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Old 02-07-2018, 07:30 PM   #4
rubmetoasty
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well, first, if you pull up a picture of an 08 wrx vs 09, your eyes should tell you, they are completely different, and will not be interchangeable.

basically the 08 is a 1 off POS year subaru tried to appeal to a bigger market by toning the car down like a civic or camry.

the 2008 STI has the wider body, WRX does not, basically to fit a newer front bumper you would need to purchase the front side panels and some modification, doing the rear will become a whole mess of issues.

sadly i was after the same thing as i cant stand the ***** look and little smile on the lower bumper when you look at the car head on... but have learned to deal with it as it would cost thousands to change over. dropping the car 3/4" and adding mudflaps definately makes it look much better, add a front lip and doesnt look too bad imho.

i looked into a few aftermarket bumper options, while they look nice, reviews say cheap crap, so i ended up not trying it.
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Last edited by rubmetoasty; 02-07-2018 at 07:36 PM.
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