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Rear bumper support mod?


tektic
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247283 posted 09/22/19 07:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've seen the aluminum mod, but what have people done to trim down some weight from the stock steel junk? I'm not sure how to attack it. It seems feasible to loose 20lbs and not risk loosing rigidity and support and safety. Please post pictures if you have them. I have my cut off wheel idling!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247292 posted 09/23/19 09:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well then. I guess I'll just put it back on.


Edited by tektic (09/23/19 09:40 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247294 posted 09/24/19 04:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For most people, they lose the weight gradually from rust. I suppose you could cut in the middle in order to leave the mount pints and upp/lower support. But if it starts to corrode, it will be a fast trip to nothing.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247295 posted 09/24/19 06:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The only time I've ever taken a rear bumper off is to put a JDM one on which has almost no support whatsoever and weighs like 10 lbs.

Cut it until you don't feel comfortable anymore?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247306 posted 09/24/19 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
So... Waste of time. Kind of.


I cut the part that hangs down above the tail pipe off and these two blocks. It turns out the inside was all rotten so I'm coating it with rust bullet after treating it with acid. So its 6-8 lbs lighter and hopefully won't continue to rust. I could of kept cutting I suppose, but it was taking too long.

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