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This is a discussion on 2015 STI Fin within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just bought a 2015 STI. Really wavered as I really find that fin a little too "shouty" Got an estimate ...

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    Just bought a 2015 STI. Really wavered as I really find that fin a little too "shouty" Got an estimate from body shop to remove ,bond and respray (will have them remove badging while their at it) Is this a bad Idea ? would like some feedback please. Thanks.

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    Do you mean the wing? If so just do a trunk swap more then enough people out there that are willing to trade. Also if you want to debadge get some goo gone let the car sit in the sun and some floss or fishing line. What color is your car? From what I have seen the GBP and Red are the more "rare" colors but just post your info on the trunk swap and you will find someone. Personally its up to you but I dont mind the look of wing or wingless

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    Quote Originally Posted by colnellingus View Post
    Just bought a 2015 STI. Really wavered as I really find that fin a little too "shouty" Got an estimate from body shop to remove ,bond and respray (will have them remove badging while their at it) Is this a bad Idea ? would like some feedback please. Thanks.
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    How ow much did they quote?

    I just bought a regular WRX trunk lid from a salvage yard and swapped it. That way I still have the original for when or incase I eventually sell/trade it in. Search around on google for used parts/salvage yards and you will find them. It's four bolts and a plug and that's all there is to the swap. Super easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    I just bought a regular WRX trunk lid from a salvage yard and swapped it. That way I still have the original for when or incase I eventually sell/trade it in. Search around on google for used parts/salvage yards and you will find them. It's four bolts and a plug to to the swap. Supper easy.



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    Im sure there are people that have already trashed a 2015 but I would go the trunk swap route though yes keeping the orignal on hand would help resale
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    Thanks everyone for the responses.Yes I was referring to the wing. I will definitely look into the trashed Route. Is there any handling issues that you know of that will or may result from removing it ?

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    I noticed that when I put an sti wing on my wrx it felt more stable at higher speeds, so I'd assume the opposite in your case. Not that you'll be all over the road without it on the highway, it just feels sturdier

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    Hmm ok . I mean I didn't think it was there for kicks I just figured since there have been STI models in the past that were wingless I could somehow get away with it. Thanks so much for the response

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    You could. Like I said it's a noticeable difference but it's not terrible. Most likely will just feel like a windy day. Plus the fact that this new model has a tighter suspension then my gen so I'm willing to be any difference will be very minimal
    Although I thought I remember hearing that the 15 wing specifically helps reduce drag. But either way if you don't like it you don't need it and people are always looking to do a trunk swap. Simple enough, just takes a few hours with basic tools

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    Awesome ,again thanks so much for the info.

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    You got it buddy
    Whenever you go through with it post some pics up asap

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    FYI I did my trunk swap in less than 20 minutes. And that was going crazy slow and being super cautious. It is literally 4 bolts and a plug.

    The downforce from the wing is like a sack of potatoes at a 100mph. I don't do triple digits much so I don't sweat it personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    FYI I did my trunk swap in less than 20 minutes. And that was going crazy slow and being super cautious. It is literally 4 bolts and a plug.

    The downforce from the wing is like a sack of potatoes at a 100mph. I don't do triple digits much so I don't sweat it personally.

    How much did they quote you at the shop?
    Swap torsion bars? pita without the right tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    Swap torsion bars? pita without the right tools
    I just swapped the trunk lid.

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    to the administrator - they quoted $650

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    Quote Originally Posted by colnellingus View Post
    to the administrator - they quoted $650
    Ah. Just curious.


    It may take some time but it would very likely be cheaper just to buy a trunk lid from a salvage yard. Plus you would still have the option to switch it back if you like later and of course it will be helpful if/when selling/trading.

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