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Old 12-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought these exhaust finishers? They are about $50 bucks cheaper but I'm not sure about them. I don't mind spending the $ on the OEM parts, but if I'd like to save some $ if possible.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Never seen those ones before, but from the description, they're fiberglass (FRP), meaning they'd need to be painted. The OEM finishers are made of aluminum and come with a silver finish ready to install. When you add the shipping + cost to paint you may end up spending more for these.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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If there weren't holes drilled in the bumper behind mine, I'd sell them to you. Dealer install that I didn't want. The Silver finish doesn't look good IMO. Either Plasti-dip or paint matching is in the near future.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #4
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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Are the stock one's actual aluminum or just a similar FRP with an aluminum finish?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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jesup16: The OEM ones are actual aluminum. I had a set of them on my car that I had painted to match the WRB finish of my car. I wasn't a fan of the silver look.

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FRP stands for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic and has nothing to do with if they are painted of not.
Um, I know that, I'm saying they'd need to be painted unless you want to just slap them on with the raw gelcoat finish which would look terrible. More than likely the image they're using in that ebay listing isn't the actual part.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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Checking it again, it says they are already painted. Sorry, my bad.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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jesup16: The OEM ones are actual aluminum. I had a set of them on my car that I had painted to match the WRB finish of my car. I wasn't a fan of the silver look.
Ditto. You got any pic's of the finished look?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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$28.50 USD for shipping.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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Ditto. You got any pic's of the finished look?
Pic from this past spring.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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That whole setup is just pure winning. I debadged my car. I can't stand badges, but it still looks great!

I like the mud flaps, too...although they look like they don't fit 100% properly.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:14 AM   #13
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Thanks. I've since debadged all but the WRX symbol on the back, and I've also removed the exhaust finishers and the mudflaps since I'm installing some different stuff soon. The wheels are also black now.

The mudflaps are designed for the non widebody Imprezas, so they don't fit perfect on the widebody. They looked good but when I was rear ended back in June and had to replace the rear bumper, I removed them and decided I liked the look better without them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #14
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Thanks. I've since debadged all but the WRX symbol on the back, and I've also removed the exhaust finishers and the mudflaps since I'm installing some different stuff soon. The wheels are also black now.

The mudflaps are designed for the non widebody Imprezas, so they don't fit perfect on the widebody. They looked good but when I was rear ended back in June and had to replace the rear bumper, I removed them and decided I liked the look better without them.
Get some Rally Armor mudflap

I like the idea of painting the finisher blue. I think that's what I'll be doing with my car when it comes in. I ordered with the finisher since it makes it looks more raw haha. Are they easy to remove and put back on?
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Thanks. I've since debadged all but the WRX symbol on the back, and I've also removed the exhaust finishers and the mudflaps since I'm installing some different stuff soon. The wheels are also black now.

The mudflaps are designed for the non widebody Imprezas, so they don't fit perfect on the widebody. They looked good but when I was rear ended back in June and had to replace the rear bumper, I removed them and decided I liked the look better without them.
I know this is an old post, but I was wondering how well the paint on the exhaust finisher has held up since its been a few years. Any issues? It looks sweet. I'd want to do something similar, but I don't have the exhaust finishers...yet.

EDIT: My apologies... I found in another thread that you were rear ended and decided not to reinstall them. Sorry to hear

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