Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday December 19, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > STi Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
P2x
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 6016
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Cali
Vehicle:
MY05 Toyota Prius
Silver

Question Stealth STi

Anyone else out there planning to stealthify their STi? Specifically removing the tail wing and doing something about the hood scoop, obviously it serves a purpose but how detrimental would it be to performance were it replaced with something a little more subtle?

Don't shoot me, but I'd kinda dig replacing it with an evo like hood grill.. erm.. are there any outfits out there selling scoop mods?

Paul.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
P2x is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
Golfa
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 21394
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Rye, NH
Vehicle:
Sold 2004 STi
08 WW Evo X

Default

if you are looking for subtle, buy another car.

and prepare to get flamed.

WORST THREAD EVAR.
Golfa is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 03:02 PM   #3
cky3396
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 28044
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Burbank
Vehicle:
95 Ford Bronco XLT
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Future Rex 0wner
if you are looking for subtle, buy another car.

and prepare to get flamed.

what if your looking for a subtle car with AWD, 6 speed, 4 doors, does zero to sixty around 5 seconds or less, has brembo brakes...

should i go on? buy another car? dont be such a jerk

i for one would like to DOWNSIZE the wing on my STi..


how about all the WRX owners changing out the headlamp housings for something different, or buying giant wings to replace small option wings, or.. should i go on? or should we tell these people to buy a different car.


but on a side note, threads like this are meaningless... of course people can change their car- its not difficult. wing, wheels, whatever. go ahead! but, your opinion is noted.
cky3396 is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 03:12 PM   #4
cboggess
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 30804
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Vehicle:
87 Yugo
Red

Default

remove the wing, get a front mounted IC/RS hood and debadge the car.

personally I want the wing even bigger!! I want to be able to put a roof rack from the roof to the wing, and be able to haul 4X8 sheets of plywood with the thing!
cboggess is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 03:41 PM   #5
C-daleRidr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18074
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Vehicle:
2008 Speed3
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by cboggess
remove the wing, get a front mounted IC/RS hood and debadge the car.

personally I want the wing even bigger!! I want to be able to put a roof rack from the roof to the wing, and be able to haul 4X8 sheets of plywood with the thing!
If the plywood's thin enough, it'll bend fromthe roof to the stock wing. Now, carrying 2x6's would require a taller wing.

If you pay for the car and whatever you do to it, more power to you. I'd like to see options for the wing, but just to satisfy curiosity.
C-daleRidr is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 03:43 PM   #6
eastbaysubaru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4110
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: No. So. Co.
Vehicle:
04 FXT
PSM

Lightbulb

The wing is apparently going to be an option from what I've heard. Like most of the STi information floating around though, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

-Brian
eastbaysubaru is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 04:06 PM   #7
robmarch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18713
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Time is the Enemy
Vehicle:
06 CRV
04 STi

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by eastbaysubaru
The wing is apparently going to be an option from what I've heard. Like most of the STi information floating around though, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

-Brian
You, Sir, are going to have to provide a source for that, since this is such a debated topic, and you're the first person I've seen suggest that the wing is an option.

Evo, yes. Sti...give me a source.
robmarch is offline  
Old 02-21-2003, 07:04 PM   #8
spburns74
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 24608
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NH
Default

Nope, keeping it just like it is.....

MaxGrip
spburns74 is offline  
Old 02-22-2003, 11:29 AM   #9
briank
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3568
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Worcester, MA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX EcuTek
Black

Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally posted by Future Rex 0wner
if you are looking for subtle, buy another car.

and prepare to get flamed.

WORST THREAD EVAR.

WORST POST EVAR.
briank is offline  
Old 02-22-2003, 02:10 PM   #10
subarooo_cdn
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 20169
Join Date: Jun 2002
Default

The wing is factory installed so it is not optional.

But, I bet you could convince a dealer to swap trunk lids for you if you don't like it. Or once you got the car you could probably charge a WRX owner a few bucks for swapping trunk lids, just don't for get to change locks too!

