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Just like the title, thinking of upgrading the TMIC and would like to get a bigger scoop to ram as much air in there as possible.

Unfortunately *good* pictures (found a ton taken with a potato) of 06-08s with big aftermarket scoops are quite difficult to find it turns out.
 

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I am looking at all of them in general, but won't pull the trigger until I can see one preferably painted body color on a 06-08.

STI Smurf hat will work, also looking at this...

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/Carbon-2002-2003-Impreza-2004-2008-Forester/dp/B01LXE05IM[/ame]

...because it seems to be a lot more subtle than the STI scoop.

Just need pictures so that I can get an idea of what large scoops look like mounted on 06-08s, there is an absolute ton of good pictures of 04-05s but the body style is very different in the front so it's not really apples to apples.
 

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That Amazon scoop appears to be a replica of the '02-'03 JDM STi scoop, aka JDM V7 STi scoop. Expensive, in my opinion, as it will cost another $100/USD+ to have it painted... unless you're going to try a DIY "rattlecan" paint job.

For the best paint match, the scoop should be painted on the hood. Basically, painting the scoop & blending the paint onto the hood. This will add a substantial amount to the cost! :icon_eek:

Also, that scoop doesn't have vertical supports. Many of the replica scoops look great at first, but most develop cracks. :frown:

Lastly, any STi Smurf hat will be a replica, as the factory/OEM STi Smurf hat scoop won't fit the '04-'08 XT hood.

Bobby...

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