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Old 01-25-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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Mounting HID Fogs w/Out Removing Bumper?

yah ive searched... Havnt found any posts of people who have mounted their ballasts without taking off their front bumper. I Actually just got the slim line ballasts so it should be easier, but does anyone have a How - To on mounting these fogs without takin the bumper off?

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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You could try taking off the splash guard under the engine to do it from below or try taking off your wheel-well liners and doing it from behind. In both cases it is just a few screws, but I don't know if they will give you enough space to mount the ballasts properly.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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Yes, you can, but...you'll want a jack to get under there and removal of your splash guards is essential. I recommend zip ties also...
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i've done it from the front on an m-tech bumper inside the foglight space and i've done it with the splashshield off on the bottom. i think the splash shield was the easiest and best method for securing properly.
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I managed to do it.. you can see the ballasts, but if that is not an issue to you.. PM me your email and ill send you a pic.. im to lazy to upload right now
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i did mines from the air duct on an m3 rep bumper and tie rapped it to the bar behind the bumper it wasn't that hard. i would take pics but i won't have my car till monday.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:48 PM   #7
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You can actually reach in through the front and mount them up inside the metal reinforcement bar or against the plastic wheel well. Or you can go in from the wheel well if your front bumper doesn't have much room to reach in./
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