Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday April 17, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #26
Papa Panda
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 242784
Join Date: Mar 2010
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Vehicle:
2008 Subaru STI
WRB

Default

Quick question are there screws that attach the grille to the bumper? I did a 2011 bumper conversion and on the grille there looks like there should be some screws.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Papa Panda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #27
Psychoreo
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 79643
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New Britain
Vehicle:
04 EJ207 Swapped
Mikey tuned 271whp/287wtq

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcorn View Post
Damn, no wonder the bumper feels like it could fall off at any moment. Can't believe they couldn't put a few actual screws in the thing to mount it securely.
I don't know how many bumpers you've taken off but my 04 is the same way (Now with even fewer clips!!) and has never once fallen off.
Psychoreo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #28
MacAlert
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 70965
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
2013 WRX STI
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa Panda View Post
Quick question are there screws that attach the grille to the bumper? I did a 2011 bumper conversion and on the grille there looks like there should be some screws.
There should be around 4-6 screws holding the grill onto the bumper and 4 clips up top.
MacAlert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #29
JDMSTA
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 310615
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, MA area
Vehicle:
1213 12'Sport+13'STi
Satin White Pearl

Default

I actually like the fact that they used clips instead of screws. I hate dealing with rusted screws and bolts. Don't underestimate these clips. It holds up pretty darn well.
JDMSTA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #30
RM_2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 163058
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Central Indiana
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza WRX
SWP Hatchback

Default

For the top pin in the fender well: DON'T PRY IT OFF (because you'll break it and it costs $1.93 from the Subaru parts department). Push the middle of the pin IN. Then pull the whole thing out. That way, the clip is no longer expanded and it becomes much easier to remove.
RM_2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #31
drewhumphrey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 352025
Join Date: Mar 2013
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indiana
Vehicle:
2008 Outback Sport
Spark Silver Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RM_2 View Post
For the top pin in the fender well: DON'T PRY IT OFF (because you'll break it and it costs $1.93 from the Subaru parts department). Push the middle of the pin IN. Then pull the whole thing out. That way, the clip is no longer expanded and it becomes much easier to remove.
A whole $1.93? Haha jk...yes...this is what I was saying earlier. But you have to pull the middle of the pin back OUT in order to replace it. Not arguing just adding another tip / second step to the process.
drewhumphrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #32
RM_2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 163058
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Central Indiana
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza WRX
SWP Hatchback

Default

Yep, that is exactly right.

I hate spending money on stupid pins like that lol
RM_2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #33
sobejoe
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 298122
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: curently in Vicksburg, MS
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Sedan
SWP

Default

1.93 is cheaper that buying a new plastic wheel guard slash splash guard thing-a-majig. I learned the hard way. Clip broke and I didnt replace it and the plastic splash guard thing got caught on the highway and ate it up...
sobejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #34
ixwrxxi
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 334215
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2013 WRX Hatch
WRB

Default

that was easy lol
ixwrxxi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #35
RM_2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 163058
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Central Indiana
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza WRX
SWP Hatchback

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sobejoe View Post
1.93 is cheaper that buying a new plastic wheel guard slash splash guard thing-a-majig. I learned the hard way. Clip broke and I didnt replace it and the plastic splash guard thing got caught on the highway and ate it up...
Definitely glad that didn't happen to me. I would not have been pleased.
RM_2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
sobejoe
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 298122
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: curently in Vicksburg, MS
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Sedan
SWP

Default

yeah i was and am still pretty pissed at myself!
sobejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #37
goregasm
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 331656
Join Date: Sep 2012
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i
Marine Blue Pearl

Default

Should this work on the 2012 too?
goregasm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:43 PM   #38
MacAlert
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 70965
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
2013 WRX STI
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by goregasm View Post
Should this work on the 2012 too?
This should work on 2008-2013 WRX and STI's.
MacAlert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #39
goregasm
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 331656
Join Date: Sep 2012
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i
Marine Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacAlert View Post
This should work on 2008-2013 WRX and STI's.
What about non wrx/sti? I don't see why it would be much different.
goregasm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #40
sobejoe
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 298122
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: curently in Vicksburg, MS
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Sedan
SWP

Default

its probably the same... if not, its probably pretty close
sobejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 01:57 AM   #41
dukebound85
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288674
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

If you have fogs, is there anything to be on the look out for?
dukebound85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #42
Dale2011WRX
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 304299
Join Date: Dec 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nor'East
Vehicle:
2011 WRX, white
2014 Crosstrek, tangerine

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dukebound85 View Post
If you have fogs, is there anything to be on the look out for?
Unplug them before you take the bumper cover off, and plug them back in after you put the bumper cover back on.
Dale2011WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #43
dukebound85
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288674
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

I am puttin a new bumper on. Are the fogs easy to take out and transfer to the new bumper?
dukebound85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #44
Mr. Lin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 344988
Join Date: Jan 2013
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Vehicle:
2013 WRX STi
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dukebound85 View Post
If you have fogs, is there anything to be on the look out for?
after taking out all the clips for the bumper and whatnot, i started to pry on one of the corners under the the headlight and as soon as I could sneak a hand down there, I unplugged the brown connector. did the same on the other side.

i ended up with a tiny gap between bumper and fender as well. it's a little weird, i even gave it a firm thump with the palm of my hand to try to set it in place and it didn't do much.
Mr. Lin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #45
MacAlert
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 70965
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
2013 WRX STI
ISM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dukebound85 View Post
I am puttin a new bumper on. Are the fogs easy to take out and transfer to the new bumper?
Yes, very easy. On my friends 2008 WRX, it was only held in by 2 clips and one screw.
MacAlert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 02:33 AM   #46
dukebound85
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288674
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Lin View Post
after taking out all the clips for the bumper and whatnot, i started to pry on one of the corners under the the headlight and as soon as I could sneak a hand down there, I unplugged the brown connector. did the same on the other side.

i ended up with a tiny gap between bumper and fender as well. it's a little weird, i even gave it a firm thump with the palm of my hand to try to set it in place and it didn't do much.
Same here. Had an issue getting the clips under the head light to "snap". I think they did but not sure. Also, maybe since I am just trying to look for things, but it seems the gap on the ends between the side panal and car is bigger than it used to be.

For my impreza, non wrx 2011 I had

2 push pins
4 philip head clips
4 flat head ones on top
6 flat head ones on the bottom

total of 16 clips/pins
dukebound85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 03:34 AM   #47
omarf826
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 355370
Join Date: May 2013
Default

nice info
omarf826 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #48
Tical603
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 348513
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New Hampshire
Vehicle:
13 WRX HATCH
WRB

Default

same for a 2013?
Tical603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 01:20 AM   #49
CCSubaru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 203376
Join Date: Feb 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Vehicle:
2013 WRX Hatch
WRB Stg 1 Pro Tune

Default

Sub'd for later. Great write up!
CCSubaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #50
cjimenez3
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 341476
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germantown, MD
Vehicle:
2012 WRX 5-Door
Red

Default

great write up thanks a lot
cjimenez3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove the front bumper? JOHN16V Interior & Exterior Modification 11 05-26-2009 11:42 PM
bugeye question. how to remove the front bumper ultraspdWRX Newbies & FAQs 2 09-29-2006 10:45 PM
How to remove the front bumper? Endlesshine Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 23 03-07-2003 05:44 PM
How to remove the front bumper bar ChannelZ28 General Community 1 03-04-2002 04:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.