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Old 05-14-2014, 08:47 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by RallyDrivR13 View Post
so anyone know the model code for the 2015 STI ??
VA applies to 2015-???? model years WRX and WRX STI 4-door sedans. Fourth and fifth characters in WRX and WRX STI vehicle identification numbers confirms this.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:05 AM   #127
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I've tried to research but I guess I'm not too good at it.

But I have a 2014 STi wagon and I know my code, from my vin, is GR8. But the breakdowns I see don't make sense.

The GR is the 08-14 hatch. Cool.
But I've been seeing GRB where the B represents an STi.
Also I've seen that the 8 represents a 3.0L engine but I know my car has 2.5.

Probably doesn't matter too much but any clarification would be cool. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2016, 04:57 PM   #128
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Default what is GDD in the VIN number of a STI 9 convertion?

VIN : JF1GDDKE57G065553

I've searched everywhere what stands for GDD?? GDA and GDB exists...Could somebody explain this please?
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:14 PM   #129
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needs an update.

i think VAG applies to 15+ WRX
and VAB applies to 15+ STI
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:52 PM   #130
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Hold on now. Does this not differentiate between WRX and STi for USDM cars? My VIN says GH7, initial chart indicates 7 as STi 2.5. I just have an 08 WRX wagon.
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Old 10-19-2017, 06:56 AM   #131
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Usdm 99 legacy brighton also has the phase 2 ej22
Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
A lot of people throw around GC8, BC/BF, GGA, GDB, etc, but often times people don't really know what they mean. These are chassis/engine combinations for various model codes of Subarus. Some of these terms are being used interchangably, when they must be uniquely identified.

When referring to a chassis alone, you use the first two characters of the model code.

1993-2001 Impreza Chassis:
Sedan: GC
Coupe: GM
Wagon: GF

2002 - 2007 Impreza Chassis:
Sedan: GD
Wagon: GG

2007 - 20013 Impreza Chassis:
Sedan: GE
Hatch: GH
Widebody hatch: GR
Widebody sedan: GV

1990-1994 Legacy Chassis:
Sedan: BC
Wagon: BF
(Yes, the C and F indicate the same chassis as Imprezas)

1995-1999 Legacy Chassis:
Sedan: BD
Outback Wagon: BG (Raised roof)
Wagon: BK

2000+ Legacy Chassis:
Sedan: BE
Wagon: BH

Forester Chassis:
1998-2002: SF
2003-2008: SG
2008-2013: SH

SVX Chassis:
1992-1997: CX

The third character refers to the engine that particular chassis was equipped with from the factory. The engine code itself implies engine size, configuration, and other things like radiator type and crossmember used.

Due to some confusion on the VIN versus the applied model code, the table has been revised to show Model Codes and VINs.

Applied Model Codes:
1.8L (NA-Impreza): 5 (ie: GC5 is a 1.8L Impreza Sedan)
2.0L (pre-MY01 WRX): 8 (ie: GC8 is a 2.0L Impreza WRX Sedan)
2.0L (MY01+ WRX): A (ie: GGA is a 2.0L Impreza WRX Wagon)
2.0L (MY02+ WRX STi): B (ie: GDB is a 2.0L Impreza WRX STi Sedan)
2.2L (NA): C (ie: GFC is a 2.2L Impreza Wagon)
2.5L (NA-Impreza): E (ie: GME is a 2.5L Impreza Coupe)
2.5L (NA-Legacy): 6 (ie: BE6 is a 2.5L Legacy Sedan)
2.5L (XT): 6 (ie: SG6 is a 2.5L Forester XT)
2.5L (STi): 6 (ie: GD6 is a 2.5L Impreza WRX STi Sedan)
3.0L (H6): 9 (ie: BE9 is a 3.0L Legacy Sedan)

VIN Chassis Codes:
1.8L: 2 (ie: GC2 is a 1.8L Impreza Sedan)
2.0L: 2 (ie: GD2 is a 2.0L Impreza WRX Sedan)
2.2L: 4 (ie: GF4 is a 2.2L Impreza Wagon)
2.5L (NA and XT): 6 (ie: GM6 is a 2.5L Impreza Coupe)
2.5L (STi): 7 (ie: GD7 is a 2.5L Impreza WRX STi Sedan)
3.0L (H6): 8 (ie: BH8 Is a 3.0L Legacy Wagon)
3.3L (H6): 3 (ie: CX3 is a 3.3L SVX)

Some of this information is trivial, but in some cases being specific will ensure the correct answer to your question.

Specific model code indication required:
If you are requesting fitment of a radiator into a GFA, there are two things to consider: GF indicates pre-MY02 Impreza chassis, while A indicates it is a 2.0L turbo engine. For a vendor to simply reply saying that, yes, they have a GC8 radiator ( when it is really a GC4/6 radiator) does NOT mean it will apply to your application. It does means it will fit the GC/GF chassis, however. Since you have a turbo engine (A), it means you probably do not want a radiator designed for a naturally aspirated engine (6).

Specific model code indication not required:
If you ask if a STi V6 drivetrain will fit into a GC8 chassis, then of course it will. That is the exact car the engine is in. However, if you are asking if it will fit into a GC/GF chassis (or maybe just GF4 specifically), then your question is less ambiguous as to what you are trying to do. However, it is obvious to see what is being asked.

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Old 12-24-2018, 11:18 PM   #132
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my vin is :SF5-018862
car is a JDM SF5 forester

i am not sure what the engine is. but im sure it is a turbo engine.

but it says in the plate: EJ20GDX1NY
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:06 PM   #133
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Sedan = A

2015-2017 = A-C
2018-2019 = D-E

WRX sedan = VA
WRX sedan STI = VAB
WRX sedan S4 = VAG

Example WRX STI 2016 = VAB-B

WRX automatic = CVT
WRX 6-speed = Type TY75
WRX STI 6-speed = Type TY85

WRX 2.0 litre FA engine
WRX STI 2.0 litre EJ engine (Japan, other countries)
WRX STI 2.5 liter EJ engine (Australia, Europe, North America)

All are turbo and AWD



V = WRX based/shared platform
M = Wagon
4 = FB 1.6 litre
G = FA 2.0 litre


Both are turbo, CVT, and AWD
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:48 PM   #134
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Angry 2013 wrx roughness issue

Hello I'm new here I bought a 2013 wrx and started to have some idle problems so I checked my ap for roughness and it showed all cylinders and the worst one was cylinder 1 with a high 21 count I checked compression and performed a leak down and past changed all plugs and coils replaced maf and checked for leaks at the dealership it showed that they replaced the engine harness at one point plz help could it be an injector problem or ground
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