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Old 01 Oct 2007, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wrx jap spec??

i have a wrx jap spec or so i have been told by a local garage. Just want to know if its any different than uk version, an if it is how? (bhp, 0 - 60, top end)? Can they be tuned better? please if any one knows anythin let me know.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

For info. Will need to know the year of the WRX. if its the classic shape WRX will also need to know the model.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its a 2003 wrx 2l turbo, not the bug eye shape the one after

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its a 2003 wrx 2l turbo, not the bug eye shape the one after

The jap spec WRX has (247bhp) this compares with (225bhp) for the UK model. The gear ratios are also slightly shorter. The Japanese WRX also has a rear wash/wipe on the rear wind screen.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 04:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well mine hasnt got a rear wash/wipe is there any way it can be a jap spec with out these?
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All official UK Impreza's had a Category 1 alarm system fitted with a multi-function keypad.


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Old 01 Oct 2007, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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easiest way to tell is that the JDM cars have very short 10digit or so chassis codes and the UK cars have more like 15digits...........
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easiest way to tell is that the JDM cars have very short 10digit or so chassis codes and the UK cars have more like 15digits...........
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 02:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Right i have just found the import letter which shows the date it came from japan! But i still dont think it has 247bhp. Is there any way of telling or will i have 2 go on a rolling road?

An thanks for your hepl guys!!
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pete mine didnt come with a Category 1 alarm system but i need a good alarm any help with that would be good! i have a tracker just no alarm

just tried to pop my bonnet to check the plate how many digets an my bonnet will not open thats a first!!!

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pete mine didnt come with a Category 1 alarm system but i need a good alarm any help with that would be good! i have a tracker just no alarm
Danny's Which alarm?????? thread.

http://bbs.subaru-impreza.org/showthread.php?t=38627
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The jap spec WRX has (247bhp) this compares with (225bhp) for the UK model. The gear ratios are also slightly shorter. The Japanese WRX also has a rear wash/wipe on the rear wind screen.
my gear ratios are 1st - 3.454 2nd - 1.947 3rd - 1.366 4th - 0.972 5th - 0.738 if thats any help
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my gear ratios are 1st - 3.454 2nd - 1.947 3rd - 1.366 4th - 0.972 5th - 0.738 if thats any help
Same ratios as the UK Impreza.

Have a look at the chassis code. That's when you pop the bonnet.
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well it must be uk spec but i didnt get an alarm with it! well thats next on my list thanks for the help!
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I could be wrong but it sounds like an import but not JDM. Friend of mine has the same car as me and year but his was an import from somewhere in the EU. It is identical to mine but did not come with the CAT 1 alarm and Keypad. But got it a lot cheaper
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