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Old 10-30-2000, 07:13 AM   #1
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Post Has anyone swaped there stock Body Panels for 22B Panels? Is it possible?


Just wondering if any of you fellow subie owners have swaped out your stock Body Panels for the Flared 22B panels. If so, can you post a pic? THANXX. I read that there is a compan out there that sells the 22B panels.
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Old 10-30-2000, 09:22 AM   #2
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I am also interested in this idea. I have thought that it would be easy to do the front fenders, simply bolt-on, but the rear would need some cutting, welding, and leading to get the extended width.

I found a site (can't remember) that had one (1) front 22B panel for sale and could possibly be a direct bolt on? These are all just ideas and not too sure if this would work. But I do like the idea
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Old 10-30-2000, 09:43 AM   #3
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In a word, no.

There has been discussions on this before so I'm sure a short search will turn up some more information.

Supposing you could find a way to get them on, you still have the problem of the wheels now being offset about 6" inboard. The 22B's suspension is a far cry from the RS' so you will probably need to buy that whole setup from the 22B as well. My guess is somewhere around $10k for the job, if it's possible.
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Old 10-30-2000, 10:10 AM   #4
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just the body parts will run you $10k, then god knows what the labor to cut the stock pannels off and the weld the new ones on will cost (remember to add painting to it). Also, you'll need a new front and rear bumper. The discussion is an old one, but what it comes down to is that it's a bad idea (unless money flows from your pores). As far as the suspension goes, it's been shown that it's identicle in geometry to the WRX's. The wheels actually just have a larger offset and the rears are on spacers.
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Old 10-30-2000, 03:27 PM   #5
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SO- In other words.....PISS ON THAT IDEA
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Old 10-30-2000, 04:11 PM   #6
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That's exactly how I felt when I found out about the prices for the parts. How can you justify paying $4,075 for 1 (yes one) quarter panel. The parts alone are more expensive than my whole car

I hope someone comes out with a decent body kit for a reasonable price. I mainly wnat to get either a 22B replica, or just fender flares so that I can fit larger tires and wheels

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Old 10-30-2000, 09:29 PM   #7
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That mystery company working on the carbon fiber kit for 2,500 is our mission. We need to find out who they are and show our interest and support and get this thing produced.

ANYBODY WHO RECALLS A NAME, OR POSTING PLEASE POST THAT HERE SO WE CAN TRACE THESE FOLKS DOWN.

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Old 10-31-2000, 12:12 AM   #8
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I priced all the parts needed and they are a bit over $20,000. Most of the parts are bolt on, but the rear quarter panels need to be cut and welded the new 22B ones. If you take into account that a good paint job will be needed plus tires and wheels with different offset to fill the wider fenders, you should be around $30,000.

The suspension components are the same; the only difference is the wheels which are 1.5" wider (7" stock / 8.5" 22B) and the offset is different as well.

I think somebody was working on a 22B carbon fiber kit for around $2,500.

I hope this clears any doubts.

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Old 10-31-2000, 12:39 AM   #9
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I WAS IN GREECE THIS SUMMER AND SAW A LOT OF AUTO ENTHUSIASTS' WET DREAMS(MINE INCLUDED). WATCHING MAKKINEN AND CODRIVER RACE MAKKINEN EDITION EVO6'S ON COASTAL ROADS IN TRAFFIC!!!!!AUDI RS6 COPCARS WITH PORSCHE WHEELS, SUSPENSION, AND BRAKES!!!!A COSWORTH SIERRA R500 WITH NITRUS. GETTING BACK TO THE POINT, FORGET ABOUT MAKING THE RS LOOK LIKE THE 22B. GO WITH A SIMPLER WIDEBODY MOD THAT WOULD CONSIST OF ADDING FAIRINGS OVER THE EXISTING WHEELWELLS AND CUTTING AWAY THE OLD ARCHES. NOT ONLY WOULD YOU BE ABLE TOFIT ON SOME 225ZR18'S BUT CREAT A DINTINCT LOOK THAT EVERYBODY WOULD JOCK!!!THAT'S JUST MY OPINION THOUGH
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Old 10-31-2000, 03:52 AM   #10
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Ok I have forgotten about the 22B body.
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Old 10-31-2000, 03:54 AM   #11
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Nope, that didn't last long, I still want to do it. SO anybody know any company names? I did call CTC, the retailers of my 22B wing, and they remembered hearing that the company was in NY.
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Old 10-31-2000, 05:32 AM   #12
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There was also a company in France that make the 22B conversion for the Impreza sedan, which makes sense since there are more sedans than coupes in Europe.

