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Old 09-18-2002, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Anyone added a wing to a wing-less WRX?

I have found a great deal on a used WRX, but it does not have a factory wing, which I really want. Has anyone drilled the holes for a spolier or had a dealer do it? How was it? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-18-2002, 07:56 PM   #2
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I have an aftermarket wing, i just had a guy at a local body shop do it, it turned out fine, my friend had his prelude done at honda dealer, they did the same quality, but more money. I would recomoend getting a different wing than the stock one just because i hate the stock one.
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Old 09-18-2002, 07:58 PM   #3
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My aftermarket wing was no problem for my body shop. They removed the stock wing, ran some wires and put my new one on.

If you are looking for a MBP wing to go with your new rex, give me a yell

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Old 09-18-2002, 08:24 PM   #4
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hey, how much would you let it go for? I'm looking to add a stock wing to my wingless MBP rex.
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:00 PM   #5
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I had mine installed at the dealer. I was a little skiddish about drilling holes in it, you only get one chance. But, more importantly, I was concerned about replacing the springs. It takes a special tool and can be dangerous. I can just see going to the hospital impaled on a one of those things. "...it's just a flesh wound, I've 'ad worse" Besides, what they charged was a lot cheaper than a visit to the emergency room.
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:45 PM   #6
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I had the stock wing but kinda grew tired of it so I swapped trunks with a wingless owner. I ordered a version 5 replica from www.autoearth.com. I ordered from a guy named Acken and I must say I have never had better communication with an online vendor before. He answered all my e-mails quickly and got me a great deal on this wing: $400 (painted rally blue, and shipping included from Canada to NYC). Supposedly these guys provide spoilers to dealers in their area so I decided to give it a go. I will comment on the quality of the wing/paint job once I recieve it. Good luck.
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:19 PM   #7
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I installed the oe wing on my rex. It came with pretty complete instructions. One word of caution- the templates were off by a little bit- I'm a little anal and made several measurements and caught this. Measure twenty times- drill once. Personally I wouldn't want anyone else to install it as I don't think they would be near as careful as someone w/ their own car.

It's not a hard install, just take your time.

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Old 09-19-2002, 09:06 AM   #8
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I agree with BIGSKY 100%, I'm going to install the spoiler myself as well.
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:49 PM   #9
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My dealer (South Coast Subaru, Costa Mesa CA) did a great job mounting my Wings West Prowing. It was wingless before that.

I was concerned too, but it was in good hands.
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Old 09-19-2002, 02:33 PM   #10
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I forgot about the springs. Did you all change your springs? How much did the dealer charge to install the wing?
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:06 PM   #11
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Dealer in Atlanta charged around $125 for installation. If you don't change the springs the trunk won't stay open.
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:17 PM   #12
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I had the stock wing but kinda grew tired of it so I swapped trunks with a wingless owner. I ordered a version 5 replica from www.autoearth.com. I ordered from a guy named Acken and I must say I have never had better communication with an online vendor before. He answered all my e-mails quickly and got me a great deal on this wing: $400 (painted rally blue, and shipping included from Canada to NYC). Supposedly these guys provide spoilers to dealers in their area so I decided to give it a go. I will comment on the quality of the wing/paint job once I recieve it. Good luck.

OMG autoearth has some killer prices.....200 bucks for the Version 5 unpainted, thats awesome....also 690 unpainted on the Zero sports wing.....good deal....Now I can't decide which one to get...hehe do I get the less expensive one and put the rest into something else?
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Old 09-29-2002, 02:31 AM   #13
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http://AutoEarth.com has
best service,
high quality paint job and spoilers,
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Old 09-29-2002, 04:06 PM   #14
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Default used to be wingless

I just installed a apr wing last night. I took me about 45 min. My wing had pedistals so i just lined up the wing with the pedisals in place . took off the wing, then drilled through the holes where the pedistals sit. no problems and the wing looks great IMO. Alot of you guys would think it would look "rice" but i like it.
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Old 09-29-2002, 09:01 PM   #15
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How many holes do you have to drill for the factory wing? Is it the same for a Version 5/7?

Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2002, 10:45 PM   #16
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A little off the topic, but you are talking about changing springs, when installing new heavier (I guess) wings.

What is this? where are this springs? Do the old imprezas (GC8) have them too.

I need to know, because I will be installing some audio equipment and a wood panel on my trunk lid, And I have to figure out a way to make it stay open. I still haven't though about it, because the panel is not ready, But If you can help me out, give some ideas.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-30-2002, 12:56 AM   #17
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I ended up getting the ociari wing from cc-b automotive....http://www.cc-b.com

Its a phat wing, and I'm gonna have my local body shop guy install it. He quoted me 200 painted and installed. I trust him because I've seen his work, and he's done work for me before...
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Old 09-30-2002, 01:30 PM   #18
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Good choice ScreaminFast...post some pics when you're done
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Old 10-01-2002, 03:18 PM   #19
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does anyone have a part # for the trunk springs?

my dealer is clueless.
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Old 10-01-2002, 07:33 PM   #20
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I would also like the part # for the springs...thanks!
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Old 10-01-2002, 07:37 PM   #21
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I think its pretty common for people to add a wing.
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Old 12-13-2002, 09:07 PM   #22
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Bumping to the top and asking if anyone has bought a V5 from AutoEarth and installed it on a GC8? I'm curious as to how the install went. Does it bolt to stock holes? Is there drilling required? Does it cover the stock holes? Anything you can throw my way would be super greatly appreciated.

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