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Because it's time I broke more perfectly good parts on my Miata, this is what I was up to today...
 

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They got kinda out of order there, you get the idea.

This is how I am holding the trunk closed over night. (I thought I'd have to take off the latch to remove the back plate, I was wrong.)
 

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sweet! i did the same thing, except for actually cutting the bumper cover... i'm thinking about doing something a lot more aggressive than just "hole to hole". something more like, from the body line down, lol! to make room for my diffuser!
 

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What did you use to cut? Did you trim the inner bumper? How much weight did you lose?

Nice and neat! Your car looks shinier than I remember ;)
 

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Way to go. Step 1: addlightness. You are on your way. Just be real careful about where you park and watch your rear view at red lights so you don't end up missing that 5mph bumper protection.
 

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Very clean job, and +1 to what Kyle said. For those who didn't notice, you do have to cut out a sizeable portion of not only the bumper but the bumper supports. Just cutting the bumper cover will not yield the look UF has created.
 

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What did you use to cut? Did you trim the inner bumper? How much weight did you lose?

Nice and neat! Your car looks shinier than I remember ;)
I used a hand-held jigsaw with the smallest tooth blade I could find to make the cut, then I used a file to take the burs off the edge.

Well, I removed about half the screws holding on the bumper, all the supports and low speed impact protection are gone.. But I run a full-sized 14" wheel in my trunk so that offsets any weight loss from me cutting junk off the back.

Also: The whole car is shiny, other than the flat black front end. I have never washed it (and I never will).
 

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Very clean job, and +1 to what Kyle said. For those who didn't notice, you do have to cut out a sizeable portion of not only the bumper but the bumper supports. Just cutting the bumper cover will not yield the look UF has created.
Tomorrow I am cutting off the brackets and stuff that hold that big plastic hunk and doing some new wire holders.. But I have school in a few hours today so wait till you see when I am done.. :twisted:
 
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