(SUB-1741) Subaru WRX/STI MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(SUB-1741) Subaru WRX/STI MX Series Upper Grille

Products : SUB1741B , SUB1741S

Install Step #1:
Our Project Subaru WRX ready for its new GrillCraft grille.
Install Step #2:
Start by removing the clips and 10mm bolts retaining the upper portion of the bumper.
Install Step #3:
The retaining bracket should come off with ease once unbolted.
Install Step #4:
Within the wheel-wells, remove the single clip securing the bumper corners. Push in the center of the clip and then remove it.
Install Step #5:
Underneath the bumper, remove the various clips securing the underside of the bumper to the splash guards along the sides and front.
Install Step #6:
With all hardware removed, pull the bumper sides away from the vehicle to release it from the fenders.
Install Step #7:
Once free on both sides, the bumper should pull away from the vehicle as shown.
Install Step #8:
If you have lights within the bumper assembly, unclip the main harness on each side.
Install Step #9:
Place the bumper on a sturdy work surface in preparation for removal of the factory grille.
Install Step #10:
Remove all Phillips head screws securing the grille bracket and grille to the bumper.
Install Step #11:
Remove the retaining bracket.
Install Step #12:
Unclip and remove the grille shell from the front of the bumper.
Install Step #13:
The studs on the new grille will utilize the same mounting points on the bumper, however, the bottom mounting holes will need to be enlarged with a 1/4" or 5/16" drill bit.
Install Step #14:
OPTIONAL: The side mounting holes are not needed to secure the grille however they may be used to additional fastening. Use a sharp scribe tool to mark the location of the holes.
Install Step #15:
OPTIONAL: The side mounting holes are not needed to secure the grille however they may be used to additional fastening. Drill the mounting holes using a 3/16" drill bit.
Install Step #16:
For professional installation, mask and paint the area behind the grille using flat black spray paint.
Install Step #17:
For professional installation, mask and paint the area behind the grille using flat black spray paint.
Install Step #18:
Mount the mesh grille back into the bumper and secure the grille using the included washers and lock nuts.
Install Step #19:
Secure the side tabs to the bumper using the hardware included.
Install Step #20:
The flat nut should mount opposite to the screw head.
Install Step #21:
Reinstall the bumper and the installation is complete! Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.
Install Step #22:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black XE-Series LED Upper grille kit.
Install Step #23:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Silver MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.
Install Step #24:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black XE-Series LED Upper grille kit.
Install Step #25:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black XE-Series LED Upper grille kit.
Install Step #26:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black XE-Series LED Upper grille kit.
Install Step #27:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.
Install Step #28:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Black MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.
Install Step #29:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Silver MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.
Install Step #30:
Our Subaru WRX shown here with our Silver MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2018 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2018 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2018 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2018 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2018 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2018 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2018 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2018 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2018 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A