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Old 10-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #51
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Finally ... Bumper guard-LESS
Looks good, how are those attached, just adhesive?
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:27 AM   #52
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Thanks..

Front was just pop clips on the bottom, top was just clipped on the back in 3 places very easy to remove.

Back was pop clips on the bottom and some nasty double sided tape on the top that held it to the bumper. Not to hard to take off. The residiual tape left on the bumper however took me 1.5 hours and a lot of WD40.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:00 PM   #53
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Two phone pics of the new pipe, install day. Love how it makes the hatch look like it needs to be neutered
It set off a car alarm in a parking structure yesterday. I liked it.



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Old 10-21-2008, 09:24 PM   #54
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Looks good; hope you can get more pics up soon...........
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:47 PM   #55
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Nice!!!!
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:05 PM   #56
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Thanks..

Front was just pop clips on the bottom, top was just clipped on the back in 3 places very easy to remove.

Back was pop clips on the bottom and some nasty double sided tape on the top that held it to the bumper. Not to hard to take off. The residiual tape left on the bumper however took me 1.5 hours and a lot of WD40.
Got my front bumperguard off and sportgrill on.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #57
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Thanks..

Front was just pop clips on the bottom, top was just clipped on the back in 3 places very easy to remove.

Back was pop clips on the bottom and some nasty double sided tape on the top that held it to the bumper. Not to hard to take off. The residiual tape left on the bumper however took me 1.5 hours and a lot of WD40.
Are the pieces remountable after you remove it? I've been thinking about getting the bumper guards...want to ship them to hawaii? I'll send you more HIC stickers
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:45 PM   #58
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Are the pieces remountable after you remove it? I've been thinking about getting the bumper guards...want to ship them to hawaii? I'll send you more HIC stickers
The front is definitely re-useable. Its not a bad piece, I was considering having mine painted and re-mounted.

From what I understand from BlueDoom, the rear should be re-useable as well, with fresh adhesive.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:32 AM   #59
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The front is definitely re-useable. Its not a bad piece, I was considering having mine painted and re-mounted.

From what I understand from BlueDoom, the rear should be re-useable as well, with fresh adhesive.

Yeah both are remountable. Just need to replace the doublesided tape on the top of the rear bumper guard.

MT_Pockets..... I am jealous!!!...that looks great! How long did it take to swap grills?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:19 AM   #60
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Yeah both are remountable. Just need to replace the doublesided tape on the top of the rear bumper guard.

MT_Pockets..... I am jealous!!!...that looks great! How long did it take to swap grills?
Not too bad, maybe 45 minutes in the dark with makeshift tools. (didnt have my shorty phillips handy)

I went the route of going from above to get the screws in/out as others have mentioned, afterwards my wrists looked like an emo-wannabe.

The sport grill looks 100% better, changes it from a chrysler pacifica to a subaru.. do it! I will say it doesnt fit quite as good as stock. The plastic isnt flush with the headlight as you can kinda see in the pic. Still worth it.

Now I need to find someone with a non-obs to swap me headlights...
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:45 PM   #61
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Time for a front lip and WRX diffuser.
I was hoping to install a WRX diffuser.
Apparently it is not sold seperately from the entire bumper cover.
Sure does look like it would easily come off to me.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:02 PM   #62
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imho the muffer tip looks better sticking out further


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Old 11-03-2008, 09:03 PM   #63
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imho the muffer tip looks better sticking out further


Is your muffler tip the Subaru version? Mine looks different.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #64
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The tip that came on my 08 obs is more of an oval.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:35 PM   #65
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Is your muffler tip the Subaru version? Mine looks different.
pep boys $20 special
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #66
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Why is the rear bumber underguard, of the 08 black OBS pictured in this thread, silver in color??? Do all OBS's come with silver underguards regardless of their color?

I'm about to purchase a 09 black OBS, but have not seen full pictures of one. I have seen the sage green and the steel silver.

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Old 11-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #67
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Yes they are silver in color...that's why mine is off like a prom dress..

Check out http://www.cars101.com/ for more info.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:46 PM   #68
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BlueDoom,

Do you have a picture of your front underguard when you still had it on???

cars101 has a picture of the backend of a black OBS, but not the front.

Thanks
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:58 PM   #69
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I got rear-ended on the way home from work tonight. An 02' Chrysler Sebring, came out of nowhere in bumper to bumper traffic, and plugged my stopped car pretty hard.

His front end got worked, my OBS just seemed to stand there and shrug. It did however gouge a couple nice chunks out of my bumber. The underguard looks like it was in a fight too...

I have my doubts that an estimate for repair won't include a new bumper and underguard. If I have to order replacements, what options do I have besides the stock parts? Can a WRX bumper and diffuser be used or even ordered? Just pondering my options here... thnx
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:13 PM   #70
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I got rear-ended on the way home from work tonight. An 02' Chrysler Sebring, came out of nowhere in bumper to bumper traffic, and plugged my stopped car pretty hard.

His front end got worked, my OBS just seemed to stand there and shrug. It did however gouge a couple nice chunks out of my bumber. The underguard looks like it was in a fight too...

I have my doubts that an estimate for repair won't include a new bumper and underguard. If I have to order replacements, what options do I have besides the stock parts? Can a WRX bumper and diffuser be used or even ordered? Just pondering my options here... thnx
Sucks to hear.
The WRX diffuser is built into the bumper, but the bumper comes unpainted.
I would think it would fit, but not sure. Now is definitely the time to do it!
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:41 PM   #71
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:43 AM   #72
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BlueDoom,

Do you have a picture of your front underguard when you still had it on???

cars101 has a picture of the backend of a black OBS, but not the front.

Thanks
actually I don't have any front pics...but I can snap it on quick tomorrow and take a few.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #73
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I finally took off the silver front fairing guard. It looks much better now, I cannot wait to get that black sport grill. Then I need to figure out the backend. I guess I can paint that chrome piece between the rear tails. Not sure about the silver bumper guard thing.

Also fixed a buzzing passenger door. If I put on music with to much bass the passenger door would buzz...very annoying. I found that the plastic door panel was vibrating against a plastic white box inside the door. I place two small pieces of velcro(soft side) in between the box and the door panel... fixed...now bring on the techno.
I have the same issue as welll with my new 09 OBS ... thnx for the Tip....
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #74
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Here are my 09 OBS pics.... before tinting... I will upload the tinted pics a little later.... looks a loot better with tint....



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Old 02-15-2009, 08:42 PM   #75
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Silver is the way to go on the OBS. I was looking at 09's but found a steel silver '08 for a nice price with low, low miles and couldn't say "no".

Brew, what's the exhaust you put on?
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