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#41 RobT5M

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

Looks good how it is.
If you go for a bigger fmic then yeah go for it. I think it looks good either way.
And looks beautiful over all.

But I am still curious about what is going on here.

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#42 lookforjoe

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Looks good how it is.
If you go for a bigger fmic then yeah go for it. I think it looks good either way.
And looks beautiful over all.

But I am still curious about what is going on here.


I do have a larger FMIC now...

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On the other thing, that is my secondary air intake - I have had two feeders into the custom CAI box. I had to remove it recently as I added a larger drain can for my breather system, and they sit in the same area behind the IC piping.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Looks GREAT the way it is...perhaps a bit odd in the over-sized opening you photo-shopped. Plus as you said, I'd think long and hard before cutting that bumper bar in half.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:59 PM

I'll have to check, but I think this would entail cutting the bumper bar into two - which I'm not keen on.

Pretty sure you are right there. IMO it looks super clean the way you modded it the first time, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

Looks good either way, but if airflow is the main objective...go bigger :)

You would probably need to remove 3 sides of the aluminum bumper support, but you may be able to leave the 4th (top) side. That would at least hold everything together, and maybe give some (very little) impact protection.

I have the same intercooler as your old one (28x8x3.5), and the opening in my modified bumper comes right to the top edge of the intercooler. I still have 3" of my bumper support left. So cutting that 3" off and only leaving the top edge would put you where you need to be for the 3" taller intercooler.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

Looks good either way, but if airflow is the main objective...go bigger :)

You would probably need to remove 3 sides of the aluminum bumper support, but you may be able to leave the 4th (top) side. That would at least hold everything together, and maybe give some (very little) impact protection.

I have the same intercooler as your old one (28x8x3.5), and the opening in my modified bumper comes right to the top edge of the intercooler. I still have 3" of my bumper support left. So cutting that 3" off and only leaving the top edge would put you where you need to be for the 3" taller intercooler.


It's 4" taller... I feel that this is primarily a cosmetic mod - I've tried running with no bumper at all, and it made no difference to IAT's. Probably if the opening is reasonably scaled for the IC, it won't have that much impact to temps.

I've found a source for 160ºF Thermostats - that will have more impact, I'm sure :D I do have to check what ME4.4 sees as normal operating temp, though - don't want it to run rich because it sees the temp as below normal...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

If you were going to do it, how much material could you save from the bumper support? Perhaps with enough material left it could be built up to withstand impact again.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:26 PM

I feel that this is primarily a cosmetic mod - I've tried running with no bumper at all, and it made no difference to IAT's.


If it's only cosmetic, I'd leave it the way it is. For me the whole plastic welding thing was kind of a PITA anyway....

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:18 AM

Well what people do around here they actually cut oval holes through the bumper and bumper cover. It actually looks pretty good and can be made to look clean. similar to what the older gtr's have on the bumper but not square, oval and i actually think it would look good on your Volvo.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:01 AM

Well what people do around here they actually cut oval holes through the bumper and bumper cover. It actually looks pretty good and can be made to look clean. similar to what the older gtr's have on the bumper but not square, oval and i actually think it would look good on your Volvo.


I've seen old Swedish Rally Volvo's with bumpers like that - not really my cup of tea. Still, I'd be curious to see what a newer car looked like with a swiss cheese bumper. I doubt I would want it myself, though.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:22 PM

I like the PS of the larger opening but if i was rocking an intercooler that large I wouldn't run the grill in it. If your still trying to keep the oem+ look keep it how it is, if you wanna show off a bit make it bigger. Either way you'll probably make it look super clean as all your projects.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

Working on the larger opening I had photoshopped back in Jan.

cut out the bumper & bar

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cut down & splice the trim line & the contour section

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started heat welding the sectioned pieces back together

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thinking of leaving the bottom most grille section jutting out like this...

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ran out of light.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:12 AM

definitely interested in how this turns out
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:43 AM

Looks hungry haha nom nom nom! Looks great as always h!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:37 AM

Almost getting to the poi's bumpercooler status.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Worked some more this evening on the bumper cover

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hard to photograph, but its coming along...

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test fit with grille & lower valance

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stock grille is now sandwiched between a cropped upper & lower grille section. Required 3 grilles in total, as each added section needs the middle ridge for proper height

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:54 AM

Awesome. Even without paint, still looks very clean so far.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

Test fitting with headlight

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took about 2 hours(!) to cut back the bumper foam for the new opening, reduced depth & get the proper alignment with the fenders

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:05 AM

Love how you ran with this idea. I think this is going to be great. Finally our fronts will be different :lol:

Gonna check in. Wanna see how this shapes.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:34 AM

Went from :o to :o lol. Btw I admire your plastic welding skeelz. I extended my 960 lip the other day, and I suck at it hardcore. Any tips?






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