone


Next time I'm at our local PDC I should take a pic of the engine area. It's literally 2 walls of the entire warehouse, 5 high plus 1/4 of the warehouse floor space of just SC147 engines.

Our route driver delivers about 20 every day on average to the 8 dealers on his run.
Craziness!

Kia is conducting a safety recall campaign to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine long block assembly in
certain 2011-2014 MY Optima, 2012-2014 MY Sorento and 2011-2013MY Sportage vehicles.

Q3. How many customer vehicles are affected by this recall?
A3. Approximately 443,825 Kia Optima vehicles, 165,918 Kia Sorento vehicles, and 8,417 Sportage vehicles.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:52 PM   #1437
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Pfft, KIA has replaced more just this year alone


Next time I'm at our local PDC I should take a pic of the engine area. It's literally 2 walls of the entire warehouse, 5 high plus 1/4 of the warehouse floor space of just SC147 engines.

Our route driver delivers about 20 every day on average to the 8 dealers on his run.
Yet according to CR KIA's are more reliable than most all the Japanese and domestic automakers.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars...vehicles-2018/
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:57 PM   #1438
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I saw my first RA on the road yesterday, a white one. I only saw it briefly, but I didn't much care for the look of the wing. It might be lighter, and more effective, but it sure looks like a tacked on afterthought.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:36 PM   #1439
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Default yeah, unfortunately my thought too from the very first pics

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I saw my first RA on the road yesterday, a white one. I only saw it briefly, but I didn't much care for the look of the wing. It might be lighter, and more effective, but it sure looks like a tacked on afterthought.
i'm hoping it looks better on a black car but i'm skeptical. i'll give it a week or so to see if I can get used to it..... otherwise i'll be buying an oem trunk w/lip and paying to have it painted CSB.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:37 AM   #1440
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I saw my first RA on the road yesterday, a white one. I only saw it briefly, but I didn't much care for the look of the wing. It might be lighter, and more effective, but it sure looks like a tacked on afterthought.
I'm surprise of that, where are you living? Accordly to SOC, The RA's are all on the boat.. no one delivered at this time... So if you really saw one, they maybe be the press car... (?), BTW I just receive that I'll have the number 44/75...
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:58 PM   #1441
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We have a bunch of dealers around here that have them on the lots, few are actually sold. Id imagine its the same on the left coast. Everyones hyped up about buying them but no one actually is

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Old 02-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #1442
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We have a bunch of dealers around here that have them on the lots, few are actually sold. Id imagine its the same on the left coast. Everyones hyped up about buying them but no one actually is
I for one am not hyped up about buying one, but I'm a cheap SOB
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:29 PM   #1443
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We have a bunch of dealers around here that have them on the lots, few are actually sold. Id imagine its the same on the left coast. Everyones hyped up about buying them but no one actually is
It's the same as every time we see a picture of a European wagon in this forum we have the same small group of posters stating how they would buy one if it was here. The odd time a manufacturer in fact does this and nobody buys it which is why no manufacturers bring wagons here. There's always a small group of people on the internet that state they will buy it but the amount of people that will actually pony up $$$ when the time comes is even smaller. A $50k track focused STI was a great idea on a forum but in reality there's few people that are going to actually want to pay that much for that car. Fortunately Subaru only made 500 of them for the US market so they will eventually sell.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:42 PM   #1444
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I'm going to disagree with the consensus here and say that we haven't really been clamoring for a Type RA on this forum so much as we've been clamoring for a hatch with an updated engine. Were the RA a hatch, with an upgraded FA20, or maybe that new 2.4l job from the Ascent, I'd come off $50k. But a sedan with an engine from the last century? No thank. I'll buy a Mustang GT with PP1 instead. Which also, for the kind of buyer looking at a track car, it's very hard to ignore the Camaro SS 1LE and Mustang GT PP1 these days. I'm sure either of them will trounce the RA quite handily.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:59 PM   #1445
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The new mustang is an animal on track, the GT350 is even gnarlier. Subaru's performance oriented marketing is dumb, they are not in touch with their target audience like they claim to be.

On the topic of cool wagons, years ago when cars were cheaper and people didnt want huge SUV's they were an awesome segment in the market, personally i love wagons. Im taking my 310K mile forester out to pasture in a few weeks and bringing in a swapped 94 Impreza wagon, cools kids know whats up. But pricing sucks on cool new cars, i love the XF Sportbrake wagon but its like $80k out the door lol thats more than double my salary.

They needed a limited production fun car that costs less, they needed a 2010 STI SE again but they ****ed up. They couldnt keep a 30k STI with stripped down features on the lot i guarantee it.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:04 PM   #1446
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My gripe with this car is everything thats on it, is **** you can buy for less and put on yourself, including the roof. My carbon roof was a thousand bucks and takes a weekend and couple of beers to put on. If they offered something that couldnt be done by a mechanically savvy guy in his garage, it would be worth the money. Give it some seam welding in key areas, double skin the strut towers etc etc. Everything on this car can be put on in my garage. The bottom end changes are interesting though, if the pistons are good and can hold good power, they might be selling a lot of these blocks, if i was into 2.5's id keep an eye on them.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:30 PM   #1447
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I'm surprised about how many peoples lost their time on writing negative comments on a car that they don't like! So then let me jump in the team, we, poor Canadian, consider Camaro and Mustang as a crap that lose their value 3 times quickly than any STI... and doesn't handle our Canadian climate...
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:54 PM   #1448
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I'm surprised about how many peoples lost their time on writing negative comments on a car that they don't like! So then let me jump in the team, we, poor Canadian, consider Camaro and Mustang as a crap that lose their value 3 times quickly than any STI... and doesn't handle our Canadian climate...
Why does it surprise you? People who would never ever consider them poop on electric cars and hybrids day in and day out for well over a decade on here. Is it because people are down on a Subaru product? People are always down on Subaru products. After the STI first came out there has been an ongoing debate whether the STI is worth buying over a WRX. It's a value for performance proposition. The RA is just another more expensive thing to debate.

If it's true you drive a C63 AMG, not sure what your second point is about the Mustang and Camaro residuals or your climate.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:11 PM   #1449
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If it's true you drive a C63 AMG, not sure what your second point is about the Mustang and Camaro residuals or your climate.
Excellent comment, and I have to admit, I paid 67K CAD in january 2013 and now I've lost 30K in value... and it's a crap in Winter,..

But, comparing C63 with American car? Are you serious? I'll pass on this one...
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:13 PM   #1450
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I'm surprised about how many peoples lost their time on writing negative comments on a car that they don't like! So then let me jump in the team, we, poor Canadian, consider Camaro and Mustang as a crap that lose their value 3 times quickly than any STI... and doesn't handle our Canadian climate...
Thank Zeus, I've found the spokes-peoplekind for all of Canadia! I don't believe you that Mustangs and Camaro's aren't able to handle Canadia's climate, I see them and the Chrysler equivalent all over up here in America's portion of cold Haiti. Supposing I did though, they're spec'd out pretty well to be a performance car and will monkey stomp the RA in the environment where these cars belong: the race track. Resale doesn't matter, or so the VW peoplekind tell me, so if their resale is bad...oh well?
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