Bag Riders are offering $350 off full air suspension kits right now. This one happens to be for my 2000 Legacy, but they make kits for all cars. If you're going the air route, contact Bag Riders and support a Vermont business!
Sat Mar 30 2013 14:29:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Subaru has dropped the curtain on its truly attractive WRX Concept and, as previewed a few days ago, we're fast fans of the wide, low, muscular sedan. The concept car looks great, but there was a distinct lack of information being offered about the next-generation WRX that is sure to follow this concept – we're looking at a design statement only at this point.
Still, Subaru's press release does offer some more detail about both the concept and the car to come. You'll be hard pressed not to notice that the car's roof has been constructed entirely of carbon fiber, a move that designers have used to lower the center of gravity and reduce weight. Get past the gaping hood scoop and you'll also notice that that the concept car has a rather prominent power bulge sticking out of its hood, better to accommodate a "new turbocharged engine and intercooler."
In front, the massive hexagonal grill provides a strong full forward view, and the lower fascia incorporates sculpted air intakes that are said to help the engine breathe as well as providing downforce. In back, the standard-issue wing has been replaced with a subtly curved trunklid spoiler. Quad tailpipes also hint at the big power we hope will be packed into the car, when it takes production form. (No word at all on when we might expect a production-ready car.)
Clearly, the WRX Concept is styled anticipation of an all-wheel-drive vehicle, with four blistered wheel arches making that layout obvious. Huge 20-inch BBS wheels (not gold, but we like them) are wearing 245-section Dunlop tires, and look ready to grip and rip. Follow on for the full Subaru press release, once you've finished feasting your eyes on our image galleries.
Tue Jan 29 2013 00:40:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Subaru is the provocation of us again with another limited-edition model that we probably never see State Side. The legacy TSI S402 is limited (correctly) 402 units in two saloon cars and its seal, with the MTS-Star 2.5-liter turbo engine flatbed four. Unlike some other “special” Subies, S402, the legacy business. To begin, before the wings were extended by 20 mm, the key was to 13:1 and Bilstein shocks on all four corners, and 18-inch BBS wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE050A rubber. The brakes have been updated units with six-piston Brembo Bremszangen at the front and two iron pot on the back of the attacks improved rotors. In addition to all badgeage, Subaru set up new measuring devices in the IP, MOMO steering wheel with a stud and the gear made of aluminum.