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Old 10-15-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default How to Make an STI Look Like a Sleeper?

I'm seriously considering an STI and if I were to buy one down the road I would like to tone it down a bit appearance wise. I would be looking into changing the rear spoiler, removing the hood scoop (along with a FMI of course).

Any suggestions on different routes or products to use?

I would like to keep some downforce in the rear and not add any extra weight ie 2.5rs hood, but I also want a more tranquil look, you know?

My color choice will probaly be white with gold wheels.

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Old 10-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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get a minivan
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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Easy. Spoilerless RS trunk -or- WRX spoiler trunk swap. FMIC + RS hood. Remove all STi badging/stickers and voila. Good luck trying to hide the brembos though.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #4
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umm, you really need that scoop there buddy, keep it
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:05 PM   #5
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umm, you really need that scoop there buddy, keep it

Try to read a little more closely
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Old 10-16-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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umm, you really need that scoop there buddy, keep it
Not with an FMIC you dont.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #7
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Easy. Spoilerless RS trunk -or- WRX spoiler trunk swap. FMIC + RS hood. Remove all STi badging/stickers and voila. Good luck trying to hide the brembos though.
Yep.
Dont know why people do this though...


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Old 10-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #8
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Dont know why people do this though...


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Mark: I agree. I was just answering the question.
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:58 PM   #9
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Here's a crappy photoshop I did of a NASIOC member's car. I have no idea whose this is, I just wanted to see what an STI would look like sans hoodscoop.

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Old 10-15-2004, 09:02 PM   #10
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Here's a crappy photoshop I did of a NASIOC member's car. I have no idea whose this is, I just wanted to see what an STI would look like sans hoodscoop.
It will not look like that unless you get a custom hood made. The RS hood has an indentation in it where the scoop would be like so:

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Old 10-15-2004, 09:04 PM   #11
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meh I don't know about you guys but I like the way the hood is in my picture. The reverse indentation doesn't do it for me. Also, if you went that route (no hoodscoop) you would most certainly have to add a FMIC, which I neglected to do.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:10 PM   #12
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I'd say shave all badges, swap the trunk to either a WRX trunk or a 2.5RS trunk, leave the hood scoop or swap to a carbonfiber WRX hood. Get a dark tint to hide the interior, and possibly swap the rims for something more after market. Also remove that STI badge on the steering wheel. For the most part it will look like a WRX or a 2.5RS but if some one looks closely they can tell. I've been thinking about doing this myself. We will see if I actually do it.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:59 AM   #13
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Here's a crappy photoshop I did of a NASIOC member's car. I have no idea whose this is, I just wanted to see what an STI would look like sans hoodscoop.


dude..thats AMAZING. Seriously what hood will work like that, i want the car to look exactly like that and ill sell the tmic off the sti and pay an extra grand if it means the car looking that damn nice.
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Old 10-16-2004, 03:18 PM   #14
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dude..thats AMAZING. Seriously what hood will work like that, i want the car to look exactly like that and ill sell the tmic off the sti and pay an extra grand if it means the car looking that damn nice.
Any competent body shop can take your existing STi hood, weld on sheet metal where the scoop was, and smooth it out with bondo. That will destroy your existing hood and make it permanently look like that picture though. Body and paint work for doing that to the hood would probably be anywhere from 500-800 or so. I think that looks really good too.
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Old 10-16-2004, 04:54 PM   #15
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Here's a crappy photoshop I did of a NASIOC member's car. I have no idea whose this is, I just wanted to see what an STI would look like sans hoodscoop.

is this why people are calling the s00b the new civic??
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Old 10-16-2004, 04:56 PM   #16
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is this why people are calling the s00b the new civic??
because the WRX is getting a lot of attention lately. Lots of people modding them, ricing them, pimping them. Of course, it will never replace the civic (which is cheaper and more available to younger people)
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Old 10-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #17
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Have you considered the Legacy GT (sorry if this has been mentioned already)? Now that vehicle is a real sleeper, along with excellent (although not at STI level) performance!
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:34 PM   #18
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that looks bad ass man
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Old 10-15-2004, 08:56 PM   #19
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So what about not using any other subaru models parts?
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:14 PM   #20
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What about reverse hood scoops? Who mnakes those? Or even a hood like the SWRT car has?
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:45 PM   #21
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White with gold wheels would not look like a sleeper.

Swap the 17s for some stock 16 wheels from a WRX. Now that would make it look like a sleeper in the sea of WRXs out there. Don't forget the WRX wing.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:58 PM   #22
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White with gold wheels would not look like a sleeper.

Swap the 17s for some stock 16 wheels from a WRX. Now that would make it look like a sleeper in the sea of WRXs out there. Don't forget the WRX wing.
you know the stock wrx wheels cant clear jack...

sleepers are great and everything....but removing the wing and hood scoop aint gonna do much. anybody that knows about cars and street racing will likely catch the brembos and the fmic (okay, maybe not the fmic). its like trying to sleeperize a evo...it really aint gonna fool anybody.

you want sleeper, do what everybody does. focus with v8 swap. or old volvo 740 sedan or wagon with supercharged ford v8. its been done and have kits for them.

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Old 10-17-2004, 01:27 PM   #23
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you know the stock wrx wheels cant clear jack...

sleepers are great and everything....but removing the wing and hood scoop aint gonna do much. anybody that knows about cars and street racing will likely catch the brembos and the fmic (okay, maybe not the fmic). its like trying to sleeperize a evo...it really aint gonna fool anybody.

you want sleeper, do what everybody does. focus with v8 swap. or old volvo 740 sedan or wagon with supercharged ford v8. its been done and have kits for them.
You could paint the gold Brembo calipers black.

But express_wagon is right, you won't full anyone who knows things about cars.
The ultimate scoobie sleeper would be a Subaru 360 with a EJ257 or EJ20? Spec C engine I know it wouldn't work but you can see what I mean by a sleeper
Cops won't harrass you though. Dumb ricers could possible be still a hassle.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #24
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I realize that the white and gold isnt the most low key combo, but it does bring a refined and classy look to the STI.

Wouldnt the wrx 16 inchers hit the brembos?
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Old 10-15-2004, 10:00 PM   #25
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Wouldnt the wrx 16 inchers hit the brembos?
I would think so.
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