Definitive Pre facelift vs Post facelift thread

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Definitive Pre facelift vs Post facelift thread

Postby jamescd » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Okay, this isn't a mod, but I need an admin to move this into the reference material board.

I couldn't find anything like this when searching, but I thought I would make a relatively clear post about the differences between pre and post FL.
If I have missed anything or am incorrect, please correct me.

Pre Facelift MY04-MY06 Post Facelift MY07-MY09
Front End (all models except those with EZ30)
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- Flat-ended headlights
- Different bumper
- Wing-mirror indicator on the bottom of mirror
- GT model has hood scoop
(all models except spec.b)
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- Curved-end to headlights
- Different Bumper
- Taller Grille
- Mirror indicator in the middle of mirror
- GT model (non-spec.b) has hood scoop

There is also a less common front bumper on the non spec.b 3.0R model
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Front End (EZ30 models)
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- Longer foglight surrounds compared to above model
- Taller grille than above model
(Spec.b models includes GT and 3.0)
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- Longer foglight surrounds compared to above model
- EZ30 model has no hood scoop
- Australian models have chrome washer covers in the bottom corners of the headlights as the headlights are HID
Sedan Rear
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- Tail light design is different
Sedan Rear
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- Tail light design different
- Rear bumper vent detail
Wagon Rear
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- Red and amber tail light lenses
- Reverse lights not in chrome strip
Wagon Rear
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- Red and clear tail light lenses
- Reverse lights in chrome strip
Interior (differences in these photos are partially due to trim levels)
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- Different cup holder design (sliding cover, square holders)
- Coin pocket in front of cup holders
- More seat bolstering
- Different steering wheel design
Interior
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- Round cup holders
- Si drive (behind selector)
- Trim next to radio extends across glovebox
- Less seat bolstering
- Different steering wheel design


Conversions

Front end conversion
These are the same for both sedan and wagon, and to go from preFL to postFL or vice versa you need: Headlights, bumper, fenders, and grille from the desired model. To do any of those changes you need all the mentioned parts.
Mirrors are also different, but can be swapped without other parts.

Rear end conversion
Sedan
The sedan tail lights are a different size, so to change these you also need the matching bumper, thus changing the bumper also requires changing the lights.

Wagon
The wagon tail lights can be swapped without other parts, but need minor modifications to fit if going from preFL lights to postFL.
The centre garnish can be swapped onto either tail gate without other parts.
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Re: Definitive Pre facelift vs Post facelift thread

Postby bigBADbenny » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 am

Nice work!
More mechanical detail here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25074
Prefl specific kinugawa turbo upgrade:
https://www.google.com.au/search?biw=32 ... R9ZtFaI7J0
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