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pretty obvious how different they are.

this last pic is the model year of your car right? you already have "jdm forester sti" styled mirrors. the centers just need to be filled in body color, the outline is already there.

 

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np i hope the big pics helped.

i've attached a shot of a real forester sti. the mirror is folded in but you can see what i'm talking about. your X mirrors are the "same" housing design, but angled for LHD and not painted as fancy. they also won't power fold, bfd.
 

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i was thinking aftermarket options ... but i think i will end up gong with the turn signal ones
well there's always the craft square styled gt mirrors. those would require custom fitting/mounting though. they look rather silly on daily drivers imo, not to mention a drastic decrease in viewing surface. obviously great for less weight/drag on a track car, but i would like to better see who's in the adjacent freeway lanes behind me thank you very much.

i will 100% buy your mirrors off you when/if you end up going with the turn signal ones. doing it soon or dreaming?
 

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well there's always the craft square styled gt mirrors. those would require custom fitting/mounting though. they look rather silly on daily drivers imo, not to mention a drastic decrease in viewing surface. obviously great for less weight/drag on a track car, but i would like to better see who's in the adjacent freeway lanes behind me thank you very much.

i will 100% buy your mirrors off you when/if you end up going with the turn signal ones. doing it soon or dreaming?
wow i dont like those gt mirrors
 

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yeah stick with the forester turn signal ones and sell me your old mirrors :p
 

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hmm interesting , so is the footprint the same on the sti mirror? Im really asking because I found a set of wrb sti mirrors to replace mine because my drivers side mirror got smashed by a basketball from stupid kids playing at my apartment and it cracked the housing all up. I would preffer mirrors without turn signals so if they fit Im down with that.
 

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look at the pictures i posted. you can clearly see the impreza sti mirror will not fit your forester.

what i'm referring to is the usdm forester X styled mirror housings are the "same" as a jdm forester sti.
 

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If you look at the forward upper edge of each door, they do not look alike. The Impreza appears straight and the Forester sweeps up slightly. I do not think they will interchange. I would like to do this too and looked at japanparts.com for quite a while, nothing looks to be interchangeable.
 

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are they powered? I know they are not heated. pm me how much?
 

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I'm actually selling a set of 2006 x mirrors like the 3rd picture at post#3.
yes i know i've seen your thread. if the housings were perfect i would have contacted you already.
 
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