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Old 27 October 2014, 10:54 PM
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Looks fantastic!

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Had 19's on my previous blob and the ride was atrocious. I wouldn't bother.
But isnt the chassis/suspension components different? The blob came on 17s as standard, and is fine on 18s. The hatch/My15 came on 18s as standard, surely 19s wouldnt be too much of a leap?...


I'm realy tempted with one of these. Trying to stretch myself and see if I can get one! Are they good enough to keep standard?
Whats the attitude of Subaru UK on warranties & trackdays? Also whats their view if I changed the exhaust?...
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Old 28 October 2014, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesDundee View Post
But isnt the chassis/suspension components different? The blob came on 17s as standard, and is fine on 18s. The hatch/My15 came on 18s as standard, surely 19s wouldnt be too much of a leap?...
Yes the components are different and improved but i wouldnt say to the extent where the ride would be any better on 19s. Handling i suspect wouldnt be affected too much. If you want the looks then go for 19s, as i said before, the car is about function not form.

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I'm realy tempted with one of these. Trying to stretch myself and see if I can get one! Are they good enough to keep standard?
Too slow and flat standard, especially in 6th gear, it needs a remap for that added chunk of bhp and more importantly torque.

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Whats the attitude of Subaru UK on warranties & trackdays?
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Also whats their view if I changed the exhaust?...
Invalidated You would need to get something from a dealer prepared to give you a 3rd party warranty that would cover an exhaust swap of their choosing. Mangoletsi might do one in the future, although i've not seen or heard of anything concrete from them as yet.
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That's a fantastically informative post thanks mate! I think I was daydreaming to be honest but ill probably be waiting a couple of years for either a hotter spec or more second hand ones
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The JDM twinscroll model is out in Japan now
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Old 28 October 2014, 10:34 PM
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I bought an ex demo from mangoletsi with a sports exhaust and a 340bhp remap.sounds like a scooby should
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Originally Posted by scoobycoop View Post
I bought an ex demo from mangoletsi with a sports exhaust and a 340bhp remap.sounds like a scooby should
I think the member who just got rid of his (Thehulkster) and went back to his old focus RS should of at least had a ride in a mapped one like yours, could of been a game changer.

How big a difference is it over a standard one?
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Old 28 October 2014, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by scoobycoop View Post
I bought an ex demo from mangoletsi with a sports exhaust and a 340bhp remap.sounds like a scooby should
Ah you got the blue one, i had a go in that, before buying mine, did the stickers come off ok?
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Old 29 October 2014, 09:44 AM
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Yeah the stickers came off fine apart from the front splitter which is being replaced.i think the map makes a massive difference.
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Originally Posted by scoobycoop View Post
i think the map makes a massive difference.
Agreed. The standard map is well disappointing.
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Originally Posted by bioforger View Post
Agreed. The standard map is well disappointing.
Did you not get a re map when you bought yours?ive had a few scoobs now every one ive had mapped.
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Old 29 October 2014, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by scoobycoop View Post
Did you not get a re map when you bought yours?ive had a few scoobs now every one ive had mapped.
Yes mine is mapped.
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I'd buy one of these tomorrow if I had ANY confidence that Subaru had resolved the problem..... which for me would require an engine design overhaul (or a return back to the 2ltr).

I was so close at the start of last year to buying a previous version saloon. I spoke to the dealer and asked what the crack was with the engines now. They said "it's all been sorted now". Yeah right!

I sincerely hope you guys don't get issues.

I'm just so tempted, but I know it will probably end in pain.
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I'd buy one of these tomorrow if I had ANY confidence that Subaru had resolved the problem..... which for me would require an engine design overhaul (or a return back to the 2ltr).

I was so close at the start of last year to buying a previous version saloon. I spoke to the dealer and asked what the crack was with the engines now. They said "it's all been sorted now". Yeah right!

I sincerely hope you guys don't get issues.

I'm just so tempted, but I know it will probably end in pain.
Hence why i got the 3rd party 5yr warranty included Only time will tell. But we do know that the internals are now using refined materials (whatever that means ) Anyway they don't all go pop, there's plenty of the older generation 2.5s out there on 70-90K mileages. Any net forum will highlight the bad cases.

