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    Avant rear bumper removal.

    I'm hoping to swap my lower rear valance this week, to one with exhaust cut outs. I've got the Elsawin guide, but just wondered from anyone who had done it what sort of job it was, and how long I should expect it to take?
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    Avant rear bumper removal.

    I have the same job coming up too. I have removed the rear bumper before when fitting my tow bar and to be honest the biggest job is removing all the panels in the boot. Once all the boot panels are out its easy to access the bolts. I'd give 4 hours or so to complete the job.
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    "luckily" I took the boot trim out last week to take out the alarm siren.... So at least I'm familiar with doing that!
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    Wasn't a bad job, probably took me just over two hours, including washing behind the bumper, and hoovering the spare wheel well etc.

    I think it looks good, I hope my new tips come soon! I didn't realise how weedy the 2.5 tips looked when visible! 89mm tips are due Wed/Thur I hope.



    This is a 90mm spray bottle, gives an idea of the new tips. I think 100mm looks too big on the standard bumper.





    The shame!

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    wow,nice work James,is that a new bumper?

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    Just the lower valance, they're exchangable, but you need the bumper off to do it.
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    looking good

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    James, where did you get the lower valance from and how much?

    Looks fantastic

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    Thank you, I bought it from another forum member back in the summer. I think they're in the region of £80-100 from a dealer.
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    Looking good James, can't wait to see it with new tips, mine are 90mm in my s-line rear and think it looks about right,by the way what rear wiper arm are you using with that aero blade on it?
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    Looks great-ish will look superb when the bigger tips arrive. I always wanted to do this mod on mine...but I ended up buying a b5.

    Don't forget to post an updated pic when the new tips arrive.


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    Looks great, now can't wait to get my new bumper painted and fitted up. Here's how it looks at the moment (need some parking sensors or grommets to blank off the holes).

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    was that the one on ebay last week?

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    Luckily, these came today. Fitting tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeny233 View Post
    Looks great, now can't wait to get my new bumper painted and fitted up. Here's how it looks at the moment (need some parking sensors or grommets to blank off the holes).

    Mine cane with sensor holes also, i just got the painter to fill them first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.l View Post
    was that the one on ebay last week?
    Yes it is. Couldn't pass it up. Been looking for over a year for a GMBH rear bumper with the cut outs.
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    Got the car back, the tips look ok. I think. I need a bit of time to get used to it! They stick out more than I had in mind, they recommended this to help keep the soot off the back end a bit. The nearside needs raising just a touch, which I hope I can do by manipulating the exhaust hanger tomorrow. Just a few quick pics.

    You can see it's a bit low in the first pic.







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    they look good

    i would have had them further in and a touch higher

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    I can adjust them to a certain extent through bending the hanger bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeny233 View Post
    Yes it is. Couldn't pass it up. Been looking for over a year for a GMBH rear bumper with the cut outs.
    you beat me to it, was on my watch list but pay day came too slow

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    Looks great James
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    Sorted the tips today, levelled them up, and pulled them into the car a bit. I'm a lot happier now, I really like them.







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    Looks great James. You've just helped me decide on my new exhaust I'm Getting fitted next week on my tqs. I'll also be going for 3.5 inches or 89mm if you prefer.
    Thanks
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    ^^^^^^^ same here. Looks great, and now I know what size tail pipes to order.
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    Very nice James, good choice on the tips they look spot on!
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    James

    Not been around for quite a while - been busy with the two other hobbies (my old 968 and Bicycles and kids and summer juggling)

    But really pleased you got the valance and presumably it fitted ok.

    It really looks the biz m8 - a brilliant idea especially on a dolphin car as it's nearly colour coded

    Seriously - it looks superb with the tips too.

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    FFS all you lads putting new valances on lol, adding things to my list of jobs ha!

    Looks great James

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