Subaru Impreza WRX STI Model Overview
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Subaru 2013 STI WRX Hatchback —-Brakes—
Hey everyone I just have a question about the brake specs on this car. I am having a hard time finding anywhere the specs. I want to replace the brake with my buddy but I don’t know what parts I s...
Subaru Impreza Engine Swap
I have a 2011 Subaru Impreza wrx sti and my friend was telling me to switch the engine with something faster. Any ideas as to what??
Imprezza Wrx Turbo Surges And Check Turns On And Off
My subaru impreza wrx 1996 has been surging and the check light comes on when it surges, and then off again when it stops. It happens at anytime while im driving. I have replaced fuel pump, spark ...
I’m planning on getting a 2004-2007 Subaru Impreza wrx sti and I’m wondering if I get a 2006-07 will a 2004 sti bumper fit on an 06 sti
All of my windows wont roll down at all, when I click to move the windows there's no noise and I checked in my owner's manual to find the fuse for it and checked all the fuses and none are burnt ou...
Subaru Impreza WRX STI Overview
Subaru began developing rally cars in the late 1980s in its Subaru Tecnica International division. The acronym, STi, would later be applied to its WRC race-winning performance car that became a star of many Japanese video games and anime films. This same division was later in charge of transferring the STi's rally performance into a consumer production model in 1992 in Japan, and later elsewhere, except for the U.S.
The Impreza WRX STi was finally introduced in the U.S. in 2004 as a sedan only. Based on the WRX platform, but tuned for racing capability, it looked the part, with a huge head scoop, a visibility-impairing, but performance-enhancing dual-plane spoiler, and a roof vane spoiler. Underneath, it featured a turbo 2.5-liter flat-4 tuned to 300-hp, boasting 0-60 in under five seconds. Such features as a manually operated intercooler water spray, Brembo brakes, and a Driver Control Center Differential, reminded drivers they were in a race car. The DCCD allowed drivers to either automatically or manual distribute torque power to the all-wheel drive system.
For the production STi, the interior did not skimp on comfort and convenience. Though it acts like a race car, the STi is a four-door sedan, with leather trim and power features. Some conveniences, like power seats, were left out so as not to weigh down the car too much and hamper its track performance. In 2004, it was voted Best Car by Road and Track.
In 2007, the new WRX STi Limited was toned down a bit in appearance, after some complaints about its garishness. The rear spoiler was reduced and the vane spoiler removed. The chin spoiler was also more integrated into the overall design. But the engine and drivetrain remained the same, and there's no question that the STi is a road rocket. Yet its upgraded suspension and interior luxury made it a fairly comfortable and nimble city commuter as well.