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#1 boostin

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 8:20 AM

Subaru's are easy to decipher.

B = Legacy

C = Sedan
F = Touring wagon (stepped roof)
J = Wagon (flat roof)

2 = 1.8L front wheel drive
3 = 1.8 four wheel drive
4 = 2.0 FWD
5 = 2.0L 4WD
6 = 2.2L FWD
7 = 2.2L 4WD
A = 2.0L 4WD with height adjustable air suspension

The last 6 digits are the chassis serial number.

So if you have a BC5-xxxxxx, its a Legacy sedan with a 2 litre engine and 4WD drivetrain.
A BF7-xxxxxx is a Legacy touring wagon with a 2.2 litre engine and 4WD.


There is a 2.2 wagon with air suspension also, but I can't remember whether it's a BFB or BFC chassis.


Now for the revisions. Use the applied model code for this one, eg BF5B49P. It's the B after the BF5 part we look at here.

A = 01 Jul 1988 to 30 Apr 1990
B = 01 Mar 1990 to 30 Apr 1991
C = 01 Jan 1991 to 30 Apr 1992
D = 01 Feb 1992 to 30 Sep 1993

Note that these are the production dates, not date of first registration!

A and B were the early model with the large rectangular fog lamps
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C and D were the facelifts with the smaller square (or round, depending on how you look at them) fog lamps
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For NZ new cars, the VIN works much the same. It will go along the lines of JF1BC7BR0QG123456.

J = Japan (country of origin)
F = Fuji Heavy Industries (manufacturer)
1 = Passenger car
BC7 = see decoding above
BR0 = differences in drivetrain, restraints etc
Q = year of manufacture, where 0 = 2000, 1 = 01, Z = 99, Y = 98 etc, so Q = 90
G = Gunma plant in Japan
123456 = chassis serial number

Note there are no O's in chassis numbers, only zero's.



The applied model code decodes like this...

B Legacy

C 1st Gen Sedan
F 1st Gen Wagon
D 2nd Gen Sedan
G 2nd Gen Wagon
E 3rd Gen Sedan
H 3rd Gen Wagon
L 4th Gen Sedan
P 4th Gen Wagon
M 5th Gen Sedan
R 5th Gen Wagon


2 1.8L 2WD
3 1.8L 4WD
4 2.0L 2WD
5 2.0L 4WD
7 2.2L 4WD
5 2.0L 4WD
9 2.5L 4WD
A ? 4WD Air Suspension
C 2.5L
E 3.0L 4WD

A Model year
B
C
D
F
G

4 4 Door
5 5 Door

2 EI
3 MI (1st Gen)
3 TX
4 TI (1st Gen)
4 TX-S
5 VI
6 VZ
7 RS Type R (1st Gen)
7 RS
8 RSK
9 GT
A RS Type RA (1st Gen)
A 250S
B Lancaster
C VZ-R (1st Gen)
C GT-B
E GT-B Ltd
F Brighton
G TS Type R
H Lancaster-S
J RS Type B
K Lancaster 6
L Lancaster 6 ADA
M RS25

A DOHC NA 2WD 5MT
D DOHC Turbo Centre Diff 5MT
E DOHC NA 4AT
F DOHC NA Centre Diff 5MT
J SOHC NA Centre Diff 5MT
G SOHC NA 5MT
P DOHC Turbo 4AT
R SOHC NA 4AT
S DOHC NA SS-4AT
T DOHC Turbo SS-4AT


Here is a good applied model decoder. Just be aware it's not 100% accurate.
http://www.scoobypro...liedmodel.shtml
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#2 Shale

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 8:59 PM

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#3 boostin

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:57 PM

Updated.
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:30 PM

nice work
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#5 boostin

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 7:21 AM

Updated with scoobyprojects link.
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6 stars, 6 cylinder and 6 speed. 666. It's the devil car!!




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