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    List of JDM vins

    Hey folks, I thought I ought to share my list of VIN's, useful for finding parts, and how to decode JDM applied models. I've collected these other the years and it's real handy when you say, need to find a single turbo breather pipe for ya single turbo conversion, but you have no JDM vin!

    What's not so useful is the face that a lot of these vins are getting old now, and parts availability is evaporating at an alarming rate, so this list is becoming less and less useful. Ah well, what can ya do...

    I've listed applied model numbers too, hopefully you'll be able to use applied model numbers to determin the true model of a car.

    For Legacy's, lets take my Beast as an example
    BG5C5ED

    B=Legacy
    G=2nd Gen wagon, with touring roof, or "stepped roof"
    5=2L 4WD
    C=3rd chassis revision for the BG
    5=5 door (wagon boot counted as a door)
    ED=GTB Limited Manual

    Now with more detail

    Digit 1, B=Legacy (Yes, all outbacks are legacy's, fight me), G=Impreza, S=Forester
    Digit 2, C=1st gen sedan, F=First gen wagon with touring roof, J=first gen wagon with flat roof. D=2nd gen sedan, G=2nd gen wagon with touring roof, K=second gen wagon with flat roof. E=3rd gen sedan, H=3rd gen wagon. L=4th gen sedan, P=4th gen wagon.
    Digit 3, 2=1.8 FWD, 3=1.8 4WD, 4=2L FWD, 5=2L 4WD, 6=2.2 FWD, 7=2.2 4WD, 9=2.5L 4WD, E=3.0L 4WD.
    Digit 4, Chassis revision. First get A/B are prefacelift, C/D are facelift. Second gen A is prefacelift, B/C facelift. Third gen A/B/C is pre facelift, D is facelift.
    Digit 5, Doors. 4=4 door sedan, 5=5 door wagon.
    Digits 6/7, Model code. I only know a few:

    For turbos:
    Digit 6, 9=GT, 8=RS, 7=RS-R, C=GTB, E=GTB LTD
    Digit 7, P=Auto, D=Maunual
    So if you had an Auto RS 2nd gen, it'd be 8P
    If you had a manual GTB, it'd be CD
    NA's:
    4R = 1st gen Ti
    6F = 1st gen VZ-R, 2nd gen TS-R - In other words the DOHC 2L performance model
    AE = 2nd gen 250T

    Some tips for imprezas:

    Example:
    GC8E48D

    G=Impreza
    C=First gen sedan
    8=2L AWD
    E=Version 4, or 5th revision
    4=4 door sedan
    8D=WRX

    Now with more detail, specifically on the turbo GC/GF

    Digit 1, G=Impreza
    Digit 2 C=first gen sedan, F=first gen wagon, D=2nd gen sedan, G=Second gen wagon, E=3rd gen sedan, H=3rd gen wagon (hatch? 3rd gen gets confusing as fuck with differences for wide body and such)
    Digit 3 8=2L AWD, this will be the same on all turbo GC/GF's
    Digit 4 A=Version 0, B=Version 1, C=V2, D=V3, E=V4, F=V5, G=V6
    Digit 5 4=4 door sedan, 2=2 door coupe, 5=5door wagon
    Digit 6 and 7, 8D = WRX, 7D=WRX RA, ED=STi, DD=STi RA, there's a few other turbo ones though, many different grades of WRX, but I've forgotten. Digit 7 like the legacy's is P for auto, D for manual.

    Additional notes:
    The GC8 Coupe was a weird car, in that, they called all of them simply "Type R", but there were many different sub sub models. The reality is that the WRX RA, STi, and STi RA, were all available as a coupe, and all badged as just "Type R" at least for the STi's. So if yo have a type R, you can find out what model it is by looking at the last 2 digits of the applied model, as they are the same over 2-door and 4-door.

    And lastly, a little list of vins I have compiled, very useful for ordering genuine parts, feel free to add to it as you find them!

    LEGACY

    GT
    BC5A = BC5A49P: BC5-017186
    BC5B =
    BC5C =
    BC5D =
    BF5A = BF5A49P: BF5-017897
    BF5B =
    BF5C =
    BF5D =
    BG5A = BG5A59D: BG5-019905
    BG5B =
    BG5C =

    GTB Auto (EJ20H, EJ206)
    BG5B = BG5B5CP: BG5-205651
    BG5C =

    GTB Manual (EJ20R, EJ208)
    BG5B =
    BG5C = BG5C5ED: BG5-277608 (GTB Limited)

    GTS2 (as in the model "GT S2")
    BC5D = BC5D4DP: BC5-037625
    BF5D =

    RS
    BC5A =
    BC5B =
    BC5C = BC5C48D: BC5-032384
    BC5D = BC5D48D: BC5-038004
    BD5A =
    BD5B =
    BD5C =

    RS Auto
    BD5A = BD5A48P: BD5-005384
    BD5B =
    BD5C =

    RS-R
    BC5A =
    BC5B = BC5B47D: BC5-023046
    BC5C =
    BC5D =

    RS-RA
    BC5A =
    BC5B =
    BC5C =
    BC5D =

    3rd gen
    BH5D = BH5D5DD: BH5-245610 - MT: TY754VBBBA
    Blitzen = BE5B48T: BE5-048628

