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Old 05-05-2003, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default please help!! 98 GC8 bumper conversion question, please help!!

hey i have a 98 2.5 RS and i want to convert my front bumper to like a 99 and up style. i just want something slick looking with the bigger fog lights. thats the only thing about the 98 i dont like... anyway, can anyone help me out? i cant find any bumpers anywhere! can i order a stock 2000 bumper, and grind down the bumper beam to make it fit? isnt there a bumper out there for like 200 bucks i can get? ONLY thing i could find was that damn c-west one thats like 700 bucks. i dont need anything that big and fansy either. i found this kit, but its also way expensive and i dont know if it will fit my car http://www.subaruparts.com/catalog/?section=167#1114 please help!!! thanks!!
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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Check your local breaker yards for RS's that have been hit in the back. I'm sure you can find one out there.

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Old 05-06-2003, 12:23 PM   #3
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here ya go even more trick a ver 1-4 bumper
cheep
http://www.subaruparts.com/cart/?pn=57720fa071

like this one


you will have to cut your stock bumper beam but it can be done with a hack saw and some patience or with a plasma cutter in about 90 sec .. or use the light wight one above .. for saftey i recomend cutting the light wight is a joke

i got turn signals from procarparts.com ~$35

you will also need either foglights/backing plates or fog light covers
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:58 PM   #4
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MY00 Front cover is around 200-225 depending on Subaru Dealer. I got mine for 214.95 from my local Subaru Dealer. All I had to do is cut my stock bumper beam for it to fit.

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Old 05-06-2003, 01:24 PM   #5
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thanks peeps
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Old 05-06-2003, 11:04 PM   #6
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where can i get that hood!?!?! Me wants!
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:42 PM   #7
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Primitive sells body parts too
I just put a '00 RS front bumper on.....but I needed some space for air flow
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Old 05-07-2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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What do you cut on the stock beam?

I heard that you can simply get a later model (99-01) beam and it will bolt on just fine.
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Old 05-07-2003, 09:11 PM   #9
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check out my car

www.geocities.com/strokefactor2000/impreza

MY98 with a 99 up bumper and PIAA rally lights (bling!)
I can't say I did the job myself though. It was like that when I bought it, but it looks F-ing clean!
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:35 AM   #10
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What do you cut on the stock beam?

I heard that you can simply get a later model (99-01) beam and it will bolt on just fine.
yes, the later beam will bolt right up

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Old 05-13-2003, 05:50 PM   #11
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your car looks awsome strokefactor. and thanks for the link scoobyslack. i think ill get that bumper. when i get the money. hehe
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