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After a mishap along a deserted, country road and a very large vulture like bird, I ended up with a broken fron grill on my 2016.
I found many replacement parts available, eventually bought one on the Carid site. On inspection, it looked to be an exact duplicate. I could find no differences. about 120.00
Installation was not bad. Removing the front bumper cover (several vides on Youtube) . Grill was easy to swap out.

The only issue was: The front Subaru badge. The replacement does not come with a new badge. I was aware of this, but was thinking swapping the existing one over would be no issue.
It is an issue. The original one is basically glued on the grill with some sort of space age, space shuttle grade, adhesive. I never did get it off the old grill, even after damaging it beyond use.

A replacement badge is not cheap. cost me about 42 + shipping.
 

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Wow, that's a bummer... good to know, though!
 

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2005 XT, Mildly Modified...2006 XT Limited, Highly Modifed
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If it jambs, (or gets stuck) force it.

If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

Next time soak the **** in acetone for a little while or some goof off...
 

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no way to get to the glued area. the badge is concave and the glued spot is completely inaccessible.
 
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