Author Topic: Grill mod  (Read 778 times)

April 01, 2016, 07:33:42 AM
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Garrsie

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So I bit the bullet and did the grill mod for my SG9. It's not very difficult to do but I recommend having some good files, lots of sandpaper (60 grit through to 320) and a Dremel. I also used a hack saw and some side cutters.

You'll need;

Body filler (I used the 2 part stuff)
Mesh (I got alu, big diamond)
Primer & Paint (I used Rustoleum, metallic midnight black. It's good stuff)

You can reuse the Subaru badge, but i decided to add something unique and made up a JDM "F" out of aluminium.

There are quite a few tutorials on how to do it so I won't go go into that. The pics speak for themselves and I am really happy with the result.

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2006 Forester XT, Wiseco pistons, 18"Koya lightweight wheels, Bridgestone re002, Custom 20g turbo, STi IC, 76mm exhaust, Walbro 255, Custom turbo inlet, intake spacers, Gizmo Boost Controller, TGV deletes. BC RA Coilies, Brembo big Calipers, PB RS Discs, Coolboost WMI, Intent Performance Tuned

April 01, 2016, 08:45:44 AM
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Bravofox

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Nice. I remember when I had my SG9, I just opened the bonnet to check how difficult it is to remove the grille. Within 1 minute I was standing with it in my hand.
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April 01, 2016, 11:31:51 AM
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You'll probably find on the SG9 half the clips for the grille are broken anyway.

Nice mod. Any particular reason for doing it?
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April 01, 2016, 12:02:42 PM
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Garrsie

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Nice mod. Any particular reason for doing it?

Just for the look. I would like to get the Foz looking as close to the STI as I can. I gave up a beautiful Nogaro Blue S4 4.2 (cam chain service was due in 40k) for it so I need it to look as good as I can get it.
2006 Forester XT, Wiseco pistons, 18"Koya lightweight wheels, Bridgestone re002, Custom 20g turbo, STi IC, 76mm exhaust, Walbro 255, Custom turbo inlet, intake spacers, Gizmo Boost Controller, TGV deletes. BC RA Coilies, Brembo big Calipers, PB RS Discs, Coolboost WMI, Intent Performance Tuned

April 08, 2016, 10:10:44 AM
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