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Old 05-28-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default 2015 Aussie grille on US model

Has anyone done this yet for the WRX? I'm in Australia for work and I ordered the grille piece. The part number is SU-91121VA010, if anyone's been looking for it. I am assuming that it will have the same mounting clips and that the emblem will swap over. If not, I guess I'll just have to make it work. The next hurdle is getting it back in one piece!

Update: I picked up the grille today. The Subaru emblem is included and it looks like it should clip in, but I'll know for sure late next week.








UPDATE 2: I got home this morning at about 0300, so I just now got around to installing the grille. It fits perfectly!
I used this thread as a reference for removing the bumper
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...p+modification

Once the bumper is off, it's self-explanatory


Before:




It took me a sec to figure out where the foam piece fell off of. A little tape helped hold it in place.



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Old 05-28-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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Do you have a pic of it, or a link?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
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Not yet. It should be in next Wednesday.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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What's the difference?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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What's the difference?
US

AU
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #6
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Keep us updated
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:01 PM   #7
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Nice choice. I definitely might look into that in the future
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:12 PM   #8
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Why do they make such subtle changes in a global vehicle. I would much prefer the AU version as well if I owned a MY15 vehicle.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:20 PM   #9
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Why do they make such subtle changes in a global vehicle. I would much prefer the AU version as well if I owned a MY15 vehicle.
Yeah I wonder the same thing. I understand styling tweaks for different markets...but I have to wonder why Subaru spent time and money designing and manufacturing two grilles. The Aussie grille is clearly better.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:30 PM   #10
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What was the price of the Aussie grill?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:56 PM   #11
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I paid about $175 US for it here in Darwin, NT from the local Subie dealer. They had a few 2015s on their lot, the grille looks MUCH better in person. I should have snapped some pics.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:57 PM   #12
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About $175 US
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:21 PM   #13
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Awesome! Thanks so much for finding the part number! Definitely going to order one soon!
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:34 PM   #14
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In Taiwan, the new 2015 WRX and STi are Euro spec models. The grille is the same as the AU version, also the turn signal mirrors. So for the US owners, you can also buy from Europe.

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Old 05-28-2014, 11:59 PM   #15
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aussie grill is mo' bettah
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:16 AM   #16
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Didn't realize there was a difference. I like the Aus/Euro version a little better too.

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Yeah I wonder the same thing. I understand styling tweaks for different markets...but I have to wonder why Subaru spent time and money designing and manufacturing two grilles. The Aussie grille is clearly better.
It seems like a waste especially since they are somewhat similar. I'm surprised they are not offering the AUS/EURO grille as a "sport grille" option/accessory in the U.S.

However, during 08-10, Subaru produced 4 different grilles for the Impreza, WRX, & STI available in the U.S.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:53 PM   #18
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I want one
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #19
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Group buy?
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:13 PM   #20
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Group buy?
OP: buy 5 more, leave your dirty *** clothes in Oz, bring home grillez in luggage on company dime (even better if you can ship to your office on said dime!).

Profit.

srs, the USDM WRX grill is teh hideous. All I think of when I see it is:


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Old 05-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #21
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Just be aware, for those who own WRB, Subaru switched to a tri-coat paint. It's no longer base-clear. Paint matching may pose a serious problem from what I have been told. I am not sure if the other '15 colors are tri-coat as well.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:18 AM   #22
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I emailed my local dealership (PA USA) and they said they can't order the AU grill. Is this right? Is there another dealership I can order from?

Not sure why paint matching will be a problem. The grill is black plastic from the factory.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:29 AM   #23
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Sorry guys, if I order more at this point I'll be back home before they even get delivered to the dealership.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:58 AM   #24
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Not sure why paint matching will be a problem. The grill is black plastic from the factory.
The grill is painted around the outside.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:14 AM   #25
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The grill is painted around the outside.
No it's not, it is just the black grille on the inside.
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