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Old 09-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Is the impreza sport mesh grill supposed to not have weather stripping at the top??

Is the impreza sport mesh grill supposed to not have weather stripping at the top??

I bought the mesh grill and got it all installed and realized that it doesnt have the weather stripping between it and the hood like the regular grill did.. is this how it is supposed to be?? was i supposed to buy this seperate? wtf?

Check your 2012 impreza sports and lmk...

this is a pic of the weather stripping on the old grill
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
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I don't see a pic...
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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I checked the online PDF install and it doesnt seem like it comes with any weather stripping, and doesnt mention it in the install. Mine came port-installed so I can't really say if its supposed to have it or not
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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I checked the online PDF install and it doesnt seem like it comes with any weather stripping, and doesnt mention it in the install. Mine came port-installed so I can't really say if its supposed to have it or not
So does yours have the weather stripping then?
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #7
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there we go, sorry, it didnt work from my phone
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:53 AM   #8
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Mine did not have weatherstripping either. Not sure why it isn't included.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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Is the impreza sport mesh grill supposed to not have weather stripping at the top?
Just checked mine. Build date 04/12 and port installed, no weather stripping there.
I too noticed right above under the hood there is a row of holes, that looks like it could have been for a weather stripping piece tabbed into those holes, similarly to the weather stripping piece a bit further back on the hood ??

Who knows? ?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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I ordered mine after I bought the car and installed it myself. No weather stripping was included. I took the weather stripping off the stock grill and put some two sided tape. It is better than none at all!
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Negative in the weather stripping on my Mesh Sport grill either.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:15 PM   #12
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is there a part number for the weather stripping to get from the dealer? or you think it's not even worth it? i guess ive had the car since december without it...maybe i should check under the hood and see if there is any corrosion
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:52 AM   #13
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Why is this a big deal? The mesh grill is essentially a big hole anyway.

If it was an ebay grille id be skeptical, but if the OEM mesh grille didn't come with it, its probably unnecessary Id say.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #14
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I ordered mine after I bought the car and installed it myself. No weather stripping was included. I took the weather stripping off the stock grill and put some two sided tape. It is better than none at all!
^^ Same here for me. If things are warm enough and you pull slowly, there's a chance you could reuse the adhesive tape off the oem grill/weatherstripping. If not, 1/8" tape would be perfect, local parts store didn't have that, so I went with 1/4" and cut it in half.

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Why is this a big deal? The mesh grill is essentially a big hole anyway....
It didn't look right without it and I know the engine bay will get wet but it seems like the weather stripping would help prevent a steady stream coming in from the top front side while driving in rain/snow. The grill opening itself doesn't directly go to the top side of the engine. There's a plastic piece that diverts the air.

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