@radmanThanks to @benc for fabbing up his wicked design for the 200, entrusting me with a self-install, and for answering a ton of my silly questions.
Mad props to @1world1love for sending me countless reference pictures and measurements!
I'll be back to add a ton more details, but for now, I'm going to blow through and get these puppies mounted.
That's one of the best write ups I've seen. Will the rear bumper instructions be added?I made real instructions, and added a draft version to the first post in this thread. Now there's no reason for you not to get your own
I'm still working on the rear instructions, but I'll post up a pdf of what I have tonight. I don't see a reason to mount it up before you get it powder coated... there won't be any metal work that would get damaged.That's one of the best write ups I've seen. Will the rear bumper instructions be added?
Ben just emailed me that my rear bumper is shipping today. I can't wait!
It looks like you had your bumpers painted before trying to install. I was contemplating mounting the rear bumper bare then removing for paint so I don't damage the paint figuring everything out. In hindsight, do you think it's worth taking this approach or just having the bumper(s) painted in advance?
Thanks! Based on your experience, I'll just have it painted before checking fit.I'm still working on the rear instructions, but I'll post up a pdf of what I have tonight. I don't see a reason to mount it up before you get it powder coated... there won't be any metal work that would get damaged.
You could start calling powder shops to get quotes. The rear should cost $300-400 for prep, prime, and powder.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I just posted the rear instructions to the beginning of the thread.I'm planning on having it painted to match my vehicle. I don't know if it's just the powder coater I used, but I had some bumpers powder coated to match a white vehicle and the whites didn't match very well. I'm leary of trying to get a metallic silver matched with powder, so I'm planning to just go with paint.