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Old 01-06-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Big Wing ... SOA please read

Please, Please, Please, make the rear wing a deletable option. You can even charge me a couple hundred to delete it.

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Old 01-06-2003, 04:56 PM   #2
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...then take it off yourself.

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Old 01-06-2003, 05:00 PM   #3
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You could just take it off and sell it to someone with a 02 or 03 wrx.


Sore de, kekko desu.

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Old 01-06-2003, 05:02 PM   #4
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I'd buy it off ya for $400
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:03 PM   #5
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leaves holes, unfortunately
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:05 PM   #6
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dibs!!
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:09 PM   #7
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leaves holes, unfortunately
So would the dealer, they would never send over a couple of hoods without holes. Just fill them in if it is that big of a deal.

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Old 01-06-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
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leaves holes, unfortunately
Rob, if you get an Sti, I would gladly swap trunklids with you for that smooth, unblemished look
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Old 01-06-2003, 05:36 PM   #9
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Quote:
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leaves holes, unfortunately
I believe the expression is, "shaved"
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:11 PM   #10
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Rob, if you get an Sti, I would gladly swap trunklids with you for that smooth, unblemished look

Thanks for the offer. If they don't make it a deletable option, I will be trading with someone.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:12 PM   #11
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When the time comes, please keep me in mind
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:45 PM   #12
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Trade trunks with a stock WRX ... It hasent changed .. Just find a dude with no wing =B Use your brains mang! hehe
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:42 PM   #13
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This is a pretty good question. I think Fuji is sensitive to the styling issue, but the bottom line is that a car with this much performance needs downforce.

The EVO will have a low-wing option. (and no wing?)
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:54 PM   #14
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I'm pretty sure people will trade you their trunk with the small spoiler for your trunk with the wing. Or you could sell you wing and buy a painted trunk

Personally i like the wing. Makes me feel like i'm back to asia. The way of though on sports car is so differnt everywhere in the world.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:10 AM   #15
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I am a fan of the big wing. It is there for a reason if you tend to get up to high speed (who in their right mind if buying an STi wouldn't) as stated it's mean't to pull you back to earth. I'd put my safety in the hands of the automotive engineers, afterall these guys are real driving enthusiasts! This brings back the thoughts of a topic, I want different brake caliper colors, I just don't like gold and the wife can't stand it; they're Brembos who cares what color they are, enough said.

We'll leave it at that.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:41 AM   #16
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Default Remember the TT?

When introduced, the TT had no spoiler. After a few high speed stability related crashes, Audi had to add the wing to impart the stability. I think Subaru would be sensitive to exposure to ninny related law suits, and so the wing will stay.

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Old 01-07-2003, 12:45 AM   #17
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Default Re: Remember the TT?

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When introduced, the TT had no spoiler. After a few high speed stability related crashes, Audi had to add the wing to impart the stability. I think Subaru would be sensitive to exposure to ninny related law suites, and so the wing will stay.
yea i understand this... its still not that attractive, on the 22b body it was, but on this body all wings look out of place
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:07 AM   #18
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Sell it on Ebay for $2000
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:12 AM   #19
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u don't want a wing on ur STi????

i think it would look horrible w/o a wing...IMHO...
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:19 AM   #20
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this thing is performance art, wing and all.

just MHO
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:21 AM   #21
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[B but the bottom line is that a car with this much performance needs downforce.
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I guess that means us with modded rex's better get bigger wings
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:41 AM   #22
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I think the big wing is an important functional and psychological part of the WRX STi for the USA ... but, that's just my opinion. I'm using a Zero/Sports wing on my WRX, it's pretty big, but it's functional, and my WRX is modified enough that I really do need the balanced and improved front and rear downforce at higher speeds. Think about the MKIV iteration of Supra when it first came out in 93.5 ... the NA was available without wing, the Twin Turbo only came with wing. What I'm more suprised about with the new flavor of STi is how large the scoop on the hood is. That thing is huge!

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Old 01-07-2003, 08:48 AM   #23
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The WRX has been tested and wrung out, sans wing, up to its 140 mph limits. It is sold here with the wing as an option. Unless the top speed of the STi is dramatically faster, and even if it is, there is no valid reason for that car to have a picnic table on its trunk as a necessity. A wingless STi isn't going to fly off the road because its performance is so prodigious.

A "wing delete" option would, I'm sure, make many other people consider ownership of the car.

I think that you'll see many an STi owner swapping trunks with WRX owners. It's inevitable.

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Old 01-07-2003, 08:51 AM   #24
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The TT problem was discovered on the Autobahn, at speeds well over 100. They fixed it with a tiny little spoiler. The STi wing is surely functional, I'm not arguing that. But, probably only really useful well above 100. I'm totally willing to trade a little extra stability (understeer) over 100 for losing the attention factor, even if it means trading down to the standard WRX wing to fill the holes, or trading trunks, as someone suggested.

But, the Evo gets a small wing option (I'm not sure about the no wing option) and it would be nice to have the option on the STi, from the factory.
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:52 AM   #25
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Man if you don't want the STi wing....I'll sure as hell take it! I'll pay for shipping, plus I'll send you my stock trunk if you want it!
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