350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

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350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby RCAnismo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:49 am

I'm sure there are a few different ways to do this but this method worked well for me. I'm extremely happy with the end result and I'm glad I decided to do this. I highly recommend doing this mod if you have the HKS Hi Power Tru Dual exhaust but I'm sure it would look good with just about any aftermarket exhaust.

Difficulty: 1

Tools needed:

1) Drill/drill bits2) screws/washers3) 2nd set of hands is helpful but not required, Also recommended to jack the car up in the rear.

The bumper is just supported by 2 plastic tabs (one on each side by the exhaust outlet)

First, remove the black pop out screws.

The tabs are left attached to the bumper and they are just hanging there. I thought about using these to help hold the bumper up in some way but that idea was quickly disregarded after one tab about fell off after bending it back and forth a couple of times. I went ahead and removed them fully. They came right off without hurting anything.

Next, if you have the HKS Hi power exhaust I would recommend taking these white plastic support brackets off before installing the exhaust. Even with the shortest stubbiest screwdriver I could find, I couldn't get to the screw heads b/c the exhaust was in the way. I ended up just twisting the entire bracket around and around and the screw came with it.

Next, get out a drill bit which is slightly smaller than the screw you decide to use. I used a 1/8th size drill bit along with the following screws.

This is where the second set of hands helps out. Start on the end and hold up the bumper where you would like to mount it. I marked mine with a sharpie where I wanted to put the screw and then drilled the first hole into the bumper and into the metal beam behind the bumper.

After you drill the hole, put the screwdriver attachment on the drill and screw the screw/washer into the bumper until it is tight.

Repeat this 2 more times evenly across the rear and bam you're done.

Here is a pic before the bumper tuck:



After:







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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby sluggoZ » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:01 pm

Great job! Great write up! Looks awesome! Thanks!

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (sluggoZ)

Postby xjmxstac » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:06 pm

THANK YOU for that DIY write up.

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (xjmxstac)

Postby LAKE ERIE Z32 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:43 pm

sweet write up looks good, im definitly going to do it to mine once i order the hks

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby rmezz13 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:18 pm

nice! looks freaking sweet man... i will add it to the 350Z DIY section tomorrow - busy right now, but thanks man. Good Job

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Postby Cesardrgn » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:53 am

Looks great!!!

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Postby RCAnismo » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:14 am

Thanks guys

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby slipstream_pnoy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:46 pm

Great job bro, looks really good. i wonder how would it look if i didt the bumper tuck, but with a stock exhaust

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (slipstream_pnoy)

Postby dasoupdude » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:35 pm

slipstream_pnoy wrote:Great job bro, looks really good. i wonder how would it look if i didt the bumper tuck, but with a stock exhaust
i can tell you..it ain't pretty.

shoot for this, minus the chromey texture.




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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (Dasoupdude)

Postby slipstream_pnoy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks for the pic, Yeah... I'm going to wait tell i get my exhaust.

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby my08350z » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:25 pm

easiest Diy post everthanx so muchi did it right wen i read this took me like 5 minutes lol.. thanxand hey do u run coilovers cuz ur cars low..

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (my08350z)

Postby RCAnismo » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:00 am

my08350z wrote:easiest Diy post everthanx so muchi did it right wen i read this took me like 5 minutes lol.. thanxand hey do u run coilovers cuz ur cars low..
Thanks, Yeah I just put on some Stance GR+ adjustable coilovers.You can see the difference in ride height before and after on this threadhttp://forums.nicoclub.com/zer...-here

Glad you got the tuck done, What kind of exhaust you running? Throw up a pic!

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby kuhan » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:52 am

Thanks for the write-up

Is your car lowered?

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby bmike818 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:26 am

Nice DIY intructions!!!

You're car is coming a long well.

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (kuhan)

Postby RCAnismo » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:13 am

kuhan wrote:Thanks for the write-up

Is your car lowered?
Thanks, yup it's lowered. Stance GR+ adjustable coilovers.
bmike818 wrote:Nice DIY intructions!!!

You're car is coming a long well.
Thanks bmike.

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck (RCAnismo)

Postby my08350z » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:50 am

i did the greddy single

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby hitbychance » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:58 pm

I bought the 3" AAM and couldn't be happier! Thanks for the DIY

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby RGR350 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:22 am

Can anyone tell me what kind of splash guards are on RCAnismo's Z???????

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby hitbychance » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:49 pm

yep, they are the oem painted splash guards, available from nissan unpainted, i'm pretty sure z1Motorsports has them for 30$ for the front and 30$ for the back

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby BusyBadger » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:17 pm

RGR350 wrote:Can anyone tell me what kind of splash guards are on RCAnismo's Z???????
You know you wan to go with the sleek " no splashies" look! :yesnod

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Re: 350Z DIY: Bumper Tuck

Postby RGR350 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Thanks! I actually found out that same day using google images. I couldnt believe they were OEM. Definitely gonna be getting those for my 08 next time im at the dealership!


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