(SUB-1739) Subaru Impreza MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(SUB-1739) Subaru Impreza MX Series Upper Grille

Products : SUB1739B , SUB1739S

Install Step #1:
Our Project Subaru Impreza Needing a GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
To perform the install you'll need to remove the bumper from the vehicle. Start by removing the 10mm bolts and Plastic Clips holding the upper part of the bumper.
Install Step #3:
Once the bolts and clips are removed, the metal reinforcement bar comes right off.
Install Step #4:
In the wheel-wells, you'll need to remove the upper clip holding the bumper by pushing the center of the clip inward.
Install Step #5:
Once the center is pushed in, will the clip come out.
Install Step #6:
Underneath the bumper, remove the clips holding the bumper cover to the lower plastics.
Install Step #7:
Once all hardware is removed, you can unclip the bumper from the vehicle by pulling towards you from the wheel-well as well as underneath the bumper.
Install Step #8:
Disconnect the bumper-lights by pushing the center-tab inward.
Install Step #9:
The bumper should be fully detached from the vehicle.
Install Step #10:
You'll need to remove the upper grille shell from the bumper by unscrewing the Phillips screws along the perimeter.
Install Step #11:
Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the clips holding the grille shell in place.
Install Step #12:
Once all removed, the grille shell will come right out from the front of the bumper.
Install Step #13:
Place your new mesh insert into the bumper opening.
Install Step #14:
Using a sharp scribe tool, mark the locations of the mounting tabs through the grille.
Install Step #15:
Use a 3/16" drill bit to make the necessary mounting holes.
Install Step #16:
We recommend painting the area behind the grille BLACK to give a clean, professional installation. To do this trace the back of the grille and tape it off in preparation for painting.
Install Step #17:
Another view of the taped section.
Install Step #18:
Another view of the taped section.
Install Step #19:
Once painted the bumper should look like shown.
Install Step #20:
Another view of the painted section.
Install Step #21:
Another view of the painted section.
Install Step #22:
Locate the included hardware
Install Step #23:
On the bottom tab of the grille, attach the provided U-Clip. Smooth side faces downward.
Install Step #24:
Place the mesh insert back into the bumper opening.
Install Step #25:
The top tab utilizes the 1" Hex Screw and mounts through the upper plactic reinforcement on the bumper.
Install Step #26:
The side tabs attach as shown with the flat-nuts opposite to the hex-screw.
Install Step #27:
The lower screw will attach as shown through the bumper into the previously attached U-Nut.
Install Step #28:
Reinstall the bumper back onto vehicle and installation is complete. Shown here with our Black MX Series Upper, Lower & Hood Scoop Grille Kits.
Install Step #29:
Shown here with our Silver MX Series Upper, Lower & Hood Scoop Grille Kits.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2017 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A