I'll try searching the old archives although I doubt I find it since most of the old posts have been deleted.

I'll let you know if I find it.

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Old 10-31-2000, 05:34 AM   #13
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http://www.eurosportrally.com

they did a wide body kit and said they could do it for others and yeah their in New York or Jersey I think.

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Old 11-02-2000, 03:00 PM   #14
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We are the guys doing the $2500 22B body kit. Looks like the first kit out the door will be an early Christmas present.

If you would like more info, e-mail me directly ...
Stephen.Ramm@aerosim-research.com

As soon as I have some pics, I'll post them in the vendors section. Also, check the vendors section for info on carbon hoods in the next couple of days.

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Old 11-14-2000, 01:48 PM   #15
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Hey, did anybody else follow up on this?! I've e-mailed the guy a couple times, with no response. I think their busy over there, or something. I'm just interested in seeing some pics!!!
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Old 11-14-2000, 10:48 PM   #16
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I talked to them (via email) about making a custom front bumper kit. They seem pretty professional. Hope he posts some pics.

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Old 11-15-2000, 12:26 AM   #17
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I emailed and got no response as well. I am interested in doing this, I hope they surface.
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Old 11-15-2000, 01:30 AM   #18
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To anyone who hasn't gotten a response from me regarding the 22B fenders, it's probably because I've moved out of the realms of Cablevision and no longer have the cable moden (sniff sniff) or the e-mail address that is linked to the little mail icon. I've tried to contact imprezer and nick for the past few weeks, but I'm guessing that they're just a little busy with the new site.

Anyway, my permanent e-mail address is Stephen.Ramm@aerosim-research.com , feel free to ask questions about fenders, hoods, etc. etc.

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Old 11-15-2000, 01:59 AM   #19
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Ooops ... almost forgot. In my previous post, I mentioned something about posting in the Vendor's section about carbon hoods. Well, since I haven't been able to get my account changed I'll have to post it here.

We are making carbon/kevlar hoods for the Impreza. This is the checkerboard looking cloth. The natural colors are yellow/black checkerboard, but we can get blue/black and red/black and maybe some others to more or less match the color of your car. Obviously, you're pretty much stuck with the black (carbon) part, but the kevlar can be dyed almost any color.

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Old 11-15-2000, 09:57 AM   #20
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Any pics of the hoods yet?
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Old 11-15-2000, 11:47 AM   #21
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A carbon fiber 22b Kit?!?! wow it's like something out of my dreams. Well please post some pics. I'll be trying to contact you shortly. Also i would be interested in that carbon kevlar hood. Very nice. Regardless keep up the good work.
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Old 11-16-2000, 08:13 PM   #22
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i found pics on their site! i dont know if this is the kit or not, but i kinda lean towards yes.










now i dont know about the goofy lookin' fogs, but i like the rest of the kit A LOT.

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Old 11-17-2000, 12:54 AM   #23
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the fenders arn't exactly like the 22b. They seem to bulge at different points, and there is a fold that is right in eyesore. The fenders arn't as smooth looking as the 22b. Anyway it's an awsome mod, I would do it, but also I would have to figure how to put 18z on the impreza
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the fenders arn't exactly like the 22b.
yea, after i posted these pics i went and found some 22b pics, and theyre not quite the same, but as far as im concerned theyre close enuff
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Old 11-17-2000, 11:00 AM   #25
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To the best of my knowledge, the pictures above are for the Eurosport Rally team and not the ones being made by Stever. The pictured fenders are already for sale, but there is much work to be done. It even requieres that you relocate the gas filler neck.

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