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Old 20 Apr 2009, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick question that I'm sure you will know. Do all RA's have roof scoops and if not how come. I'm looking at a 96 import with no scoop. Now I'm new to these cars, just wanting to make sure it's the real deal. Cheers.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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real RA's wil have a 5th injector and the roof scoop
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and what is classed as a real RA. you have to excuse me but i'm new to this game.
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no creature comforts,ie air con,sound system,electric windows..all light weight panels..
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 08:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza RA

Type R has the roof scoop and the RA V Limited
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 09:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza RA

The 5th injector dosent actually do anything & it says on vent not to put up over 50mph
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 09:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the roof scoop and vent are different things...
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 10:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza RA

5th injector only came on early RA's and none of the later ones have it. Only STi RA's (all of them) and Ltd Type R's (except V-2 Ltd. Non Ltd Type R's got no roof vent) have the roof vent.

I'll try and do a write up later on what differentiates the RA from other Imprezas and also a bit about all the different (classics only) variations of the RA.

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Old 20 Apr 2009, 10:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll try and do a write up later on what differentiates the RA from other Imprezas and also a bit about all the different (classics only) variations of the RA.

good luck to you mate, it's a bloody minefield!
version.5 ltd = 1000 RA ltd (short production run -November '98 - March '99??)
version 6 ltd= 2000 RA / type -r = 1000 ?? (all ltd's were sonic blue)
in my eyes the only proper RA's were the ones that came with no luxuries- hence the name, but the V.5 and 6 came with all electrics and a/c as standard.
Type -r = coupe` 2 door
type RA = sedan 4 door

and if you mention 'thinner (b#ll sh!t) glass'.... then i'm getting my coat -( i mean anorak)
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Old 21 Apr 2009, 01:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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good luck to you mate, it's a bloody minefield!
version.5 ltd = 1000 RA ltd (short production run -November '98 - March '99??)
version 6 ltd= 2000 RA / type -r = 1000 ?? (all ltd's were sonic blue)
in my eyes the only proper RA's were the ones that came with no luxuries- hence the name, but the V.5 and 6 came with all electrics and a/c as standard.
Type -r = coupe` 2 door
type RA = sedan 4 door

and if you mention 'thinner (b#ll sh!t) glass'.... then i'm getting my coat -( i mean anorak)

Fortunately here in Japan i have access to accurate information on the cars. I also have access to Subaru directly and their computer system via a contact at STi and can get print outs etc. I'm sure i can cobble something accurate together.

To be fair the weight difference between the ltd's and the 'true' RA's is not that massive. Most of your performance gains (and by extension losses) are coming from the close ratio box. Non Ltds are cheaper though and if you can live w/out the comforts then would be the way to go imo.
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a write up would be a brilliant idea. Get it sticky'd!
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Re: Impreza RA

Have the V6 RA No electrics what so ever no a/c even have to push my mirrors manually from the outside to move them my Nct report weighed the car at 1200kg think it was have to pull it out and see one thing I would say about mine Id proberbly prefer electrics the manual windows gets annoying after awhile and Waynes blue seats like them in mine but as he said before only get them in the ltd's but all I think is the less weight
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