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Okay, I am very new to Subaru's so if this question is really dumb just ignore it.

Didnt Subaru make a WRX, and a WRX STi in japan for the old body style (? - 99) i believe? I always thought they did. But in search for the WRX or WRX STi engine i cannot find any. Usually on ebay there are thousands of honda engine etc. But ive never seen an older model turbo WRX engine. Could sombody help me out here.
 

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I don't know for sure, so don't quote me on this, but I don't think there's much difference between our engines and the WRX and WRX STi engines of previous years. The main differences are probably just a bigger turbo and forged internals...definitely not enough to warrant a whole new engine. After all, the engine code is still the same (EJ20).

I'm sure someone with more knowledge of previous WRXs can explain it better than me :)
 

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1992.10 : The Impreza WRX appeared. [ Type-A ]

The Impreza WRX is powered by a FJ20 horizonatally opposed 2.0-liter DOHC intercooler-turbocharged 'boxer' engine. As for the 4WD system, it emploied full-time 4WD with center differential+viscous LSD. Also rear LSD is viscous LSD. The WRX Type-RA competition base model designed for entry in motor sport events. With a intercooler water splay and close ratio transmission gear.
Horsepower 240ps/6000rpm torque 31.0kg-m/5000rpm (WRX, WRX-typeRA).

1993. 9 : Impreza WRX wagon. [ Type-B ]
There are some minor changes.
The WRX and typeSA were added to Impreza wagon series. AT and 5MT models were available.
Horsepower 220ps/6000rpm torque 28.5kg-m/3500rpm (wagon)

1994. 1 : Impreza WRX STi series
The STi which is handmade by Subaru Tecnica International was available by order. The STi was available only manual transmission. And standard equipment for the STi included forged pistons, light weight HLA, intercooler duct, Fujitubo muffler, intercooler water splay, exclusive ECU, carbon strut tower bar, cherryred-trimmed exclusive seats, and large size rear spoiler.
Horsepower 250ps/6500rpm torque 31.5kg-m/3500rpm (STi,STi-wagon)

1994.10 : Impreza WRX [ Type-C ]
There are some minor changes.
Horsepower 260ps/6500rpm torque 31.5kg-m/5000rpm( WRX, WRX-typeRA)

1994.11 : Impreza WRX type-RA STi
WRX typeRA STi was introduced. The DCCD (drivers control center differential) was emploied. And standard equipment included handmade engine producded by STi, exclusive ECU, quick-shift, power steering oil cooler, rear 2way mechanical LSD, carbon strut tower bar, large size rear spoiler, and roof ventilator.
Horsepower 275ps/6500rpm torque 32.5kg-m/4000rpm (STi-typeRA)

1995. 8 : Impreza WRX STi-2

Impreza STi 2 was introduced. Also, the 555 which has limited sport blue color was introduced.
Horsepower 275ps/6500rpm torque 32.5kg-m/4000rpm (STi)
Horsepower 260ps/6500rpm torque 31.5kg-m/5000rpm (STi-wagon)

1996.2 : Limited Edition V-limited.
The WRX typeRA STi 2 V-limited package included Sport-blue body color, original bucket seats, a WRC champion emblem, manual air conditioner, and limited edition number plate. The WRX V-limited package included ABS, green glass, original bucket seats, a WRC champion emblem, gold alloy wheels the same as the STi, and limited edition number plate.

1996. 8 : Impreza WRX & Impreza WRX STi-3 [ Type-D ]
The BOXER-MASTER4 FJ20 engine was improved. The engine used molybdenum coating low-friction pistons, multi-point injection system, IHI RHF5HB turbine, and large size intercooler. And there was a mild facelift for the WRX with new front and rear bumpers, new headlight and taillight design and a new grille. And added the SRS airbag. As for WRX STi type-RA, braking performance was improved by using 16 inches 4-pot caliper at the front and 15 inches 2-pot caliper at the rear.
Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 33.5kg-m/4000rpm (WRX, WRX-typeRA)
Horsepower 240ps/6000rpm torque 31.0kg-m/3000rpm (wagon)
Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 35.0kg-m/4000rpm(STi version)

1997.01 : STi3 V-limited.

The WRX WRX STi 3 V-limited package included original bucket seats, a WRC champion emblem, carbon meter panel, and limited edition number plate.
The WRX 2-door type-R STi was introduced. Main feature of the Type-R are STi engine, DCCD, auto airconditioner, power window, and electric door mirrors.

1997. 8 : Impreza WRX & Impreza WRX STi-4 [ Type-E ]

There were some minor changes. WRX series emploied the SURETRAC LSD at the rear. (except RA STi and typeR STi).
Horsepower 250ps/6000rpm torque 31.2kg-m/4000rpm (wagon)
Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 36.0kg-m/4000rpm(STi version)

1998.1 : V-limited.
The WRX typeRA STi4 V-limited package included auto air conditioning, power window, powered door locks, electric door mirrors, quick steering gear box, front helical LSD. The WRX typeR V-limited package included STi engine is the same as the type-R STi, ABS, fog lamps, auto airconditioning, power window, center door locks, electric door mirrors. But it does not have a intercooler water splay.
The WRX type-R STi V-limited package is the same as standard type-R STi except the emblems and body color.

