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post #1 of 20 Old 01-02-2007, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Putting an STI wing on a wrx with the low wing

I talked to the dealer about having this done and they said that the only way to do it was by a trunk swap since the sti spolier will make a regular trunk on a wrx start to buckle in since its not reinforced like the sti trunk is. is this true at all ### it sounds stupid to me?
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-02-2007, 11:05 PM
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It would be the cleanest install plus easier just to buy the whole STi trunk. I have one I want to trade if your interested...
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well my color is white but how would we trade from so far away? also i was thinking if i buy a carbon fiber trunk can i mount the sti spolier on that, is it strong enough?
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I am also interested in putting an STi wing on my wrx. This idea of a re-enforced trunk sounds bogus to me. It seems to me that manufacturing two separate trunks isn't worth the hassle. What year is the wrx you are planning on performing the install? Also do you know if the STi wing mounts to the same holes that the wrx non sti wing mounts too? I have a 2007 wrx.
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Im pretty sure the holes dont match up . I could be wrong though .

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this would be for a 2005 wrx and yeah i didnt think a reinforced trunk would be neccesary for a spolier
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I have a STI wing on my WRX. you don't have to have a reinforced trunk, thats a bunch of crud. And the holes do match up, but you also have to drill a few more for it to fit. Over all its a easy 1/2 hr job.
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get a WINGLESS trunk from the factory, and 1/2 of all the sti owners in the world will want to trade with you.
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I wish I would have known that a week ago.
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cool well thats good to know then i can dump the small white wing for a big white wing, and i also want the bigger scoop up front but i may just go to a new carbon hood to save some weight, also if i wanted to go with a carbon trunk, do they sell one with all the holes pre drilled for a sti wing?
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A carbon fiber hood will save you at most, like 3 lbs. The stock hood is aluminum, not steel, so it's already light as is. As far as the cf trunk is concerned, I don't believe any come pre drilled. It's not really that hard to install though...
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The holes do not match up. You have to drill ~17 new holes for the wing. However, the STi wing covers the holes from the WRX wing. The trunks are both the same, but the STi trunk does use a stronger spring. Not required, but if you're doing a swap, you defiantly want to trade since the STi spring is a bit strong for the WRX wing. If you trade, don't forget to trade locks too.

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i have an sti wing waiting to go on my wrx the outer bolts line up and there is @ in the center you have to drill.
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2 in the center sorry
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I'm on my second sti wing on my second Wrx. Both times I just slid the bolts off the sti wing except the four outsidish ones that lined up. Never once had any issues. Last one was on for almost two years. Zero drilling REQUIRED.

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