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Old 08-20-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Why are sedan & wagon fenders different on WRX

Why does Subaru make WRX sedans with flared fenders and WRX wagons without?
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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good question I think a wagon with flared fenders would look sweet
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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The sedan has a wider track than the wagon.
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Old 08-20-2005, 09:54 PM   #4
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The wagon quarter panels are not flared like the sedan quarters. IMO the sedan fenders would not look good on a wagon for that reason.
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Old 08-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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I so wish the wagon came w/ the flares (and wider track) and same roof height as the sedan, I have to always drive w/ the visor down as it is. I saw somebody built a wagon w/ flares, it looked so sweet. Just look at a Dodge Durango SUV, they look nice b/c of the flares.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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Because the TS and OBS would look too agressive with them. That is a much bigger market share.
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:31 PM   #7
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I've wondered the same thing. Sedan flares on the wagon would look great IMO. Sadly it doesn't look to be an easy swap due to the rear quarters.
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #8
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The wagon quarter panels are not flared like the sedan quarters. IMO the sedan fenders would not look good on a wagon for that reason.
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Because the TS and OBS would look too agressive with them. That is a much bigger market share.
Agreed, in a similiar way. It is more cost effective to produce all wagons as similiar as possible (I guess the Saabaru would be exempt).
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:40 AM   #9
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because subaru is lazy, sucks, and doesn't care about wagon people...

needless to say, I still want another wrx wagon
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:31 AM   #10
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I wouldn't say that. Be glad we get a wagon at all. Subaru could have taken an even easier road and made the WRX a sedan only.
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:00 AM   #11
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A number of people have done a sedan front fender conversion on the wagons. You can find threads and pics with a search.
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:21 AM   #12
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around here somewhere, If i can find them.
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Old 08-21-2005, 09:27 AM   #13
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I had no idea that the track between the wagon and the sedan were different. How much of a difference?
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:02 AM   #14
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here's the post of the wagon with the flared fenders on both the front and the rear:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8&postcount=69

looks pretty sweet IMO. i wish the would've done this from the beginning.
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:43 AM   #15
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I had no idea that the track between the wagon and the sedan were different. How much of a difference?

2004 WRX Sedan: 58.5"F/58.3"R
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:19 AM   #16
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Maybe subaru thought the the family guy didnt want the agressive flared fenders but still wanted the same power as the sedan.
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