Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Subaru Legacy

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Subaru made an effort to control the weight of the new chassis. Despite the increase in size, stiffness, and safety equipment, the car's weight is similar to the previous chassis at 3,142 lb for the 5 speed manual and 3,208 lb (1,455 kg) for the 4 speed automatic.

The engine used is still the EJ25. The front suspension uses a MacPherson strut setup with steering ratio of 15:1, while the rear is a new double wishbone suspension. The US-spec WRX reverts back to a 2-piston/1-piston sliding calipers (dropping the 4-piston/2-piston fixed caliper setup), but have grown to 11.6-inch in the front and 11.3-inch (290 mm) in the rear, the same as the BL5-chassis US-spec Legacy 2.5GT and Spec B.


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