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Old 15 May 2006, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Impreza Applied Model/Engine Codes

You will find the codes on the VIN plate.

J D M - "Import" Model Codes Type/Version/HP
1992 - 1995
GC8A48D.....WRX 4 door / 238
GC8A47D ... WRX Type RA 4 door / 238
GC8B48D ... WRX 4 door / 248
GF8B25D =. WRX 5 door / 218
GC8B47D ....WRX Type RA 4 door / 258
GC8B47D =. WRX Type RA STi V1 4 door / 272
GF8B58D = .WRX 5 door / 218
GF8B58D =. WRX Type RA 5 door / 248
GF8B58D =. WRX STi V1 5 door / 258
GC8C48D = WRX 4 door / 238
1995 - 1997
GC8C47D =.WRX STi V1 4 door / 258
GC8C47D = WRX Type RA STi V1 4 door /272
GF8C58D =. WRX 5 door / 218
GC8C4ED =.WRX STi V2 555 4 door /272
GC8C4DD =.WRX Type RA STi V2 / 272
GC8C4DD =.WRX Type RA STi V2 V-Limited / 272
GF8C58D = .WRX STi V2 5 door / 258
GF8C58D = .WRX STi V2 555 5 door / 258
GF8C58P = .WRX 5 door AT / 220
GC8D2DD =.WRX Type R STi 2 door / 278
GC8D48D =,WRX 4 door / 258
GC8D47D . .WRX Type RA 4 door /278
1997 - 1998
GC8D4ED = WRX STi V3 4 door / 278
GC8D4ED = WRX STi V3 Type V-Limited 4 door / 278
GC8D4DD = WRX Type RA STi V3 / 278
GF8D58D = WRX 5 door / 238
GF8D5ED = WRX STi V3 5 door / 278
GF8D5ED = WRX STi V3 V-Limited 5 door /278
GF8D58P = WRX 5 door AT / 238
1998 - 1999
GC8E2DD = WRX Type R STi V4 2 door /278
GC8E2DD = WRX Type R STi V4 V-Limited 2 door / 278
GC8E2SD = WRX Type R STi Type 22B / 278
GC8E27D = WRX Type RA V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8E48D = WRX 4 door / 248
GC8E47D = WRX Type RA 4 door /278
GC8E4ED = WRX STi V4 4 door /278
GC8E4DD = WRX Type RA STi V4 4 door /278
GC8E4DD = WRX Type RA STi V4 4 door V-Limited / 278
GF8E58D = WRX 5 door / 248
GF8E5ED = WRX STi V4 5 door /278
GF8E58P = WRX 5 door AT /240
GC8F2DD = WRX Type R STi V5 2 door /278
GC8F2DD = WRX Type R STi V5 V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8F27D = WRX Type RA V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8F48D = WRX 4 door /248
1999 - 2000
GC8F47D = WRX Type RA 4 door /278
GC8F4ED = WRX Type STi V4 4 door /278
GC8F4DD = WRX Type RA STi V5 4 door /278
GC8F4DD = WRX Type RA STi V5 4 door V-Limited / 278
GF8F58D = WRX 5 door / 248
GC8G2FD = WRX Type R STi V6 Limited / 278
GC8G48D = WRX Type RA 4 door / 278
GC8G47D = WRX Type RA Limited 4 door / 278
GC8G4DD = WRX Type RA STi6 4 door / 278

WRX Type RA
Race Altered is a lighter weight Impreza generally they come without underseal, radio-cassette, electric windows & sound deadening materials in the cabin. The RA comes with a closed deck block, shorter gearing & rally flap style roof vent.




Applied VIN Chassis Codes
GF4. = 2.2L Impreza Wagon
GD2. = 2.0L Impreza WRX saloon
GC5. = 1.8L Impreza saloon
GC8. = 2.0L Impreza saloon (Classic)
GF8. = 2.0L Impreza Wagon (Classic)
GDA. = 2.0L Impreza WRX saloon (New Age)
GGA. = 2.0L Impreza WRX Wagon (New Age)
GDB. = 2.0L Impreza WRX STi saloon (New Age)
GGB. = 2.0L Impreza WRX STi wagon (New Age)
GFC. = 2.2L Impreza Wagon
GME. = 2.5L Impreza Coupe
GD7. = 2.5L Impreza WRX STi saloon
GDF. = 2.5L Impreza WRX STi
GM6. = 2.5L Impreza Coupe
Applied Model Codes (Body)
GC = Impreza saloon ,,(Classic)
GF = Impreza Wagon ,.(Classic)
GM....Impreza Coupe ..(Classic)
GD = Impreza saloon...(New Age)
GG = Impreza Wagon,,(New Age)


