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Old 01-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Red Grill Pinstripe mod install| 2011 WRX

Hey Guys,

This morning I decided to do the Red Pinstripe mod to my WRX. It has to be the simplest and cheapest mod that I have done so far.

I'm not sure what the mod is really called (C-Spec, JDM or whatever) but I like it and if it's just a phase, I can peel it off in seconds.

Here's a couple shots form the install...


Finished shot.






Before.



Bumper off and disassembled.




Grill Disassembled.




Laying down the stripe.




Before and after...





All back together..



Here is the Pinstripe I used...
I got it from Amazon for $5I got it from Amazon for $5



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Old 01-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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Looks good, although I would of preferred it to be black on black.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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Suh-weet!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Does the bumper cover actually need to come off to pull the grill?
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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Does the bumper cover actually need to come off to pull the grill?
Yup, it's pretty easy though. I did this a while ago and I didn't take the grille apart though, probably easier if you do.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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Does the bumper cover actually need to come off to pull the grill?
Yes and no... I tried to get to the screws to get the grill off without taking the bumper off and it was almost impossible without bending the bumper into positions that it shouldn't be in (especially in the cold).

In the picture below, the red circles are where the screws are that hold the grill onto the bumper. It may be possible but it's not recommended.

If you were to take the bumper off to do this, please use as much caution as you can around where the bumper, headlight and fender meet. That corner is usually the easiest spot to scratch if not careful or if you are doing it by yourself.

Good Luck!!

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #7
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may look better with a white stripe, I think thats what I am going to try on my SWP sti
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
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may look better with a white stripe, I think thats what I am going to try on my SWP sti
What a great idea! I may have to try that... It's $5 what the hell.
Let me know if you get it done!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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Really no need to take the entire grill out to get it done. Might be better in the long run but I did this to my 2012 SWP STi just by cutting it properly and being very careful. Hope this helps.

Nice write up.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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^Ditto here. Way too overkill I think. Clean the bit in front of the mesh, put down pinstripe, that's really all there is to it.

Looks good though, same colour as mine
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
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Why would you want a subaru to resemble a VW? I just dont get it, but anyway nice job.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Yeah I have been calling that "The Jetta Mod" because the last generation Jetta popularized that look. Kind of like how everyone who had those clear brake lights had "Altezzas".
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #13
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I just laid mine down without removing anything. It didn't do the top put only the vertical sides up until the top. It's not -perfect- but you can't tell unless you're inspecting.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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looks good! nice work
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #15
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I did the same thing to my '11 STI... I just laid it down without taking the grill off.. Think it looks alright, and if you get sick of it just rip it off..







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Old 01-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #16
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So in all reality you don't have to take the bumper off to do this mod?
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #17
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So in all reality you don't have to take the bumper off to do this mod?
Hell no!
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #18
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saw this in another thread and thought it was awesome, so i did what Jmf86 did and did it without the removal looks good from about 20 feet away but if ur looking for imperfect lines you can see them, thinking about redoing it tho, car looks good tho overland keep up the good work
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #19
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WOW lol you took off the bumper to do this. I did it in literally less then 10 min without doing anything except putting on the strip. Which i took off a week later cause it looked out of place in my opinion
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #20
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what size pinstripping did you use 1/4?
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #21
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Yupp 1/4"
Good luck!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #22
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Was curious as to how people were doing this, I have seen it a dozen times. Looks kinda good but kinda too... GTI-esque for me...
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #23
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Was curious as to how people were doing this, I have seen it a dozen times. Looks kinda good but kinda too... GTI-esque for me...
How or why?

This thread shows you how... step by step.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #24
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Oh I was just commenting, not asking.

I get the why of it.
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Dat bump...
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