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Old 07-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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Even on the great Evo it does very little so this part is more cosmetic for this car than anything else.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #27
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Ghetto...
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #28
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I would like to see some testing done to see if it really does anything.

Some website put one of those on some Eco car a few years ago with steamers taped to the back window to see if it soothed air flow. Could be a good place to start.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #29
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Maybe is you vinyl wrap the roof then it might look better
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #30
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Updating an old thread, I am ordering mine next week, and i will get pics up after install of how it looks on a SWP with a gloss black roof overlay.

Worst case scenario: i dont like it and take it off, for the price im willing to take the risk.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #31
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Updating an old thread, I am ordering mine next week, and i will get pics up after install of how it looks on a SWP with a gloss black roof overlay.

Worst case scenario: i dont like it and take it off, for the price im willing to take
the risk.
If you have a gloss black roof I would paint this gloss black to match otherwise it probably wont look very good.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #32
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i may try my hand at overlaying this piece as well, but i imagine it may be a pain with all lines on it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #33
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I would like to see some testing done to see if it really does anything.

Some website put one of those on some Eco car a few years ago with steamers taped to the back window to see if it soothed air flow. Could be a good place to start.
There's a chance that it COULD have a small effect, but I highly doubt it. On the Subaru catalog, it only mentions improved looks and nothing about performance.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #34
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I love it! Will look great on my dark grey WRX!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:58 AM   #35
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If I was going to do this mod I would color match it to whatever color I want my roof to be. That way It doesn't look like ass.

Example: I get the roof of my car painted OBP or gloss black along with the vortex generator, get the mirrors paint matched also and continue on with my blue and black color scheme.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #36
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I just don't think it works with the car, but that's my opinion. What ever you like go for it! It's your car .
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #37
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I am getting my roof vinyl'd gloss black this weekend, I MIGHT buy this part because I know it looks 100x better on a black car/roof and I MIGHT even spend the money to get it clearcoated or something so it will look more paint matched to my gloss roof. It's all in theory.... I have mixed feelings about it, but that MAY make it look good.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #38
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Only picture I could find with mine completely visible. I like it, to each his own and with a black roof I think that'll make it really look good!

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #39
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I was about to buy one and this last picture was the deal breaker, i dont like the way it ends before it makes contact with the roof line. That gap just kills it...


It looks like it was made for another car and installed on a 11+
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #40
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Only picture I could find with mine completely visible. I like it, to each his own and with a black roof I think that'll make it really look good!
Looks good man
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #41
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The SPT Vortex Generator was just received at my house. I bought this hoping it would fit on the 2012 Impreza 2.0i limited 4 dr model. But it unfortunately does not. It is about 1 fin short on each side.


Does anyone know where I can possibly get one that will fit my model. I will need one that is about 42" long. Or if they go by fins, I think 11 fins will work fine
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #42
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Hmm. Not a fan. The Evo vortex generator fits a lot nicer. It actually hooks under the weather stripping on the roof and incorporates the antenna. Those also come color matched. Looks like it belongs. This Subaru one does none of those things.

They do work. It directs even air across the spoiler. More consistent downforce at speeds. Older sti's used the rear roof spoiler that had a similar effect.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #43
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They do work. It directs even air across the spoiler. More consistent downforce at speeds. Older sti's used the rear roof spoiler that had a similar effect.
I don't think you understand how they work.

And the roof line off the back of our cars is too shallow for a vortex generator to be effective.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #44
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I think it looks better color matched. Here's mine. I like it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #45
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Definitely looks good color matched, but is it long enough to get like up to the roof moldings? Or is it as short as my picture?
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #46
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I bought one from ebay several months back. It was bent in half when it arrived. .. I sent it back and never bought another one.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #47
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Here you go just copy the IMG link and take out the URL junk and leave just the stuff between the IMG tags.





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Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #48
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saw one in person yesterday. Looks very good in person.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #49
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The SPT Vortex Generator was just received at my house. I bought this hoping it would fit on the 2012 Impreza 2.0i limited 4 dr model. But it unfortunately does not. It is about 1 fin short on each side.


Does anyone know where I can possibly get one that will fit my model. I will need one that is about 42" long. Or if they go by fins, I think 11 fins will work fine
You don't need a vortex generator on a 2.0i. Vortex generators provide even downforce for cars with bigger rear spoilers like the WRX and STI. They don't make one because the only reason an NA owner would want one is for looks.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #50
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You don't need a vortex generator on a 2.0i. Vortex generators provide even downforce for cars with bigger rear spoilers like the WRX and STI. They don't make one because the only reason an NA owner would want one is for looks.
the vortex generator itself does nothing in terms of downforce. they are used to delay flow separation so that the spoiler COULD be more effective - however on our cars (and most modern cars for that matter) the c pillar is at too shallow of an angle to provide any real use.

they aren't effective on any of our cars. period. they are all for looks. you don't even see them being used on LMP cars.
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