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Old 04-13-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Not the easiest installation and certainly not the 3 hours suggested by the manufacturer.
First, the bolts came loose in a bag and took alot of time to sort out. 12 mm and half inch bolts are so very close. They really should sort them out ahead of time.
The drivers side bracket is sort of a puzzle with beveled washers/tubes and they have to go in properly with the angled/formed mounting plates. For those who come later; Item 34 - rear mounting plate - attaches with the plate on the inside and the angle going toward the center of car. Also Item 6 and 7 are reversed, the longer bolt goes in the hole toward the front of the car as the short bolt won't fit -- the directions have them backwards as well as the exploded diagram.
On that same bracket , if the mounting bar that is welded to the front of the bracket is not square with the bumper core, don't worry about it. They should tell you that, but they don't. After installation, the mounting bar was still not square with the bumper core but the reciever tubes were right where they were supposed to be, both from center or bumper and from distance apart from each other.
In step 18 they give you a 5 inch bolt which was a 1/2 inch too short for my install.

I was not able to reinstall the radiator air deflectors after as they go in the spot where the receiver tubes are.

So instead of 3 hours, it was a days work.
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Not the easiest installation and certainly not the 3 hours suggested by the manufacturer.
First, the bolts came loose in a bag and took alot of time to sort out. 12 mm and half inch bolts are so very close. They really should sort them out ahead of time.
The drivers side bracket is sort of a puzzle with beveled washers/tubes and they have to go in properly with the angled/formed mounting plates. For those who come later; Item 34 - rear mounting plate - attaches with the plate on the inside and the angle going toward the center of car. Also Item 6 and 7 are reversed, the longer bolt goes in the hole toward the front of the car as the short bolt won't fit -- the directions have them backwards as well as the exploded diagram.
On that same bracket , if the mounting bar that is welded to the front of the bracket is not square with the bumper core, don't worry about it. They should tell you that, but they don't. After installation, the mounting bar was still not square with the bumper core but the reciever tubes were right where they were supposed to be, both from center or bumper and from distance apart from each other.
In step 18 they give you a 5 inch bolt which was a 1/2 inch too short for my install.

I was not able to reinstall the radiator air deflectors after as they go in the spot where the receiver tubes are.

So instead of 3 hours, it was a days work.
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