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Old 01-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Question 08+ CF Hood & larger TMIC?

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Did my best to search, found a few related topics on other forums for older models but wondering if anybody knows from experience instead of hearsay. Also figured this was the best section to ask.

Anyone running a Seibon OEM CF hood on an 08+ wrx with a larger TMIC, such as a process west? Concern would be with splitter/fitment.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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I am not sure about that combo, but like many, I would recommend not getting the Seibon hood. Your hood is sufficiently light and the $/lb ratio is very high for that mod. There are many ways to lose some lbs before going CF on your hood.

With that said, if you decide against the hood, fitment to stock parts should be pretty good on those PW TMICs from what I've read.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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I am not sure about that combo, but like many, I would recommend not getting the Seibon hood. Your hood is sufficiently light and the $/lb ratio is very high for that mod. There are many ways to lose some lbs before going CF on your hood.

With that said, if you decide against the hood, fitment to stock parts should be pretty good on those PW TMICs from what I've read.

He may be buying the hood for looks.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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both above are valid/... hard to beat the weight of the stocker though. If the CF look is part of the Seibon allure, then have the stocker professionally 3m Diloc wrapped.

Do lots of research on TMIc's... the PW is a fantasic piece, with a fantastic price to match. Compare design (bar/plate is what you want) and be careful with overall sze. from what I have read the '08+ cars don't have a lot of free space.

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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I am not sure about that combo, but like many, I would recommend not getting the Seibon hood. Your hood is sufficiently light and the $/lb ratio is very high for that mod. There are many ways to lose some lbs before going CF on your hood.

With that said, if you decide against the hood, fitment to stock parts should be pretty good on those PW TMICs from what I've read.
The new gens have steel hoods that weigh 40 plus pounds, unlike the GDs that had aluminum hoods that were lighter than any carbon fiber hood. (I had a Sebon hood on my 04 STi and the stock hood was 2lbs lighter).

So far the cheapest mods for losing weight are a titanium exhaust and a cf hood.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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Ah, that is good information. Thank you for correcting me. Learned something new.

I just recently swapped from an 06. So my thinking was based on older models. Apologies.
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