Yes it probably would end in pain for someone like you, as i assume you would want to raise the power and track it. The 2.5 is ok up to about 350bhp, no more and tracking it will only increase the risk of failure, well that goes for any roadcar engine really. The 2ltr is a stronger unit and was over engineered for the time, we were spoiled. They would never go back to it due to the emission laws they are now under. As for a redesign that has already been done to a certain extent with the DIT FA20 motor, but there are reports of those failing at 20-30K mileages in some BRZ's due to rod bearing failure and/or bent rods. Those motors are being used in the WRX and JDM WRX to.
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Rod bearing failures (pot 3) are now being reported in the US on the 2015 STI (after some digging around today).

Anyway..... hope it does you good. They look better and better, the more and more I look at them.
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Originally Posted by karloswrxsti View Post
Just got mine today after waiting 6 weeks.
How u finding it karlos? Where did u buy it from?
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Originally Posted by bioforger View Post
Hence why i got the 3rd party 5yr warranty included Only time will tell. But we do know that the internals are now using refined materials (whatever that means ) Anyway they don't all go pop, there's plenty of the older generation 2.5s out there on 70-90K mileages. Any net forum will highlight the bad cases.

Yes it probably would end in pain for someone like you, as i assume you would want to raise the power and track it. The 2.5 is ok up to about 350bhp, no more and tracking it will only increase the risk of failure, well that goes for any roadcar engine really. The 2ltr is a stronger unit and was over engineered for the time, we were spoiled. They would never go back to it due to the emission laws they are now under. As for a redesign that has already been done to a certain extent with the DIT FA20 motor, but there are reports of those failing at 20-30K mileages in some BRZ's due to rod bearing failure and/or bent rods. Those motors are being used in the WRX and JDM WRX to.
The dealer told me as long as it's running less than 350 the engine will be fine. Added to that its under 3 yr warranty and il be handing mine back then the issues don't concern me. If I was buying as a long term prospect I would be a bit more concerned.
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Rod bearing failures (pot 3) are now being reported in the US on the 2015 STI (after some digging around today).
Sources? Knowing the yanks, those cases were probably run on their weak fuel or autocrossed to death before exploding on their way home
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http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2015-sti...ti-1590mi.html

That's one and there are a few more on that site being reported.
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Fantastic. Puts a smile on your face every time you drive it. I got it from Unity Automotive in Leicester
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Originally Posted by karloswrxsti View Post
Fantastic. Puts a smile on your face every time you drive it. I got it from Unity Automotive in Leicester
Looks lovely in white I had to go for WR blue as its my first. Done 1250 miles in mine and its starting to loosen up and sound like a beast!
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Originally Posted by bioforger View Post
Sources? Knowing the yanks, those cases were probably run on their weak fuel or autocrossed to death before exploding on their way home
Im with you there - last year was in florida in a mustang and the best quality fuel on offer was 97 ron as super premium unleaded. If they binned the jungle juice might get better results. Watched a vid on youtube of a stock sti running 230bhp on a dyno #sh!tefuel
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Originally Posted by togsy86 View Post
Looks lovely in white I had to go for WR blue as its my first. Done 1250 miles in mine and its starting to loosen up and sound like a beast!
I cant wait till it loosens up and have another 800 miles to go.

Does anyone know if the PCD is the same as the 2006 WRX STI and the 17 inch wheels would fit as i have 2 sets from my old car i could use on track days.
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2015-sti...ti-1590mi.html

That's one and there are a few more on that site being reported.
ah yes another launch/release model, looks like they were rushed out of the door.
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Originally Posted by karloswrxsti View Post
I cant wait till it loosens up and have another 800 miles to go.

Does anyone know if the PCD is the same as the 2006 WRX STI and the 17 inch wheels would fit as i have 2 sets from my old car i could use on track days.
yea i believe its the same PCD, just check for clearance etc.
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Just been to see one in the flesh today... These look awesome.

Another round of soul searching on the way then!
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
Just been to see one in the flesh today... These look awesome.

Another round of soul searching on the way then!
Let's just keep our fingers crossed, you never know, the reliability issues of old maybe long gone.

I know there has now been a few reports of engine problems from the US but what car doesn't have issues, they are still very low and relatively small compared to others.
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A few pics of our new Subaru 2015 STi WRX diffuser fitted;
















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Did everyone get a service book supplied with theirs?
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