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#1 Old 06-28-2010, 04:01 AM
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Here's a video showing how to remove the bumper on the Sedan. I also changed up my horns.!


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Great video. I'm planning to install fog lights and put on new grill. And i figured that I would have to remove bumper. So the video real helps. Thanks

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Love your vids BigE.

I assume the process for the Koup will be about the same as your sedan. I also need to do this to put in some fogs.

If I'm gonna remove the bumper and put in fogs I mine as well put in some new horns too. I honked at some jaywalkers who were in my way the other day and it sounded terrible haha.

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I love you BigE... Shanks so much for this..
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Haha to be honest you're a mean lookin dude I was expecting a train horn or a horn from a mac truck, but I like the new horn a lot better! Even though I would like to have mine have more bark, knowing myself I'll find a way to break something lol, thanks for the video though!

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man, good call on the horn replacement. SOMEBODY needs to tell me why all these freakin rice rockets have the GAYEST sounding horns. don't get me wrong.....i like basically everything ELSE about my Koup. just NOT the horn. thx for the video. i'm assuming it wouldn't be that terribly different of a job with my koup as it is with the sedan.
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Great Vid BigE!


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good job on the video
love the horn upgrade
is all of that work needed to drop in the horns? heck- what other upgrades/mods require the removal of all of that stuff?
(i ask because if a horn upgrade requires that- might as well get all of my mods in at once that require that much work)
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Thanks for the praise everyone. I like doing this kind of thing for others, it's so much easier to get a feel for what's involved rather than a bunch of pictures and written instructions.

As far as doing the bumper on a Koup, it should be identical.

Other mods you can do at the same time are of course anything behind the bumper, eg:
Fog Lights (if not already equipped),
Horn replacement/relocation,
HID/LED or other headlight mods,
Auto Trans cooler installation,
Grill and/or emblem removal/ replacement,
Rocket launcher and machine gun installation.
Oil cooler installation,
Inter-cooler installation for those turbo addicts!

these are a few ideas to get you started.

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does anyone know if the koup front bumper will fit the sedan? with the same tab fits?
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Auto Trans cooler installation,
Grill and/or emblem removal/ replacement,
Rocket launcher and machine gun installation.

these are a few ideas to get youo started.

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exactly!!!!
so who has done any of those so far?
lol
and bigE- you left out the oil cooler mod i think.....lol
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does anyone know if the koup front bumper will fit the sedan? with the same tab fits?
I don't think so.

Only the hood is the same, the fenders are different so I don't think the bumper will line up with the fender. The Koup has a much more pronounced "bulge" over the wheels than does the sedan.

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Haha to be honest you're a mean lookin dude I was expecting a train horn or a horn from a mac truck, but I like the new horn a lot better! Even though I would like to have mine have more bark, knowing myself I'll find a way to break something lol, thanks for the video though!
Here's a like to an older post with some examples of different horns.

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i think i will start with a machine gun turret that pops up from the sun roof. just a little pursuasion to get the traffic moving. lol

great vid.
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BigE, I got the freeway blaster horns from P. A. they sound almost the same as yours. Installed them at work this morning, was pretty easy only removed the grille and not the whole bumper. Thanks for the idea vid. lol
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