Originally Posted by Lrn2Corner
I have a authentic set coming soon (supposedly). Once i replace one of the rocker moldings they are going on i will be installing them. It will look good with my v limited lip.
The price will shock you though. The vendor who sells them orders them in bulk and charges 280.00 for a set. Same price as the baysonr knock offs. If they are the real thing and all goes well i will release their contact info.
Remember how I mentioned this. Well they came in today. I literally laughed to my self when I guessed they would be some sort of knock off out of pure suspicion and they are.
Except whoever makes them really put a lot of time and effort to make it look like the real deal which even includes the STI emblems and paint protecting rubber strips. All the fasteners are oem and so on. So to anyone looking at them installed they would not be the wiser.
The tip off though is they are fiber glass instead of plastic
. when you flip them over and look on the inside you can see that they are a fiber glass piece. My OEM V-Limited lip is plastic so I assume all other pieces like that by subaru would be also. So that is why I came to the conclusion that they are knock off side skirts. Also the STI badges on them are stick ons (didn't even know those things existed). I assume the OEM side skirts come with them already attached or are actually part of the skirt.
But for the money they are rediculously close to what the real deal items would be like. IMO they are a bargain.
After I get my rocker panel replaced (cracked it a while back) I will install them and take pictures. I will include pictures later of them off the car as well.