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#1 Old 12-11-2012, 04:54 PM
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just wondering if there are any cons to getting a scoop like this for my 03 wrx...
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Clear will peel, no good support so it will flex at high speeds (65+) and it only looks kinds like a JDM which is way nicer for around the same price.
90% of cf that you find mass produced is just cf wrapped around fiberglass. This is one of those items. It's probably heavier than your plastic scoop you have now.
Not trying to be a dick. But if you like the look, go for it, it's your ride. Do whatever makes you like it more. GL!!!

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yer not being a dick that is exactly why i posted, the reason i am looking for new one is that the paint on mine is pealing and i already touched it up. was looking for a cf one to cut down on the paint expense. oh well ill keep lookin. thanks fer the advise. will an all cf scoop have that same flex at high speeds?
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If braced correctly, but I've never come across one. And you'll pay out the anus for one as well. But Italy probably still flex a bit. My scoop is thick fiberglass and I've seen movement in it at higher speeds. Nothing crazy tho. I'm sure regardless, even that one your looking at wont be too bad.
It's a good quick fix but over time(a few years) the clear layer will peel and it will start to yellow on ya.

I'd look for a nice jdm if I were you, look em up on google if your not familiar with them, dead sexy they are

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STI JDM Hoodscoop Subaru WRX 2002-2003 at RallySportDirect.com
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They come unpainted. Don't forget the splitter if you have an STi top mount intercooler or one of equal size. If you have a stock intercooler the splitter isn't necessary.

Make sure you get the one for the 02-03 bugeye not the 04-05 snow shovel unless that is what you want. In that case they make them elsewhere that will fit an 02-03.

I have never seen carbon fiber look good for very long unless you pay top dollar.

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There is also the fact that those look outright retarded. You're still gonna need to clear coat it.

Those prices are quite high. You can get a JDM STI scoop for $150 unpainted.
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I got an Sti scoop on nasioc for my 05 for $200. It came paint WRB and with the splitter. I would check out that site before making any final decisions.
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There is also the fact that those look outright retarded. You're still gonna need to clear coat it.

Those prices are quite high. You can get a JDM STI scoop for $150 unpainted.
I too am looking for a 02-03 JDM STi hood scoop. All I can find for $150 is a 04-05 scoop. 04-05 scoops are easier and cheaper to come by because they made more of them to fill the American market that opened up for the STi in 04.

I can't seem to find the good deals .I'm looking for a good deal on a 02-03 JDM STi hood scoop, splitter and a top-mount intercooler that is as good as an STi or better that fits a 2.0L without issues.

My budget is...
$150=scoop + "?" to paint
$150=splitter +"?" for rubber+clips
$400=intercooler+whatever pipes and such to make it fit.

Can you point us in the right direction?

All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.
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There's a guy in Ohio that parts out JDM's on nasioc all the time. Best off just to keep your eye on the exterior parts for sale threads
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I too am looking for a 02-03 JDM STi hood scoop. All I can find for $150 is a 04-05 scoop. 04-05 scoops are easier and cheaper to come by because they made more of them to fill the American market that opened up for the STi in 04.

I can't seem to find the good deals .I'm looking for a good deal on a 02-03 JDM STi hood scoop, splitter and a top-mount intercooler that is as good as an STi or better that fits a 2.0L without issues.

My budget is...
$150=scoop + "?" to paint
$150=splitter +"?" for rubber+clips
$400=intercooler+whatever pipes and such to make it fit.

Can you point us in the right direction?
1. Celtic Motorsport
2. Splitters will be hard to come by. USDM STI ones won't fit and all of the companies that make/made them have either stopped making them or charge ridiculous amounts for them. Options WERE APS, Zerosport, GTSpec, or JDM STI. The only viable options now are Zerosport ($$$$) or JDM STI (hard to come by and fixed sizing to JDM STI TMICs).
3. A used name brand or STI TMIC is what $400 will afford. Avoid using off-brands as they aren't as efficient.

'04-'05 STI scoops won't fit on your car.
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check out my dropbox link with tons of pictures of my 2002 rex. i bought a "x brand sti fiberglass scoop off of ebay and it works great.there are pics in here that show me with the stock/aftermarket unpainted and/painted. hope this will help https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7dx3y02bkdwsoqe/ouGBA4fr2X
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Same scoop as me, 04-05 style for an 02-03. I agree, decent scoop

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check out my dropbox link with tons of pictures of my 2002 rex. i bought a "x brand sti fiberglass scoop off of ebay and it works great.there are pics in here that show me with the stock/aftermarket unpainted and/painted. hope this will help https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7dx3y02bkdwsoqe/ouGBA4fr2X
I saw similar ebay scoops, were yours hard to install? was it just a simple bolt on?
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The universal consensus is that the later style hood scoops don't flow with the lines of the car and often look goofy. If you're replacing the scoop, you won't find anyone who won't recommend a JDM or JDM replica scoop over anything else.
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Where can I find this hood scoop? !Laugh! Would this be considered "rice"?

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All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.

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