Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 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 Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
supermoose
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 9093
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF
Vehicle:
1995 RHD STi RA Ver2
swap starr

Default 93-01 Impreza GC8 STi Version 6 bumper & front end swap FAQ

okay, so you have a 93-01 impreza. you want to look cool, so you want to have the look of the 1999-2001 2.5RS, or STi version 6 impreza.

first of all
1999 usdm 2.5RS = JDM sti version 5 (no little holes for lip spoiler-iirc but same look as V6)

2000-2001 = JDM sti version 6. has little square holes to mount OEM JDM lip spoiler with

okay. so lets start with the bumper first of all:

any GC8 (1993-2001) bumper is interchangabble with any other GC8 bumper. that is fact, if you ask why, i will not respond.

i own a 1993 impreza L, i have sti v6 complete front end on my own car. so yes. i have done this before.

you will need for converison from 1993->2001 2.5 RS bumper

Parts:

1 bumper skin from 2000-2001 2.5 RS (sedan = coupe) ~$220 @ your local parts counter

1 set of bumper turn signal lights with harness ~$35 for set of clear ones at autodynamic.com

1 set of ugly orange vent thingys (if you wish- i dont have any bc they dont do jack)

1 bumper beam; 3 options. Sti lightweight bumper beam $58 @subaruparts.com, OEM 2001 RS beam ~$110 @ parts counter and 25 lbs heavier, stock L bumper beam + grinder and saw = $0. stock L beam in unmodified form will NOT fit. sorry. foam thing will be thrown away as well, dont ask me what it is, you'll see it when you take bumper off

this having been said, all that is required is to remove the bumper beam - 4 17mm bolts, remove the random small 10mm bolts that hold the bumper skin in place, and the fixament thingys that hold the ends of the skin in place by the wheel wells. i dont remembber how it is in place OEM, i have a special way i do it myself.

reuse the metal top arch piece that sandwiches the bumper skin, and re-install the new parts jsut like you took apart the old parts. hoooray. you look cool now. the turn signals will plug right in, exact same harness ends, jsut differnt bulbb setups.

hood/ lights / grille conversion:

97-01 hood and lights and grill are all the same shape.

differances in lights:
93-96 is fuzzy lense and rounded
97/98 is fuzzy angular
99-01 is clear angular. these are hott and hard to find. i dont have any for sale.

grills:
93-96; rounded and fits the lights
97/98: angular, i believe its = STi v4 iirc
99-01; usdm market is same as 97/98 iirc

hoods.
93-96: usdm rounded steel sans hood scoop or vents
93-96: JDM STi version 1-3 one is aluminum, has thin scoop and floppy vents. $$$$ to find one. weight is about the same as STi version 4-6. (i have both- NOT for sale)

97-98: usdm steel, angular front, no scoop heavy
98-01: usdm 2.5 RS / obs steel. looks cool and has proper vents to fit STI aluminum hood, just heavy
JDM STI v4-6: aluminum lightweight hood, vents and scoop compatible with all usdm OBS/RS parts.

sti v1-3 had all rounded hood and bumper, sti v4 had angular hood and rounded bumper, sti v5-6 had angular hood and angular bumper. i thinks.

fenders: all fenders are the same. jdm had no moulding on lots, you can shave the moulding or buy a 98-01 RS fender that has no moulding factory stock.

headlights / grilles / hoods fitament:

angular grille will NOT fit with rounded headlights.
angular headlights WILL fit rounded grille

either hood will fit with either headlights.

to do conversion ala my personal green bus,

sti v6 aluminum hood ($454)
2001 RS headlights $180 (used)
1999 RS grill piece ($35 used)
2000 RS hood scoops adn vent. ($120 used)
2001 RS bumper ($220 new)
clear turn signals ($35 new)
sti bumper beam ($58 new)

$1102. + paint, labbor, whatnot.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
supermoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

this was like my thread in the faq's but a little more details. missing out on a few things.

all 97+ moldings RS's or L's had no moldings. also 97+ mirrors are different in shape compared to pre 97's. the pre 97's are flat and ugly 97+ is yum. has more shape to it more rounded
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
Rebellion
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 8069
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Indian Trail, NC
Vehicle:
2002 Impreza WRX
Sedona Red + Mud!

