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    DIY: Front Bumper Removal

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    Hi Guys,

    Because some of you are sometime looking for a DIY (there is one on the FAQ but a lot of pictures are missing) and since I had a car today undergoing LED surgery, I decided to take some pictures and make my own in order to share.
    To start, I did a breakdown with the different tools setup and I will refer these setups during the DIY. The tools I am describing here below here are for reference and in some case, alternate tooling can be used.

    Time = 15mn
    Difficulty = 3

    The Tools

    10mm Socket
    Socket Extensions
    T30 Extended
    T25 Bit

    Setup 1
    T30 extended – Length 180mm / 7 Inch
    I bought this tool on Ebay for $8. I have seen that some of you are using a flat screwdriver with a width that fit the T30 head. A T25 will work as well but has more play.



    Setup 2
    A piece of metal about 2mm thick



    Setup 3
    Torks bit T25



    Setup 4
    10mm socket with 2 extensions. Total Length = 285mm / 11 Inch



    Setup 5
    10mm socket with 2 extensions, one of them is flexible, like a spring. Total Length = 285mm / 11 Inch.




    Let’s start.
    Using Setup 2, remove the 3 locking pins under the bumper



    On this top view, I have circled the 11 screws location (2 of them are optional, I’ll explain that later)



    On the following set of pictures, circled in RED, the screws that need to be removed and circled in blue, the screws that only need to be loosen (3 turns should be enough).

    Setup 1
    Driver Headlight





    Passenger Headlight




    Now, the 2 following locations are optional. I do loosen these because:
    1/ Sometimes they are really tight and the bumper is really difficult to pull off or reinstall.
    2/ When I reinstall the bumper, I want to make sure that the gaps between the bumpers and the hood are even and identical.
    Here, you just need to loose them up, about 1 turn.



    Here is a close up of the Torks head inside



    You are done with the top. Let’s start the sides:

    Setup 3
    Driver side: Start the car and fully turn the wheels to the right. Remove the 2 screws.



    Pull the plastic fender and remove the 2 screws



    Setup 4
    If you now look closely inside, you will see the two 10mm nut that need to be removed.



    Now, pull the fender toward the outside to release the clip



    Important detail: On the following picture, the highlighted part locks with the bumper. A better picture, on the right side shows it locked in place. Make sure to remember that when you reinstall your bumper.



    You are done with the Driver side, now the passenger side where the process is the same.

    Remove the 2 screws



    Remove the 2 screws



    Here they are !!



    Here is the picture that I was previously referring to where you can see the tab locked in place with the fender.
    In Blue, the fender lip
    In Red, the locking tab



    Earlier, I was talking about the bumper height adjusters. Here is a close up




    And this is the bumper part that slides into them.



    When you are done, slide the bumper back on place.
    On the passenger side, there is enough room to stick you hand and reinstall both nuts with your hand. Then, I use the Setup 4 to tight them up.
    On the Driver side, you don’t have enough room to do the same and be cause they are not perpendicular (pointing towards the center of the car) this is when I use the Setup 5.

    Here is a picture



    I hope this helps.
    If the Admins what to add this DIY to the FAQ, I have no problem with that
    Good luck and I am around if any question

    Phil
    Last edited by fly300kts; 07-20-2009 at 05:46 PM.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Great work as always.. Admins DIY this!!

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Thank you

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Nice write up....i didn't know it would be so much trouble to take out a bumper..

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    wow, ive taken my bumper off like three times..but there are things in this write up that i didnt even know about (locking tab on the inside of fender) who knew? haha seriously, STICKY! or DIY for sure...
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    great write up as always!

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    ++++ REP amazing. makes me worry about taking off my bumper.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    You are the man! Now if I could just figure out where those control wires go under the dash for the self leveling Bi-Xenons.
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    thanks fly was kinda bummed the old diy didnt have the pics

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Awesome write up! Fly strikes once again.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Thank you Guys, thank you.
    My next DIY will be the fuel sender & fuel filter replacement. Got the parts but to hot in Florida today. I going to take the Vrod for a spin

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    The pics are a definate help, my bumper is coming off today. We'll see how it goes.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    wow.....wht a detailed diy...awesome!

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Your the man Phil
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    setup 5 is damn helpful for getting around the fluid reservoir. i'll be getting in touch with you soon about upgrading. very nice DIY

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY




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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    ^^^ LOL

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by orbovi View Post
    setup 5 is damn helpful for getting around the fluid reservoir. i'll be getting in touch with you soon about upgrading. very nice DIY
    Let me know, I'm here

    Phil

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    +1 for this DIY - I wish I had it when I took my bumper off the first time.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Great write up, I have been putting of the S4 grill mod for my non sline because of the bumper removal. Maybe now I can finish modding the grill and actually install it.
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    That is a kicks-ass DIY. Thanks very much, Phil!
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Once again! Great job Phil :) Bumper comming of any day now.
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Amazing write-up! Thanks a mill because I'm about to install my FMIC.
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    ^^^ Your welcome. No more Bumper fear

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Very nice, that's the first clear picture of the 10mm nuts I've seen on the car.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    DUDE.....Thanks for this
    Took me 6hr to remove the bumper (as I am not mechanically inclined)
    But I never would have been able to pull it off without this.

    Great work!!!

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    ^^ Your welcome
    Now, it taKes me 10 mn but don't worry, you will do better next time

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by shin4ever00 View Post
    DUDE.....Thanks for this
    Took me 6hr to remove the bumper (as I am not mechanically inclined)
    But I never would have been able to pull it off without this.

    Great work!!!
    6 hours?! holy crap! it took me like 20 minutes to take mine off the first time, but like an hour to get it back on...stupid alignment posts

    great writeup! it's always nice to know what you're getting into ahead of time. i especially like the tools list...very helpful


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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Once again rep for you!
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    excellent work - thanks!
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    I wish this thread existed the first time I removed my bumper.
    Thanks Phil, you have saved a lot of people with this, for sure.

    PS: My bumper sits lower than it should, having a larger gap between the bumper and hood, but at least it has happened both sides so it looks symmetrical... :P
    Too bored to remove it and fix it though...Noooooooo way....

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    thank you.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    amazing. thanks. sticky

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    One thing to note is that the 10mm nuts shown below need a deep socket as when I got to that stage the socket was just spinning on the end of the bolt



    Also on my RHD car, I couldn't see the bolts on the driver's side (your passenger's side), so I gave up & tightened all the nuts/torx screws again.

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    just installed xenons, couldn't have done it without this DIY.

    THANK YOU!!!


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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    I also want to say thank you. I just did the cc mod, painted headlight housing graphite gray and installed rs4 grill last night and this diy was a tremendous help. here are the results





    And here's my little helper giving me a hand installing rs4 rsb last night
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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Your welcome Guys, it is a pleasure to share with this Community
    To the Admins, you could post a link of this one in the FAQ's. The actual one is pretty weak with missing pics.

    Just my 2 cent

    Phil

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    Re: Front Bumper Removal: The DIY

    Quote Originally Posted by fly300kts View Post
    Your welcome Guys, it is a pleasure to share with this Community
    To the Admins, you could post a link of this one in the FAQ's. The actual one is pretty weak with missing pics.

    Just my 2 cent

    Phil
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    awesome DIY!!! thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeygriebel View Post
    awesome DIY!!! thanks
    Your welcome

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