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Old 08-05-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default DIY grille debadge 08 wrx, g-hetto style.

First off, let me tell all of you that you SHOULDNT do it this way. I was stupid and it was 115 degrees outside, so i decided to not opt for the proper way to do it.

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Needlenose plyers

so this morning i took a look at the subaru emblem on the grille. It was sitting kinda funny, so i put my fingernail underneath one side (it was stickin out) and the badge popped off. the sticky tape that was holding it on was no longer sticky. I was left with something looking like this:


So then I decided that I would just rip off the front piece since i couldnt get to the screw heads and ended up like this (I DONT RECCOMEND DOING THIS, DO IT RIGHT AND GO FOR THE SCREWHEADS THE FIRST TIME AROUND)


I said wow ok. I thought that the plastic would just strip and come off. I was wrong. I then tried to just take those lil plastic pieces off but nooope. So i had to take off out the clips that hold the grill in place on top, both the front and back parts, then i pried it apart, put the channel locks in with teh phillips head bit on the end and inserted it into the screwhead.
Channel locks with bit


Here is the hole i put them in (in between back and front part of the grille)


Then I took some needlenose plyers and twisted the lil plastic piece off, while holding the channel locks in place behind, like so:


then pulled the screws out. heres the final result:



I'm not really certain if i'm completely happy with this, but it doesnt look bad... Plus I can't really go back now haha. what do you think?
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Looks good for a "ghetto" job!
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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thanks nobody else got any input? anybody?
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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looks good
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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looks good
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:21 PM   #6
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got any pictures of it with the hood closed?
like more of a far away picture?
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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someone needs to do something to conceal that bumper beam
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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ya i'll get some further away pics in a minute.

the beam is what is bothering me, i dont like being able to see it lol

EDIT: is this far enough away?


PS EDIT: you can't really see the pillar in person from that far away, i dunno how my phone camera picked it up
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:18 AM   #9
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Just take the grille out and dremmel the pillar out. Just remove the 8 pop rivets up top and pull the grille backing away to remove the 4 screws holding the grille in.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:17 AM   #10
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ok thanks i'll try/do that, if i have a lil extra time this week. I wanna get some hellas, so maybe i'll do those both at the same time
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
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it looks really good probly would have been a **** ton easier if taken off and u could do it inside. but great turn out.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #12
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Looks good to me...so what was ghetto about that?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #13
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Wonder how this would work out on my 05 wagon...
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #14
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littlewhitewagon- cant tell if ur trying to use sarcasm or not but if not... really? lol

schweezly- i'm not sure. but i dont think it will, but thats just me
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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Seriously, there isn't any ghetto-ness... unless you had an angle screwdriver and decided to use c-locks for fun... use the tools you have as long as it serves the same purpose.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #16
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looks much more impressive and aggressive. looks like you made a nice mod on accident lol
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:36 PM   #17
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it was just ghetto cuz i didnt take the grill off, and i had to pull apart the front from the back.

mullet mulisha- thanks next is debadging the trunk
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:38 PM   #18
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Taking off too many parts when you have the right tools to access things is over rated... I used to change my oil without even jacking up the car...
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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Ghetto, looks ugly as well as your alternator cover.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:46 PM   #20
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wow thanks? to each's own i guess...

i decided to go lime green with the turbo heat shield and fuse box lid too. probably make you puke if you really think its that ugly...
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #21
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Going for that oh so popular Monster look?
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:35 PM   #22
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nah. i like lime green, i hate monster. I just wanted something different, and it was either green or red. i opted for teh green. i'm not trying to be ken block. in about 6 months my car will be burnt orange and black, and i'll probably have the shop paint the pieces to match the orange. or just put em back to how they were.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:38 PM   #23
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I'm wondering if the Subaru badge off the stock grill would come off the same way.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:24 AM   #24
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hmm... not sure on that one. i think so though. but why would you want to take it off the stock grill when it has that chrome piece that goes around it?
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