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    1. 07-04-2005 01:51 PM #1
      Anybody know if there are any tricks to removing the rear bumber? not just the outside clipper panel, but the actual bumper itself. I havent taken a look at it yet, so this is kind of cheating, but i figured id ask if anybody's done it before. For now im going to swap my rear from the triple while and put it on the silver-blue and see how that racing stripe looks

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      07-04-2005 02:26 PM #2
      No real trick to it. Inside the trunk behind the tail lights there is 2 bolts on each side that have to come out as well as the screws holding the plastic part to the wheel wells.

    3. 07-04-2005 02:39 PM #3
      bump and tumble then, my man.

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      07-04-2005 04:50 PM #4
      For my car, I needed a 19mm socket to remove the bolts in the trunk.
      It's fairly easy to do and can be done in 5min. Unless your like me and are using a really long non-ratchet torque wrench to get the bolts off.

    5. 07-04-2005 05:20 PM #5
      hehe point taken

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      07-04-2005 08:56 PM #6
      Speaking of removing bumpers, I took off my front one today. It took two hours to do! All was well except one bolt that was also support for the horns. I used my torque wrench and it went to 120 ft lbs without having the nut budge. (and I'm not ganna even start with the bolt right next to belts)
      So after lots of cursing, switching between the torque and socket wrenches, using cheater bars, it finally came loose enough for me to just use the socket wrench.
      It would of been so much easier if I could remove the battery tray. Alas, I had to move the air intake tubbing and A/C condensor instead and work with a small turning radius area.
      Anyways, now it's time for me to go back out there and put those eurobumpers on.


      Modified by Akira714 at 1:58 AM 7-5-2005

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