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Old 10-24-2018, 09:49 PM   #2126
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I don't think they're conservative enough. Have you seen the 2019 Forester Sport!?
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:18 PM   #2127
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I don't think they're conservative enough. Have you seen the 2019 Forester Sport!?
Yeah, and itís got the 2.0 FA DIT right?
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:59 PM   #2128
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I don't think they're conservative enough. Have you seen the 2019 Forester Sport!?
Born to be wild. I'll keep my mild Impreza Sport and gutless 2014 Crosstrek, thank you very much. I can't handle horsepower above 152 these days.

Subaru knows me too well.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:22 AM   #2129
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Exactly. i realized years ago that Subaru is just too conservative a car company for me. They are always last to market something or bring new features to a car. Also the reason I've moved on from them. I keep rooting for them though........for some reason. I know they can engineer an awesome product, but they usually bow down to the bean counters at the end of the day
Subaru used to have height adjustable suspension, flat six sports cars with the lowest Cd on the market, avant garde futuristic digital gauges and crazy asymmetrical dashboards, the fastest family sedan in an endurance test, and family cars (wagons included) with turbochargers way before it was cool.

They almost went bankrupt.

Then they hired a marketing firm that suggested a washed up movie star from a dead franchise pretend their cars were more rugged and tough than the popular body-on-frame SUVs in TV commercials.. and they abandoned all the cool stuff and started making jacked up cars again.. because that's all people cared about.

CAFE rules came into place and incentivized car manufacturers to start building "light trucks" and increasing wheelbases in order to avoid being penalized for their fleet fuel mileage. Subaru and Porsche had the shortest wheelbases in their respective car classes and some of the worst economy (turbochargers and AWD in Subarus and big power sports cars for Porsche), so Porsche started building SUVs to sell alongside their sports cars and Subaru started building SUVs out of their cars. (Don't hate Subaru for this.. Porsches were 3rd cars.. the market was ready to buy Porsche 1st and 2nd cars.. for most folks a Subaru was an only car, so selling an SUV and a hopped up STI to the same customer {on a significant scale} wasn't ever going to happen)

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Starting in 2011, the CAFE standards are newly expressed as mathematical functions depending on vehicle footprint, a measure of vehicle size determined by multiplying the vehicle’s wheelbase by its average track width. A complicated 2011 mathematical formula was replaced starting in 2012 with a simpler inverse-linear formula with cutoff values. [3] CAFE footprint requirements are set up such that a vehicle with a larger footprint has a lower fuel economy requirement than a vehicle with a smaller footprint. For example, the fuel economy target for the 2012 Honda Fit with a footprint of 40 sq ft (3.7 m2) is 36 miles per US gallon (6.5 l/100 km), equivalent to a published fuel economy of 27 miles per US gallon (8.7 l/100 km) (see #Calculations of MPG overestimated for information regarding the difference), and a Ford F-150 with its footprint of 65–75 sq ft (6.0–7.0 m2) has a fuel economy target of 22 miles per US gallon (11 l/100 km), i.e., 17 miles per US gallon (14 l/100 km) published.

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CAFE has separate standards for "passenger cars" and "light trucks" even if the majority of "light trucks" are being used as passenger vehicles.
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Subaru is a corporation. Their job is to chase profit. The vein they found it in was in selling to people that aspire to drive on a rough dirt road some day. The WRX & STI is a vestige from their racing glory days. They're long wheelbase cars now.. a new Impreza's wheelbase is only 3" shorter than the Tribeca's was.. the current Legacy's is longer.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:37 PM   #2130
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Yeah, and itís got the 2.0 FA DIT right?
Too soon, man...Too soon
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Old 10-26-2018, 11:07 PM   #2131
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Enjoy the STI's while they last folks. Sooner or later Subaru will kill them off.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:35 AM   #2132
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Enjoy the STI's while they last folks. Sooner or later Subaru will kill them off.
but before they kill the STI off completely, they'll bloat it up to 4100 lbs, add an electric motor on every wheel, and eliminate the hydraulic steering and manual transmission.
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:42 AM   #2133
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but before they kill the STI off completely, they'll bloat it up to 4100 lbs, add an electric motor on every wheel, and eliminate the hydraulic steering and manual transmission.
The silver lining is the EJ25 will finally be GONE!!!
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #2134
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The silver lining is the EJ25 will finally be GONE!!!
Are you ABSOLUTELY sure about that?
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:36 PM   #2135
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OMG I couldn't handle another generation of STI with the EJ25. If they took the CAFE hit and brought the JDM EJ207, then hell yes. Otherwise just KILL IT WITH FIRE.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:18 AM   #2136
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Are you ABSOLUTELY sure about that?
Oh no, maybe theyíll electrify it somehow.
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Old 10-29-2018, 10:56 AM   #2137
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OMG I couldn't handle another generation of STI with the EJ25. If they took the CAFE hit and brought the JDM EJ207, then hell yes. Otherwise just KILL IT WITH FIRE.
Don't know which motor it will get but I'd plan on a battery pack being in it.
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #2138
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Don't know which motor it will get but I'd plan on a battery pack being in it.
Fixed it for you
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:08 PM   #2139
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I got in touch with Subaru of America and they confirmed that the Type RA has a 13:1 rack:

"Thank you for contacting Subaru of America, Inc.

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to contact us.

The 2018 STI RA features a 13:1 steering ratio.

Thanks for the opportunity to be of assistance."
So if the Type RA has a 13:1 steering ratio, the rack itself if no different than any other 2015+ STI which all come with 13:1 steering

https://www.fastwrx.com/products/2015-sti-steering-rack

Now the Tie-rod ends and stiffener posted by TylerLieberman definitely look to be different. The tie-rods are now different part numbers LEFT/RIGHT as well.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:41 PM   #2140
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The document from Subaru doesn't list any difference with the rack itself; just the rod ends and stiffener. My guess is that the new part number is because they sell it as a complete unit with the updated parts.
I need new OEM endlinks, and I've very curious to try these.
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