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Old 07-07-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default M3 Style Spoiler on the 2011 wrx sedan $49 shipped!

I've gotten a few Pm's about it so i thought i should make a thread. i picked up my car w/out the factory spoiler intentionally. I eventually want the Sti Ts spoiler, but thought id go w/ this cheap option for now. The paint matches very well, blue metal flake and everything
it also shipped VERY fast, had it just a few days!

it's from this ebay seller:

http://shop.ebay.com/paintedspoilers...=1&_from=&_ipg=

it's your responsibility to provide the car manufacturer, paint code, and length.





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Old 07-07-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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I, of course, no longer have the "illest" plate
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Hmmm...pretty nice looking! Too bad I've got the standard spoiler on my Limited. Might have to see about a trunk swap with someone who has a SWP base...

BTW, how is it attached? Double Sided Tape I'm guessing?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
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yep, it came w/ 2 long strips of double sided tape, i put a third in the middle, so the entire bottom is adhesive
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:40 AM   #5
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looks great man, thanks for making the thread!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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Not bad, but I would like to see one slanted more towards the rear instead of sticking up straight.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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Just Googled the sti ts spoiler and that is exactly what I am looking for. But for 49 shipped that lip spoiler is pretty good.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #8
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yea the Ts spoiler is over 600. one day for sure i'll get it, but not right now


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Old 07-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #9
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Yeah just saw that. Too much for me. I'm hoping a company in the states will make a replica. A cf one from dg motorsports would be really cool.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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Wow. That looks pretty nice and for that price painted, its a solid deal.


Too bad I have a wagon!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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Not to hijack this thread but as a first time Subaru owner with my 2011 WRX, I do have a question. I also Googled the STI TS to see what the spoiler was about. The C&D article that I came across made mention of it having the same 2.0L Turbo that the regular J-Spec STI's have. Is that a typo? The J-Spec's use 2.0L instead of 2.5L yet they seem to make the same horsepower? Just curious if someone can fill me in.
Apparently if you get the STI TS in automatic (WHY?!?) you get a "downgraded" 2.5L! Interesting...

EDIT: By the way, I should add that while the TS spoiler does look really good, it being $600 is freakin crazy!! Technically, it should be just as easy to make and attach as the $49 ebay spoiler that this thread is about!

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #12
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Not to hijack this thread but as a first time Subaru owner with my 2011 WRX, I do have a question. I also Googled the STI TS to see what the spoiler was about. The C&D article that I came across made mention of it having the same 2.0L Turbo that the regular J-Spec STI's have. Is that a typo? The J-Spec's use 2.0L instead of 2.5L yet they seem to make the same horsepower? Just curious if someone can fill me in.
Apparently if you get the STI TS in automatic (WHY?!?) you get a "downgraded" 2.5L! Interesting...

EDIT: By the way, I should add that while the TS spoiler does look really good, it being $600 is freakin crazy!! Technically, it should be just as easy to make and attach as the $49 ebay spoiler that this thread is about!
Yes, the JDM STi gets a 2.0L known as the EJ207. It's a hell of a motor. It's factory twin scroll and strong as hell. I've seen them take a boatload more abuse than any EJ255/EJ257 in a USDM WRX/STi. The heads are also designed much better.

I think the main reason we don't get them in the states is two fold. 1) The US loves torque and displacement and 2) it's hard to make the 2.0L meet the US's strick pollution standards and still have the power output necessary to sell an STi.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #13
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I'm curious what the Ebay spoiler would look like mounted on the back of the trunk lid rather than on top of the trunk lid. In other words, mount it like the TS spoiler.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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it's not cup'd or "7" shaped. it's flat so it would look wrong im pretty sure
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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Yikes, I just bought the same on in this group buy(1st one) for around $80:

08+ Sedan Rear Lip Spoiler (Paint-Matched) Group Introductory Buy

Looks perfect, great find!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #16
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Yikes, I just bought the same on in this group buy(1st one) for around $80:

08+ Sedan Rear Lip Spoiler (Paint-Matched) Group Introductory Buy

Looks perfect, great find!!
yea, i thought i was kind of orig. until i saw that group buy and saw the price! that's what led me to share this find w/ everyone so we dont get ripped off unnecessarily
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:26 AM   #17
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600 is nuts

the $49 option looks good
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #18
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If you need it painted, make sure you apply the lip to the trunk and then have it painted while it's on the car. I bought one of those for my old car, had it painted and then it got all wrinkled from the flex (soft rubber) and then applied it to my trunk. I hated it
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #19
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this one comes painted and hasn't wrinkled at all, even when it was flopping around. im very impressed w/ the paint quality. thanks for the heads up thou!
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #20
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anybody know of something similar to this that works for a GD, or am I stuck with the limited replica?
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very nice
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anybody know of something similar to this that works for a GD, or am I stuck with the limited replica?
and why wouldnt this work for a GD???
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:38 AM   #24
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yA what is the difference in trunk length?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #25
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and why wouldnt this work for a GD???
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yA what is the difference in trunk length?
Other than the length possibly being different, there shouldn't be any reason it would not work on a GD (or any other car, for that matter). I have one of these spoilers for my Legacy, along with a spare trunk lid, but have just never gotten around to actually installing it.

If you measure your trunk, then go on Ebay and search for "M3 lip xx", where xx is the length you need, you'll find a number of places that list them. Painted, unpainted, "carbon fiber look" (horrendously fake looking), etc.
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