After a few months of measuring and remeasuring OLM has created a vortex generator to fit USDM models.
Attaches with automotive grade double sided adhesive (included). ABS plastic construction with a matte black finish.
NOTE: Please read the differences between Type A and Type B vortex generators in the description below.
This new vortex generator is larger than the OEM model in all dimensions. It fully extends to the rain gutters and surrounds the factory antenna.
ABS plastic construction with a matte black finish.
2015-2016 & 2017+ VEHICLE FITMENT
ALL 2015-2016 WRX & STI models CAN use this vortex generator. The charge below highlights the 2017 models it can fit in green. Note that if you have a 7 inch Starlink headunit, it will not fit. However, if you have a 6.2 inch Starlink radio, it will.
- 2015-2016 WRX
- 2015-2016 STI
- 2017+ WRX Premium with STANDARD 6.2" Starlink Radio
The image below shows the 2017 models the Type A vortex generator fits (in green).
2017 Model Lineup
2018 VEHICLE FITMENT
Subaru has been changing things up a lot over the last couple of years. If your antenna measures front to back approximately, 9 1/8" inches, you can use this vortex generator. However, if your antenna is approximately 8 1/2" from front to back, please use the 2015-2016 model OLM / SubiSpeed Vortex generators.
- 8 1/2" long antenna - use this vortex generators (Type A)
- 9 1/8" long antenna - use 2017 version vortex generators (Type B)
While the Subaru OEM vortex generator is a neat addition to the 2015+ WRX / STI, OLM's version makes a bolder statement. One of the biggest gripes was that the factory piece did not go all the way to the sides of the vehicle or the back. It also stops half way up the antenna.
Using automotive grade double sided adhesive tape (supplied), the OLM Vortex Generator can be installed with ease. Alignment is simple because it goes around the antenna and the sides rest in the rain gutters.
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NOTE: Please do not apply Isopropyl Alcohol to the Vortex Generator during the installation process. This may lead to discoloration. Alcohol is intended for cleaning the vehicle installation surface only.
THIS PART FITS
- 2015-2016 Subaru STI OLM V1 Type A Full Width Roof Vortex Generator (USDM)
- 2015-2017 Subaru WRX OLM V1 Type A Full Width Roof Vortex Generator (USDM)
- 2017+ WRX OLM V1 Type A Full Width Roof Vortex Generator (USDM)
Great quality and fitment, I'd recommend it to anyone. The only con is you will need just a little bit extra 3m tape.
Install is easy especially with a buddy. No fitment issues but I do recommend adding more 3M if you have it
The generator looks amazing; it gives the side view and rear view a very aggressive profile. It fits tight around the center rooftop antenna, but on the very outsides as it is supposed to go down into the seems between the roof and back glass as well as the doors, the trim molding and seal stop it. You can push it down in between but it does eventually pop back out. This means that a VERY small portion of it on either side have risen from flush with the roof to about 1/8th of an inch above. Not a huge deal but that also means wind from the road and water from car washes do get in there. It has not separated any further, so far it has about 4000 miles on it, but I do worry about it in storms or at high speed. Overall, it does its job, it looks extremely good, and its very easy to install.
Not a bad product fitment is great.only down side is that it definitely needs to come with better 3m tape though.