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From the looks of the pic I wouldn't bother with it, the fitment looks rough!

My car finally got shipped to the auto body shop yesterday. I seriously can't wait to see how this is going to turn out. I really wish I coulda went the Aerosim route.

I wonder how good/bad this one is ^ (just for front bumper) The corner lights don't look like they fit, and that mesh is garbage, but?
 

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Bottom line is you get what you pay for.

Any aftermarket parts always require proper fitting to make perfect. The real difference is within the quality of the material used. Cheap stuff will spider crack and will probably have extremely poor quality.
 

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My kit has been on for 2 years now with no issues, fingers crossed. My issue with the Aerosim kit when I was looking was that it isn't a 22B kit and more of a WRC kit. My other option was launsport for a proper 22B kit with OEM fuel door. However the pricing to Canada was ridiculous compared to the ABW kit.
 

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Does anyone know if the Aerosim kit 60mm?

I'm looking at wheels and trying to gauge offset choices for my build.
 

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Sorry I am late to this thread haha. The ABW kit is great. Awesome fitment and molded off a real 22B. Shipping isn't terrible to America. It will require a competent bodyman, this is not a novice task!
Looks really good! They state 60mm on the website, is that total or each side? What are your wheel and tire specs if you don't mind me asking?

I have the Aerosim kit and I was able to fit 18x9.5 +30 with 275-35-18 tires. With my calculations off of my my wheel specs stock the Aerosim kit looks to be about 40-50mm or so each side.
 

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My kit is NOT the +60mm superwide. Mine is just the standard 22B kit. Wheels are currently 17x9 +28. I have some room for more just haven't afforded to move on with the car yet.
 

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I've got the 6ovrcrst kit. Fitment is really good from my tests and I'm just waiting for shop availability it put it on this summer! It's about 2" wider at each wheel well.
 

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I’m planning to go widebody on my swapped coupe soon, but it looks like Aerosim is no longer around. Anyone know what happened to him? I was super excited about his carbon kit...

given the age of this thread, what widebody options are still around that you guys have used and would recommend for some pretty high impact street and track driving? Quality and fitment are more important to me than price, given the cost of a project like this in total.

has anyone checked out this guy? Looks like a pretty crazy setup, but is very intriguing: https://www.antonenko555.com/products/wide-body-kit-wrc-prodrive-subaru-impreza-gc8/
 

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I’m planning to go widebody on my swapped coupe soon, but it looks like Aerosim is no longer around. Anyone know what happened to him? I was super excited about his carbon kit...

given the age of this thread, what widebody options are still around that you guys have used and would recommend for some pretty high impact street and track driving? Quality and fitment are more important to me than price, given the cost of a project like this in total.

has anyone checked out this guy? Looks like a pretty crazy setup, but is very intriguing: Wide Body Kit WRC Prodrive for Subaru Impreza GC8 - Force DREAMS - By Antonenko
Aerosim is still around. Aerosim_research.com, the fiberglass kit hasnt been on the site for a while but when I talked to them last the were still producing them. I would hit them up through facebook tho, they're pretty responsive.
 

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Aerosim is still around. Aerosim_research.com, the fiberglass kit hasnt been on the site for a while but when I talked to them last the were still producing them. I would hit them up through facebook tho, they're pretty responsive.
Aerosim is still around but the owner/operator has been ripping people off for the past year and a half. I am one of his victims. I paid Steve Ramm $7100 in advance for a carbon wide body kit and roof panel in November of 2018. He had several issues with moving his shop and such and such. After about 7 or 8 months of him barely communicating anything he still hadn’t even started making my kit and then he basically fell off the face of the earth once I asked him for a refund. I gave him many chances and offered many olive branches, but eventually I had no choice but to get a lawyer involved. He refused to answer any inquiry and has never made good on issuing a refund. I am one of several people he has burned including a well known shop and it’s customers, Renner Racing, who he used to supply with kits. Basically he took people’s money, ran into problems, left everyone who was counting on him hanging, and now he works secretly on projects for aerospace and race teams, while hidden away in his shop. He also seems to be quite skilled when it comes to eluding having his court papers served. I will probably never see a dime of my money back but I will warn you of this. This man deserves no credit, no matter how good his kits once were, he has no scruples. If he tells anyone he will produce a kit for them just know that he has burned people and until he makes things right you are giving money to a thief.

Uriah
 

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Aerosim is still around but the owner/operator has been ripping people off for the past year and a half. I am one of his victims. I paid Steve Ramm $7100 in advance for a carbon wide body kit and roof panel in November of 2018.
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Damn thats sucks to hear, I hope you get some resolve eventually. I really wanted to like them since he's been around for so long and is a local US company, what a shame.

On the other side there is still abw motorsports in UK that make a kit with more accurate side skirts
 

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Update on my post regarding Aerosim-Research, LTD. After two rounds of court dates being scheduled and not being able to track down the owner/operator Stephen Ramm to have his papers served, there has been no resolution to my situation. The weasel is very good at hiding out. Not giving up because it’s not about the money, but I’m sure he thinks if he hides for long enough all the people he ripped off will just eventually go away.
I spoke again with Renner Racing Development and they also confirmed that Steve has gone and remained completely in the dark. Remember that this is a shop that once had a great relationship with Aerosim and worked almost exclusively with him and has installed more of his kits than anyone. Right up until he left them hanging on their last wide body build around the same time he ripped me off 2 years ago. If you pay attention you have seen Renners last customer car on which they installed ‘theproject.ie’ s carbon wide body... that car was originally supposed to get an Aerosim kit. Last thing to note and then I’ll end my rant, It looks like Aerosim-Research/Stephen Ramm have deleted their Facebook page and Instagram. He still has his website though so watch out! Lol

Goodluck Stephen😉
 
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