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The Subaru Impreza GDA/GDB Scoop - The universal bonnet scoop

By Rigval on 13 Jan 2010

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It seems the Subaru Impreza WRX or the WRX STI Top Mount Intercooler scoop from the version 8 (applied model C to E in Subaru talk) is making headways in every vehicle out there. Check out the Toyota pickup above and you'd see the famous scoop looking its best. Modders are willing to put this scoop on any car they see fit. In Malaysia, I've seen the scoop on a Proton Wira, Proton Waja, the new Proton Saga, a couple of Perodua Kancils, a Perodua Myvi, Hyundai Accents and aside from the two pictures that I have posted here, on a Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo. While it may serve a purpose for directing air into the Airtrek's intercooler better than the smallish NACA type duct on the stock bonnet, I think its blasphemy. Doing a Mitsubishi/Subaru hybrid somehow doesn't gel in my mind.

However, the more as I think about Subaru and the scoop, I've also noticed the Subaru rear wing on all sorts of cars, the most surprising is a WRX fishtail rear spoiler on an RX8. It does look pretty decent anyway as the shape does look like it fits the Mazda. What am I saying? A Mazda RX8 does not need to be confused as some other car. It already is a great car. I really wonder what goes on inside the minds of these people. Go buy a Mazdaspeed wing or something Mazda for God's sake!

Therefore, I now have to say that Subaru makes the best aftermarket wings, spoilers and scoops in the world (or at least in this region) due to every Ali, John, Lim, Muthu or the DVD seller down the street choosing something that originated from a Subaru for their ride. Maybe Subaru should really copyright their stuff and then claim royalty. Subaru could become one of the largest performance bodyparts supplier or royalty cash machine in the region.

Before I end this article, here's another picture with the scoop on the wrong car; and I have to add that the car in the picture, also has Subaru STI seats. I rest my case.
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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Wrex Jan 13 2010 02:43 PM
Fugly, identity crisis. I need to convert and take away my own scoop.
Macrosszero Jan 13 2010 07:30 PM
No one tells you how you should decorate your home, and I don't want anyone to tell me how I should customize my car.
Turbine Jan 14 2010 04:40 PM
You like someone to come over and tell you how ugly you dress? We respect your dis-like, but blogging about post of such is idiotic.
Now, how do you find that I judged your intelligence?
Sua_diablo Jan 15 2010 09:16 AM
Somewhere in my hard drive i have a picture of a Proton BLM (new saga) with a 3 layer subaru ver 8 scoop on it's bonnet.... yes u read it right, a triple layer scoop, one on top of each other! hahaha
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