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Old 11-04-2014, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Almost OEM Lower grill block 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Almost OEM Lower grill block

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See also: Almost OEM upper grill block v4.0 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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Sorry for the lack of pictures, I was trying to knock this project out in 8 hours, so I forgot to take pics along the way.

But it's essentially the same thing as my other fiberglass builds.
1) get the rough shape
2) use painters tape to smooth the edges
3) fiberglass
4) sand
5) bondo
6) paint
Mounted using existing holes in the bumper and L brackets with speed nuts














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Old 11-04-2014, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Almost OEM Lower grill block
about 5 spots of paint, and i think you could call it OE level appearance
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! Much better

Or maybe I should go buy some Subaru pop clips and reviewing drill the holes? ..... Nah, too much trouble..
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow...that is quite a bit of blocking. This is for winter mode then?

I am interested to see how the engine temps are when it gets colder.
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Wow...that is quite a bit of blocking. This is for winter mode then?

I am interested to see how the engine temps are when it gets colder.
I actually need to trim it back a little. Per scan guage, Engine temps fluctuate from 188* to 206* max. Normal operating temperature is 186* to 188*. Subaru manual says radiator fan turns on at 196*. So I am pretty sure that the radiator fan is running a lot.
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How about a fan indicator light?

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