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Invidia Large Diameter Runner Subaru Manifold

May 21st, 2010 No comments

Invidia has just released their large diameter piping exhaust manifold for the 2.5L turbo Subies (06+ WRX/ 04+ STi & 05-09 Legacy GT). 2.0L models will need to convert to the 2.5L oil pan. Designed for improved exhaust flow; this is the one your customer has been looking for to get increased exhaust flow for a big stock location turbo. The Invidia 1-piece header and uppipe combination is in stock at Redline Motive.

Part #: HS05SW1HDP

Part #: HS05SW1HDP

Part #: HS05SW1HDP

Part #: HS05SW1HDP

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2011 Subaru Impreza STI

April 5th, 2010 No comments

Subaru of America today introduced a new 4-door version of its Impreza WRX STI performance flagship model. This will be the first time that the WRX STI has been offered in two body styles (5-door and 4-door). In addition to the new styling, the 2011 2011 Subaru Impreza STI features significantly revised suspension tuning and lighter 18-inch wheels for even sharper handling.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza STI has been a recipient of continuous improvement since its introduction.

Most recently, the 2010 WRX STI Special Edition previewed some of the suspension enhancements now migrated to the 2011 WRX STI. Thorough and painstakingly detailed chassis development, including testing on Germany’s famed Nurburgring racetrack, has resulted in the best-handling Impreza WRX STI models Subaru has ever offered.

“The continuous evolution and development of the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI is driven by the strong, loyal and vocal support from thousands of enthusiastic owners of this exciting high-performance vehicle,” said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “The 2011 4-door 2011 Subaru Impreza STI will expand the appeal of this iconic performance model to a wider range of driving enthusiasts.”

New Designs for 2011

In front, the 2011 WRX STI models feature sharpened bumper corners and wider, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles to accentuate the “wide and low” profile. A jutting lip spoiler with three-dimensional detailing emphasizes the cars’ sporty intent. The newly designed front grille with black base and blacked-out Subaru wing highlights the headlights’ shape to give the entire front end a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and bumper intake openings.

For the 4-door models, newly designed wider rear fenders are stretched out on the side beyond the tail lamps, accentuating a look of power and stability. The new design details contribute to an improved drag coefficient.

New Chassis Tuning for 2011

The Subaru WRX STI was already a highly optimized performance machine. Specific chassis tuning. Aluminum front lower L-arms reduce unsprung vehicle weight. Major chassis tuning changes include a lowered ride height and new pillow-ball bushings in front and stiffer bushings for the rear subframe that supports the double-wishbone suspension – these improve camber and toe stiffness. Both the front and rear suspension systems employ higher-rate springs and thicker front and rear stabilizer bars than the 2010 model: 21 mm vs. 20 mm in front and 19 mm vs. 18 mm in rear. Spring rates have increased by 15.6 percent in front and 53 percent in the rear.

New standard 18-inch aluminum wheels feature high-luster paint and weigh 17.6 lbs. less than the previous standard wheels. The optional 18 x 8.5-in. BBS® forged aluminum-alloy wheels, which further reduce unsprung vehicle weight, are highlighted by silver high-luster paint for 2011.

Exclusive to the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI, the Brembo Performance Brake System uses ventilated 4-wheel Super Sport anti-lock (ABS) disc brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). Super Sport ABS can control the braking forces at each rear wheel independently, which optimizes braking ability during hard cornering to help reduce understeer.

The Ultimate Performance Subaru

The 2011 WRX STI continues as the ultimate-performance Subaru with its high-boost 305-hp turbocharged/intercooled 4-cyl. Boxer engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The STI also features Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with three “Auto” modes, as well as a manual mode with six driver-selectable differential locking settings.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza STI is equipped with advanced dynamic control systems, as well: the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system is standard and features a track performance-optimized mode; Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) technology allows the driver to tailor the car’s driving characteristics by choosing from among three selectable modes – “Intelligent,” “Sport” and “Sport Sharp” – using a rotary dial on the center console.

The 2011 Impreza WRX STI models arrive in Subaru dealerships late this summer.

Sporty, Spacious and Versatile Interior

New for 2011, the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI interior is finished in black and silver to highlight its sporty design. Trim panels, the steering wheel air bag cover and steering wheel switches are now dark cast metallic.

The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel is a three-spoke, leather-wrapped design embossed with the STI logo and features control switches for Bluetooth® hands-free phone function. A new AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player features Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod control capability, a USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and XM/SIRIUS satellite radio (subscription is extra). An available navigation system integrates a vehicle information center and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) unveiled the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and WRX (U.S. specifications) models today at the New York International Auto Show (Press day: March 31 and April 1; Open to the public from April 2 through 11).

