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Old 12-29-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Did I get screwed on my STi shifter Trim?

I got the STi shifter trim from Gruppe-S (my g/f bought it for me for Xmas )

anyway, It looks VERY cheap....much like the replica. Looks like a piece of cast aluminum that was painted with some dull silver paint. Nothing like the picture of the OEM part on the Gruppe-S web site.

Is there a way to tell the difference?
BTW, She was charged for the OEM, not the replica
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Old 12-29-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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Why not post a picture of it so we can all have a look. I've dealt with Gruppe-S many times and they've always done good by me. If you suspect that they sent you the wrong one, just give them a call.

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Old 12-29-2003, 08:18 PM   #3
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call them and make sure, it sounds like you may have gotten the replica instead.
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Old 12-29-2003, 08:31 PM   #4
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gruppe-s sells a replica and a real one.

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Subaru/subint.htm

talk to your girlfrined, find out which one she ordered, and if there is a mistake just call them up. They should take care of you
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Old 12-29-2003, 08:36 PM   #5
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I know they sell the replica and the OEM.

She ordered the OEM, thats whats on the invoice, but I dont think thats what they actually sent.

I've ordered from them in the past as well and they were great. never heard anything bad about them at all. I just sent them an email. I'll post a picture here in a second
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Old 12-29-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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They're HUGE, but I was hoping you would be able to see the finish of the metal if they were larger. It doesn't look as rough as the OEM part to me


and I dont know what that is on my finger in the pictures



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Old 12-29-2003, 09:09 PM   #7
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That is the OEM "X"
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:49 PM   #8
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That is the OEM "X"
OEM X?
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:53 PM   #9
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Doesn't look STI to me..maybe they send you a replica....
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:54 PM   #10
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Even if it's replica...it still looks very low quality!
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:56 PM   #11
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Even if it's replica...it still looks very low quality!
My thoughts exactly. I'd be upset to even pay the $35 for the replica if its this bad
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:56 PM   #12
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Hmmm... Looks like a replica to me. The nuts and bolts for mounting come packaged in bags with blue and white labels with subaru part numbers on them. Did you get this?
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Old 12-29-2003, 10:06 PM   #13
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Hmmm... Looks like a replica to me. The nuts and bolts for mounting come packaged in bags with blue and white labels with subaru part numbers on them. Did you get this?
NEGATIVE!!

thanks, this just confirms that it is the replica

Thanks everyone
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Old 12-30-2003, 06:45 AM   #14
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i order my shift trim lway before they had the replicas... damn i didnt know that the replicas was such a crappy piece of ....

anyways.. yea the iem one i got had part numbers on every screw and nut... and also had a part number on the trim itself. it also cam in a bubble wrap thing...
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:03 PM   #15
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OEM X?
Hmmm, I get Xs when I try to view it. Ah, it is my filter at work.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:27 PM   #16
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the oem sti trim IS painted silver, it looks MUCH cheaper than the knockoff. every knockoff i have seen was polished or grained. i bought one straight from a subaru dealership, in the subaru bag, so i know i got a real one.

it's painted because i scratched the damn paint during the install. i ended up scotchbriting the entire thing, so now mine LOOKS like a replica!

you got the real thing (unless they started painting the replicas). don't scratch it
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:27 PM   #17
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haha maybe your filter thinks "trim1.jpg" is a naughty pic.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:42 PM   #18
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the oem sti trim IS painted silver, it looks MUCH cheaper than the knockoff. every knockoff i have seen was polished or grained. i bought one straight from a subaru dealership, in the subaru bag, so i know i got a real one.

it's painted because i scratched the damn paint during the install. i ended up scotchbriting the entire thing, so now mine LOOKS like a replica!

you got the real thing (unless they started painting the replicas). don't scratch it
you sure about that? cuz i have dropped many wrenches and tools on my trim, and it dont see to be painted. the thing is all messed up and all it does it dent, no paint comes off, not looks like its chiping. its the same color on the inside as the outside.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #19
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why not just email the vendor and ask ?

they probably dont even realize their mistake
and will be happy to remedy it for you.

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Old 12-30-2003, 06:26 PM   #20
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Its a replica, I looked at my oem sti and the letters sti are much deeper into the metal. also the area where the screws are, even after pulling the screws out, has to piled up paint, it looks as if it were cast out of aluminum.

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Old 12-30-2003, 07:22 PM   #21
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why not just email the vendor and ask ?
I think now is a good time since you pretty much know now that it's a replica.
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:27 PM   #22
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Yep, it is definitely a replica (I am at home). I owned the replica and that is exactly what mine looked like. I have the real one now, and it looks quite a bit different.
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Old 12-30-2003, 07:47 PM   #23
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you sure about that? cuz i have dropped many wrenches and tools on my trim, and it dont see to be painted. the thing is all messed up and all it does it dent, no paint comes off, not looks like its chiping. its the same color on the inside as the outside.
i am 100% sure. it came from a subaru dealer (i work next to exeter subaru www.subaruwrxparts.com), in the bag with the subaru part number / sticker on it. i gouged mine HARD.

looking at those pics it does look like a replica. the paint on the subaru one is a very nice, even, textured finish, almost looks sandblasted or something to that effect. it is a vaery good quality, it may even be powdercoated because it doesn not have a common painted texture. the paint on that one (above) is kinda thin, looks sprayed on and the area around the sti logo looks a bit off.

if it came from gruppe-s i am sure it was an oversight. talk to max and he will fix it up for you. the are, by far one of the top 5 vendors on this site and they are always quick to take care of their customres.
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:52 PM   #24
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I emailed Gruppe-S before I even posted this. Still waiting on reply (which is kind of unlike them )

we'll see what happens, I'll keep you all posted. I really feel this is the replica, the quality is CRAP
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:54 PM   #25
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the paint on that one (above) is kinda thin, looks sprayed on and the area around the sti logo looks a bit off.
You think thats bad, you should see the back side of it

So lets see:

- Has a HORRIBLE painted on metallic finish
- Bolt bag has no blue/white stickers/decals
- STi engraving is very shallow
- No part numbers on bolts or trim piece itself
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