Jump to content

Toggle %s Enter SubyClub Forums

Click [ HERE ] to enter the SubyClub Forums.

Toggle %s Poll

Poll What's your favourite WRX / STi model? (788 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your favourite WRX / STi model?

  1. GC8 / Classic (inc 22b) (264 votes [33.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.50%

  2. Bugeye MY01 / MY02 (55 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

  3. Peanut / Blob Eye - MY03 / MY04 (135 votes [17.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.13%

  4. Hawk Eye / Pignose - MY05 / MY06 / MY07 (186 votes [23.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.60%

  5. Ugly Betty Early hatch / sedan - MY08 / MY09 (21 votes [2.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.66%

  6. Ugly Betty Late hatch / sedan (Widebody WRX) - MY10 onwards (87 votes [11.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.04%

  7. MY15 WRX/STI (40 votes [5.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

Vote Guests cannot vote

Toggle %s Community Statistics

Toggle %s Community Statistics

65 active user(s) (in the past 15 minutes)
4 members, 61 guests, 0 anonymous users
TSG, Staxta, Barbbachello, Reevesy
Community Statistics
Our members have made a total of 604,765 posts
We have 5,470 registered members
The newest member is Neil Scott
Most users ever online was 252 on 09 Mar 2016

Toggle %s Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule

Posted By:  aekOne @ 06 September 2016 - 08:59 PM


Subaru Technica International (STI) has opened order books for the Subaru XV Hybrid tS in Japan, but, fellow Aussies, dont get excited it wont be coming here.

Revealed earlier this year, the XV Hybrid tS gains a host of STI enhancements over its XV Hybrid donor car which also wont make it to Australia.

The XV Hybrid tS combines an electric motor with the non-hybrid models 110kW/196Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine though the company doesnt quote combined outputs.


Stepping up to the STI-enhanced model adds a sportier suspension set-up to deliver a feel-good experience in all road-conditions.

Exterior additions include new 17-inch alloy wheels with orange highlights, STI-designed front spoiler and side skirts with orange highlights, STI-badged fog lamp trim, black door mirrors, dark grey front grille, rear roof spoiler with orange highlight, STI badges front and rear, along with a tS badge on the boot.

Inside, the XV Hybrid tS adds orange highlights throughout the cabin, including on the gear knob, steering wheel, seats, climate controls, headrests, door trims and arm rests, along with STI-branded side sill plates.

Three colours are offered; Crystal Black, Crystal White Pearl and Hyper Blue. Crystal White Pearl is a 32,400 yen ($411) option.

The Subaru XV Hybrid tS starts at 3,326,400 yen ($42,171) including the Japanese consumption tax, and is available to pre-order now.



While the companys local arm has ruled out any chance of offering the XV Hybrid in Australia despite earlier talk of local potential Subaru recently previewed the next-generation model at this years Geneva motor show with the XV concept.

The concept incidentally featured numerous orange highlights throughout the exterior, including on the wheels, grille and roof rails just like the XV Hybrid tS.

It seems the new XV will keep to the winning formula of the current car, in looking very much like a jacked-up Impreza hatch think Outback and Liberty wagon.

Details of the next-generation car are limited, however rumours suggest we could see the production version make its debut sometime next year as a 2018 model in the States.

This info and more can be found at: http://www.caradvice.com.au/
Comments: 5 :: View Comments

Toggle %s 2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November

Posted By:  aekOne @ 06 September 2016 - 08:52 PM


The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ sports car has been revealed, ahead of a slated Australian premiere in November this year.

Mirroring its upgraded Toyota 86 twin that launches around the same time, six-speed manual versions of the MY17 Subaru BRZ get power and torque boosts, from 147kW to 152kW (at 7000rpm), and 205Nm to 212Nm (between 6400 and 6800rpm). The six-speed auto version is unchanged.

The four-year old BRZ gets a number of other changes designed to keep it sharp, including revised suspension, new cabin features including superior infotainment, and subtle design changes.

Exterior changes include revised front bumper and C-shaped headlights (with brand-first full LEDs), plus what Subaru purports to be an aircraft-inspired front spoiler, new 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels and revised boot garnish.

Inside the cabin are new multi-information instruments with a mid-mounted tacho and a 4.2-inch screen on the right showing other information including speed, plus there are also nicer door panels, a new smaller leather steering wheel, knee pads and some new switchgear.

Another new feature is a 6.2-inch touchscreen with six speakers, Bluetooth and voice control functions. This is the system used in other Subarus, and is a huge step up over the ad-hoc solution used in the original BRZ.


As mentioned, the 2.0-litre atmo engine gets a 5kW/7Nm bump when paired with the manual gearbox. The higher power output in manual transmission variants is achieved mainly through a combination of reduced pressure loss and optimised intake efficiency.

Other engine changes are claimed to include increased cylinder block rigidity, greater piston durability, buffed and polished valve stems, low-friction finish for the camshaft, an optimised fuel pump drive cam, an optimised internal shape of rocker arm pivots, changed shape of the fuel system components, changed fuel pressure sensor, a new generation fuel pump, changed ECU hardware and a different engine harness.

Chassis tweaks include a thicker strut tower bar mounting bracket and transmission cross-member reinforcing plate, and more reinforcement in the rear wheel housing, while the struts and shocks have been tweaked. The front differential mount stoppers have also been tweaked to lower vibrations and help noise suppression, apparently.

Theres also a new Track mode that changes the parameters of the ESC.

The most important change to the MY17 Subaru BRZ price is the only thing we dont yet know. The company says it will reveal all closer to the launch in November. The current pricing ranges from $37,150 to $38,650.

This info and more can be found at: http://www.caradvice.com.au/
Comments: 2 :: View Comments

Toggle %s Subyclub Event Planning - We want you !

Posted By:  twinturbosubaru @ 29 June 2016 - 09:39 PM

Hi guys and girls, we are looking to do more events moving forward and are looking for some help to plan and run them.


It's not a very glamorous job but it's a really important one and we would like to try and have at least one event per quarter in each state to help people catch up with other members and most importantly, drive and show off you wheels.


If you are interested in helping with events in your state please PM me or respond in this thread, the more people we get the better as that means we can do more events !


We are currently looking at events such as motorkhanas, navigation events, show and shines, family days and the like.


Please let me know if you can help, even in a small way.




Comments: 11 :: View Comments

Toggle %s Top Forums

Forum Topics Replies
General Discussion 1357 27192
General 438 5045
Suspension / Drivetrain / Rims 428 5316
News 391 3581
General Discussion 353 5630