UK Applied Model Codes (Classic)
GC8EK8D = Turbo 4 door
GC8EKFJ = ,Sport 4 door
GF8EKFJ = . Sport 5 door
GC8EK8D = Catalunya
GC8FK8D = Turbo 4 door
GF8FK8D = Turbo 5 door
GC8GK8D = RB5
GC8HK8D = Turbo 4 door
GC8HKED = P1
Applied Model Codes (New Age)
GDABK8D = WRX
GDBBKKH = WRX STi Prodrive
GDBCKEH = WRX STi


Applied Engine Codes
EJ-12 = 1189cc FF Drive
EJ-15 = 1493cc FF
EJ-16 = 1597cc AWD
EJ-18 = 1820cc AWD
EJ-20 = 1994cc AWD
EJ-22 = 2212cc AWD
EJ-251 =2457cc AWD
EJ-257 =2457cc AWD
EJ-16 = 1597cc SOHC 16V
EJ-16J =1597cc SOHC 16V
EJ18S =1820cc SOHC 16V
EJ20E =1994cc SOHC 16V
EJ20G =1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo - Found in early model JDM WRXs and STIs
EJ20K ..1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo - Design change from the EJ20G (96-98)

EJ20T =1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ205.. 1994cc DOHC 16v Turbo - non-JDM
EJ22E= .2212cc SOHC 16V
EJ22T =2212cc SOHC 16V Turbo
EJ22K.. 2212cc DOHC 16V Turbo-found in the 22B
EJ255 =2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ25T =2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ257.. 2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo - new age STi






What your Subaru VIN number actually means.


Sample VIN. (UK 2002 WRX) J F 1 G D A K D 3 .2 ..G ..XXXXXX

Digit Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .11 ..12-17

1. Region: J = Asia
2. Country: 1 & 2 JF = Japan
3. Manufacturer: 2 & 3 F1 = Subaru
4. Series: G = Impreza
5. Body Style: = Saloon
6. Engine Displacement: A = 2.0L
7. Model: K = WRX
8. Restraint Type
9. Check Digit:
10. Year: 2 = 2002
11. Assembly Plant/Transmission Type: G = AWD MT5
12 -17 = 6 Digit Prodution Serial Number






VIN plate location.

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Old 04 Aug 2006, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This has always confused the hell out of me so thanks for it!
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Old 16 Sep 2006, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pete mate, according to :

http://www.catherineandken.co.uk/sti/wrx.html

site the WRX RA V-Limited, WRX R STi Version 6 Limited and the WRX R STi Version 6 are 300bhp as standard? Is that right mate?
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Phil,

Thought all version 6 Impreza's had 278 hp except the 300 hp (Concept Electra one) though the actual production version the S201 had 294 hp as standard.

I could be wrong mate.
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 04:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've no idea really mate, I just got by what I read or what I get told.. Sometimes either way its wrong, but you can see where I'm quoting it from tho I dunno mate whether Subaru might be able to tell you?
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Update!

Added more applied engine codes to the list.
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I just dont think there's enough there john!!
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Can't work my VIN out from this...

Mine is a: JF1GC8KD3XG03xxxx

JF1 = Japan
GC8 = 2.0L Impreza saloon (Classic)

KD3 = ????? What's this then?

XG04XXXX = So what year model is she? Registration was Sept 99..

I know this is an old post but KD3 not in the list...

cheers guys...

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Old 18 Feb 2008, 06:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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GC8E48D = WRX 4 door / 248 so its not a sti !!!
gutted i was sold a duff car only 248 bhp !! im confused with this shit!!

engine code is

EJ20KDW6HE does this mean its a wrx and not sti ??
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hi where do you find engine code on the block??? how do you know what version of ej20 you have???
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Old 18 Feb 2008, 11:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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its on the chassis plate

says engine
EJ20KD******* ect
my chassis plate is on top of the n/s/f strut under the bonnet.
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yeah i've seen plate on inner wing but how do you tell what engine you have?? numbers on block what version of ej20??. because the plate gives engine code but what if engine has been changed???
how can be sure whats fitted??
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humm well there has to be a number somewhere on the block but finding it is prob going to be a mission but if you do find it let me know where you find it fella
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Is there a similar theory for Grey Import cars?
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