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Trying to do some planning for possibly adding a Greddy 2-row FMIC and getting the '99-spec front bumper. I know that the front bumper reinforcement bar is going to need to be hacked up a little to get this stuff to fit. I am curious to know how many people have removed it completely? Also during my searching I heard that the front bumper will sag without the rebar in place. True? Thanks in advance for any help.
Mike - AlamoMotoring.com
93 VR Base - Street Port, T78, 440rwhp @ 15psi/pump
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Just to clarify, I plan on keeping the rebar and just making the spots for the '99 turn signals larger and by cutting some from the middle for the front mount to fit. What should I use to cut the rebar with? Will just a little Dremel suffice?
I have the Pettit 99 front, Demetrios says I would have to cut it to fit the GReddy 2-row. He said the "tunnel" in the center section would have to be shaved back towards the front (if that makes sense). Thoughts?
I don't have one on the front of my car (wasn't on when I bought it and it doesn't fit too well with my front end piece apparently) and I don't plan on being in any front end collisions anytime soon since uhh 99% of the time the front of your car hits something its your fault
GReddy 2-row FMIC w/o rebar .... bumper sagged before the FMIC so I can't compare. I do wish I had it though. It will help keep fiberglass from cracking too and I might upgrade to a Pettit fiberglass '99 spec one day.
Current => 2004 BMW M3
Previous => 1993 RX-7 R1 (CYM)
I have the 2 row with the rebar and stock bumper. I could see how the front bumper would sag over time. It's pretty soft material. figure without some sort of reenforcement with baking sun and gravity you would eventually start to see some saggage.
I am not sure about how much more you would need to cut the rebar for the bumper you want to use. I used a dremel and cut the rebar with some diamond cutting disks and had the section cut out for the FMIC in about 20 min. not a few hours.