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So i finally came across a question that the search button couldn't find for me. forester.org and scoobymods both say that in order to upgrade to the "jdm sti" scoop on a 2005 forester XT, you only need to buy the 02-03 wrx (bugeye) sti scoop. direct bolt on, minor bending to the stock splitter.
i was going to place an order with japanparts.com but there scoop says my01-my02 wrx sti. item number 009-478-003

japanparts.com/db/parts_detail.php?NUMBER=00003377&VOLUME=009-478-003&DEALER=1&CAR=11&MIDDLE=2&SMALL=8&MAKER=5&VOLKEY=&SEARCH_DEALER=1&SEARCH_CAR=11&SEARCH_MIDDLE=2&SEARCH_SMALL=8&SEARCH_MAKER=&SEARCH_VOLKEY=&SEARCH_page=3&submit.x=41&submit.y=10

this got me confused. does my01/02 = 02/03??? or was the 2002 year a mid-year facelift? it also says forester SG9. mine is a SG5 right? or are the hoods the same?

I wanted to confirm that this scoop is the same as this one:

scoobymods.com/02-03-jdm-wrx-t4802.html
 

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I believe the reason for the confusion is that the model years are different in Japan than they are in North America.
Their models changed sooner - I am pretty sure what they call an '01-02 on JapanParts is the same car that was labeled as a model year '02-03 here.
 

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Yeah my plan is to order one as soon as my Tax Refund hits my bank account. They also have the correct splitter for $140 I think.
 

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Just FYI for you guys, I just got my STi scoop from CVR motorsports and it really looks good! They didn't mask off the vertical parts but I didn't care either way (Dark Gray vs Black).
 

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^^ IMO the unpainted "raw" unpainted plastic verticle supports would start looking bad quickly & is more visible on the taller scoop. You came out ahead on the painting & the price. :cool:

Bobby...

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