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Old 03-02-2006, 04:01 PM   #51
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so should i take those off, or is there suppose to be a gap like that on every sti
if you can take them off so you won't have the gap.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:23 PM   #52
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shave the tabs off with a dremel, it'll take like 5 minutes since there's no need to put any holes into your bumper. that's what i did with mine and it came out perfect and oem looking.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:45 AM   #53
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shave the tabs off with a dremel, it'll take like 5 minutes since there's no need to put any holes into your bumper. that's what i did with mine and it came out perfect and oem looking.
+1 on that. Dremel those tabs off and it will sit flush. Make sure to use some good two-sided tape and i would also make sure you use BOTH bolt holes (Green Arrows) on the fender side to hold it on.

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:34 AM   #54
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:11 AM   #55
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quit being weenies, cut the slots and use the clips!
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:49 AM   #56
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quit being weenies, cut the slots and use the clips!
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:50 PM   #57
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quit being weenies, cut the slots and use the clips!
agreed
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:01 PM   #58
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see, they are on there for good.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #59
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see, they are on there for good.

that car, in my humble opinion, is one of the most tastefully done WRX sedans i have ever seen.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:12 AM   #60
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:18 PM   #61
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I cut the holes in the bumper and used the slots. I always worried about not being able to take them off because once it goes in the slots it's hard to pull back out. The other day I was working on my headlights and took them off the car and i could see/access the slots on the splitter from the inside below the headlight hole. So i figure if i ever need to adjust/remove the splitters i can still access the slots/clips to push them out again.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:54 PM   #62
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quit being weenies, cut the slots and use the clips!
I also agree, put the splitters on my wagon this past weekend, easy to do, on my splitters there were only two white plugs, and three tabs up top. Cut off the white plugs and their bases, cut holes in bottom of bumper to bolt the splitters to the car. Process was easy. If interested in getting the splitters, get them from Jamie, best deal around.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:10 PM   #63
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question for u guys. did any one have a problem with the supplied bolts they gave u? mine seemed to long and i had to use washers to hold them tight. but i didnt cut my bumper i just used 3m tape
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:14 PM   #64
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nope i didn't have a problem w/the supplied bolts.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:28 PM   #65
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+1 for cutting the 3 clips at the top off. With all the fasteners at the bottom that line up to the pre-existing holes in the bumper theres no need for cutting into the bumper and using those clips. i clipped mine off with a small saw.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:33 PM   #66
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question for u guys. did any one have a problem with the supplied bolts they gave u? mine seemed to long and i had to use washers to hold them tight. but i didnt cut my bumper i just used 3m tape

Question: Is your car a wagon? If it is that could be the answer. My car is a wagon, and the bolt holes on the bottom didn't match with the holes in the bumper because the splitters are made to fit the sedan and "not" the wagon. You have to be a little creative when bolting the bottom of the splitters to the bottom of the car, like you said using washers is a way to do it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:37 PM   #67
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Just installed the splitters this afternoon. The hardware supplied is more than enough if you dont destroy the plastic push clips already in the bumper. It took me 20mins tops and i used a roto zip to cut the slits. I also found that the clips are the same width as a piece of scotch tape. So thats what i used to mark where to cut.




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Old 08-22-2006, 05:50 PM   #68
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nice. i also cut slits and came out fine..

i ordered a splitter from jamie because my other one "dissappeared" so anyways, are all weather strippings black on the splitter? because previously my stripping was CGM... and now with the black stripping it makes it look like a gap.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:58 PM   #69
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I think I wished I cut the slits, I bottom out on these bumpy Mass roads and have had the splitters come off when I pull into driveways that don't appear deep but really are. Looks like they would stay on longer if I had installed them with the slits.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:13 AM   #70
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Ok, so Quick question. I am installing these today or tomorrow. I am going to cut the slits so I dont have to use tape . My question is this. Which holes did you use the supplied bolts on? I know for sure the top one on the inner wheel well, but which ones on the bottom of the splitter? Any help would be appreciated.

Also, I don't own a dremel, and don't want to use a steak knife, so could I use my drill with a really small bit to cut the slits?

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Old 09-09-2006, 02:09 PM   #71
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The drill bit might work, just watch out for the bits of plastic flying off as well as getting stuck on your drill bit. As for the six bolts that come with the set, I would suggest using them on the two front-most holes, and the rear top one. Because of the plastic clips near the bottom rear, there isn't really a need for the bolts being used there.

Oh, and quick tip: While cutting the holes, use your ignition key as a template for spacing. The splitter mounts are the same height top to bottom as the key!
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:15 PM   #72
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So the bottom hole of the wheel well part doesnt get bolted in with anything?
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #73
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:44 PM   #74
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Well I am off to buy some double sided tape. I couldnt figure out how to line the holes in the front skinny part up. They wouldnt line up to save my soul, and I had already cut the slits for the tabs on that side. So I tried pulling the tabs back out, and they broke. So now I have the slit cut, but the tabs broke off on one side, so I think I am going to shave the other tabs off on the other side and just do it that way.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:21 PM   #75
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you had to drill an extra hole underneath the bumper for the skinny portion of the splitter to seat properly. test fit! test fit! test fit! it shouldn't have been that much trouble.
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