There will be crazy kits for any car, but I think the best looking ones will be the front lip/rear valence combos. I'm not quite sure what to think of the side skirts now....they look great, but they are really too high and don't do much to match up with any lips or valences.
that thread is funny. my first reactions were srt4 and specv, which i later saw people mentioned. anyway, it looks like vivid tuning may eventually carry kits for us. only a few of the links work presently.
I think some of those kits will kill the practicality of the STi by making the front so low. A good dumping of snow here in Chicago and I would be plowing the streets. I also would not even want to attempt to drive a car that low when I am up in Michigan for xmas. Not to mention parking something so low with all the high curbs and stuff. I can't say I really care for any that I have seen so far and some of those side skirts are real ugly.
Totally understandable, MKIV. Up here in western WA we actually get very little snow. What we do get usually melts quite quickly. . . more or less the AWD will be utilized in wet weather and in more recreational means, for me.
At any rate, I'll have to see what kind of clearance some of these kits are yielding before I dive into a purchase. But you're right, in some cases it will severely kill the practicality of the car. In my case, if I want to just get through the thicker snow, I'll wait to venture out into that until I get a decent 4WD truck or SUV.
I totally agree MKIV, I know kits make the car look nicer but up here in Canada it would render the car useless. Also I don't know about the rest of you guys, but in the near future (1-2 years) I intend to race this puppy in actual rally races. Can you spell paint job. hehe
If u do get, get the right kit, I'd bet 90% of the kits out there are just for the look, it eventually hurts the aerodynamics. When I had a kit for my integra gsr from wings west, i noticed a huge difference when driving on the highway, which means alot slower. Pick up the right kit. Actually I think the stock one already looks fine to me. I'm leaving the exterior alone but I may dress up the interior later (No ricey stickers, stuff animals, pillow, etc, that's GaYY).