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Old 05-02-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default HKS Kansai Rear Diffuser or APR Rear Diffuser: Need your OPINIONS!!!

For 04' WRX STI. I need your opinions on which one to get...PLEASE!! Post pics if you got them!!!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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APR looks far superior
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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post pics so we can all seee.


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Old 05-02-2006, 02:18 PM   #4
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how r we suppose to post opinions without pics?
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:27 PM   #5
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APR


HKS in frp

HKS in carbon


I personally think the APR looks way better.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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Apr Ftw!
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #7
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It seems that HKS requires some cutting of the bumper while APR is a direct bolt-on. it also looks like HKS is more aggressive looking because it is angled 'steeper' at the rear than the APR. I do like the fact that APR installed looks 'cleaner' than HKS. i would love to see pics of actual owners' cars as opposed to the manufacturers pics.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:59 PM   #8
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APR, hands down...the HKS looks like a 10 year old made it
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:18 PM   #9
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anybody in socal got an APR installed that i can see??

heres something from apr website:
http://www.aprperformance.com/galler.../SSGT_IMG_5929

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Old 05-02-2006, 03:26 PM   #10
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Search is your friend.

HKS on EAuto's car
More pictureshere but you can't really see the diffuser.


HKS on a Hong Kong spec. S203.


On ewright's car

Couldn't find any of the APR piece that weren't on their cars though. A few people posted pics, but the links are dead now.
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:36 PM   #11
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HKS Kansai FTW.I like how it goes far forward to the rear diff.APR seems to end early towards the front.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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can anyone confirm that the jdm rear spats will fit with the hks kansai service rear diffuser?
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #13
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anybody in socal got an APR installed that i can see??

heres something from apr website:
http://www.aprperformance.com/galler.../SSGT_IMG_5929
i have the apr if you want to check it out.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:42 PM   #14
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I have the APR on mine right now, and I wish I had the HKS one. it's hardly noticeable with the APR.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:48 PM   #15
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hks one is way hotter. thats what i'll be getting very soon.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:50 PM   #16
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HKS one looks like it's more effective from a functional standpoint, but that's speculation from a visual standpoint.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:30 PM   #17
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I have the APR on mine right now, and I wish I had the HKS one. it's hardly noticeable with the APR.
yup i have heard this many times also from friends who has apr...if you are going to invest in a diffuser..you might as well go w. one that you can see and flaunt
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:30 PM   #18
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I have the HKS one. Reason I went with HKS is that I can still get to the rear tow hook. The APR one looks like it blocks the tow hook. I frequent the track and if I need to be pulled out of a runoff I don't want to remove the rear diffuser to do so.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:19 PM   #19
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go kansai for that aggressive noticeable look. go with apr if you want that mild subtle look. id go with the kansai because it looks just like what the evos rock in japan
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:49 PM   #20
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I'd rock the HKS Kansai as it is very much functional and tested. However i have the APR on my EVO (HKS Kansai requires the JDM EVO7 Rear Bumper on my car..)

Subaru = HKS Kansai FTW!
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:12 AM   #21
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If you want aggressive, get the Mature diffuser:
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:51 AM   #22
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apr ftw
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:20 AM   #23
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That Mature diffuser is a bit much if its a street car IMO
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:27 AM   #24
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Why the hell are these things so F'n expensive?!
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:59 AM   #25
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Why the hell are these things so F'n expensive?!
Because they're actually functional
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