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Old 03-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question 2013 WRX Grimmspeed plate relocation

What's up everyone!

I was looking to get the GrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit for my 2013 WRX. After looking at the front-end of my WRX today, I'm noticing that the tow-hook location is not a small pryable square anymore, it seems to be a huge section of the inside of the fender.

Pictured here: http://i.imgur.com/B8BZrYu.jpg

Do I really have to take off that whole inside corner of the mouth to screw this tow-hook in? RSD recommended that I take it off, notice the location, and then put it back on and drill my own hole.

Any suggestions here?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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I installed that on my 2013 and the plate will cover the entire hole. I wouldnt drill a hole, that just seems like a waste of time and if you ever get rid of the relocation kit now you have a permanent hole in that section. I can try to take a picture when i get home later of the plate.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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I installed that on my 2013 and the plate will cover the entire hole. I wouldnt drill a hole, that just seems like a waste of time and if you ever get rid of the relocation kit now you have a permanent hole in that section. I can try to take a picture when i get home later of the plate.
Yes please!! I'm just curious what it looks like cause it looks like a pretty big hunk of fender missing.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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The plate fully covers it. I have one too.

The plate is so close that you don't see the other piece missing.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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If you want to drive out to queens, you can see how it looks in person on a '11+
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Our LP kit will cover it from all angles when installed



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Old 03-14-2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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Is it a Universal Kit? In other words, my front plate on my '07 was drilled into the front middle of the front end ?WTF? and I'm looking for something like this. Please let me know how it turns out and where it's best to buy it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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I have one in my 13 sti. Just take the piece off and install the kit. The license plate covers up the entire void. No big deal. Don't drill through the piece. Just put it away.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #9
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Here is a pic of what I did, bought it from the dealer for under $20 and I already had some WRB single stage in a can. I run my plate very low, so it did not cover up the "void". I had a small, but noticeable area above the plate.



I Did have to use a spacer and a longer bolt to install the factory cover back on

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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I was skeptical about this as well, but it it seems the license plate will do a good job of hiding the missing insert. I just ordered mine a few days ago; I have no intentions of drilling holes into my new car.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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Just installed mine yesterday. You can see the opening if you look around the plate but besides that it's not visible.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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On my Legacy it would have left a massive chunk of bumper missing, so I took a dremel to the cover and used a 3/4" grommet to seal it.



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Old 03-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
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Here is a pic of what I did, bought it from the dealer for under $20 and I already had some WRB single stage in a can. I run my plate very low, so it did not cover up the "void". I had a small, but noticeable area above the plate.

Whats the part # for that cover
just for future references
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #14
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Whats the part # for that cover
just for future references
No idea honestly, just called my parts guy at the dealer and gave them money. Should have no issues locating it at a dealer.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #15
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Our LP kit will cover it from all angles when installed



Mike
Whats the verdict for this kit and the use of the fog lights? Get in the way? I have always wanted to do this but it looks like it would cover up a fog light.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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Here is a pic of what I did, bought it from the dealer for under $20 and I already had some WRB single stage in a can. I run my plate very low, so it did not cover up the "void". I had a small, but noticeable area above the plate.



I Did have to use a spacer and a longer bolt to install the factory cover back on
This is exactly what I did today and is exactly what I would recommend you do.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #17
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Whats the verdict for this kit and the use of the fog lights? Get in the way? I have always wanted to do this but it looks like it would cover up a fog light.
The backing frame has multiple locations to anchor the screws, so you can place the frame away from the fog lamp. That was my concern as well but it came out perfect.


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Old 03-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #18
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Nice! Look like I know what is next on my mod list!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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Whats the part # for that cover
just for future references
57731FG330
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #20
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #21
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The backing frame has multiple locations to anchor the screws, so you can place the frame away from the fog lamp. That was my concern as well but it came out perfect.

I know this is an old Thread, however I was curious about a few things.
  • What did you use to determine where to drill the hole?
  • How is the paint holding up?
  • Did you prime and clear it? - if so what did you use?

Looks awesome!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #22
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Here is a pic of what I did, bought it from the dealer for under $20 and I already had some WRB single stage in a can. I run my plate very low, so it did not cover up the "void". I had a small, but noticeable area above the plate.







I Did have to use a spacer and a longer bolt to install the factory cover back on



I did this for my 2012, bought the front an rear cover plates and drilled a hole in them so I could mount tow rings in the winter keeping the originals for the summer when I don't need the hooks.
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