    BP
    Pre-facelift GTB 5spd manual
    BP5 = BP5B5CD, BP5-055934
    Pre-facelift 6sp
    BPE = BPEB5PN, BPE-021533
    Facelift GT, 5EAT
    BP5 = BP5D5BV, BP5-120827
    Facelift auto (Si-drive)
    BPE = BPED5LU, BPE-030077

    WRX

    Standard WRX Sedan (Last digit of applied model D = manual, P = Auto)
    V0 = GC8A48D, GC8-002523
    V1 = GC8B48P, GC8-017070 (Auto)
    V2 = GC8C48D, GC8-037957
    V3 = GC8D48D, GC8-054135 *has moon roof*
    V4 = GC8E48D: GC8-063528
    V5 = GC8F48D: GC8-076688
    V6 =
    Note with V7 and onwards that there were many many turbo GD models. 20K's, WRX's, WRX's with 4-pots etc. Rotor size varies from 270mm to 294, 3 options on front pads etc.
    V7A = GDAA4CD: GDA-002603 "NB" 270mm brakes
    V10 = GGAF58D: GGA-013566 True JDM WRX, 5MT


    Standard WRX Wagon MT (Last digit of applied model D = manual, P = Auto)

    V0 = GF8A58D:
    V1 = GF8B58D:
    V2 = GF8C58D:
    V3 = GF8D58D: GF8-031572
    V4 = GF8E58P: GF8-040591 (Auto)
    V5 = GF8F58D:
    V6 = GF8G58D:

    WRX RA
    V0 = GC8A47D: GC8-003564
    V1 = GC8B47D:
    V2 = GC8C47D: GC8-034531
    V3 = GC8D47D:
    V4 = GC8E47D:
    V5 = GC8F47D: GC8-084007 *Limited*, GC8-082142 *Limited*
    V6 = GC8G47D: GC8-092174 *Limited*

    WRX Type R V-Limited (2-door WRX with roof scoop, no skirts, but painted handles, A/C, Power windows etc.)

    V4 = GC8E27D: GC8-066181


    STI

    Standard STi
    V1
    V2 = GC8C4ED: GC8-041298, GC8-038811, GC8-036839 (555)
    V3 = GC8D4ED: GC8-050092, GC8-053017, GC8-055633
    V4 = GC8E4ED: GC8-067521, GC8-064587, GC8-062709
    V5 = GC8F4ED: GC8-082183
    V6 = GC8G4ED: GC8-091077, GC8-091565, GC8-089881
    V7A = GDBA4EH: GDB-003408
    V7B = GDBB4EH:
    V7B = GDBB4KH: GDB-012412 - Prodrive Style
    "V8" = GDBC4EH: GDB-019974
    "V9" = GDBE4EH: GDB-027793

    Standard Wagon STi

    V1 = GF8A5ED:
    V2 = GF8B5ED:
    V3 = GF8D5ED: GF8-029226
    V4 = GF8E5ED: GF8-040709, GF8-042429, GF8-041404
    V5 = GF8F5ED: GF8-049763
    V6 = GF8G5ED:

    STi RA
    V1 = GC8B4DD:
    V2 = GC8C4DD: GC8-039253
    V3 = GC8D4DD: GC8-058177
    V4 = GC8E4DD: GC8-067367 *V-Limited*
    V5 = GC8F4DD: GC8-081350, GC8-076768
    V6 = GC8G4DD: GC8-093063, GC8-094439 *Limited*, GC8-094187 *Limited*

    STi Type R
    V3 = GC8D2DD: GC8-056382, GC8-056066, GC8-056922
    V4 = GC8E2DD: GC8-068945, GC8-064821, GC8-065264
    V5 = GC8F2DD: GC8-078055, GC8-081155, GC8-076835
    V6 = GC8G2DD:

    STi Type R Limited (Type R with roof scoop)
    V5 = GC8F2FD:
    V6 = GC8G2FD: GC8-090333, GC8-094946

    ****Special Edition****
    V5 Tommy Kaira M20B = GC8F47D: GC8-082314 (Base model V5 WRX RA 555 Limited, No 0430/1000)(Serial TK1049)
    S201 = GC8G4HD: GC8-095389, GC8-095419 #084
    22B = GC8E2SD: GC8-071722

    Other markets

    NZ New
    V2/3 WRX Rallye (special edition) GC8DK8D: JF1GC8KD3TG013231
    MY00 WRX wagon: JF1GF8KD3YG040086
    V10 NZ new 2.5 = GDGFK8D: JF1GDGKD36G048672
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