Default

took me 3 months to notice that my mirrors were different (replaced a door w/ one from a newer car). when painted they're not that noticeably different.

Also.. the 97 OBS hood also has scoops and vent.
Rebellion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

for me they were I guess I pay attention to detail tho
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
Jaxx
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 177
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Boise,Idaho,USA
Vehicle:
The 93 Imp W/EJ20K
flat black

Default

only thing that it is missing is part numbers good write up
Jaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
sime
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 45275
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Middletown, NY
Vehicle:
2007 wrx
98 2.5rs,89 & 95 240sx's

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by scobaru
all 97+ moldings RS's or L's had no moldings.
What do you consider moldings? what are these on the side called? I'm pretty sure they are stock too.
sime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2004, 08:21 PM   #7
munkis
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1847
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: brokenmotorsports.com
Vehicle:
Team Broken: V6 GF
rallyarmor.com

Default

omg sticky!
munkis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 12:56 AM   #8
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

oh damn I didn't finish that sentance lol. I ment to finish it off by saying the 97+'s didn't have moldings on the fender



my 94 L
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 12:41 AM   #9
supermoose
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 9093
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF
Vehicle:
1995 RHD STi RA Ver2
swap starr

Default

yah, rs's dindt have fender moulding, im guessing 98+ cars or 97+. dunno, sombody check.

JDM didnt have it at all from 93. ugly yucky moulding. u can do the JDM door swap or shave them :P

i hart no moulding. looks a million bux better.
supermoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2004, 10:31 AM   #10
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

I'm prob going to up grade to 97+ moldings since I dont like door dings but I do like moldingless
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2004, 11:37 AM   #11
solomrus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1767
Join Date: Jun 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Default v2/3 bumper, for comparison

here is a shot of my v2/3 bumper with the facelift grille/lights/hood.

solomrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2004, 03:37 AM   #12
supermoose
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 9093
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF
Vehicle:
1995 RHD STi RA Ver2
swap starr

Default

neat. what beam u use with the old skool v 1-4 bumper skin?
supermoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2004, 01:28 PM   #13
petregeus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 42420
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston
Vehicle:
1996 Impreza LX

Default

Now THAT looks nice. The side mirrors are a nice touch too! Did you use the RS beam or the lightweight?
petregeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2004, 01:38 PM   #14
solomrus
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1767
Join Date: Jun 2000
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Default

i won't know until i can find time to pull it apart and re-hang everything.

i didn't build the car. i suspect, from the way the front end pieces are lined up, that it is a hacked stocker.

the grille is painted wrong, a tab or two on the headlights are cracked, and a bunch of other little crap. just time.

i definitely like the look, it was what i wanted to build. rs hood, rs fenders, probably grille too. i wouldn't have chosen those mirrors from a functionality standpoint, as they are basically useless.

but they look great. 8^)

--r
solomrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2004, 08:05 AM   #15
Kyguy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 38705
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle:
'95 GM2 Rally Car
& '08 WRX

Default

I love my bumper, but I wish I had larger foglights

Kyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 06:40 PM   #16
Kostamojen
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2272
Join Date: Sep 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: haha XD
Vehicle:
2013 Subaru 599 :P
Galaxy Blue Sexy

Default

How much have people paid to get their hoods painted?
Kostamojen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 05:49 AM   #17
Streetman
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8243
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
Vehicle:
97 Brighton 2.5!
the REAL red

Default

First, great write up.

However, you refered to the "L" model. DOn't forget about us poor Brighton folks. I assume they're the same bumper beams, eh?

Now, what are you talking about with cutting the stock beam to make it work? Obviously, you didn't do that. Do you know how though? Also, that sounds like trouble. THe beam is there for a reason. Cutting it would weaken it, no? Any idea on the strength of the STi vs stock beam? I'm thinking I'll take the extra 25 pounds, and pay the extra $$, and know in a head on collision, I'm not going to have a car in my lap. You think?

