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Fitting a front bumper INSIDE the Z. Possible??

Old 06-05-2011, 05:32 PM
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Default Fitting a front bumper INSIDE the Z. Possible??

Wondering if anyone had any luck doing this or should I just rent something bigger?? It's about a 2 hour drive also...

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:38 PM
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Thats ugly as hell dude! Save your gas and pass on it. That being said, i dont think it will fit.
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This sounds exactly like something that I'd try to do.

I'd do my best to borrow a buddy's truck

If I was really pressed to get it back with just my Z (and feeling brave/lucky), I might try...

1) take your current front bumper off
2) zip tie the black padding to crash bar in front
3) drive up there making sure you:
- don't ride close behind anyone that might toss a rock up at your car
- don't hit anything
4) mount the new bumper
5) drive home

...but I've tried some dumb things before and sometimes they work out for me, and sometimes they don't. Your call.
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Thats a pretty odd looking bumper, best of luck fitting it though. I'd just rent a Uhaul or get a friend to help you out with a bigger car. It would suck if you damaged it then you would have to do it all again.
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nice Cwest bumper! i delivered my stock bumper to a buyer 2 hrs away as well. use bubble wrap and painter's tape. i maneuvered mine over my passenger seat folded down and laid it over the rear strut easily.
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Originally Posted by BoomerZ33 View Post
nice Cwest bumper! i delivered my stock bumper to a buyer 2 hrs away as well. use bubble wrap and painter's tape. i maneuvered mine over my passenger seat folded down and laid it over the rear strut easily.
+1 same with my nismo v3

just can not close the hatch all the way.

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Borrow a friend's van or truck.
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the stock bumper fits just fine in the trunk. Ive fit my do luck bumper in the trunk, and the do luck has a bit of a nose, which sticks out much farther than the stock bumper, so I am sure that bumper should fit.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:35 AM
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yep, as long as youre getting it cheap tho man, its broken in the radiator section.
i wouldnt pay more than 150 -200 bucks for it.
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it'll fit, I fit a amuse front bumper easily in the z outta state back to vegas
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how illegal would it be to stick out half of the bumper out the window?
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I was only able to fit sideskirts.
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Is it plastic or glass? Glass won't flex near as much as the plastic
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i say drive up there, swap bumpers, and stick your stock bumper into the z. that cwest one looks like it has some type of undertray that would make it hard for you to fit it in the Z. you'd look like a ricer honda rockin an unpainted front bumper but at least you'd get it home.
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I'm still debating what to do and I'm not 100% positive I want this bumper but it is only $100... I really want the INGs+1 front tho... that thing is sexy!
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