1998.3 :

The Subaru WRX 22B STi version is a handmade 2 door coupe based on the Subaru Impreza contested the World Rally Championship. Four hundred of these were for the Japanese domestic market and were sold out within 48 hours. The Impreza WRX 22B STi Version features EJ22 2.2liter turbocharged engine, 4WD system, intercooler water splay, ventilated discs, Bilstein inverted suspension, 17 x 8.5 inches BBS wheels fitted with Pirelli 235/40 P-Zero tyres and a twin plate ceramic/metal clutch. Also It is 80mm wider than an Impreza WRX at both the front and rear.

1998. 9 :
Impreza WRX & Impreza WRX STi 5 [Type-F]

The WRX got the improved PHASE 2 engine with brand new intake manifold and cam shaft to realize improved the low-end and mid-range response. And it adopted inverted strut suspension, Sports ABS(STi), and WRcar type rear spoiler(STi sedan). Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 34.5kg-m/4000rpm (WRX, WRX-typeRA)
Horsepower 240ps/6000rpm torque 31.5kg-m/4000rpm (wagon)
1998.11 : Limited edition was introduced.

1999.9 : Impreza WRX & Impreza WRX STi-6 [ Type-G ]

There are some minor changes. It was equipped with clutch start system.
Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 34.5kg-m/4000rpm (WRX, WRX-typeRA)
Horsepower 240ps/6000rpm torque 31.5kg-m/4000rpm (wagon)
1999.11 : Limited edition was introduced.

2000. 4 : Impreza S201 STi version was introduced. The S201 STi features exclusive ECU, large size intake duct, exclusive muffler, exclusive aero parts, RAYS alloy wheels, front helical LSD, adjustable suspension
 

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Those are the JDM/AUSDM/UKDM specs at least. I don't have info on the USDM stuff, but I didn't know if anyone cared about the Impreza L. Heh. Anyway, that was provided to me by Yosi at J-Garage....it's some good reading man!

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That had "STICKY" all over it.

Great Info 206WRX_GDA...thanks for sharing.
 

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You don't really KNOW your car, unless you KNOW the heritage behind it. My opinion.

I don;t claim to know very much about the WRX or even subaru...but i've come to enjoy learning all I can about the WRX, Sti, Imprezza, and Subaru in general. This is definitely good info for ANY WRX enthusiast.
 

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I totally agree with you. For me, when I read this brief history, it actually made me feel more appreciative of the car and the Impreza. I can't recall where I found this, but here's some more interesting history:

"Unlike some other motor companies, such as Ford (founded by Henry) or Suzuki (founded by Michio), Subaru is not named after its founder. "Subaru" is the Japanese word for "Seven Sisters", a common name for the most prominent stars in Pleiades, an open cluster of about 500 young stars (only about 100 million years old), barely visible in our northern sky. At least six of the 500 or so stars are visible to the naked eye, while under moderate conditions the number increases to 9, and under clear dark skies, jumps to more than a dozen. To see the rest, good quality binoculars or a telescope is required; but the cluster is still difficult to locate as it is spread over only 2 degrees - about four times the diameter of the moon.

The name "Pleiades" itself may have been derived from the Greek word for "to sail" or the word "pleios" meaning "full" or "many".

Another theory is that the cluster is named after the mythological mother, Pleione, which is also the name of one of the brighter stars. According to Greek mythology, the main, visible stars are named for the seven daughters of "father" Atlas and "mother" Pleione: Alcyone, Asterope (a double star), Electra, Maia. .Merope, Taygeta and Celaeno.

Although somewhat similar to the constellation Crusis, comprising Gacrux, Alpha 1 Crusis, Beta Crusis and a few other unnamed stars, which we know (in Australia) to be the Southern Cross, the Subaru badge represents a totally different group of stars.

But why does the Subaru badge only have six stars?

Ken Takeuchi from Japan has provided this insight, including an alternative background for the star emblem:

To say first, SUBARU may stand for "seven sisters" may be true but the Pleiades stars are also called "Mutsura-Boshi", which means "six gathered stars". The star SUBARU even appears in the lyrics written more than 1000 years ago. The word has some romantic feelings to we Japanese.

Fuji Heavy industries, the maker of SUBARU cars, was known as Nakajima Aircraft before WW II, which made many fighters and bombers. Even the famous Mitsubishi Zero fighter had a Nakajima 14 cylinder engine. After the war, the company was forced to spread into 15 companies to cut the strength of the huge weapon industry. But in the early 1950s, five of the companies gathered into one again to restart as a transportation company. That's FUJI and that's why there are five little stars and one big star.

So, the present SUBARU emblem represents the company structure rather than the original star cluster image.

Happy star-gazing."

Here's another intersting tidbit on the origin of the name:
http://www.subaru-global.com/about/origin/


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You don't really KNOW your car, unless you KNOW the heritage behind it. My opinion.

