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Old 08-03-15, 11:43 PM   #311
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Brake Ducts Completed! (with pics)

Solid work man!
I more and more tend towards getting rooducts for mine too.
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Old 08-04-15, 04:08 AM   #312
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Solid work man!
I more and more tend towards getting rooducts for mine too.
Thanks!

I would highly recommend them! I haven't had them on track to test temperatures yet, but I can tell there is a decent amount of airflow simply from the change in brake dust on the wheels. Now the inside wheel stays nearly spotless while the outside face of the wheel turns black even faster... And this is with just normal around-town driving, nothing crazy.
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Old 08-06-15, 03:47 AM   #313
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Bumper Secured (with pics)

I have been fairly unhappy with the way my bumper has been fitting for a while now. Replacing the bumper sliders didn't really do anything, and after I got hit by the flying tire debris on the freeway, I decided to secure the foglights to the bumper and secure the bumper corners from popping out.

I already secured the foglights to the bumper, but now I put a little bit of touchup paint on the screw heads and you can barely see them!


Last night I finally spent the time to secure the bumper corners that are always popping out. I used some steel cable, a spring, and much larger threaded "binding post" to get the job done. I anchored the assembly inside the front bumper on the chassis and then ran the "binding post" through the area of the bumper in question.

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Drivers Side:


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Inside of Bumper:


Installed!



Then I put some touchup paint on those too:



I'm pleased with how it all came out, but I would do it a little differently if I had to do it again (and I might at some point...) I realized the cable attached to the bumper, while long enough to come into the bumper area where being attached, was not long enough to get to very easily once the bumper was actually on. I should've mounted the chassis mounts further up front to give a larger span between the connections and made the bumper cable long enough to stretch 90% of that distance. That would make latching/unlatching for bumper removal MUCH EASIER. It was quite a bear to connect those in their current configuration. Oh well, I'll just try to avoid taking off the bumper as much as I can for a while...haha
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Old 08-06-15, 07:14 AM   #314
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Bumper Secured! (with pics)

I was having the same bumper issue. The right side kept popping out. I managed to solve the problem by clamping down on the snap in connector under the head light. However a couple weeks ago my tires gave up on the last cone of my last run and I smacked the cone hard causing the bumper to pop out again. This time squeezing down on the snap in connector didn't help. A friend said just hot glue it.That seems to be working for now. I just used general hot glue so it may not be strong enough. If not I have another friend that does PDR. He has several strength levels of hot glue. If I have to I'll try different strengths until I get one that will hold, but can still also be "popped" if I need to remove the bumper.
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Old 08-06-15, 07:35 AM   #315
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Yeah, that'd be my worry is that a strong enough glue wouldn't 'pop' back out... Thats kinda how I came up with this idea. Fully removable and certainly strong enough to hold in the bumper
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Bumper Secured! (with pics)

Yea we'll see. You definitely have one of the better ideas I've seen to resolve this problem. It's less noticeable than the o-rings or buckles. You gave me an idea too. If the glue proves to be troublesome I can glue something to the inside of the bumper with a hole in it using hot glue or gorilla glue that I can attach a spring to. I just don't want to drill the bumper.
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Yea we'll see. You definitely have one of the better ideas I've seen to resolve this problem. It's less noticeable than the o-rings or buckles. You gave me an idea too. If the glue proves to be troublesome I can glue something to the inside of the bumper with a hole in it using hot glue or gorilla glue that I can attach a spring to. I just don't want to drill the bumper.
that's definitely an option and I considered doing something similar but I didn't want it to come undone and have to start over I resigned to drilling the bumper after I realized I could paint the bolt head. And I also have the option to fill in the hole with epoxy and paint over it, like I did with the license plate holes... (although that's much easier on a non-white car...)

There is definitely a space issue in that particular corner of the bumper as well. The headlight bracket takes up 95% of the area so a single bolt seemed the easiest to get past that. If the bracket wasn't in the way, I would've preferred to rivet a small bracket to the inside of the bumper to attach to.
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - Bumper Secured! (with pics)

That's true. Not much space to work with. Well hopefully the glue holds until the next cone strike. If not I like your spring idea. It has some give to absorb impact. I was worried about making the bumper too secure and ripping a tab or the bumper itself.
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OUT with the old and IN with the new!

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by the way, I noticed that the tie down bolt on toward the front of the car appears to be a little short now, has anyone else run into this with an aftermarket battery tie-down?
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Default Re: BlueScooby's 06 STI - heat taped the intercooler (with pics)

what happens when you hear someone mention the use of DEI Reflect-a-Gold heat tape? You realize how much of a part of your life it is and you miss it.

And then, roughly a week later, this happens...








Because why not? I like shiny things... This won't help my Boss' idea that my engine bay looks like part of a NASA project. hahaha
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