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Old 12-23-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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DIY Thai Vios Sports Grill

It's been a while since I installed it, so I'm going to try to remember everything step by step. Sorry in advance if I forget something. Here it goes (stupid hackers):

I forgot how long it took to install, but I just remember it longer than it should have since I ended up cutting myself.

Tools needed:
- Philips screw driver
- Box knife
- Dremel (will make it easier, I didn't use one tho since I didn't have one)
- Water (might get dehydrated)
- Ratchet wrench with (I forget what size sockets)

Before:


Step one:
Jack the front of the car up. Unbolt these bolts from the bumper in the wheel-wells.


Step two:
Remove these pop-in/suicide screws (what ever they're called) from the top of the bumper. I used a thin flat head and gently pried them off in a circular fashion.


Step three:
*Read text in pic*


Step four:
*Read text in pic*


Step five:
*Read text in pic*


Not a step, but just showing the damage that the concrete block on the freeway caused:


Showing the locations of the clips (except the side clips)








...continue...
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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Thanks i have my grill thats been sitting in my garage for the longest time. Nows some motivation go go out and install it hehe
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:57 AM   #3
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Step six:
*Read text in pic*


Step seven:
*Read text in pic*


Step eight:
Gently remove stock grill off of the bumper.


Comparison pics:




*Top is the mesh, bottom is the OEM one*


*Also note how the mesh grill doesn't have the screw mounts that the OEM one has*
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:07 AM   #4
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Step nine & 10:
I shave down the tabs on the mesh grill since they were waaaay toooo big to fit in the slots. I also made some of the slots bigger to accommodate the tabs. I used a box knife to do all of this, but I think a dremel will work wonders on the tab. Using some force/coercing, push the tabs into the slots.
*****************IF YOU'RE USING A BOX KNIFE OR SOMETHING SIMILAR, BE REALLY CAREFUL. I cut my thumb in the process, and that took some time to clean up and bandage off.***************


Showing the trimming on the tabs and the slots.




Be careful to not too much force, or else the tab might snap.


It started to rain a little (and started to get dark), so...
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:12 AM   #5
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Step 11:
*Read the text in the pic*


Step 12 & 13:
Put the bumper back on, and screw in all the screws, and push in the pop-in screws. If you have foglights, plug them back in before you put the bumper back in. *I was pressured in time, so I didn't take pics of this*


Step 14:
Step back and look at the difference it makes.


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Old 12-23-2008, 03:13 AM   #6
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Thanks i have my grill thats been sitting in my garage for the longest time. Nows some motivation go go out and install it hehe
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:29 AM   #7
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wheee thanks for putting this back dude
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:17 AM   #8
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wheee thanks for putting this back dude
No problem. Has it been added to the compilation of DIY's?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:27 AM   #9
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Hey jw, Does garm still sell these grills ?
Tried looking on the website for them, but they weren't on there.
did i miss out? :\
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:02 AM   #10
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Hey jw, Does garm still sell these grills ?
Tried looking on the website for them, but they weren't on there.
did i miss out? :\
Who's JW?

You should PM Garm to see if he still has any in stock. It's worth the money.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:50 AM   #11
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did you buy it pre-painted?
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:16 AM   #12
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where can i get one of these grilles?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:13 AM   #13
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did you buy it pre-painted?
No I did not. I had it professionally painted. Next time I get a mod like this, I'm painting it myself. hehe.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:16 AM   #14
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where can i get one of these grilles?
Contact Garm (Cali Yaris) to see if he has any more sports grill in stock. http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:12 AM   #15
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Just wondering where and how much you got your grille
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #16
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i bought one of those mesh grills from microimage which i paited it myself, my yaris color is flint mica and i painted the grill black and chrome, not bad!!!! i'll post some pictures.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:08 PM   #17
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and having trouble installing the grill, this post will help me alot.
thanks kaotic lazagna!!!!!
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