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Old 05-26-2001, 12:45 AM   #18
silverSurfer
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Used to be Long Island/NYC...
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy GT Ltd.
2006 Rav4 Sport Silvarrr

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oh sorry guys! I was a bit busy yesterday and didn't read the posts. I purchased my SYMS Grille from TRiTuning. It came unpainted, i have a pic of it unpainted around here somewhere, I'll scan it later tonight when I get back from work. UH the price i believe was about $240-280? I don't remember the exact price. I had smashed up my OEM grille in a fenderbender and the cost of stock grille was even more that the SYMS grille! So why not get an aftermarket courtesy of my insurance company?

I believe Wings West might make a replacement grille as well and I believe another japanese company does, though it's name escapes me...

You probably could order the skirts and install them on your GT. I believe they come prepainted from the facotry as they are plastic/eurethane? whichever. I've dinged mine up a bit and you can see thru the scratches that the paint is still there. So maybe the painted is embeded/dyed into the plastic. Note: they'd prob be a nice chunk of change to order from. In my experience, subaruparts.com has got much better prices than regular dealers. Don't order stuff thru their website, call them directly and speak to Scott in the internet dept.

Also another note: The SYMS grille doesn't not come with all the stock mounting points. It comes with the 2 holes to screw into the frame on top. But the OEM has 2 clips on the side that clip into the frame. The SYMS does NOT. I had to have my bodyshop fabricate a extra mount for the grille as it would've rattled apart. He basically took 2 metal "L" brackets, attached them to make a bracket where it could bolt behind the center portion of the grille and bolt into the radiator support. Just to let you know it doesn't quite "bolt right in"

Any other questions? Just lay 'em on me

-chrisC
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