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post #17521 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 07:07 AM
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You either need a plastic rivet gun or go get new trim clips from auto store and improvise OR drill a small second hole right next each one in the wheelwell liner and use zipties. The last option works quite well and is the cheapest/easiest.
Cheapest - yes Easiest - no

I bought a plastic rivet gun for $8 at HF. It comes with a variety of plastic rivets. It takes a second to install a plastic rivet. And as far as putting the bumper on - there are two white sturdy plastic clips that are on the top sides (you can see the cut outs for them on the top of the bumper cover). Slide the front bumper cover on those and it will be supported. Then you can start to attach it. I've done this about twenty times by myself - not a problem.

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post #17522 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 07:12 AM
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I bought it at 1/2 price during a sale. Here's what I bought:

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post #17523 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 07:29 AM
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I don't remember the front bumper being that hard to re install, but I do have the older limited with the one piece grill and bumper design so it might be different.

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post #17524 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 08:19 AM
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Cheapest - yes Easiest - no

I bought a plastic rivet gun for $8 at HF. It comes with a variety of plastic rivets. It takes a second to install a plastic rivet. And as far as putting the bumper on - there are two white sturdy plastic clips that are on the top sides (you can see the cut outs for them on the top of the bumper cover). Slide the front bumper cover on those and it will be supported. Then you can start to attach it. I've done this about twenty times by myself - not a problem.
Interesting, I looked at that and could never for the life of me figure out how the damn thing worked. If its easy I might pick one up, how's the availability of rivets for those?

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post #17525 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 09:04 AM
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Did some baby flexing in Boston's leftovers of the 3 foot blizzard last week.

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where is that? Over by northeastern u?
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post #17527 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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Interesting, I looked at that and could never for the life of me figure out how the damn thing worked. If its easy I might pick one up, how's the availability of rivets for those?

Slide the thin end of the rivet into the head and squeeze = done. I bought this rivet gun years ago, you can buy more rivets online or even at the dealership.
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post #17528 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 09:15 AM
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where is that? Over by northeastern u?
Yah I'm a student there.

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post #17529 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 09:34 AM
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Bought a trailer and dragged it home. OME spring and Bilstein 5100's handled it like a champ, but I think I need a new rear sway bar
Very nice! Specs on trailer?

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Got in to get some coffee an saw that is turned
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post #17531 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 11:02 AM
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Cheapest - yes Easiest - no

I bought a plastic rivet gun for $8 at HF. It comes with a variety of plastic rivets. It takes a second to install a plastic rivet. And as far as putting the bumper on - there are two white sturdy plastic clips that are on the top sides (you can see the cut outs for them on the top of the bumper cover). Slide the front bumper cover on those and it will be supported. Then you can start to attach it. I've done this about twenty times by myself - not a problem.
Well I'll do the zip tie method tonight once I already have plenty and well see how it holds up. Also to get the original rivets out just drill them out right?

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post #17532 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 11:46 AM
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Well I'll do the zip tie method tonight once I already have plenty and well see how it holds up. Also to get the original rivets out just drill them out right?
I use a good pair of dikes and snip them from the back and pull them out from the front.
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post #17533 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM
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Removed and cleaned IAC, replaced all 8 sparkplugs - and cursed the engineers that placed the engine such that the back passenger plug takes longer than the other 7 combined, claims half a pound of flesh, a pint of blood, and my spark plug socket. It was truly aggravating but nice to be done.

Here is how the old plugs looked as they came out. Top row is driver side, left is rear most, right is forward.


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post #17534 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 01:32 PM
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Bought it a friend

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post #17535 of 42524 Old 02-16-2013, 01:36 PM
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installed 2" bb with new tires and plasti dipped my wheels
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