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Old 01-17-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default JDM Rear skirt vs. STi rear apron on Gruppe-s site

What is the difference between the two? They have the same picture for both items, so it's a little confusing. One is almost $400 and the other is $200???

Does anyone have pictures of the two?
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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The $200 Gruppe-S ones are replicas of the ones that Subaru offers (~$400). Basically it comes down to OEM name/fitment vs. a reproduction of it. They don't look any different, which is probably why they show the same pictures for both. If you're into only putting genuine Subaru parts on your car, opt for the more expensive one. If you want to save money and have the same look, get the replicas.

A quick search revealed this thread on the replicas;
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615407

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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Where else do they sell the rear apron? Surely gruppe-s isn't the only one (not that I have anything against buying from them). Thanks for the reply!

To anyone that has an 04 sedan with the aprons, how is the fit?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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Where else do they sell the rear apron? Surely gruppe-s isn't the only one (not that I have anything against buying from them). Thanks for the reply!

To anyone that has an 04 sedan with the aprons, how is the fit?
I have the originals(JDM,OE,Subaru) that i got from gruppe-s before they had the replicas,,perfect fit,and they come prepainted from the factory.

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:50 PM   #5
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Thanks but I was asking about the fitment for the replicas (the ones for $199 painted on their site)
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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theres a thread on that too!....even the site says it...sumthing like B- fitment...
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:34 PM   #7
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Actually the JDM ones are A+ fitment and the replicas are A fitment according to Gruppe-s' site.

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:22 PM   #8
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I've heard more than one account of poor fitment on the replica rear aprons. Do yourself a favor and buy the OEM ones.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:45 PM   #9
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I bought the replica front from MauroMotorsports and will be getting the authentic rear from the same place.

I heard too many fitment issue stories about the rears. I went with the replica for the front because I can see it being scratched up on driveways etc.

Good Luck.

P.S. contact Anthony from MauroMotorsports.com and he'll help you out.
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Old 01-18-2005, 06:03 PM   #10
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many places should carry them, check www.quantum-racing.com, rallispec.com, ravspec.com, or gtspec.com. most carry the replicas, ive heard good things about the fitment, most body shops should be able to make it a near A fitment. diy'ers may need more time/effort to get it to fit properly. good luck
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Old 01-18-2005, 06:18 PM   #11
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Will these fit my '05 STi rear bumper...being as it's a new design and all?
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:13 AM   #12
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does anyone happen to have pictures of the rear apron + mudflaps?
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:04 AM   #13
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I have the rear and front jdm replicas on. The fitment isnt that great.
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:28 AM   #14
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I have the rear and front jdm replicas on. The fitment isnt that great.
Did you install the apron yourself? If so, did you have to remove the rear bumper?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #15
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does anyone happen to have pictures of the rear apron + mudflaps?
iirc, u wont be able to use mud flaps with the rear aprons...
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:43 AM   #16
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Did you install the apron yourself? If so, did you have to remove the rear bumper?
u dont have to remove the rear bumper...u just need one of those short stubby philips screw drivers to screw them on...the rest is 3M tape...
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:10 AM   #17
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u dont have to remove the rear bumper...u just need one of those short stubby philips screw drivers to screw them on...the rest is 3M tape...
Oh I see. The short stubby screwdriver is needed in order to put the plastic fasteners back on right? This is because unlike for the front bumper, you could turn the wheels out of the way to give you more room? I thought people had to remove their bumper because they had to do something underneath the car.

This all makes sense. Thanks!
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iirc, u wont be able to use mud flaps with the rear aprons...

so not true. i have mudflaps with the rear aprons.
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #19
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^^i stand corrected...i wasnt thinking about those aftermarket flaps...i was thinking of the subaru mudgaurds....
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:03 PM   #20
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please get the authentic JDM one. I will switch from the OEM REplicas to the real one this summer b/c of the bad fitment. I'll say it again, it MAY only be mine, but the fitment was really bad....anyway, see for yourself and u be the judge.

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Old 02-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #21
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #22
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also, the front replicas were a VERY good fit and besides, u'd be crazy to drive on teh crappy roads that I drive on with a $500+ piece of plastic in the FRONT of your car.....

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