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Isn't there a winch that will mount behind the factory bumper also?
This was the first thing that crossed my mind upon reading this thread. I've been considering one of those winch carriers for awhile, but haven't pulled the trigger because they don't rid me of the bulk of the factory bumper, this is a game changer.

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I experimented with a milder chop. If the others are a thong, mine is just hiking its skirt up a bit lol. If it doesn't give me the approach angles I want, I can still to the full chop.
Heated with a heat gun along the crease, and trimmed a few relief cuts to get it to fold, then epoxied the tab so it would hold.
It allowed me to keep the lower metal bumper pieces, and the fog lights. Trimmed/folded the fender liner and was able to attach it like it does in stock form.
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I experimented with a milder chop. If the others are a thong, mine is just hiking its skirt up a bit lol. If it doesn't give me the approach angles I want, I can still to the full chop.
Heated with a heat gun along the crease, and trimmed a few relief cuts to get it to fold, then epoxied the tab so it would hold.
It allowed me to keep the lower metal bumper pieces, and the fog lights. Trimmed/folded the fender liner and was able to attach it like it does in stock form.
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That looks slick, I may start with that, and work my way to "third base" lol.

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I experimented with a milder chop. If the others are a thong, mine is just hiking its skirt up a bit lol. If it doesn't give me the approach angles I want, I can still to the full chop.
So I guess that settles it? This new mod will be named the Thong or Skirt Bumper Mod depending on how naughty your X wants to be lol :p
 

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So I guess that settles it? This new mod will be named the Thong or Skirt Bumper Mod depending on how naughty your X wants to be lol :p
Soon we'll be seeing posts -

"Hiked up my skirt this weekend!"

or

"I got thonged yesterday!"
 

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I experimented with a milder chop. If the others are a thong, mine is just hiking its skirt up a bit lol. If it doesn't give me the approach angles I want, I can still to the full chop.
Heated with a heat gun along the crease, and trimmed a few relief cuts to get it to fold, then epoxied the tab so it would hold.
It allowed me to keep the lower metal bumper pieces, and the fog lights. Trimmed/folded the fender liner and was able to attach it like it does in stock form.
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You did it once..... now come do mine. ;)
 

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Seems like a lucrative short term business to buy up some used bumpers and do this chop mod for re-sale for members not confident in their chopping skills.
Shipping would be horrendous, though. Not worth it then.
 

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Im still planning on doing this, there is just too many more important things on the list as of late.
 

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I'd like to do it as well, but I think I'd have funds available to buy another bumper cover in case I sneeze while cutting.
 

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I picked up a used cover at the local pick-n-pull prior to attempting mine. It turned out fine and I still have the original, unmolested cover. Its free for the taking, I'll in the greater Sacramento area, I'm just not willing to ship.
 

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At your front bumper!
 

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MartinX: At your front bumper!
I suspect Silversurfer was looking for a bit more direction than your reply provided.
 
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