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Old 01-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default How to: modify an 04/05 WRX scoop to fit and look proper on a Bugeye

Since I started working on this mod, I've received a number of PMs requesting a DIY. Having not planned to make one, there won't be a lot of pictures, just instructions. This is what worked for me, if you find a better solution for any portion of this then please share.

The end result is a scoop that sits approximately .2 inches shorter on the hood than the JDM Sti Bugeye scoop.

Tools:
Painters tape
A dremel
Cutting and sanding dremel bits
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Process:

1. Cutting the overhang: Choosing two points on each front corner of the scoop, lay down a solid line of painters tape to mark off where you'll be cutting. I took measurements after the tape was down to make sure everything was even. Exactly how far back you put the tape is up to you, but take a look at the Bugeye scoop you already have from the top-down to figure out what might look appropriate.

Take your time cutting. After you cut across, use the cutting bit and sanding bits to clear out the plastic support columns and round out the sides.

2. Rounding out the rear end: Mirroring the back end of the Bugeye scoop with the 04/05 WRX scoop will eliminate most of the gap people suffer from when just putting one on. Line up the two scoops and mark off with a sharpie what you need to cut. Once you think the rear end is close, go to some test fits on the car to see what else you'll need to cut.



3. Modifying the support:

Front: I discovered that the only way I could get the front end to sit flush with the hood was by removing everything from the front underside of the scoop. That means all slide-in bolt holders and the extra plastic lip they're attached to.

Based upon how much you remove from the rear of the scoop, you will have to figure out a subtle way to bolt down the front. I ended up drilling a very small hole and using a small black bolt and washer.

Rear: The Bugeye scoop has three slide-in bolt holders in the rear. The Peanut scoop has four. I dremeled off the Peanut bolt holders carefully and re-affixed them with superglue to match the Bugeye scoop. The only issue I Found here is because of the different angle of the rear, the slide in bolts actually won't reach all the way to the holes on the hood. I used one inch-long bolts.

After you complete all this work, it's not a bad idea to sand down and paint over portions of the scoop where you dremeled off columns or bolt holders.

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04/05 Scoop with no modifications



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Old 01-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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thats good work right there......
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Nice work! I like it
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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yarp what con10der8 said...
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Hey, im very curious on your lip setup. It looks like you have 2 of them. Care to elaborate?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Hey, im very curious on your lip setup. It looks like you have 2 of them. Care to elaborate?
Judging by his DIY ability I would guess that the black lower lip is the garage door seal DIY.

After a second look maybe not. Here is the DIY link for it though

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&highlight=DIY
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Nice write up. Also, thumbs up on the double lip.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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alieus , lip = prodrive + 06/07 vlimited
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #9
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Yes, it is a prodrive replica plus the JNA Bugeye lip (which is a replica of the 06/07 vlimited). I chose to go this route instead of the garage door lip simply because of how the vlimited looks on the sides... lines up... looks correct.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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Scoop looks unfinished. Why bother with this instead of getting the right one?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #11
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ive alway thought 04-05 STI scoops were too big. good write up tho.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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alieus , lip = prodrive + 06/07 vlimited
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Yes, it is a prodrive replica plus the JNA Bugeye lip (which is a replica of the 06/07 vlimited). I chose to go this route instead of the garage door lip simply because of how the vlimited looks on the sides... lines up... looks correct.
Looks freaking fantastic! I am going to go the same route now.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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any pics from the side
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #14
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I do have some side pics and will put them up over the next few days. I am beginning to feel that the scoop is only 90% done. I can make it better. I need to shave some more from the rear end, the front, smooth out, and apply paint to areas where I shaved down.

It can be better, but I've worked on this a lot lately and need some more motivation

To the question of why do this to begin with instead of buy the JDM STi scoop - simply because I received this in a trade and am curious enough just to see if I can get away with it
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #15
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Looks great, really. I hate seeing those hoodscoops on the bugeye's.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:58 AM   #16
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Nice write up! Do the sides match up though?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #17
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nice job. it's a clean fit both in looks and fitment (at least as far as I can tell)
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #18
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I actually took the thing off a while ago and haven't finished perfecting it yet. I need to take off about a millimeter in the rear and affix two points in the front substructure so the scoop attaches at all three points in the front instead of one - otherwise it's just not
stable enough at high speeds.

But, I don't really have the motivation right now - I just finished fixing fuel line and valve gasket issues. :\ It's just sitting next to me on the floor if anyone wants to pick it up and run with it.

The good thing is that if I ever get around to finalizing this thing, I have a bunch of WRB paint laying around to paint over parts where I cut
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #19
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ill take it off ur hands slong with the WRB paint lol
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #20
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ill take it off ur hands slong with the WRB paint lol
I sooold it :/
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