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 Post subject: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:31 pm 
SLi O.G.
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Here's some info on how I went about installing an 06/07 WRX hood on a flat Legacy hood.

Here's what you need:

-Angle grinder
-Files of various size
-Sharpie
-Cardboard
-Box cutter
-Tape measure
-Bandaids

-4 M6 clip on nuts
-4 short M6 bolts

Begin by cutting a template of the scoop on cardboard:
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Then, measure out the very center of the hood, and position your template on it, and trace around the outside.
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Measure 1/2" from the outside of the template, and draw a line all the way on the inside, and cut out this section so you have a template for tracing your cut locaton
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Now, place this in the outline you drew earlier, taping it down. Trace around the inside of this cardboard piece with a sharpie.
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Double check your measurements, then use an angle grinder to cut out the inner line you drew.
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Cut out those supports in the middle:
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Now, test fit the scoop and make any more cuts to get it so it can sit flush.
*Picture pending*


Here's where things are tricky; you need to notch the rear underside support to accomidate the scoop's factory studs. I'll get a picture of this soon.
*picture pending*

Put the clip-on nuts where on the front of the scoop's factory mounting locations, and put some ~1" long M6x1.0 bolts in there (I have lots laying around).
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Then, put the scoop on the car, and mark the underside of the supports where those bolts touch it, in preparation for drilling holes. Mark right behind the bolt to take into account the angle that the scoop sits at.

Drill the holes, then bolt it all down! Get it painted too. :lol:

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Here we go: finally painted. My (free) hood is faded and looks kinda purple compared to the scoop. But the scoop actually matches the rest of the car. I got the paint at paintscratch.com, who sent me a pre-mixed spray can. It turned out ok, but it would be best if a professional painted everything.

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Last edited by anothernord on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:12 am, edited 1 time in total.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:41 am 
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secks :grin:

pics from above, prease?



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:12 am 
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how strong are those mounts? does the scoop flex when you push it in?

looks good!



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:33 pm 
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The clip on nuts are solid. You can almost pick the hood up from the scoop, although I wouldn't recommend it.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:48 pm 
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:smt023 Nice job!



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:48 am 
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That looks great! I wish there was black L hood out there so i could do this more easily. I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it anyway and end up with a satin hood/scoop. The stock GT scoop is just not cutting it for my TMIC, so i'm going to do this mod and then build a splitter.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:14 am 
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Finally added a picture of the painted scoop.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:29 pm 
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Jared,

Any updates on this? I was hoping to hear you'd fabricated a splitter.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:52 pm 
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......id. like to do this mod too, but I would want to blend it in and make a splitter as well..If
you ever finish the pictures you talked about up top maybe add a couple photos of the underside
so we can get an idea of what to do before hacking into a hood.

Looks good though man.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Oh nice I wonder how compatible this is with the BE/BH models


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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:22 pm 
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I believe the be/bh model has a factory scooped hood too, meaning it would have the structural part of the hood for the scoop underneath
Probably the same lines the bd/bk hoods have the hood part is a skin, both scooped and blank hoods share the same structure.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:25 am 
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I did make a splitter (not very nice, but it does the job)

I will get pictures soon.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:56 am 
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Im curious, is the size of the base of the WRX scoop the same as the LGT scoop? I have a BD5 and wanna add the WRX scoop but worried about cutting it more than I need to.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:34 am 
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Not even close. They're a different style of scoop all together.



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 Post subject: Re: DIY: 06/07 WRX Scoop Install
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:59 am 
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anothernord wrote:
Not even close. They're a different style of scoop all together.


awww dang! and i was hoping to be able to put one on too. :-?


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