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    I've seen a couple of ke70's/ae71's on here that have had it done but I'm not totally sure how to do it with the result turning out neat and tidy..??
    Anyone got a guide on what to do exactly?

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    theres one on the old forum>>>does search still work

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    i wana know this also i dont get it
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    http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/fo...426#post874426

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    nah, that guy chopped em back a little too far.
    no wraparound bits.

    anyone got a link for the other bumper chop? was a little less drastic and didnt have to chop mounts or anything, was basically just a plastic trim...
    i remember reading it but cant remember where.

    oh hang on this isnt /r/ lol

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    from my old ae71 thread on the previous dc forum, might help u guys out:

    "ok ive been asked quite a few times about how to do the bumper trick. so to save people asking me, this is how i did it:


    first i took the bumpers off the car. i undid the bolts that you can find in the engine bay and also the ones in the boot.

    next i separated the black plastic from the metal supports. there are lots of little tabs u can see when looking at the reverse side of the bumpers, which hold them onto the metal. just twist them off or whatever u need to do to get the plastic off.

    then i got rid of the metal supports because you cant use them with the trimmed down bumpers.

    once the black plastic was separated i had a look at them, lined them up on car, then decided how much to trim off. on the rear u need to get rid of the numberplate light. so i used that as a guide as to how much to cut off. on the front i just guessed how much i wanted to cut off. i had to rush the front so i think i cut too much off it. ended up a bit thinner than i wanted it to be, but oh well

    i just used a jigsaw to trim the bumpers down to size. pretty quick and easy to use.

    once i trimmed them to size i drilled some small holes in the body and also in the bumpers, then used cable ties to hold the bumpers on. i also used cable ties to hold the front indicators on.

    dont rush it, and remember u can always cut off more, you cant put more plastic on if u cut too much off

    and just be aware that once u do this the bumpers have almost no function if u run into something. but its a cheap and easy way to get rid of the standard park benches.

    i got the idea from gilly's old ke70 so dont give me the credit for the idea. here's a couple of pics of his old car that i used to get an idea of how much to cut off:




    good luck "


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    http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/bo...ic=4516&st=150

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    it would look pretty wak and rough up close ay?
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    So, you remove the best foot stool/beer holder ever made by any car manufacturer and repalce it with a totally aesthetic weak thing that means you can't dent your mates geminis for fear of busting your car.

    Whats the point!

    edit: the one on ke70.com is pretty decent though

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    Thanks for the help guys, still deciding whether I will go ahead with it or not yet.

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