Bumper modifying for exhaust - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
soatari is on a distinguished road
Default Bumper modifying for exhaust

I see that on some people'* cars here, the dual exhaust cuts into the bumper slightly. Is cutting and shaping the bumper in this way hard?
soatari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

Doesn't yours? You've got an SSE, right?
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwikoff99
Doesn't yours? You've got an SSE, right?
clearly a 94 SE
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

His sig did say SSE when I posted. I swear.
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 11:17 PM   #5
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
soatari is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwikoff99
His sig did say SSE when I posted. I swear.
Haha it probably did. I thought it was an SSE when I first got it, later found out it wasn't. Just forgot to change the sig
soatari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2005, 11:22 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

The SSE and SSEi of your year were already cut out, as the rear skirt and front fascia are lower. Out of necessity.

Later years SLE was also this way.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:41 AM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
soatari is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
The SSE and SSEi of your year were already cut out, as the rear skirt and front fascia are lower. Out of necessity.

Later years SLE was also this way.
I'm not entirely sure what that means for me, but I decided to check behind the bumper today, plotting where the tips would be, and I noticed that the entire bumper is solid metal behind the rubber, meaning that it wouldn't actually be legal for me to mod the bumper to allow for chrome tips to come straight out.

Disappointing really, but if anyone here has any suggestions, I'd be happy to take them.
soatari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:45 AM   #8
BANNED
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse for me is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soatari
Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
The SSE and SSEi of your year were already cut out, as the rear skirt and front fascia are lower. Out of necessity.

Later years SLE was also this way.
I'm not entirely sure what that means for me, but I decided to check behind the bumper today, plotting where the tips would be, and I noticed that the entire bumper is solid metal behind the rubber, meaning that it wouldn't actually be legal for me to mod the bumper to allow for chrome tips to come straight out.

Disappointing really, but if anyone here has any suggestions, I'd be happy to take them.
What you need is a reinforcement and cover from a 92 to 95 sse or ssei
Sorry I just sold mine
sse for me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:50 AM   #9
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
soatari is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
What you need is a reinforcement and cover from a 92 to 95 sse or ssei
Sorry I just sold mine
To be perfectly honest, that went in one ear right out the other. I have no idea what that means

Sorry for being so inexperienced, this is really my first car I've actually owned that I had a desire/ability to mod (my last car was a 1988 Camry)
soatari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 02:09 AM   #10
BANNED
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse for me is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soatari
Quote:
What you need is a reinforcement and cover from a 92 to 95 sse or ssei
Sorry I just sold mine
To be perfectly honest, that went in one ear right out the other. I have no idea what that means

Sorry for being so inexperienced, this is really my first car I've actually owned that I had a desire/ability to mod (my last car was a 1988 Camry)
From 1992 until 1995 the body style was the same. There were different trim packages.
The plain Jane and se like yours were one package and the sse ssei were another. The sse and ssei are the same and have the notches in the rear cover for dual exhaust as that is how the cars came from the factory. The others had single exhaust and didn't come straight out the back so no need to notch the bumper cover.
Watch ebay call the local wrecker (junk yard) you will find one just takes time.

Here are the differences white = sse green = se
Pictures were taken from auctions on ebay that aren't mine or anyone I know.

sse for me is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NO POWER, Red hot exhaust mainfolds, NOT CLOGGED EXHAUST iwin12 1992-1999 2 11-30-2007 10:24 AM
Exhaust bumper cut outs toastedoats 2000-2005 5 08-21-2006 09:02 PM
Exhaust Question : Headers & Exhaust Charlie Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 29 08-09-2004 11:03 PM
Modifying My Profile William Aronson Introductions for new members 5 04-12-2004 06:38 PM
modifying stock air intake 89BonnieLE Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 17 02-27-2003 11:37 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:49 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.