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JDM bumper installation questions


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109243 posted 06/23/03 11:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is for those with JDM bumpers-front or rear. Some questions:

Easy or difficult?
Retained stock support with styrofoam removed or used JDM one?
Needed all the brackets to do it, or stock ones?
Bumper chrome molding insert able to be reused?
Any pictures/FAQ info?

I am contemplating this as I need a new front anyway, and want to know what all to order.

Thanks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109244 posted 06/23/03 12:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You use a JDM inner beam which is literally not much of anything. If you look at your bumper and see where the raise line that goes around it is you will know where the JDM bumper stops. It's about 2" thinner than the US one. I'm not sure if there is a s'foam core for it but you need atleast the beam and bumper support.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109245 posted 06/23/03 01:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There isn't any foam inner support in the JDM bumper cover, at least the front one. It has a rebar support that bolts into the frame rails and the bumper cover bolts to this. I can't imagine trying to make a bracket, you'd have to do a pretty good job and make it pretty complete or it looks like the bumper cover would sag in places. Best of luck.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109246 posted 06/23/03 05:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://www.southfloridatuners.com/Garfield/bumpers.htm

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109247 posted 02/18/04 08:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hmm... the link does not work. does anyone have any more info on the jdm bumper? will a custom support have to made in addition to what is given? thanks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109248 posted 02/18/04 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
There isn't any foam inner support in the JDM bumper cover for rear bumper either. Both front and rear are bare metal

Checkout the pictures on this link for information on how is the JDM bumper installed

Good luck

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109249 posted 02/18/04 09:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oops

Here is the link

http://www.geocities.co.jp/MotorCity/3773/ic_change.html

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109250 posted 02/18/04 11:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
any other links? any of you with jdm bumpers take pictures? thanks. that site basically only has pictures.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109251 posted 02/18/04 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The bumper is fairly easy to install if you have the right parts. As was already said the jdm metal bumper support under the urethane shell is thin but complex, it has provisions for holding the fog lights also. Fabrication of it would be difficult even if you had a shop.

There also two right angle jdm brackets that replace the the USA bumper support brackets . You could fabricate those but it would require a lot of fixturing to get the bumper positioned and then measure for the brackets. Get the jdm brackets if you can and save a lot of work or just one to use as a pattern. They are mirror image parts.

You will have to drill two holes on each side of the frame to mount the JDM angle brackets. There are two half punched out holes on the outside of the frame where the USA bumper brackets mount. I found the ideal place to drill for my jdm bumper was about 1/4 in above the half punched out holes. I drilled right on the half punched out holes and had to slot the holes in the angle brackets to move the bumper upward the 1/4 inch.

The chrome USA trim strip could be reused if you can get it off the USA bumper without cracking the clear overcoat on it. The adhesive makes it very tough to do this.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109252 posted 02/18/04 02:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
what is the biggest ic i could fit with the jdm bumper? thanks alot. i appreciate it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109253 posted 02/18/04 07:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No foam support for front or back on the jdm bumpers. The rear is a piece of cake & can be done in 1/2 hr. The front, if you have the 2 brackets that mount to the frame, is about 1 - 1 1/2hr project. But if don't have the front brackets, you're shit out of luck & must invest some time to research them. http://www.southfloridatuners.com/Wrightouch/garfields_galant/Garfield/bumpers.htm

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109254 posted 02/18/04 07:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am trying figure that out. It depends on what you want to cut and hose route. 3in thick with max height (10 in. looks OK, 11 in. maybe) looks like you have to do some mods on the lower hood latch support and power steering lines. Width is biggest variable depending on if you want to lose the fog lights.

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Originally posted by dc_style:
what is the biggest ic i could fit with the jdm bumper? thanks alot. i appreciate it.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109255 posted 02/18/04 08:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so what's the biggest ic that any of you jdm bumper guys have on besides the jdm ic. garfield, do you have any pics of the install? thanks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109256 posted 02/18/04 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry, I had some pix of the install but lost/deleted them when I re-did my site pix. I believe the Dave Brode sticky on the Parts For Sale page has some discussion on the largest size intercooler that will fit behind a jdm bumper.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109257 posted 02/26/04 11:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
does anybody have pictures of these two brackets?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109258 posted 02/26/04 11:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by dc_style:
does anybody have pictures of these two brackets?

I'll take some pics of the brackets tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109259 posted 02/27/04 12:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thanks alot. so does this replace our bumper core that everyone has to cut to fit in their fmic?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109260 posted 02/27/04 01:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes.
Literally it's just a beam that supports the skin.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109261 posted 02/27/04 03:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's kind of funny really. I had to cut the shit out of my stock bumper support to fit the intercooler core I have. When I went to fit the JDM bumper with it's internal support fully intact it slipped right over the intercooler almost as if it were meant to be. I'm just waiting for the bumper cover to be painted and I will take some pictures. Hopefully the cover will be done tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109262 posted 02/27/04 07:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hey whopper - what is the thickness of your FMIC? over 3.5"?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109263 posted 02/27/04 08:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hey, turbowop.. my car is going to look almost exactly likt yours... besides the huge rims. [Wink]

i'd also like to know the dimensions of your fmic and if the fog lights plug right up. thanks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109264 posted 02/27/04 08:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
dc_style: Except for the E32 JDM clear corners which are 2 bulb design like the USDM ones and taillights, will need to re-wire.

This includes projector foglights, the ugly foglight/turnsignals, fendertops, JDM headlights and e39A clear corners.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109265 posted 02/27/04 09:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so how would i rewire? difficulty of this task? thanks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109266 posted 02/27/04 10:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Multimeter, common sense and very carefully. Or have a stereo shop do it. Anyone competent with electronics.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109267 posted 02/27/04 05:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
anyone have pictures of the brackets? thanks.

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