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I want to pull my bumper supports off, but I don't want saggy bumpers, so I have 2 options:
1. Steal stef's HF supports
2. fab some brackets

I don't think 1 will work too well. Anyway, I have access to a welder now, so I could make some brackets, and learn some welding too. Has anybody done this? I really don't want to use zip-ties or something.
 

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Or 4. Buy a new one from a local collision parts place (sorta-fit?) for like $18
(I'm 95% sure that's what my friend got one for)
 

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or 5. Buy a brand new HF CAPA Approved bumper support online for 22 and shipping. I'm going to be getting one eventually... new metal just isn't that high on the list quite yet, although its getting there :)
 

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Well I'll do the back first, and see if I can fab something for the front anyway. Actually Matt, I never realized why so many rexs had saggy bumpers until I saw yours and realized what you did!
 

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Super easy to do and it will look 100% like it did before.
Go to Home depot and buy a 90 degree angle aluminum piece about 3 feet. I bought one that was about 1" X 1" and 3 feet long or so.
Place the aluminum angle on the car without the bumper of course and see where it needs to go. What you want to do is build a "shelf" for the bumper's upper mounting surface. I used two 10mm bolts to secure the angle at the ends and drilled a few holes on top to bolt the bumper to the aluminum piece. works like magic.
 

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I don't want to zip tie for a couple of reasons. First off, I just feel like it's shabby work, no offense if you like it, but I would rather have it solidly mounted, I want to do it right. The other thing is I have seen a lot of CRX bumpers sagging, and I'm pretty sure it's all zip ties. Over time they stretch, metal brackets won't.

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Super easy to do and it will look 100% like it did before.
Go to Home depot and buy a 90 degree angle aluminum piece about 3 feet. I bought one that was about 1" X 1" and 3 feet long or so.
Place the aluminum angle on the car without the bumper of course and see where it needs to go. What you want to do is build a "shelf" for the bumper's upper mounting surface. I used two 10mm bolts to secure the angle at the ends and drilled a few holes on top to bolt the bumper to the aluminum piece. works like magic.
I have some of that stuff... I'm gonna try it as soon as the damn rain stops.
 

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downest said:
I don't want to zip tie for a couple of reasons. First off, I just feel like it's shabby work, no offense if you like it, but I would rather have it solidly mounted, I want to do it right. The other thing is I have seen a lot of CRX bumpers sagging, and I'm pretty sure it's all zip ties. Over time they stretch, metal brackets won't.

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Super easy to do and it will look 100% like it did before.
Go to Home depot and buy a 90 degree angle aluminum piece about 3 feet. I bought one that was about 1" X 1" and 3 feet long or so.
Place the aluminum angle on the car without the bumper of course and see where it needs to go. What you want to do is build a "shelf" for the bumper's upper mounting surface. I used two 10mm bolts to secure the angle at the ends and drilled a few holes on top to bolt the bumper to the aluminum piece. works like magic.
I have some of that stuff... I'm gonna try it as soon as the damn rain stops.
i can respect that
do you mind if i ask why you want to pull the support?
the bumper support isnt really all that heavy
 

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Even on cars with the biggest of intercoolers, we still run bumper supports... i mean, sure, you COULD just use zipties, or safety wire, but why??? so you're going to shed exactly 3lbs 10oz from the spot that you really actually need weight if anything, and you're going to have a crappier looking car for it? Man, take your floormats out or something, you'll save more weight! Take a dump beforey ou race... :lol:



^ uses a slightly modified SIR bumper support (which is pretty much as weak and light as the HF... may even be the same, i didn't have an HF on hand to compare it with). The bumper fits great, sits flat and tight to the headlights and hood, and will always be like that.

And yea, you could make one out of aluminum like crxter said, but then again, you're STILL not loosing enough weight to make it worth it.. again... remove floormats, and you'll lose more weight (depends on what style mats you have).
 

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damn are you guys seroius?
25-30lbs ?

i thought it was more like 10-15 when i took mine off
but i agree, its not worth it for safetly

currently i dont have a rebar right now cuz my intercooler gets in the way
but i recently got into a minor fender bender and i was scared that our insurance company wouldnt cover my car b/c it didnt have a rebar
at the end the insurance company did cover the repairs but he told be "off the record" that if i dont have a rebar then my car is not street legal and they have a right not to cover anything.

i will be looking into a new smaller FMIC so i can fit the rebar back in
 
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