The 2011 Subaru Impreza STI offers superior driving performance befitting a sports model and is Subaru’s performance flagship. The 2011 Subaru Impreza STI also offers high levels of safety thanks to the Horizontally-Opposed (Boxer) turbo engine serving as a core of the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with its excellent weight balance and a low center of gravity.

Developed under the concept of “The Fastest WRX STI Ever”, the 2011 model has achieved even more advanced driving performance due to a finely tuned suspension. To attain such superior performance, the model underwent repeated testing at the Nurburgring track in Germany as well as in Japan, which served to refine the essential nature of the car as a true driver’s car that offers “total driving control” with a high level of cornering performance, secure and supreme sure handling, and overall vehicle stability.

New 4-Door Sedan

In order to further pursue the performance expected of a road sports model, a 4-door model has been added to the lineup to provide a new Subaru AWD performance sedan.

New Wide-Body WRX 4- and 5-Door

Adopting the same wide body as the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI, the Impreza WRX features wider tread and tire widths which, together with a finely tuned suspension, provide remarkable improvements to stability and road-holding performance when driving at high speeds. The 4-door and 5-door models have been thoroughly upgraded in terms of styling and driving performance for enhanced product appeal.

Main Improvements for the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI

1. Exterior
• The new 4-door model, along with the 5-door, includes a “wide and low” design concept that is a perfect match for this advanced performance model and gives the impression of dynamic and powerful road presence.
• The corners of the bumpers have been enlarged and the areas around the fog lamps have been blacked out in order to provide a front face shape that expresses a sense of reassuring stability. The newly designed front grill features virile black tones which, together with enlarged grill and bumper openings, serve to project functionality matching the vehicle’s high performance. The adoption of a forward-surging shape for the lip spoiler at the bottom of the bumper further enhances the sportiness. (For both 4-door and 5-door models)
• Like the 5-door model, a blister fender running from the front to the rear, providing a side view with a sense of dynamic movement, has been adopted for the new 4-door model. The rear fender has a strong design that emphasises the wider track of the rear tires and the performance sedan characteristics.
• For the rear view of the 4-door model, the rear fender surface is stretched beyond the outer side of the combination lamps, emphasizing the thickness of the rear end, thereby providing a design that expresses stability. Additionally, the diffuser shape incorporated at the bottom of the rear bumper completely envelops the muffler for a refined, sporty look.
• A striking larger rear spoiler was exclusively designed for the STI 4-door model. The spoiler has a three-dimensional shape in consideration of the aerodynamics of the wing and further serves to symbolise the advanced performance of the 2011 Subaru Impreza STI.
• The twin-dual muffler cutters feature a new design unique to the 4-door model. Stainless steel is used to express both sportiness and high product quality.
• Lightweight 18-inch aluminum wheels have been newly adopted as standard equipment, and these have been given a high luster finish to heighten the sense of luxury. Additionally, the optional BBS 18-inch wheels are provided with a high luster finish. (For both 4-door and 5-door models)
• The new color of “Plasma Blue Silica” has been added. (For both 4-door and 5-door models)

2. Interior (For both 4-door and 5-door models)
• The colors of the instrument panel, door trim and steering decorative parts have been changed to a dark metallic hue. The contrast of this hue with the silver decorative parts produces a sporty cockpit.
• A Bluetooth®* function has been added to the standard audio. Additionally, a switch for Bluetooth hands-free communication has been added to the steering wheel to improve convenience.
* Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth® Sig, Inc. USA.
• A USB jack has been installed inside the console box in order to provide for use of USB input devices.

3. Mechanisms (For both 4-door and 5-door models)

• The overall suspension setup has been completely revised and the vehicle height lowered by 5 mm in order to provide high-precision handling that allows a driver to accurately power through lines exactly as required.
• A new aluminum lower arm has been designed for the front suspension, while the rear arm bushes have been changed to a pillow-ball type. These work to improve toe and tread rigidity in order to provide handling performance that is even more faithful to the driver’s steering control.
• The specifications of the sub-frame bushings of the rear suspension have been changed to improve the toe and camber rigidity, resulting in increased vehicle responsiveness and road hugging capability.
• Specialised tuning of the damping force of both front and rear dampers provides secure road-holding ability. Changes to specifications of the front and rear coil springs, and stabilizers have greatly improved roll rigidity.

<2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Major Specifications> (US. Specification models)

Overall Length × Width × Height (mm): 4,580 (4-door), 4,415 (5-door) × 1,795 × 1,470
Wheelbase (mm): 2,625
Track Front/Rear (mm): 1,530/1,540
Engine Type: Horizontally-Opposed 4-cylinder DOHC turbocharged engine
Displacement: 2,457 cc
Max. Output: 305 hp@6,000 rpm
Max. Torque: 290Ib-ft@4,000 rpm
Tires: 245/40 R18 Seating Capacity: 5

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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

March 23rd, 2010 No comments

Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models, which now use a wide-body design like the brand’s iconic WRX STI® performance flagship model. The wider body designs give the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX an aggressive road presence and also allow wider track dimensions.

