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Ron Lopes
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A 355nation How To presented by
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Project Name
How To: Remove Lowere Front Bumper Lip Spolier

Project Description
This will get rid of that pesky trim on your bumper

Skill Level
Easy

Project Vehicle
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Colorado
Year: 2005
Engine: 3.5L
Power windows: Yes
Sun Roof: No

Tools Needed
Cut off tool of choice
Dikes
Large Flat Head Screwdriver
Die Grinder or Sander/Sandpaper


Project Time
15 minutes

Project Cost
FREE

Body, text and pics [/QUOTE]

I began with removal of the two tabs located on the inside of the fender/wheel well against the bumper molding.



Then i used my large screw driver. Push it up against the lower plastic of the bumper between the bumper and the tabs on the valence.



Lift upwards with the screw driver until the ends of the tab clear the bumpers slots.


Place your hand behind the Valence and push the tab outward, WATCH THEM FINGERS!!!!


You will hear a POP and its out, move on to the next one until all are removed. Grab each end of the Valence pull down and forward, with a little shake it should come right off.

Next Grab your cut off tool of choice, dremel, whizzer wheel, ect. I chose a high speed air cut off saw. The saw tooth blade cuts through efficiently without causing the plastic to melt, and allows easy control.


I started from the inside of the bumper in one of the "slots" to avoid hanging plastic, Remember when cutting to leave some material, cutting to close to the bumper may cause an "uh-oh" we want a quality finish, take your time.



After the lower portion is removed use your sander or in my case a die grinder with an abrasive pad to smooth and flush the remaining material.


Before

After


Enjoy!
 

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wats the point of this?
 

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another method-

step 1. find a poorly maintained dirt road.
step 2. drive 25 mph down said road (4wd optional)
step 3. turn around to leave and run over removed valence.
step 4. not notice your "mod" for two weeks.
step 5. go down same road and retrieve your now easy to store 2 piece valence.

:lol:
 

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nice write up!

first removal-snow bank
second removal - dremel tool.
 

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wats the point of this?
clearance...and for anyone who isnt lowered or at least a zq8 IMO it looks cleaner


O AND MASS WEIGHT REDUCTION
 

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clearance...and for anyone who isnt lowered or at least a zq8 IMO it looks cleaner


O AND MASS WEIGHT REDUCTION
thats such a good weight reduction
 

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Part of the mod is to be different from the other collys in your area, part sheer boredum

check for my new post tonite on how-to interior lights(its guna be good)
 

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Weight reduction, that made me LOL!

Nice write up!
 

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^yeah im not sure if norcalsam caught my sarcasm on that one... haha
 

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another method-

step 1. find a poorly maintained dirt road.
step 2. drive 25 mph down said road (4wd optional)
step 3. turn around to leave and run over removed valence.
step 4. not notice your "mod" for two weeks.
step 5. go down same road and retrieve your now easy to store 2 piece valence.

:lol:
Almost EXACTLY how I did mine!!

:lmaop:
 

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yea one of those cement parking blocks removed mine the day after i lowered it, i quess i wasnt used to it yet
 
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