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#1 David_R

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:29 pm

Hi, 

 

I'm putting together a brake cooling kit similar to that of the stillen. I want to utilize the same part of the bumper for the intakes and this means removing the covers next to the "bumper fangs". Is this something I can gain access to just by removing the undertray or does the bumper need to come off? I am trying to minimize risk of messing about with the pedestrian impact system if at all possible.

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:14 pm

They are easy to remove once you have the under tray off.

 

However - they hold the front impact sensors for the bonnet pop up system so you will have to relocate those somewhere else.  I'll dig out a picture in a moment from when I removed my front bumper...

 

Edit:  Here you go, you can see the sensors hanging from the wires (circled in red):

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:18 pm

Thankyou Paul. Very helpful   :thumbs:

 

I'll see what I can do and let you know what I come up with. 


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1996 - oxford blue Rover 600 turbo - extremely modified, not that you would ever know it from the outside. My take on the ultimate street sleeper (tarton rug and box of tissues included)

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:04 pm

Thankyou Paul. Very helpful   :thumbs:
 
I'll see what I can do and let you know what I come up with. 

To be honest, you could just cable tie them somewhere. That would prevent the lifter light coming on. If you disconnect the sensors from the loom then the light would come on and I think that's an MOT failure.

But it might not activate the system if you don't bolt them somewhere on the bumper.

If someone were to walk out in front me and smacked their head on my engine block because the system didn't fire I'm not sure I could live with myself so I'd have to bolt them on.
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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:49 am

I wont be doing anything that compromises the system. 

 

I cant even bring myself to cut holes into my cars. If it can be an oem type fitment or easily reversible then it wont be happening.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:25 am

I wont be doing anything that compromises the system. 

 

I cant even bring myself to cut holes into my cars. If it can be an oem type fitment or easily reversible then it wont be happening.

 

David. I have an old OEM front bumper (and rear) that I no longer need of you fancy some practice 


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:56 pm

 

David. I have an old OEM front bumper (and rear) that I no longer need of you fancy some practice 

 

Thankyou for the offer blobbish but I have nowhere to put them right now. :(

 

I want to get my bumper off anyway to give it a good detail off the car. I reckon I can make something work ;)


2011 - black 370z the doube D. 2years in and still a solid, fun and reliable car. 

1996 - oxford blue Rover 600 turbo - extremely modified, not that you would ever know it from the outside. My take on the ultimate street sleeper (tarton rug and box of tissues included)

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:36 pm

Its now clearer what you meant Paul about the mounting points for the outer impact sensors. I will be making new replacement brackets from scratch to direct replace the original plastic items. I cant see it causing a problem with the sensors.

 

Its a bit hot but the long/free weekend means I can play a bit with this so will see what I can come up with!


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:13 pm

Here is what I have so far!

 

I dont have the luxury of a CNC machine so my methods are fairly crude when it comes to cutting. 

 

Replacement "fang" intakes and impact g sensor mounting brackets almost done. Just need to weld in the pipework.

 

I decided to cut inserts for the three tangs to the left as I am using stainless steel and it would be very difficult to take them off, once past the plastic barb and would probably break them in the process. Anything I do to my cars I like to make it so they are completely reversible and no one would be any the wiser.

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:27 pm

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:37 pm

Good work mate :thumbs:

 

Seeing those rusted clips the under tray bolts onto gives me a new job to do.  I think I'll have to clean & lube mine up.  The bolts were tight last time I removed my tray.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:13 pm

Thanks Paul.  I bought a replacement set of undertray bolts and clips. Unfortunately they were already rusting out of the jiffy bag (clips anyway). I might have to look into stainless alternatives. The hose clamps might have to get the stainless steel treatment too. 


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:20 pm

Yes, I noticed my lower hose clip looked grim a few years ago and replaced it.  It's not something you want to fail...


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