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Offline Bogey

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STI-Subaru Technica International
« on: October 24, 2012, 02:48:22 PM »
Some basic information and drool material for those new to Subaru, those that do not know much about STI, or even those that like to read.

The typically known as STI that we see rolling down the street is actually not just an STI.  It is actually an WRX STI. 
STI is actually the motorsports division of Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries.  Here is some general info from that one site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Tecnica_International

Here is a link to their homepage in English:

http://www.sti.jp/e/index.html

And a page with info on different models (click on the car):

http://www.sti.jp/e/product/previousmodel/index.html

Happy reading!!!!


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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 02:52:27 PM »
The car info page makes me drool and wish these were offered here.   :sadbanana :BangHead: :blob: :subaru:

Offline Aki

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 03:57:24 PM »
Droooool.

Give me a 22b and an S401 or FSTi and I'm pretty well satisfied in the car department.

And yes, 1000x:
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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 05:13:02 PM »
We miss out on a lot of the cool stuff.   :-\

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 08:00:45 AM »
We miss out on a lot of the cool stuff.   :-\
So much truth to this. And not just Subarus...

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 09:54:29 AM »
I don't get how there isn't enough interest in the US market to bring one of these bad boys over.


STi Legacy Wagon tS... SO not fair.

Offline Bounty Hunter

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 10:21:09 AM »
Good info.  Most n00bs think that STi only refers to the WRX STi. 

I wish we would've gotten the 04 Forester STi here in the US. 

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/subaru-forester-sti-mini-test-road-test

-16 WRX STi
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-69 Camaro SS project

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 10:28:45 AM »
You really can't blame the n00bs for thinking that.  In the US, simply saying "STi" refers to one car, not a lineup of sport-tuned performance machines.  There are STi accessories available for other Subaru vehicles in the lineup, but most of them are cosmetic aside from a few springs, braces, and shifters. 

 :sadbanana It's sad, really.

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 11:05:16 AM »
THIS ^^^ is the exact reason that I started this thread!!!!  Education is always moar betta!  Not to mention the car porn that STI produces is awesome!!!  I agree on all fronts that it is depressing we cannot have a lot of those models here in the U.S.  You would imagine that the simple idea that they could double production and make more money would be a win, but  :bootyshake: :bootyshake: :bootyshake: is all we get.  :)

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Re: STI-Subaru Technica International
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 11:19:11 AM »
On the one hand, Subaru never really expresses a desire to expand.   They never want to really get "big" as a car company.  However, sitting atop the IIHS Top Safety Pick list as the only car manuafacturer with every car on the list, after the ALG awards for Residual Value, the stellar reviews making the rounds, and the record-breaking sales each year, it's getting tougher for them to expand.

In Japan, only 300 of the Legacy Wagon tS with the STi Packages are being produced... that's the same number of "Special Edition" Tangerine Orange Pearl WRX STi and WRXs that are coming out in May of 2013.  It doesn't seem too far fetched to me if they can do limited runs of that car... but not do a limited run of other STi Variants that are sold elsewhere.  The Special Edition WRX is still having to be built in Japan and be shipped over for it's limited run, so it seems completely realistic for the possibility of having something OTHER than the WRX come over with the STi Badge.  And yet, nothing.