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Old 03-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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holy touring

I'm prepping my touring for the Msport makeover when I discovered 9 holes behind the rear bumper. They all have a clean ring around them suggesting plugs that were recently removed. There was a single plug still in place but it disintegrated when I touched it.

I'm going to get some replacements but I find this quite disturbing since water can get in easily. I suggest everyone to check their touring. Do sedans have these holes too?
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:29 AM   #2
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your rear tires look scary
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:36 AM   #3
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What's the purpose of those holes? Is it like that from factory?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:22 AM   #4
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What's the purpose of those holes? Is it like that from factory?
Probably crash absorption.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:28 AM   #5
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Measure the diameter of the hole, and buy the plugs with the following part numbers. Hopefully they're less than $1 each.

8mm = 51718204406
12mm = 51718110199
13.5mm = 51711974209
15mm = 51718170298
17mm = 51221924979
20mm = 07147140850
25mm = 51718126605
28mm = 51718138511
35mm = 07147140849

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your rear tires look scary
When I bought my car, the rear tires were pumped to 45 psi (the max pressure rating on the tire sidewall). The centers were bald but the shoulders had plenty of meat left. It made the handling in the rain rather interesting.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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your rear tires look scary
No kidding! They were fine at the beginning of winter. I had it set to the lowest recommended pressure. Half way through the winter I set it to the max. No wonder why the acceleration in the snow was horrible.


Thanks Cheapthrills...
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:49 AM   #7
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Clearly those are speed holes.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:38 AM   #8
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I thought they were A - holes

Thanks again Cheapthrills - I got them from the dealer. It's hard to tell which are the right ones from the "computer", but your 25mm reference matched one of the listings.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:36 PM   #9
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Oh maaaan

I was so excited to get my msport bumpers back from the bodyshop.... I totally forgot about the holes. I installed the bumper without even picking them up from the dealer! Doh
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #10
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Oh maaaan

I was so excited to get my msport bumpers back from the bodyshop.... I totally forgot about the holes. I installed the bumper without even picking them up from the dealer! Doh
That's totally something I would do. Well at least you already know how to get the bumper on and off.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #11
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Lucky for me... The holes are accessible after removing the black valence. Whew...
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:35 PM   #12
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Wait, you set the tire psi to max during the winter???? Why?
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Wait, you set the tire psi to max during the winter???? Why?
I did the same...not much snow and my commute was at 10pm, so little traffic and much speed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #14
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To save gas .... and instead ... kill the tire.

When I first put this thing on the road, there was a lot of noise coming from the trunk going over bumps. I didn't know if it was normal so I set the tire pressure really low. I tightened up a lot of trim on the hatch but I think the true source was the spare tire. Somehow if you tighten the fastener, which is attached to the air suspension pump, the noise resonates. Eventually I cut up a pizza box and slipped it under the tire and left the fastener somewhat loose.
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This thread makes me LOL. Thank you.
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