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    Massive Newbie question!

    Hey guys I am new here, my name is James and I am from Melbourne Australia. I am just getting interested in the WRC for the first time and just have a couple of super newbie questions!

    I know the SWRT car is heavily modified with really different transmission, suspension ect. But I have no idea how different the engine is to a WRX STi.

    So in terms of the engine, does the SWRT car have a highly modified version of the STi engine or is it just a totaly different engine which has nothing to do with the STi?

    Also how much KW/HP does the SWRT car put out at the wheels?

    Sorry for the newbie questions! Great forum btw!

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    Welcome to ClubWRX, James!

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    Modifications allowed according to FIA GroupA regulations:

    *Full suspension geometry and layout. The original mounting points must be preserved within a 20mm radius
    *Engine internals including camshafts, crankshaft, valves. Other engine components can be machined. The engine block must be preserved
    *Engine peripherals (Radiators, intercoolers, ...)
    *Engine management
    *Braking system
    *Gearbox, gear ratios, number of gears and gear selection type
    *Differentials
    *Final drive ratio
    *Electric equipment

    I know they run a restricted 34mm turbocharger, as well, or at least they did..
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    Actually, I think the only 'real' differences are a few extra stickers, BOV and a CAI... maybe some self painted engine parts under the hood too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Actually, I think the only 'real' differences are a few extra stickers, BOV and a CAI... maybe some self painted engine parts under the hood too.
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    Weasel, help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    Welcome to ClubWRX, James!

    Weasel will be all over this thread, in no time!
    Thankyou mate!

    Hmm, I am looking forward to hearing from this Weasel bloke...

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    I did some more research.

    It has 300kw which is the max allowed.
    The engine is a flat 4, 16 valve, turbocharged 2litre. However I dont know if this is based on the WRX engine or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post

    Modifications allowed according to FIA GroupA regulations:

    *Full suspension geometry and layout. The original mounting points must be preserved within a 20mm radius
    *Engine internals including camshafts, crankshaft, valves. Other engine components can be machined. The engine block must be preserved
    *Engine peripherals (Radiators, intercoolers, ...)
    *Engine management
    *Braking system
    *Gearbox, gear ratios, number of gears and gear selection type
    *Differentials
    *Final drive ratio
    *Electric equipment

    I know they run a restricted 34mm turbocharger, as well, or at least they did..
    Rogan o_0
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    The HP is limited but the torque isnt. They run some crazy technology in those cars and anti lag to mess with ricers at street lights.
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    Sorry Rogan, I did not see that at the start I thought it was apart of your signiture for some reason. Thanks mate

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