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Old 05-28-2011, 01:11 PM   #51
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #52
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I know what you mean man, I REALLY didn't want to take it off. That's why after searching I found your thread and thought it'd be a piece of cake.

Unfortunately for me, and I speak for myself only, it was just way too difficult with it on.

I used this guide:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...r-removal.html

- and looked at it on my smartphone as I was taking off the pieces. Thankfully everything was snap off and snap on, and was much more intimidating sounding and looking than it really was.

What'd I'd be curious to know is how you managed to take off the OEM horn? That Submiods bracket did not fit under the latch where the bolt goes in without taking that little bastard off.
Is it possible that the link doesn't work ?

Edit: I think its the whole site that doest work. They will probably fix that...

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Old 05-30-2011, 11:30 AM   #53
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Do we need to buy some kind of harness and bracket to fit these ? Or just by buying the set I'll be okay ?

http://www.subimods.com/subimods-hel...rness-kit.html
http://www.subimods.com/subimods-com...s-bracket.html
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:39 PM   #54
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You guys know you can get the Hellas and relay for $45 shipped right?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1840648
The new coupon code is TACOMA10
I've personally bought these, great deal
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:04 PM   #55
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UPDATE:

For those of you concerned about the Subimods wiring harness / relay longevity. I have the harness and relay installed on my '10 Impreza and the relay is zip tied along the center pillar in the front of the car (below the bumper line). I have about 1,000 miles on the kit, almost all of which are wet and rainy here in Seattle with absolutely no problems. The harness and kit is pretty much waterproof.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #56
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Thanks! And do we need to buy this bracket to fit the Hella ?

http://www.subimods.com/subimods-com...s-bracket.html

If not, whats for ?
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #57
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Bracket is not required but does make it pretty easy and centers the horns nicely.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #58
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I looked around on the forum and it seems like the majority of people say you need to remove the bumper on your car to install Hella Supertones. Some people said you might even get around by just removing your grill. Well I don't think it's necessary at all, you can install the horns without removing anything if you buy the Subimods mounting bracket and wire harness fairly easily. I did the entire install in under 20 minutes.
Could someone describe how the harness and mounting bracket make it easier to do this without taking off the bumper? Do you just shove the mounted horns though the slit under the license plate and then screw it in from the top? I haven't seen any pictures or descriptions as to how this would be done.

I have a 2011 and am not very confident in my ability to remove and reinstall the bumper.

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #59
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I heard hellas can have some problem during winter...is it true ?
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #60
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I heard hellas can have some problem during winter...is it true ?
Maybe if you mount your relays where snow could get into them. I didn't have any problems with my actual horns.. but then again I live in Cali..
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #61
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does anyone have an up close pic of the front of the car with the bumper off? trying to get an idea for possible mounting points.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #62
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does anyone have an up close pic of the front of the car with the bumper off? trying to get an idea for possible mounting points.
If you want to save yourself the hassle just get the bracket.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:56 PM   #63
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If you want to save yourself the hassle just get the bracket.
you have any pics straight on of the grill with the horns installed?
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:08 AM   #64
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:21 PM   #65
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Is there a matching hole on the other side of the support? If so that looks like a good spot to save $35+

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:38 PM   #66
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If there isn't im pretty sure you could drill one.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #67
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Nice! thanks for this
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #68
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It is a nice post!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #69
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #70
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I just installed my Hellas on my 08 WRX last night. I just removed the awesome Subaru plastic "things" (8 total) and had more than enough room to get my hands in there to unscrew and screw everything up. No need to take the bumper or grill off. Im going to go back in and clean the wires up and things like that later this weekend
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:18 AM   #71
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Just finished installing Hella Horns on my '11 WRX. I didn't end up removing the bumper since I was able to do everything by squeezing under the gap in the grille.

I'm not exactly sure where to mount my relay though. I used the Subimods wiring harness, and there isn't enough wire length to be able to have the relay reach inside the engine bay.

Does anyone have any other suggestions who have used this kit? Should I try to wrap the relay with anything? Right now it's wrapped with some electrical tape until I can get some Command Strips, more zip ties, and better working light tomorrow. It's tucked into the bumper area and attached with some crappy double sided tape (but it is NOT vertical at this time).


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Old 07-22-2011, 02:49 AM   #72
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How's the paint holding up? I'm going to do this on red supertones soon. Any paint recommendations (i.e., brand, finish, spraying technique, etc.)?
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:53 AM   #73
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How's the paint holding up? I'm going to do this on red supertones soon. Any paint recommendations (i.e., brand, finish, spraying technique, etc.)?
sorry been busy/lazy and haven't had a chance to put them on, so they haven't been road tested. i just lightly sanded and sprayed with matte black spraypaint i had lying around. i probably put about 3-4 coats. honestly it's probably not the best but it does the job and it'll be hidden behind the grille.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #74
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For anyone who has used the Subimods wiring harness: Where did you mount your relay?

For me, there wasn't enough wire length to be able to route it into the engine bay.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:23 AM   #75
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For anyone who has used the Subimods wiring harness: Where did you mount your relay?

For me, there wasn't enough wire length to be able to route it into the engine bay.
most people mounted it near the battery area.
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