An approximately 1.5-inch increase in front and rear track, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17-inch wheels and tires deliver improved grip in the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. The standard wheels are now 17 x 8-in. vs. 17 x 7-in. in the 2010 model, and tire size is now 235/45R17 vs. 225/45R17.

“The new wide-body designs mark another major step on the continuous evolution of the WRX to give driving enthusiasts an even more compelling all-wheel drive performance package,” said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.

The 2011 Impreza WRX 4- and 5-door models arrive in Subaru dealerships this summer. Both are powered by a 265-hp turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4-cyl. SUBARU-BOXER® engine teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission. This highly responsive engine produces 244 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.

The WRX has been the focus of continuous improvement since its introduction. Most recently, the 2009 model received the 265-hp engine and a significant chassis tuning upgrade. For 2010, the new Limited trim lines expanded the WRX model’s appeal to a broader range of driving enthusiasts.

The 2011 Impreza WRX uses the Continuous AWD version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. A viscous coupling locking center differential nominally distributes torque 50:50. Should slippage occur, this system transfers more power to the wheels with the best traction.

The Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and traction control system is standard. Incline Start Assist, featured on all Impreza models equipped with a manual transmission, can momentarily prevent the vehicle from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.

New Designs for 2011

Both the WRX 5-door model and 4-door model will now feature a wide-body design for 2011 similar to that of the WRX STI, underscoring the high-performance character of both models . The new design is based on a “wide and low” concept and gives both cars an aggressive street presence. The design also maintains a consistent flow from front to rear bumper, creating a distinctive identity and a sense of stability in the vehicles.

Significantly, curb weight for the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models increases by just 33 pounds over the “original body” 2010 models, preserving their powerful acceleration performance.

In front, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX models feature sharpened bumper corners and wider, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles to accentuate the “wide and low” profile. A jutting lip spoiler with three-dimensional detailing emphasizes the cars’ sporty intent. The newly designed front grille with black base and blacked-out Subaru wing highlights the headlights’ shape to give the entire front end a more powerful appearance, accentuated by larger grille and bumper intake openings.

For the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX 4-door model, the wider fenders are stretched out on the side more than the tail lamps, accentuating a look of stability. The new design details contribute to an improved drag coefficient.

Sporty, Spacious and Versatile Interior

In the 2011 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX models, exclusive carbon black checkered upholstery accented by red stitching sets the tone for the sporty interior. The compact layout of the double-wishbone rear suspension helps to minimize intrusion into the cargo area, providing a wide and deep luggage compartment. In the 5-door, the wide and flat load floor can accommodate two Tour-size golf bags with the rear seat backs in the upright position. In the 4-door, which is 6.5-inches longer than the 5-door, the trunk can accommodate three Tour-size golf bags. A 60/40-split folding rear seat further boosts cargo capacity and convenience in both models and the 4-door also features a rear seat fold-down center armrest.

All 2011 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX models are equipped with standard aluminum-alloy pedal covers and driver’s footrest. Performance-design front seats integrate the backrest and head restraint into a single structure. As a sporty accent, the instrument panel electroluminescent gauges use indicator needles that sweep the gauge faces upon engine startup.

The standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel is a three-spoke, leather-wrapped design and features control switches for Bluetooth® hands-free phone function. A new AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player features Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, iPod control capability, a USB port, 3.5mm aux. input jack and has XM/SIRIUS satellite radio capability (subscription is extra). An available navigation system integrates a vehicle information center and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

Proven Subaru Safety

The Impreza models are built around the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure with front and rear crumple zones. This design has been proven in Subaru models for over a decade to provide outstanding crash protection. Side-curtain airbags are standard on all Subaru models, as is a 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, today announced that it will exhibit the 2011 Impreza WRX (U.S. specifications) models at the New York International Auto Show (Press day: March 31 and April 1; Open to the public from April 2 through 11). Both 5-door and 4-door models come with the wide-body design for the first time. The exterior design, including newly designed front area, projects a sporty and powerful road presence. The new model also enhances sportiness, thanks to its wider track. The 2011 Impreza WRX will be introduced in the U.S. market this summer. The press conference is scheduled at the Subaru booth on April 1, 2010 at 9.40h.

A revised Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru Impreza WRX, featuring widebody sedan and hatch, will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show next month.

The Model Year 2011 Impreza WRX will feature wider, flared wheel arches, new front and rear bumpers and grille. Front and rear track are increased too.

Both sedan and hatch variants will be launched in Australia late this year, at which time pricing and specification will be announced.

Normally aspirated Impreza versions will retain the current sedan and hatch body design.

