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Old 02-03-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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how to remove front Valence

i wanna remove my front valence due to some damage that i dont even kno got there, and its pissin me off. (if u wanna see the damage, look in the sig) its rite in the middle
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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You gotta take the bumper off first then u'll see what you need to loose.

not exactly sure what u need to loose, i remember there was a bolt attaching it to the fenders on both sides, I would imagin there are a whole bunch more also.
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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Devon, if you can, leave the front on the car, its a lot of work to take off the front, not really hard, just time, since bolts are rusty, liek the bumper ones for example... i hate those, lol.... if u can, try and pull out the valance on the car... just bend wit a plier and hammer out the rest... thats wat i would do
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:50 PM   #4
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what do i disconect? im guessin only side markers, signals and fogs rite?
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:54 PM   #5
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Devon, if you can, leave the front on the car, its a lot of work to take off the front, not really hard, just time, since bolts are rusty, liek the bumper ones for example... i hate those, lol.... if u can, try and pull out the valance on the car... just bend wit a plier and hammer out the rest... thats wat i would do
hmm yea thats wut i was gonna do first.....but its so low...oh yea i have an idea imma jack up the front and bend/hammer away!!
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:57 PM   #6
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for the bumpers? its not that hard, its the bumper bolts, usually a T-55 Torx is the size or a 10mm allen... usually the torx one tho... but thats a hard MF to get off, even wit the slightest bit of rust....

for the valance to come off, its held on mostly by little screws, wit 8mm heads... from what i remeber off the top of my head, theres at least 10 of those little screws holding it on... might be less... not 100% sure and the bumper brackets on teh sides need to be taken off as well to get the valance off
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:11 PM   #7
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iight thanks rudy....imma go with plan a to see if i could just hammer it out and make it a quick fix. if it dont work imma wait till it gets more warmer and then get down n dirty with that bumper
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:54 AM   #8
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Don't beat on it with it on the car, and did you honestly say you're going to hammer away with a car on a jack? Take it off and do it properly, I don't know what craz azn is talking about, you can get it off pretty quickly. Just use some penetrating lube on the bolts and if possible replace them afterwards to save time later on the road if you break one off. If not replace, at least clean out the threads.
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:11 PM   #9
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Unless you have an oem one to replace it with, i recommend you talk to Fil (eurostyle) and buy a valence cover. He makes the mtech2 ones like the one in my sig, or you can find other styles online. You won't even have to remove this valence, the new one will simply go over it. IMO much better than going through all the work to replace the valence, unless of course you are doing a full restore, there are too many rusted bolts and too many headaches involved in taking off the bumper, rebar, etc.
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:07 PM   #10
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Calling EuroStyle......

how much would one of those mtech2 valence covers run me?
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #11
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I might have a decent shape stock front valence for you, if you decent to replace it.
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:15 PM   #12
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Im gunna have to agree with not taking the bumoper off. Those t55 torx bolts are a bitch. I managed to get one off, but the drivers side would not move. Cracked 2 torx bits and a socket wrench. And penetrating lube will not work as you cannot get it to the actual threads of the bolt, just the head.
My valence is also bent and my is lip wont fit correctly, im gunna get a body shop to straiten it out in the spring.
Also, you cannot apply heat to the bolt either because of the plastic surroundings. The only way i see it possible is if you drill it out. And that will cost dolllars..
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Hit a snowbank.. guaranteed removal
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