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I'm sure everyone knows about the infamous 5g bumper sag. you know the one where the front bumper starts to sag like your wife's teets over time. jk. but anyhow, apparently there has been many attempts as to how to fix this little problem, but i've got the fastest, easiest, cheapest and most importantly, proven method of fixing it. it is rather simple. i feel a bit stupid for posting this but i'm tired of saying it to one person at a time. i didn't take as many pictures as i normally do. i hope you guys are smart enough to figure out the small details i left out or didn't photograph. with that said, here we go.

Parts needed:
4-8 washers - yep, that's all you need

Tools needed:

flathead screwdriver
philips screwdriver
racket wrench
10/12mm socket
socket wrench extension *thanks borcth*


Instructions:


1) Remove front bumper. http://www.preludeonline.com/f89/write-up-remove-bumper-fender-door-pics-132194/


rapid 6 pump jack ftmfw!




ouch! poor bumper

2) Remove turn signals and parking lights.

3) Remove rebar (reinforcement bar). There should be 3 on each side.








don't forget the one inside!

4) Add 1 washer to the 4 bottom bolts.





5) Test fitment.

Optional:


6) Add an extra washer to each bottom bolt if you need. i only needed one for each.


Now sit back and enjoy your prelude that no longer suffers the dreaded bumper sag.











*edit* this is a picture of her post-accident, aka new paint, new front bumper. the bumper is no longer scooted up front. PERFECT FITMENT. virtually no gap now. *edit*

i know what you guys are thinking, "wow mike! that was stupid easy!" hate to say it but i told you so.

enjoy,
Mike
 

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you got a before pic of your gap? nice jack :) not so nice of a front bumper though
 

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no i don't have a before pic. to be honest, while i did take these pictures today, i didn't bother taking off the rebar. i did this "mod" over 3 years ago. lemme fish up something if i can find any. i got a new bumper chillin' in my room. i need money to paint it along w/ my new fender.
 

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my gap is twice that haha
 

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Ah!... simple just push the bumper up some with some washer as shims. Nice!!
 

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nice and simple fix...

I've seen another fix that deals with that plastic piece right next to the headlight, under the forward tip of the fender. by adding a metal piece to it

but this, IMO, is much easier
 

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wow i'm surprised no one else has done this? i figured everyone did it this way. well i'm glad you guys found this helpful. looks like my first diy was successful. if you could even call it that.
 

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good read. too bad my REAR bumper's saggin. haha
 

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good read. too bad my REAR bumper's saggin. haha
i'm sure you could probably do the same to the rear? why don't you try and let us know?
 

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