Please comment/speculate/argue.
Streetman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 01:03 PM   #18
sideways slut
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 21085
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Vehicle:
2.5 rs-t

Default

im going to have to say that the front end on your brighton would be stonger then the stock us bumper beam, the lighter bumper beam would be even weaker then the two as they even say that they are for off road use only... my reason behind this is that i live in canada and our ****ty safety regulation caused us not to be able to get the RS with sti front bumper, instead we have the L
sideways slut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 11:47 PM   #19
scobaru
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 31345
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle:
05 LGT, GC8, NA
blue, white, blue

Default

my car isn't even a L its a base model same bumper tho as the L's and brightons. Sti bumper beams are weaker some aruge on the damage that would be done with an Sti bumper beam and how worth it is to have it
scobaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2004, 03:41 PM   #20
Jaxx
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 177
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Boise,Idaho,USA
Vehicle:
The 93 Imp W/EJ20K
flat black

Default

well i figured that i might as well add the part numbers that i have

version 1-3 hood does not include scoop or side vents (that i know of)
57220FA050 F Hood Cp
?????????? vent left
?????????? vent right
?????????? scoop
?????????? splitter

version 1-4 front bumper (you will have to cut your bumper support to make it fit)
57720FA071 Bumper Face F
?????????? turn signal left
?????????? turn signal right
?????????? foglight bracket x2
?????????? foglight right
?????????? foglight left

rear spat kit
X5771FA000 Rear Under Spoiler K

side skirts
96053FA000 Side Spoiler F R
96053FA010 Side Spoiler F L
96053FA020 Side Spoiler R Rh
96053FA030 Side Spoiler R L
91167AA110 Clip x14
91167AA000 Clip x6
96058FA100 Clip x2

Last edited by Jaxx; 05-19-2004 at 03:51 PM.
Jaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #21
Siper2
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1134
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Vehicle:
2007 BMW 328xi wagon
Silver

Lightbulb

Just FYI, if you ask him nicely, North Ursalia at Exeter Subaru in NH can probably fill in those missing part numbers for you. I think he memorizes that stuff.

brian@subaruwrxparts.com

A few of them may be on his personal website, I know he has a lot of part numbers listed:
www.northursalia.com

-S2-
Siper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2004, 01:28 AM   #22
supermoose
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 9093
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF
Vehicle:
1995 RHD STi RA Ver2
swap starr

Default

blarf. sti bumper beam is off road parts. so if u smash, you probbly = toast. ir have it and dont really care. i liek the lightweightness. ive got bumped at 5mph and it hasnt done any damage (ex to paint on bumper)

if u are paranoid u need to buy USDM 2.5RS 99-01 bumper beam.

h
supermoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2004, 01:10 AM   #23
IronMonkeyL255
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38120
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Greenville, SC
Vehicle:
1991 Rio Red
Legacy Turbo

Default

Just out of curiosity, how much modification would be required to fit this stuff on a '91-'94 Legacy?

The main part I want is the RS bumper. I sorta like my slanty evil eyes headlights and hood, but that bumper has teh hawtness.

Would it require any sort of modification to the proper beam (donor RS) or to the bumper cover?
IronMonkeyL255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2004, 12:57 PM   #24
dinomite76
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 63490
Join Date: Jun 2004
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by solomrus
here is a shot of my v2/3 bumper with the facelift grille/lights/hood.

Where can I buy a set of those Bumper turn signal ights? Any ideas where to purchase a pair? Hopefully it will fit the C-west front bumper. Any leads are appreciated. Thanks
dinomite76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2004, 04:33 PM   #25
IronMonkeyL255
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 38120
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Greenville, SC
Vehicle:
1991 Rio Red
Legacy Turbo

Default

You mean the little orange vent lights (?)?

You should be able to get them through your dealer.
IronMonkeyL255 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
F/S: S201 Black Hood Scoop and white Factory Hood Scoop for 93-01 Impreza GC8 (pic) JunGdb Exterior/Styling 3 01-24-2012 03:54 PM
Cusco Front Strut Brace for 93-01 Impreza GC8 xS2k Suspension/Brakes/Handling 5 10-30-2006 04:02 AM
FS: 93-01 Impreza JDM Sti Tail Lights bolohuu Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 4 07-01-2005 04:14 PM
gauging interest: JDM GC8 STI VERSION 6 GUAGE CLUSTER Rattles Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 2 07-31-2004 08:55 PM
GC8 STi version 6 seats for sale.... E46-Pyellow Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 0 09-27-2003 10:53 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 AM.


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.