Grimmspeed Alternator Cover & Radiator Shroud

07/23/2014

With all the recent additions to help clean up the engine bay, it was time to add some customization products that would cover up some of the unsightly parts of the Subaru engine bay, namely the terribly hideous alternator.

I had wanted both of these items for quite some time now, but justifying the cost was the hard part for items that were 100% purely cosmetic. RallySport Direct was running a July 04 sale and decided to jump on board, and I’m VERY glad I did.

Once both the Grimmspeed Alternator Cover and Grimmspeed Radiator Shroud were installed, it was an instant improvement.

The Alternator Cover attaches with spacers to the OEM locations, and it was a fairly straightforward installation. The location of the spacers was a bit difficult to reach on one of the sides, but it didn’t take too much effort to get the bolts and nuts all wrenched in tight. Once installed, the grim sight of the OEM alternator has now almost completely vanished. The black wrinkle powder coating matches very well with the rest of the engine bay, and is a solid mount to place stuff on while working with tools and parts. I can 100% recommend this product!

The Grimmspeed Radiator Shroud was the next addition, purely to match the Alternator Cover, but also because of the integrated tool tray. Without looking at any installation instructions, it wasn’t immediately obvious that the OEM radiator stays needed to be removed, and the bushings on the radiator stays would then be swapped to the Grimmspeed Alternator Shroud. After taking a quick glance at the Grimmspeed website, it became clear what needed to happen and it was an easy replacement. Once installed, it tied everything together perfectly! Both are here to stay for good.

I’ve always been a fan of Grimmspeed products and the way they design quality parts, both in form and function. Two thumbs up here!