I don;t claim to know very much about the WRX or even subaru...but i've come to enjoy learning all I can about the WRX, Sti, Imprezza, and Subaru in general. This is definitely good info for ANY WRX enthusiast.
 

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FYI Nakajima supplied most of the fighters for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. The Ki-43 was the most common one, and it was generally similar to the Zero. They also made the Ki-44, which was a high performance interceptor, and the Ki-84, which was as good as anything in the Allied arsenal late in the war, even the P-51 Mustang. They had production problems due to aerial bombing and naval blockades, but these aircraft were all brilliantly engineered. Quite a heritage for Subaru!
 

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206WRX_GDA said:
1997. 8 : Impreza WRX & Impreza WRX STi-4 [ Type-E ]

There were some minor changes. WRX series emploied the SURETRAC LSD at the rear. (except RA STi and typeR STi).
Horsepower 250ps/6000rpm torque 31.2kg-m/4000rpm (wagon)
Horsepower 280ps/6500rpm torque 36.0kg-m/4000rpm(STi version)
I have the 250ps Ver 4 JDM WRX Wagon with 4.111 close ratio gearbox, factory fitted sunroof, STi aluminium bonnet, etc. Details can be seen here
http://forums.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=2239697#post2239697
 

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The hp/specs on the ADM and UKDM are about 30-40 hp less than the JDM versions. At least for the GC8s. I'm not sure what the specs are for the GDB/GDA...

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Aren't the JDM specs a little better than the Aussie and UK versions?
 

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Wait, im still a little confused. So is the GC8 WRX engine the same as our 2002+ USDM Engine?? And are they any websites of places that sell used JDM WRX STi engines for the GC8. And what is the engine code and chasis code for the USDM 2002+ WRX?? Sorry, Im trying to get all of my subaru history down.
 

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Chassis Code-Description

GC8-The Original Body Style Sedan
GF8-The Original Body Style Sport Wagon
GDA-The "New Age" WRX Sedan
GDB-The "New Age" WRX STi Sedan
GGA-The "New Age" WRX Sport Wagon
GGB-The "New Age" WRX STi Sport Wagon

Not sure how to answer your question. There's a few different engines for the GC8 WRX. As for the USDM WRX, the engine code is EJ20, chassis being "GDA", hence my screen name. Heh. There's plenty of places that can get STi engines for the GC8. IF you are interested, there's actually a shop in Bellevue, WA that's putting in a STi VII engine in a '97 GC8 coupe. Just do a search online, or email some Australian shops. Shipping should be easier and cheaper from there...

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Wait, im still a little confused. So is the GC8 WRX engine the same as our 2002+ USDM Engine?? And are they any websites of places that sell used JDM WRX STi engines for the GC8. And what is the engine code and chasis code for the USDM 2002+ WRX?? Sorry, Im trying to get all of my subaru history down.
 

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Awesome info! Agreed that some posts in this thread need to be in a FAQ and/or sticky...
 

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You get mad props for that info. I made that a bookmark to reference back and forth too. AWESOME INFO. Thank you very much. I wish all my answers got answered like that. Straight to the point and thorough.

Me and the rest of the crew give you a round of applause.

BRAVO, BRAVO!!!

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Lol... thanks man! Not much work on my part, just collection. Again, I got most of this info from my friend in Shibuyaku. Again, I can't say enough that there aren't that many GDA/GDB's on the streets of Japan. I've been told that it's still and will always be a GC8-ruled place, at least on the street. The GDA/GDB's are more prominent in the circuit racing scene. Not to mention that used GC8 STi's still cost more than the GDB STi. I've attached a pic of one my friend's cars. Its for sale so that he can get a GC8. Too bad we can't get our hands on it, at least not for street use. It's only got 10500 miles and he's only selling it for $19800 USD!!!! Any more info needed, just let me know and I can ask....

Glad you guys find the info useful....

Bernard

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206WRX_GDA

You get mad props for that info. I made that a bookmark to reference back and forth too. AWESOME INFO. Thank you very much. I wish all my answers got answered like that. Straight to the point and thorough.

Me and the rest of the crew give you a round of applause.

BRAVO, BRAVO!!!

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should i get

Hello. I just got a 2005 sti and was woundering what i should get? like intake exhaust, which type of both? chip? stuff like that. please help. Sway bars and H braces



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You get mad props for that info. I made that a bookmark to reference back and forth too. AWESOME INFO. Thank you very much. I wish all my answers got answered like that. Straight to the point and thorough.

Me and the rest of the crew give you a round of applause.

BRAVO, BRAVO!!!

Kurlee Daddee
(THE ORIGINAL)
 

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Hello. I just got a 2005 sti and was woundering what i should get? like intake exhaust, which type of both? chip? stuff like that. please help. Sway bars and H braces
Why do you keep posting comments that in no way pertain to the thread? May i suggest you start a new thread if you have such questions. Or even better yet exercise the search option you will find your answers much quicker and easier that way.
 
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