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Old 3rd August 2011
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Exclamation cutting the front bumper support.. how much body integrity depends on it??

I'm mounting a rather large front mount intercooler on my modified 1999 9-5. To fit it i'll need to shave the front bumper (the steel bumper welded to the frame rails) I will need to trim all but the upper portion where the plastic bumper slides in and the back side of it (basically if you cut the bumper in half side to side it would look like a upside down L with the back of the L being on the engine side) This cut will be shaving a section in the center of the bumper about 2.5 feet wide.

I'm just don't know how much the car relies on this bumper for the integrity of the cars front end.
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I was going to do that but was told in a crash it would be incredibly dangerous and that it would compromise a lot of integrity.


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You will destroy the car and likely your life in a front end collision
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I'm more worried about body flex or twisting. As for a wreck mines 200k miles totalled is totalled
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Totaled is totaled for the car sure. It's totaling yourself we're worried about.
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What about just shaving the lower edge??
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What about just shaving the lower edge??
Its a box beam, remove the box and its useless.

Why is your IC so much bigger than anyone elses? I run 300WHP with a drop in ETs others have run 450 hp with the IC up under the bumper support

If yor IC is too big (es its possible) it will take you tie to spool while it loads with air to pressurize. Unless you are using liek a 80 CM compressor side...
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I'm. Having no issue with lag I'm having a heat issue above 80 degrees cut out at full boost 20psi nordic just above stage 3 ecu 3in downpipe no cat with TD04-15hl turbo head ported mani's ported 4 angle valve job. It seems heat is my only issue
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