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Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #151
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Updating this dead link filled thread. All of my write-ups can be found on preludecentral.com i'm making an exception for this due to the current demand.


Tools: standard sockets, you'll need a 10mm, 12mm, extension, flat head screwdriver and not pictured - tape



Washers: need at least 4 (you can use any thickness and stack them, this is just what I had at the time)



Didn't really have noticeable sag, but i did it for the resources and fellow 'luders

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Remove the grill, there will be (3) tabs to pry out with a flat head, one center and 2 on the rad support, and (1) 10mm bolt on each side - lift the side up over the lip and pull the grill straight out. There are tabs beneath the grill that slide into the bumper - you can see these if you look on the bottom side of the grill. Just take note of that so you can reinstall it without the typical "floppy" grill issue;







Remove the push in tabs that sit under the grill - use a flat head for this;



Remove the 10mm bolts from the bottom of the bumper, as you can see in this photo- mine are already removed. There will be one bolt on each side going to the bottom of the fender liner as well - do not forget that one!!!



Remove the 10mm bolt in the corner of the bumper - one on each side;



Carefully remove the bumper - there are tabs that hold it in place, pull straight out. Do not forget to disconnect the side markers and turn signals!!!! I did not take a photo of this since mine are wired differently than anyone else's;





Before going any further, look at the adjustable support ontop of the main bumper support. Raising/lowering this can fix most bumper sag, adjusting and temporarily reinstalling the bumper to check might do the job. If yours is really bad, you will need to continue on with the full sag fix. In this photo, mine are raised all the way up. So i'll move onto the full sag fix since I have no more adjustment at this point;





Remove the foam support - yours will be taped on with packaging tape (or whatever the previous owner used) I had mine on with ducktape;



You can see in the bumper support itself, there is (1) 12mm bolt on each side, beneath the headlights. Just loosen this bolt - do not fully remove it.





You will need to remove the following two 12mm bolts on each side. I took photos of the passenger side - both are located in the same locations. Follow the bumper support where it connects to the bulkhead and look down;







Take your washer, and place it behind the support, thread the bolts back in but leave some play so you can install the washers on the other side. You need to be able to pull the support away from the car a little in order to slide the washer in place;







Repeat for the other side. Once all 4 bolts have washers between the support and bulkhead, start to tighten everything back up. Do not forget to re-tape the foam support back on!!!!!!


If you reinstall your bumper and realize you need more washers, simply add more.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #152
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Just noticed there were new pics! What a guy...

Many 5th Gen's need this DIY badly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:50 AM   #153
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:01 PM   #154
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+1 ! I used this method to clean up the sag I had on the bumper!
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #155
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Will be doing this, this weekend!
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Thanks Wing!!!! I was trying to do this a couple of years back, but the photo-links were dead, so it was hard to follow.
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