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Old 16 Jan 2014, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'12 Impreza 2.0i Body Kit (Need help)

Hey guys. I've got a 2012 Impreza 2.0i Limited. I'm looking to upgrade the appearance of it by adding a new body kit. I'm primarily concerned with a front bumper and side skirts. I'm brand new to all of this, so there's some information that I'm not clear on.

It's easy to find Year 20xx-2012 "Impreza WRX/STI" body kits everywhere. However, I'm not positive if these body kits are compatible with my car. I don't have any friends that are into this thing, so I figured I would ask here. I found the dimensions of my car:

Width: 68.5in
Length: 180.3in
Front TracK: 59.4in
Wheel Base: 104.1in

Here are the dimensions of the 2012 WRX/STI:

Width: 70.7in
Length: 180.3in
Front Track: 59.4in
Wheel Base: 104.1in

The only discrepancy I see is the width. I don't know if that is the width of the chassis (which in my mind means the kits would be incompatible), or if it is just the width of the body (the WRX/STI's fender flares kick out a little further than my car)

If you guys could help me out with this, I would be very appreciative! Thanks.
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Old 16 Jan 2014, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '12 Impreza 2.0i Body Kit (Need help)

The sti has flared arches and also has large wheel spacing, commonly known as the widetrack. The main shell underneath the bodywork is the same though so same mounting points etc, the additional track width is via suspension components.

Bit like the 01-06 (pre hatch), you have bug, blob and hawk exterior appearance, but the main shell is the same underneath no mater if its an sti or a none turbo sport.
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Re: '12 Impreza 2.0i Body Kit (Need help)

Thanks for the reply Tidgy. So bottom line, WRX/STI kits would be able to work here? Sorry, not mechanically inclined at all.
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