The mounting hardware for the two wings is different so a straight wing swap would be very hard.
subarooo_cdn is offline  
Old 02-22-2003, 08:13 PM   #11
erice1984
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11778
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Illinois
Vehicle:
1980 VWRabbit Diesel
w/AAZ Swap

Default

p2x

I would do the same if I ever bought the car, but I like how my GC8 looks, and plan to do an engine swap to kill any sti or lanevo out there on the US roads... if it isnt modded crazy... *sigh* thats what I dream for...
erice1984 is offline  
Old 02-22-2003, 08:43 PM   #12
HunterKiller
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 32492
Join Date: Feb 2003
Vehicle:
2004 WRX STi Soon!
Black

Default

Why mess with the stability of the car?
HunterKiller is offline  
Old 02-23-2003, 09:37 AM   #13
robmarch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18713
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Time is the Enemy
Vehicle:
06 CRV
04 STi

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by HunterKiller
Why mess with the stability of the car?
because many people think the wing is ugly. they would gladly give up a couple lbs of downforce at 120 mph, rather than try to find a car without a wing that has all of the performance of the STi at the same price.

This issue has been beaten to death in the "Big Wing SOA Please read" thread, if you're interested. The wing makes a difference in track driving (though there are some track drivers who voiced their experience that it wasn't that useful), but for everyday cruising and driving at 7-8 tenths on streets, it's a safe trade for those who don't like the attention and looks.
robmarch is offline  
Old 02-23-2003, 11:23 AM   #14
4or2wheels
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14112
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New Jersey
Vehicle:
2002 wrx wagon
2010 STI DGM

Default

Stealth and WRxSTi should not be in the same sentence. Best case, You may make it look a little less aggressive. As far as the tall wing is concerned I too would want something smaller but not at the expense of a potential handling probs. I've had my stock WRX wagon up in the triple digits and did not notice any handling issues.

The bottom line is you wont get a stealh look from a STi sedan. You want stealth, keep your wagon although red never makes a car/bike less noticable.

Here's a pic I found that I think was a test mule of a sTi Ra with a smaller wing

4or2wheels is offline  
Old 02-23-2003, 01:29 PM   #15
robmarch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18713
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Time is the Enemy
Vehicle:
06 CRV
04 STi

Default

It's a valid concern. The WRX sedan and wagon both have pretty high sleeper factor, compared to other cars that perform as well. One of the great things about the stock WRX is that, at first glance it looks like every other import 4 door out there. Great for not drawing attention in traffic. Even with the normal hood scoop.

All it would take to get a reasonably stealthy STi would be to pick a color other than the blue, and go with the silver wheels, and delete the rear wing.

I think it's a lot better to have a car that blends in that you can enjoy, than to have a car that draws so much attention that you're afraid to enjoy it. If you prefer a car that looks fast, I certainly wouldn't fault you for that choice.
robmarch is offline  
Old 02-23-2003, 10:09 PM   #16
metoo
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4764
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston
Vehicle:
2004 STi sold :(
forizzle

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 4or2wheels
The bottom line is you wont get a stealh look from a STi sedan.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=306542
Looks pretty stealth to me. I'll make a fibreglass cover or just buy a Kaminari (sp?) hood with vent if available when the time comes.

Quote:
Originally posted by 4or2wheels

Here's a pic I found that I think was a test mule of a sTi Ra with a smaller wing.
Looks more like a WRX wing with wing extensions. That's been around for a while.
metoo is offline  
Old 02-24-2003, 02:13 PM   #17
Alleggerita
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 8281
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: BC
Vehicle:
1967 Alfa Romeo GTA

Default

The ultimate sleeper would be a Forester with an STI drivetrain and a "Baby in Car" window sticker.
Alleggerita is offline  
Old 02-25-2003, 01:47 AM   #18
P2x
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 6016
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Cali
Vehicle:
MY05 Toyota Prius
Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by robmarch
I think it's a lot better to have a car that blends in that you can enjoy, than to have a car that draws so much attention that you're afraid to enjoy it. If you prefer a car that looks fast, I certainly wouldn't fault you for that choice.
Exactly! That and driving around with something that has a tail that size I'm sure I'd experience feelings that I'd expect to be somewhat similar, if I can use an analogy here, to a dirty old man fawning over a barely legal teen... i'd enjoy it but it just wouldn't feel quite right for a guy my age..



Why am I suddenly thinkin of Sir Mix-A-Lot...?
P2x is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MA: TurboXS Stealth, STi mounts, scoop, gauge pod, more Jimbaru Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 20 01-29-2005 12:10 PM
Stealth STI? cabalisticfire STi Forum Archive 41 01-28-2003 10:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.