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Old 11-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
BrendanTheGreat408
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I am going to be installing my horns on my 2011 wrx tomorrow but i didnt buy the subiemods bracket. I cant quite find out where to mount the horns or where most people mount them. i couldnt find any damn pictures of a 2011+ wrx mounted but with the bumper off.

Can someone be so kind as to tell me where or post a picture of how they mounted their horns?

Thank you!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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I installed mine 2 days ago. If you look through the grille, almost right behind the Subaru emblem is the bracket for the hood latch. There are 3 bolts you can see, one for the latch assembly, one for the stock horn, and one right below the bolt for the latch assembly that looks like it bolts the bottom of the latch to the i-support beam. I bought the ad motorsports bracket as it cost $5 as opposed to $35 for the subimids. The instructions direct you to install the bracket on the bolt right under the latch assembly. If you look at it, and number the bolts:

1 - bolt for latch assembly (the topmost bolt)
2- bolt under (closer to the ground) the latch assembly and
3 - bolt for the stock horn (this bolt is offset to the right), you are supposed to install it at bolt #2.

The downside with the ad motorsports bracket is that it actually prevented the hood latch from disengaging all the way, thus preventing the good from opening. I Jerry rigged it in the open hole under bolt #2. Stuck a nut on a magnet and finagled it back behind the support and then mounted it there. Was a pita. Kind of wish I went with the subimods bracket instead.

I went with the ad motorsports bracket because of cost and overall size. I wanted my horns to be less visible and in the images I saw, the horns looked like they were more hidden than with the subimods bracket.

Ill try and get you a pic. Can't promise it will be today.

I hope that helps.

Posting this from my mobile, please excuse any incorrect words or poor grammar.

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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I am going to be installing my horns on my 2011 wrx tomorrow but i didnt buy the subiemods bracket. I cant quite find out where to mount the horns or where most people mount them. i couldnt find any damn pictures of a 2011+ wrx mounted but with the bumper off.

Can someone be so kind as to tell me where or post a picture of how they mounted their horns?

Thank you!
I have mine mounted on the hood latch bracket. One in the location of the stock horn, it just bolts right on to the right side of the bracket. On the left side of the bracket, there is another hole that I used a bolt and nut to fasten the other Hella horn to. No need for extra brackets or special fabrication

Sorry, I don't have a pic...
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have mine mounted on the hood latch bracket. One in the location of the stock horn, it just bolts right on to the right side of the bracket. On the left side of the bracket, there is another hole that I used a bolt and nut to fasten the other Hella horn to. No need for extra brackets or special fabrication

Sorry, I don't have a pic...
I saw that after I found a random video on Vimeo, I think I will do that way hopefully it works. Thanks!!
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