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Old 07-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default CMOD bugeye grill mounting

I read the warnings and reviews, but went ahead anyways. Not real good fitment, blah blah blah. Slight gap at the bottom, I don't mind.

My question: I drilled the four holes at the top of the grill for the four push pins, but since there are no mounting tabs at the bottom of the grill, it is still pretty loose. What is everyone doing about that? I thought I read someone saying they used 3M tape on the bottom of the grill to secure it to the bumper, but I want something that makes removing the grill easier than that.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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make your own tabs by using some epoxy and plastic/metal pins or what have you on the back of the grill where it wont be seen
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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You can use strong double sided tape, zipties or screws to secure the bottom of the grille to the front bumper.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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If you put license plate hole thingers (square plastic inserts) into the holes in the core support, you can screw the grill in and pull the bottom up just enough to pull it off.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

Not sure, seems like it would be a little difficult to fab up some tabs that fit properly.

Vision, I am a little confused as to what you're saying. You don't happen to have any pictures do you?
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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This thing.


In the square holes in the core support the stock grill clipped into. Then you drill holes in the grill to use a screw to attach it.

I just said f it and use only 2 of the plastic rivet things.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:17 PM   #7
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Okay, i see what you're saying. I use the plastic rivets too, which secures the top of the grill pretty well. But If you grab the bottom of the grill, you can pull the whole bottom out pretty far away from the bumper and it just seems like it would move around a lot at any type of speed.

Did you secure that anyway? Or did you just leave it like that?
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Just left it. It's not going anywhere.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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Anyone else have any experience with this? I'm tempted to leave it like vision said, but just want to make sure there isn't some easy solution we are all overlooking.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #10
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I just put mine on this weekend on a 11 2.5. I just drilled 4 holes across the top for the 4 plastic rivets, and used zip ties from the metal clips on the back of the grill into the screw holes above the bumper from the stock grill. Not perfect, but it works
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #11
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Yeaaaa I ended up getting a good deal on an OEM STi wagon grill on ebay a day later. I could have made the replica work, but it always would have "bothered" me with the gap at the bottom and knowing that its jerry-rigged to the car.
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