Replacing STi Hood and Trunk Lid with WRX?

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by J.M.L., Mar 1, 2004.

  1. J.M.L.

    J.M.L. Guest

    Do these parts fit interchangably? Does the water sprayer attach to
    the hood or inside the engine bay?

    Thanks, Josh
     
    J.M.L., Mar 1, 2004
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    Ken Gilbert Guest

    water sprayer attaches to intercooler splitter.

    intercooler splitter attaches to hood.

    hood scoop must be used with sti splitter, since it is taller than wrx splitter.

    scoop can be removed from hood.

    hth
    ken
     
    Ken Gilbert, Mar 1, 2004
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    4MLA1FN Guest

    the 04+ trunk definately does fit. hood? why change the hood? just
    change the scoop. regarding the sprayer; it can't be rocket science
    to retrofit that to the smaller scoop. however, since you're
    significantly cutting down the air to the intercooler, my guess is
    performance is not your #1 priority. if so, then connecting with the
    sprayer may also be optional for you.

    www.imprezawrxsti.com
    "all sti. all the time"
     
    4MLA1FN, Mar 2, 2004
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  4. You don't like the STI's hood? I can see why you wouldn't like the
    trunk (boot) lid with that giant shopping cart (trolley) handle
    attached to it...but the hood? To each his (her) own, I say :)
     
    Verbs Under My Gel, Mar 3, 2004
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    BlueSTi Guest

    When I first saw the STi, I didn't really care for the big old
    spoiler on the back. And the hood scoop seems huge. But, in time,
    they both grow on you. It gives the car some personality.

    BlueSTi
    "Scary-Fast"
     
    BlueSTi, Mar 3, 2004
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    John Opezdol Guest

    Do you have pics of STI with the hood scoop removed?

    Are there problems with the water getting in during heavy rain?
    Water going to get in anyway even with the scoop in place, right?

    The intake on the lancer evo is protected way less. I wonder how do they
    deal with the water getting in there?
     
    John Opezdol, Mar 4, 2004
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    Ken Gilbert Guest

    Do you have pics of STI with the hood scoop removed?
    i certainly do not suggest running with NO hoodscoop in place, at
    least while you still have a top mount intercooler.

    i suppose that with an aftermarket front mount intercooler you could
    either do a reverse scoop/cowl, or just seal it off entirely.

    water isn't a problem in any case.

    ken
     
    Ken Gilbert, Mar 4, 2004
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  8. J.M.L.

    John Opezdol Guest

    Would you elaborate what your concerns are?
    What is then? Snow? Hail?
     
    John Opezdol, Mar 4, 2004
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    Ken Gilbert Guest

    the concerns are a lack of airflow through the air to air intercooler
    which was designed under the assumption that the airflow would not be
    interrupted. the scoop provides downward airflow while the car is
    moving forward.

    some folks refit front mounted intercoolers (as found OEM in the evo)
    and thus have no need to preserve airflow through the hoodscoop.
    no, none of that is either. if anything is a problem it would be
    large(ish) rocks (and perhaps hail) bending fins, and the like. if
    enough snow to block the airflow accumulates in front of the scoop,
    then you have a problem as described above.

    ken
     
    Ken Gilbert, Mar 5, 2004
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  10. What could happen to the intercooler if it can not breathe?
    Would that be merely a performance problem or would something actually
    break?
     
    Mikluho McLai, Mar 5, 2004
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