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Old Jun 10, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Front End Swap?

So I'm not terribly infatuated with the nose of the 03 Lancer and was wondering if all I have to do to change it to the 04 style is change headlights bumper and hood? The fenders are the same right? Does the 04 front end bolt up or am I looking at making stuff fit? Appreciate any info you can give me.
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 01:39 PM
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Why do that? I like the 02-03 front end better , ive always thought the 04+ looks like a focus .

You just need to change it up a bit like drop it , lip kit , grill and headlights
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the problem is you have an ES...new lip kit or even OZ kit will fix that
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Old Jun 10, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Nope, you'd need new fenders too, the whole front end would need to be changed over, none of the front end body parts mesh from 03-04, It was completely re-designed.

Personally though, I'm with the guys above me, I prefer the 02-03 Front ends way over the 04-06.
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Nope, you'd need new fenders too, the whole front end would need to be changed over, none of the front end body parts mesh from 03-04, It was completely re-designed.

Personally though, I'm with the guys above me, I prefer the 02-03 Front ends way over the 04-06.
02-03 crew unite!
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04 to 06 looks too much like the other sedans out there. I'm looking at the Sentra.


Just add some aftermarket parts. OZ lip, new grille, etc and you will be good to go.
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02-03 ftw! just add a new grill and lip kit.

I smell a 02-03 front end photo frenzy!!!!
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I love my 06 front end. Gonna get the CarbonTrix CF lip for it and wham bam thank you ma'am
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^BOO!!!!!!!!

02-03 front ends FTMFW!!!!
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front lip ftw... rmr t1 makes a hella lot difference...maybe get some fender flares to the mix for aggressive look
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yeah 02-03 fronts look wayyy better than 04-06
+ 1 on the focus thing i agree
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Let the 02-03 Front End photo frenzy commence!!!



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It can look good without the lip kit too. My front end just has a RRM grill and Depo headlights.


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i prefer the 02-03 front myself.
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agreed. 02-03 is so much better
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