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Old 02-21-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default 2018 WRX front bumper enhancement

I decided to upgrade my front bumper to the 2018 bumper. I love the new look and liked it even more when I saw the subispeed video of the bumpers they're selling with the gloss black finish in the matte black portion of the bumper.

To complete the look I added my own flavor by also painting the factory OEM bezels with a high gloss finish while I wait for an aftermarket LED bezel that won't cost me as much as the JDM ones.




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Old 02-21-2018, 10:41 PM   #2
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Looks good! I am also waiting for a jdm style fog for the 18 that’s not $500. Not coming out as fast as I’d like it to! Also what lip is that on there?
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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I got the lip from eBay... such a perfect fit with no gaps and it comes painted glossy black. Definitely the best lip on eBay.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F371671873615
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:25 PM   #4
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wow no way huh? i have the gloss black kit from maxton minus the front lip. Was waiting on one to fit the 2018 but looks likea good deal and a good fit from what you're showing
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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so you just painted it w/ a clear gloss?

or was it a gloss black?

that looks really good!
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:20 PM   #6
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Where did you get the fog light bezel with fog and turn signals?
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:57 PM   #7
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so you just painted it w/ a clear gloss?

or was it a gloss black?

that looks really good!
It was painted gloss black then a layer of clear throughout the whole bumper!

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Where did you get the fog light bezel with fog and turn signals?
It's a OEM dealer part that retails for $15
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:29 AM   #8
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I like the idea. The only thing that is off for me is that the black plastic is textured. It only they had those sections smooth, the gloss black would really accent the look. I'm thinking a piano black feel. Props for the effort. Nice to see another from NH too.

Link to said LED aftermarket bezel?
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:15 AM   #9
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I haven’t looked yet but that front piece pops out pretty easily I’d hope?
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:32 AM   #10
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Link to said LED aftermarket bezel?
http://www.partstownjdm.com/JDM-genu...out-_p_80.html

http://www.subispeed.com/subaru-jdm-...d#.Wpa9gclOngB


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I havenít looked yet but that front piece pops out pretty easily Iíd hope?

The fog light bezels? Yes pops out pretty easy.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:53 PM   #11
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Not the fogs the piece that holds the license plate. I was thinking about pulling that off and also going the gloss black route.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:18 PM   #12
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Not the fogs the piece that holds the license plate. I was thinking about pulling that off and also going the gloss black route.
You can't pull that out that's all one plastic bumper.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:54 AM   #13
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Very nice
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #14
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As far as mounting the bumper itself, is it a bolt up replacement to the 15-17? You'd think there'd be a little wiggling that would have to be accounted for.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:05 PM   #15
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It's a OEM dealer part that retails for $15
Do you have a part number or website link? I cannot find a bezel with both turn signal and fog light for the 2018 models.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:02 PM   #16
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it's the fog cover from the 2018 Premium.

57731VA350 Left
57731VA340 Right


https://www.generalmotorspartsonline...-rh-57731va340

https://www.generalmotorspartsonline...-rh-57731va350


funny enough I got the part numbers from a japanese website lol

http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/...ote.aspx#title
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:20 PM   #17
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it's the fog cover from the 2018 Premium.

57731VA350 Left
57731VA340 Right


https://www.generalmotorspartsonline...-rh-57731va340

https://www.generalmotorspartsonline...-rh-57731va350


funny enough I got the part numbers from a japanese website lol

http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/...ote.aspx#title

Thanks a ton! We have different model line-ups here in Canada so the Bezel doesn't exist with our models.
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:22 AM   #18
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Thanks a ton! We have different model line-ups here in Canada so the Bezel doesn't exist with our models.
Ya it took me a while to figure out what model has fogs but not led headlights.

WRX Sport owner here didn't realize you were in bc too.
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:34 PM   #19
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As far as mounting the bumper itself, is it a bolt up replacement to the 15-17? You'd think there'd be a little wiggling that would have to be accounted for.
It has the same mounting points
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:11 PM   #20
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Looks awesome man! I need these
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:24 PM   #21
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That looks great. How did you prep the oem part for painting and did you use spray paint?
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:18 AM   #22
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I’ve been looking to do something like this on my 2018 limited WRX as well. Where did you get the turn signals you’re installing?

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