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    STI engine

    With the new WRX body style is in full swing, and it's most impressive.
    How long will it be before they redesign the STI engine? With new body and same 2.5 it's just a matter of time till the old 2.5 is completely redesigned for the increasing popularity with WRX/STI. This being the main reason I didn't get a 15. I'll wait till STI gets new engine, then wait a year for the design team to work the kinks out. How many others are wondering this as well as me?
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    Possibly never? If they phase the STi out entirely.. which is kind of what it seems like they're doing.

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    With the STI pride videos subaru global has posted online, it seems like they are pushing the STI to make a strong name for itself in the racing side of things. I doubt it will disappear.
    And I don't know whether they will put a new engine into the body of this STI model seeing how it seems to be such a balanced car to handle the power that it has.
    I'd also like to see a new engine just so the STI will have better fuel economy numbers versus the older 2.5.
    I believe they will keep it where it is at for now. Keep the price point of $35,000 starting and all.
    The next refresh of body surely will have a new engine though. Everyone makes a big deal out of the fact subaru made the comment that the next impreza (due in 2016) will have design elements of the wrx concept. I believe this is true. However, subaru didn't say that the next WRX refresh will be in 2016. Just that the impreza will get its redesign at that time (which makes sense).
    So yeah, not sure when a refreshed wrx will come out.

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    Problem is it isn't balanced at all.. that's why they can no longer compete in serious motorsports. The engine sits too far forward in the chassis to be competitive anymore, the front end of the car just plows.

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    They did hold 1st position for a good while during the 24 hour race until they had mechanical damage due to clipping another car.
    And the latest comparison by motortrend put the sti against the new BMW M235i and CLA45 amg and it was awarded 1st place. impressive seeing how it was the cheapest of the 3 in price.


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    (1st position in their class, that is.)


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    24 hour race? Like Le Mans? I was talking about top tier professional motorsports.. Like WRC. Not the amateur/semi-pro stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Problem is it isn't balanced at all.. that's why they can no longer compete in serious motorsports. The engine sits too far forward in the chassis to be competitive anymore, the front end of the car just plows.

    thats to bad considering the design of the engine as a hole. could make the brz into a mid engine awd twin turbo that would be fun

    could they pust the engine back with shorter driveline and remounting the engine closer to the firewall if they changed the positioning of the turbo/intercooler? l wouldnt think it would take much re positioning to make a huge difference. move a few hundered pounds back a inch and maybe down a bit and it would be a hole different car.
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    To compete effectively (while it lasted) that's what they did. It will only go back so far though. Ideally they'd move the engine between the axles.
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    That would be a huge build for a street car. Total redesign of the engine compartment. Not so big for racecar because tube frames and all...you can design the frame around the drivetrains. But oh hell, setting aside the physical repositioning of the motor, exauset redesigned or modded to fit, driveshafts and the CV shafts(maybe not...). Wiring harness and fuel delivery. Timc firment. That's a huge build. Race or show car budgets. Actually...it kinda sounds like a dream build to me. Maybe if I win the power ball.

    All truth be told, I am personally less concerned with soa's racing right now with all the new cars coming out and the rules getting tighter and more restrictive I think its actually hampering the racing scene's ability to affect cars like it used to. They should have a buck wild contest just for kicks, give them a car platform and half a year with a goal in mind and see what they can do. Like maybe call some of the engineers making our parts(like Perrin, Cobb, tic, grimmspeed...so on) and make a true monster and see where that takes them haha. Although I would still like to see Subaru on top at the wrc.

    Right now I am super happy my bugeye can race me to work in -45 and huge snow drifts. I owe some thanks to Subaru rally racing for that.
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    The Subaru manufacturer's world rally team, along with help from Prodrive already pushed the engine back as far as it could possibly go in the WRC car. Unfortunately by about 2006 the car still couldn't compete with it's inline 4 counterparts. As far back as the engine will go, still leaves it hanging out too far in the front. Any further back, and it would be sitting in the driver's lap..


    I seriously doubt any of those aftermarket parts companies have the resources or funding close to an official SWRT team. Simply transporting the cars, drivers, and teams to the events would likely cost more than all of those companies combined could afford.

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    Sad but true. Building a race car? Sure. Building a race Team? Competing in a world cup event? Man I whish!
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    I think Toyota once leased an Antonov AN225 to get them to a rally. The budgets are different.
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    They leased a gi- normas ex Russian transport? That's almost too cool. I bet the ground crews were like....where's the effing can man? Hahaha
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Problem is it isn't balanced at all.. that's why they can no longer compete in serious motorsports. The engine sits too far forward in the chassis to be competitive anymore, the front end of the car just plows.
    the new Sti is a turd..... Oh wait! Mark Higgens did just set the world record for fastest production car times right?....STi also set a record at the Nurburgring also, they beat the prev gen Sti by 7 secs a lap....probably cant compete though lol...

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