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Old 12-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll post pics tommorrow of my 3.5 hour nightmare.....previous owner had a towbar fitted to my honda that wa giving me shit with clearance. So yesterday morning I reckon, SCREW it.......this bugger is coming off.......It was big ugly and heavy.............

I had three big 10mm bolts under the spare wheel well. SO I take these out....not too much of a problem, yank a bit, no go, damn bar won't come loose. Look again and there's a bar going behind the back bumper. ok........back bumper is gonna have to come off..............slight problem, suspension has been dropped and I can't get to the screws....



In order to take off the rear bumper, I had to take off the rear wheels one at a time, cause my 2 tonne jack is shot and I had to use the crappy OEM one that came with the car. Two screws just under the rear bumper, 5 screws under the rear decklid and two bolts under the car.........bumper's off.



4 BIG assed bolts were there. Took them off and disconnected teh wires and cut them off one by one, don't do the whole lot cause you can short the lot and it's replacing fuses time.





Tape up and then put the whole lot back. I had the added bonus of the previous owner shoving 4 extra screw into the top of the bumper instead of replacing the broken holding plates on the car.........would have been done faster if it wasn't for that shit.



Overall, ground clearence has gone from 10cm to about 30cm.....
weight saving..........17.5 kg's..........



not bad when you look at one of my 17" with a tyre is 22kg's........

Pics to follow tommorrow

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tourch that bugger off bro
sawzall that mug off
crash it in to a wall but get it off of there
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nah..............I was thinking of cutting it, but it's 8mm flat bar..............would have probably fucked up the rear bumper at the time..........
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like i said cut it ,torch it ..... just get it off there ...lol
id cut it off myself
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the best part is.................I can feel the weight difference........and my ass doesn't rub that much...........cars ass........no comments
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good job. can't wait to see the pics
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yeah i had a beater bmw with a stock tow hook once and i tried to cut it off with a high speed cutter and i got half way through it and i guess i work hardend the metal and i ended up just leaving it along because i scrapped the euro pos never again will i buy european crap
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17kgs= 37.4lbs. Nice, only now you can't tow your VW when it dies (you know it will)
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flat what is up with that avitar?
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Screaming guy from rocky horror picture show. I got told by Sqad that my previous one was R-rated.......some woman with what I thought was ice cream in her mouth.............hehehehe........

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17kgs= 37.4lbs. Nice, only now you can't tow your VW when it dies (you know it will)
you cant tow you car with a tow hitch anyways, i think you mean towbar which is attached to the front of the car.
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you cant tow you car with a tow hitch anyways, i think you mean towbar which is attached to the front of the car.
I have an a-frame actually, I tow the bus to shows.........now it has it's own engine, so it doens't have to bum off the honda.lol.
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you cant tow you car with a tow hitch anyways, i think you mean towbar which is attached to the front of the car.
i think they call that a wench and from the pics you can tail it was a trailer hitch.
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yeah good to get that off. a civic shouldn't be pulling anything
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except the woman.............hehehehehe
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OMG...A civic with a Hitch!!! I have seen it all!
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Gawd, this is nothing..........you should see the shit some guys drag behind their civic.

I know the previous guy used to lug around a Yamaha Raptor behind my civic in a trailer.......still, it's gone.........
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