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Old 01-14-2006, 02:40 AM   #1
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Default 2006 Front end on 2002-2005 cars?

Ran an unsuccessful search. I'm wondering if its possible (As in straight forward) to swap in the most recent (and best looking) WRX front onto the older cars? I'd imagine this would require Headlights (2), Fenders (2), Hood (1), Bumper (1), Grill (1) and headlight supports (1). Yeah, Nay?

Obviously some will screach just buy the new one, however while the new interior and other upgrades have made the car a steller improver, I'm not so keen on many of them, including the 3-spoke wheel, new seats and 2.5l engine.

Just thinking out loud really. $600 for heads, $600 for fenders, $600 for hood, $600 for bumper, $300 for rest? ~2,800+paint... ~$3,200 ouch.
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:39 AM   #2
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I would say you have listed pretty much everything. What I don't get is why don't you like the new 2.5L for the WRX, seems like it would definetly be favored over the 2.0, you could also just get new wheels if you dont like the 3 spoke design. Saying you handle a new WRX financially.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:44 AM   #3
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bumper support: i think you missed that.

and i can understand wanting to stay with the 2.0, i am weary to leave it, i just love it so much. i will always love the 2 liter
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:19 AM   #4
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The new headlights/fenders dont quite match up to the older mounting points (front wheel well). Your'e actually looking at a full swap of the entire body up front, minus the frame rails. Quite a big project, we've updated to the new front end for the new season (SPEED World Challenge), and ended up stripping the entire front down to the frame rails. Also dont forget a new scoop, they dont match up either.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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i want the 06 swap
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:01 PM   #6
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I'm sure a lot of '06 owners might swap you for the '05 front end!!!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:23 AM   #7
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^^^yeah right
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:25 PM   #8
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Default swap

if i can find a srred 05 i would swap in a heart beat
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:35 AM   #9
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my opion on 06 front end is a little weird i guess i have to get used to it
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:48 AM   #10
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I would love to get the 06 with a 2.5 BUT only if I can afford to convert to bugeyes right away. Love my bugeyes.
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Old 02-20-2006, 03:07 PM   #11
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there was a guy that was selling a front cut 3grand everything will be there for a front cut he was from michigan
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