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Old 12-05-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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mtech front bumper install to 04' coupe

i am installing a mtech front bumper to my 04' coupe and encountered some problems.

when screwing in the two 4" bolts that attach the aluminum carrier to the car are there suppose to be access holes near the top of the mesh grill to screw in these bolts? my stock bumper had these access holes but my oem euro spec mtech bumper only has four small rectangles and none line up with the bolt holes.

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Old 12-05-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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My OEM (non-eurospec) mtech bumper had the holes.

I have no idea why they'd be missing on your bumper... wierd. Is this bumper intended to have the carrier mounted first and then the cover clipped on afterwards?

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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Could it be because It's Euro spec? Just a shot in the dark.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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possibly just another aftermarket setback... u have to keep in mind that with non-oem products, regardless of where you get them, quality will just not be all there...
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its odd that theres no hole in the same location. its an oem euro spec bumper. i see holes on the bottom on where the cs splitters would attach. i will need a long extension for my ratchet if i make a hole through my arqray. although i might be able to slide my hand through the brake duct opening and install the brake duct from the wheel well
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its odd that theres no hole in the same location. its an oem euro spec bumper. i see holes on the bottom on where the cs splitters would attach. i will need a long extension for my ratchet if i make a hole through my arqray. although i might be able to slide my hand through the brake duct opening and install the brake duct from the wheel well
those are the holes that you need to use... i don't understand what you're questioning. no mtech bumpers have the holes up by the grill.
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Damn!

Good catch Alec! The access holes are down below the grill...
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:28 AM   #8
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Yeah, there should be two giant holes in the bottom of the bumper. You'll need a 10" socket extension. These are a true pain in the ass to screw in too. Make sure to get your car as high off the ground as you can to make it easier. And I take it you mean OEM Euro Mtech bumper, not a bumper from the company Euro Spec?
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