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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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anybody ever install one on your car. I'm trying and it wont fit i would have to cut about two inches outta the center of it to fit around the radiator support so it will reach the fenders to bolt on. Any help would be great. Called the place i got it from and they dont know what to tell me.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 05:26 PM
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If by taking it from the middle you mean taking a few inches off of the extrusion that would extend into the radiator support... yes, I had that issue and we cut about an inch or two off until it fit properly....

If by taking it from the middle that you'd have to cut it in half, remove an inch from either side and put it back together... no.. didn't have that problem...


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-18-2006, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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yes the part that goes against the rad support. i was affraid that i would have to do that. you would think that for 200 bucks i would atleast come close to fitting
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I put mine on last weekend...didn't have any real problem. The support that comes down from the hood latch and runs down to the lower radiator support....I just cut it at the last grill bolt.

I also had to loosen the rock guard so the edges could slip up under.



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well, with these cars there is a lot of "play" in things... For every person who it would fit perfectly, there are another 3-4 where it wouldn't.

I think they put that in there so that it will fit everyone's car... Since it's attached to the fenders on the ends... where your fenders are in relation to the rad. support will alter things...

(Sure the fenders don't have a full two inches of movement... more like 1, at the very most...)

Just make sure you cut in very small increments until you get to something you like... yeah, it might take two hours or so if you cut very slightly... but it's better than cutting too much.

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Thanks for the info. Its been alot of help.The valance i got was the one without the bumper so the stone guard wont be an issue. i guesss i'll have to start the cutting from the extrusion.
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Just cut in small increments... measure twice, cut once, and all that jazz...

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