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Old 12-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Installing fogs on a base 2008-2010 WRX

I am about to get a car, and I still need to decide between a MkVI GTI and a 2010 WRX.

The WRX premium comes with the upgraded stereo, sunroof, and fogs (and some other stuff).
-The Dynadio system in the GTI is WAY better than the premium system in the WRX
-Wouldn't need a sunroof in a WRX, would rather put a roof vent/scoop in

The audio system in the WRX can easily be brought up to par, but I am wondering if there is a way to install fogs on a base WRX model (sorry if this has already been answered.. can't really find anything on it though, i've looked). I am sure there has to be a way. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #2
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Yes. Subaru sells a kit for it, with the OEM fogs. I believe that the wiring harness is all in place, so you basically get the fogs and the new signal stalk with the foglight switch on it in the OEM location. I think that it's pretty much plug and play.

You can have the dealer do it for you and wrap the kit into the purchase price/financing of the car too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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Sweet, that sounds perfect. Has anyone done this already?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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Check out www.3gwrx.com, someone there probably done it.

My suggestion is to work it with the dealer. Pick the SPT catalog parts that you want added to the car and have the dealer do the install. I had a few done and wasn't charged anything for the installation, and got some money off the parts as well. That way they are covered as OEM equipment on the car.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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You can go to the stealership and have it done for extra money, or you can get the parts from www.subarugenuineparts.com for cheaper, and then do the work yourself. If you look around, theres a good chance that someone did a write up on it. I believe it's fairly simple, it just involves taking the front bumper off (easy) and then plugging the wiring harness in, mounting the fogs, and you're done.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:06 AM   #6
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I wouldn't waste your money on OEM fogs... they are expensive, and just about useless on 08+ imprezas. I have an 09 WRX premium and I never use them due to their ineffectiveness. I'm considering replacing them with a set of micro DE's.

I had the same debate as you - GTI or WRX. The need for AWD was my decision maker - good luck with yours.
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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Within about a (snowy) week's worth of time, both of my factory fogs caught stones that cracked the lenses. I'll be looking for some aftermarket options.
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