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Old 02-21-2011, 02:32 PM   #42
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So you didn't shave the brackets down? You just pushed them in as far up to the side body as possible and remounted them?

Good alternative to the bumper bolts.

Also, in re: to the bumper shocks... I've heard two things without having to reweld.

1.) Take the shock off and look down the back side of the tube. There is a plastic cover inside the tube. You could drill a hole in that to relieve the pressure, push the shock in, then put a screw in the hole and cover it up to prevent leaking.

2.) E30 bumper mod. Slowly back into a wall (using a 2x4 between the wall and the shock). It will slowly compress like a 5 mph collision, but should not set off the airbags.
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