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    Question about Aerodynamics of Bugeye front bumper

    What are the 3 slots that are on the outside of the fog lights? Do they serve a puropse or are they just cosmetic?
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    Did you do a front-end changeout? 2004 wasn't a year for a bugeye WRX anywhere in the world, that I'm aware of.


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    I would venture mainly cosmetic.

    IMHO, the aerodynamics of the 02-07 models are generally poor. I had an annoying problem with the front end getting a little squirrely on me at highway speeds. When I added a V-limited front lip, it took care of it pretty much.

    I've heard the STI spoiler can be hell in crosswinds too.

    I know people have gotten their cars 140mph plus, but I'm not sure how stable the platform would be at triple digits...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Did you do a front-end changeout? 2004 wasn't a year for a bugeye WRX anywhere in the world, that I'm aware of.


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    I did a front end swap with a 02. So I have a 2004 bugeye The question you asked, I get asked all the time

    The reason I asked about the slots is because I am getting these(Look where the slots are in front bumper) they give more of a aggressive appeal

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    They serve a purpose in theory.

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    What are the 3 slots that are on the outside of the fog lights? Do they serve a puropse or are they just cosmetic?

    They are ventilation for the front brakes, and a method of keeping the foglight housings cooler. Not much more than that. They are not veins or spoilers, and do not create downforce. They are mostly cosmetic, since the wheel well rubber is sealed in the production version of the car. This is removed in the WRC Subaru Team race car, and the dams/louvers actually do allow their (Subaru's) "big-brake" discs to gather more turbulence and cool air to prevent brake-fade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impreza2.0 View Post
    They are ventilation for the front brakes, and a method of keeping the foglight housings cooler. Not much more than that. They are not veins or spoilers, and do not create downforce. They are mostly cosmetic, since the wheel well rubber is sealed in the production version of the car. This is removed in the WRC Subaru Team race car, and the dams/louvers actually do allow their (Subaru's) "big-brake" discs to gather more turbulence and cool air to prevent brake-fade.

    So did you just contradict your self. Because I have alwasy wondered/heard that they were for coolong the brakes, but there is a inner fender wall that seems like it would not allow air to from them to get into the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrock View Post
    So did you just contradict your self. Because I have alwasy wondered/heard that they were for coolong the brakes, but there is a inner fender wall that seems like it would not allow air to from them to get into the brakes.
    No, they are there for brake cooling on the rally cars, but for the production vehicle they are disabled. Keep in mind the WRX is designed around rally first and then production second. So ultimately they are just for looks on the production vehicles.

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    Some of the very first USDMs have ducts, they may even be marginally effective.
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