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Old 01-06-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default 04 Tail lights on 02 WRX ??

Well , I've always like the 04/05 Tail lights over the 02/03...
So I bought a pair.... I just wanted to see what others think?

And oh yeah , any picture of this setup will be nice
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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booo noooooo it dont look good....~the different rear bumper style really makes it look off on the bugeyes~
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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It'll work, you just need to notch the '02 bumper cover with a Dremel tool to fit the '04 tailight shape. The one I saw looked fine, sorry no pic.
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:32 PM   #4
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Mario... I wanna see you tonight!~~! You know I already got it..
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Old 01-06-2006, 12:37 PM   #5
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Mario... I wanna see you tonight!~~! You know I already got it..
i guess go for it...i mean yea u already got it might as well.....u'll be the few who has it....
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #6
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the tails will fit, i don't think that u HAVE to cut your bumper to get them to work. the easiest thing to do is to go to a junkyard and find a wrecked 04 or 05 and get the taillights and bumper. the new bumper will fit back just like the old one.
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:31 PM   #7
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The lights should fit fine without notching the bumper. Others have done this. I'm am just waiting for a good deal on 04 taillights.

Nasioc forum on 04 taillights link

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Old 01-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #8
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this is a project that i have been wanting to do.
and some ppl have just "squeezed" the tallights in on the 02/03 bumper
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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I personally like the bugeye taillights as they are. I'm not a fan of the STi ones at all.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #10
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There is some one here in portland oregon who has this done and I think it looks pretty good. There are some pictures of it in the 2.5L section. He has a shortblock and GT35R kit I think. Look around there where I believe He's thanking PDXtuning for their work.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #11
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I had the 04 taillights on my 02.Fit just fine,plus it contours w/the rear quarter panel flares.I was going for the 05 rear conversion but ran into tranny problems.I sold the lights since then and now i still have the rear 05 STi bumper.Ill probably buy some soon and finish my conversion...I say go for it

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Old 01-06-2006, 04:39 PM   #12
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Well , I've seen this done is person.. and someone has taught me how to do it in minutes... without cutting the bumper or changing the bumper... Well , the guy who told me how to do this doesn't want this secret of " How to do under few minutes " to spread out..... so my mouth is shut... I want to put 04/05 taillights and put the smoked film for the upper section of this lights.. ( where the blinker stays ).. I've seen it and I think they look hot...
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:52 PM   #13
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my friend Ky(Ikari_2000) has tailights that look just like the 04-05 tails but without the little circle thing. It is glossy and jeweled and looks REALLY sweet. He says that he got them off of ebay but cannot remember the link or the company.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:04 PM   #14
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Are the 04 and 02 bumper cover interchangable (except the tail lamp problem)? What about the bumper beam, absorber and brackets, do you need to change them to fit?
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:55 PM   #15
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They are interchangeable... and for the EBAY ITEM... I'd rather stick with subaru aftermarket products or OEM products... .. So many parts you can get from subarus... either JDM or USDM...
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:59 AM   #16
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I got this to work, only because I had to go custom:

This was because it was before I could find a wrecked 04 bumper and before chargespeed made a rear lip for the bugeyes to I molded everything together...
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:31 AM   #17
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How much did you get the taillights for, minx1225?
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:09 AM   #18
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130 shipped to me.. mint condition.. well I havent received yet
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:48 PM   #19
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Actually. You can buy jsut the taillights and the bottom part will fit over the bumper. You can hardly tell its not flush. But thats the cheap route, eventually you'll want to use that dremel.
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:42 PM   #20
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Dont cut. Just slap on the 04's and see how you like it. Gives you the option to go back to 02 tailights. YOu can barely notice the gap. I did it on mine.


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Old 01-07-2006, 04:36 PM   #21
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Nice car....
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:46 PM   #22
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looks good
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:14 PM   #23
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Dont cut. Just slap on the 04's and see how you like it. Gives you the option to go back to 02 tailights. YOu can barely notice the gap. I did it on mine.


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This looks great! I've been wanting to do this for about a year now with my 02 WRX but haven't had the guts to dremel the rear bumper and risk having it come out looking like dog squeeze. If its plug and play, I'm game. BTW, did you buy just the tail lamp assembly or do you need anything else?? Like an 04/05 wiring harness.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:33 PM   #24
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Nice whip.Looks bad azz.The tails are direct bolt on montana_slim.Wiring harness from the 04/05 STi taillights would work w/ur 02 taillight plugs.



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Old 01-07-2006, 10:02 PM   #25
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well , I'm considering the 02 Oem rear lip since I have the front oem lip...
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