The 2011 Impreza WRX will be officially unveiled on April 1 at the New York International Auto Show.

Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “This new look gives the iconic Impreza WRX even greater presence in a package which has already won accolades for its turbocharged Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive ability.

“This design further distinguishes our turbo Impreza variants, including the Impreza WRX STI, from the normally aspirated versions, which we’re sure will please the many loyal WRX fans out there.”

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COBB AccessPort Launch Control and Flat Foot Shift BETA now available for 2008+ STI and 2010 WRX

March 9th, 2010 No comments

The Launch Control and Flat Foot Shift BETA is now available on all 2008-2010 Subaru STIs and the 2010 WRX*. This feature is currently available only with LC/FFS enabled OTS maps for the specific models mentioned.

Use at your own risk!

All Subaru AccessPORT part number AP-SUB-003 can enable Launch Control and Flat Foot Shifting by updating to the latest BETA firmware and downloading a LC/FFS-enabled map. All current v1.04 2008-2010 STI maps and v1.02 2010 WRX maps are LC/FFS enabled. LC/FFS is currently not an editable option in AccessTUNER Race but can be altered by ProTuners in AccessTUNER Pro.

Launch Control and Flat Foot Shift instructions:

  1. Reflash the ECU with a FFS/LC enabled map. All v1.04 maps for 2008, 2009, 2010 STI and 2010 WRX comes with LC/FFS.
  2. Allow the car to warm up to normal operating temperature, then go into the “Tune Adjustments” menu option on the AccessPORT.
  3. Choose the Launch Control or FFS option and set the values appropriately.

AccessTUNER Race software:

The ability to adjust LC/FFS in AccessTUNER software is currently under closed beta testing. Please contact your ProTuner if you’d like LC/FFS enabled on your ProTuned map. This feature will be available in AccessTUNER Race once beta testing is completed.

*Other models will be available with launch control following closed-group testing.

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AMS Subaru EJ25 Short and Long Blocks

February 10th, 2010 3 comments

Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing Subaru drivetrain or replace your old engine that’s had it, AMS offers a number of Subaru EJ25 Short and Long Block Stages to support any current or future demands you may have for your Subaru vehicle.

All AMS Subaru short and long block assemblies use only the highest quality components to ensure maximum strength, power and reliability. Each block is checked for correct dimensions, cylinder bore, mains and block flatness – then hand assembled at AMS using the same exacting care as in our championship winning race engines.

AMS SUBARU STI EJ25 SHORT BLOCKS

STAGE 1 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Stock forged STi rods
* Brand new short block
* High performance rod & main bearings
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

STAGE 2 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Manley H-beam Rods
* Brand new short block
* High performance rod & main bearings
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

STAGE 3 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Manley I-beam Rods
* Billet crank
* Brand new sleeved short block
* High performance rod & main bearings
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

Available Options

AMS can customize your stage 1 through 3 short block package with a number of options including JE Billet Pistons, full gasket sets, an 08 STI High Volume Oil Pump, Subaru water pump and gasket set, timing belt and tensioner, ARP head studs, and rod upgrades. Click on each stage above for available options.

AMS SUBARU STI EJ25 LONG BLOCKS

STAGE 1 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Manley H Beam Rods
* Brand new short block
* Cosworth Heads
* GSC Cams
* New OEM head gaskets
* High performance rod & main bearings
* ARP Head Studs
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

STAGE 2 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Manley H Beam Rods
* Billet crank
* Cosworth Heads
* GSC Cams
* New OEM head gaskets
* High performance rod & main bearings
* ARP head studs
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

STAGE 3 (info)

* JE Pistons
* Manley I Beam Rods
* Billet crank
* Sleeved block
* Cosworth Heads
* GSC Cams
* New OEM head gaskets
* High performance rod & main bearings
* ARP head studs
* Precision AMS spec machine work on block & crank
* Precise, documented hand assembly

Available Options

AMS can customize your stage 1 through 3 short block package with a number of options including JE Billet Pistons, full gasket sets, an 08 STI High Volume Oil Pump, Subaru water pump and gasket set, timing belt and tensioner, ARP head studs, and rod upgrades. Click on each stage above for available options.

The AMS Subaru STI Stage 1 long block is the ultimate solution for high horse power reliability. We use only the best off the shelf and custom designed AMS spec components. Combine that with the latest in machine and assembly practices and you are assured only the best!

All our engines are hand assembled at AMS using the same care as the engine in our 1142 awhp, world record holding AMS Drag EVO. Every motor is balanced, blueprinted and assembled to AMS’ exacting standards.

Before assembly each block is checked for correct dimensions, cylinder bore, mains, block flatness, etc… to ensure you get the best foundation for your new engine. Every engine we assemble has a build sheet where tolerances, torque specs, and clearances are documented.

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