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Old 04-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Wrx front bumper options

My friend is wondering what are some options for him if he wanted to switch out his bumper with something that has aftermarket lip support

will a newer wrx hatch front bumper fit his 09 sedan?

any info you can share will help.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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Can anyone help this guy?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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What do you mean by newer WRX hatch? Are you talking 2011+ widebody bumpers? If so, then no, they won't fit. I believe all 08-10 WRX/2.5i bumpers are interchangeable regardless of sedan or hatch, but widebody and non-widebody bumpers are not interchangeable.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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What do you mean by newer WRX hatch? Are you talking 2011+ widebody bumpers? If so, then no, they won't fit. I believe all 08-10 WRX/2.5i bumpers are interchangeable regardless of sedan or hatch, but widebody and non-widebody bumpers are not interchangeable.
If you get the widebody fenders from the new 11+ wrx/Sti you can use the 11+ front bumper. A buddy of mine crashed and ruined his front bumper on his 2010 wrx and he was able to get the widebody front end.
If you want to shell out extra money for the additional fenders needed then I'd say go for it.
If your short on cash then just get an oem replacement, their like $300 shipped to your local stealership.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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If you get the widebody fenders from the new 11+ wrx/Sti you can use the 11+ front bumper. A buddy of mine crashed and ruined his front bumper on his 2010 wrx and he was able to get the widebody front end.
If you want to shell out extra money for the additional fenders needed then I'd say go for it.
If your short on cash then just get an oem replacement, their like $300 shipped to your local stealership.

Wouldn't that look silly with a wide front and narrow rear?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
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Wouldn't that look silly with a wide front and narrow rear?
it does look silly.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:19 AM   #7
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he wants an "aftermarket" bumper? why? why not just get a lip for the oem bumper and call it a day?

there are aftermarket bumpers available... just google it. they are fairly pricey, generally come unpainted, and usually don't as well as oem pieces. and IMO, are pretty hideously styled.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #8
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he wants an "aftermarket" bumper? why? why not just get a lip for the oem bumper and call it a day?

there are aftermarket bumpers available... just google it. they are fairly pricey, generally come unpainted, and usually don't as well as oem pieces. and IMO, are pretty hideously styled.
I agree with you on how aftermarket bumpers generally look, but I I interpreted it as he is looking for an OEM bumper that they make aftermarket lips for.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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My friend is wondering what are some options for him if he wanted to switch out his bumper with something that has aftermarket lip support

will a newer wrx hatch front bumper fit his 09 sedan?

any info you can share will help.
"switch out his bumper" ?? theres plenty of lips that fit theoem 09 sedan bumper- no need for a different bumper.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #10
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..and yes its possible to go to 10+ front end, but it looks silly IMO.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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Albiro by Liberal is very pricey/rare but pretty awesome. One guy on here has it. Permits you to fit v-limited if I'm not mistaken as well.

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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..and yes its possible to go to 10+ front end, but it looks silly IMO.

Totally whacky.
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