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How to fit a 91sc bumper on a 95lx?

aquired a sc rear bumper cover and i have a Q...well i searched and coudlnt really find anything usefull..ive heard that these bumpers are quite close when it comes to swapping them out..i think the cover is off a 91...not sure..would something need to be trimmed or shaved to fit the bumper cover on..ALSO..would my tips have to be turned down?..or lower the rear mufflers?..here some close pics of my tips







i know there are people that have done this already and i hope they chime in

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this is what i do to fit a 94 sc bumper to 96 lx

you may need just bolt it up first and see if it needs trimming, i use heavy duty blade.

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Get a saw all and cut the bottom portion....not hard
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you'll definitely have to ax the tips, or if ya want, place a cutout in the bumper for it if they're in the vicinity of the opening of the ground effects.

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hey alex how much for to get it painted?...im askin you cuz you live pretty dam close to me and maybe i could get a hookup at the shop you go to?..

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Yeah I can hook you up on the paint. If you wait a little bit I might be able to get you a better deal since my car is going in to get the hood re-painted.
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Yeah I can hook you up on the paint. If you wait a little bit I might be able to get you a better deal since my car is going in to get the hood re-painted.
Anyway I might be able to get in on this?

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yea ill wait awhile for the better deal...but can you estimate?..or ask them for me?..thanx..
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Does it need any repairs? Or just paint?
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ask homer...lol..got it off him...its got a small 2 in crack next to exhuast hole..and half is sanded down ready to paint..other part is original...what you think?
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Prep the bumper yourself and all my guy will have to do it paint it. You can save a lot of money that way. Not sure when I will get my hood done. Right now I am working on this motor swap. I figure I will get to my hood sometime before Jan.
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awww i dun wanna sand ...grrrr...well if you are gonna do it a month from now might as well start sanding..

you said more for him to sand...how much more?
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Mike, I have no idea how much more he will charge you to sand. I just know that is where most of the labor costs come from. Why don't you get yourself a set of SC side skirts and have those painted at the same time? That way you knock both things out with one can of paint.
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hmm...werent you supposed to get those for me?...heheh
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If you're asking about trimming the bumper to fit structurally on a 95 LX then you're fine. I've got a 91 SC bumper on my 95 LX and it bolted up no problem at all. I'm positive you're gonna have to work with those tips. I dunno if you could razor enough out of the bumper cover without risking the chance of messing up the lower portion of the bumper (the part that hangs down). I don't have any mufflers on mine now so I don't have that problem.

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You won't be able to cut it without ruining the bottom facia, definately need some turndowns right after the mufflers, even then it will be tight. I cut out some of the underside of the bumper to make mine fit.


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To solve the muffler problem (whenever I have to put some back on)...I think I'm gonna go with a mid-mounted muffler, then try to stuff some 12" x 3" chrome tips out the back. Hopefully that'll work. Just some ideas for you.

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thanx jeff sounds like a plan...

but i dont want my tips visible..i wonder what a muffler without a tip would sound like?...

i want my car to be loud..and when i start engine mods it will be even louder..so i want to keep the tips not visible from the rear..

any ideas other than turn downs?.
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Whatever you do, do not let the exhaust exit right towards the bumper unless it's quite a ways forward (more than a foot) or it will melt. Personal experience with my LX bumper. If you want you can chop the turndowns off to just at the line of the bumper so you wouldn't see them unless you were on your back behind it.

If I remember right you can't see the tips on a stock SC so maybe find the stock exhaust and check out the tip setup.

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Whatever you do, do not let the exhaust exit right towards the bumper unless it's quite a ways forward (more than a foot) or it will melt.
mine melted the foam under the bumper.

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I'll have to take a picture this weekend if I can remember it, it was quite funny. Get home "what is that smell?" walk around and see eurethane dripping off the bottom of the bumper.

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mine melted the foam under the bumper.
i melted part of mine... so i decided to hack the muffler, and put a turn down right near the rear axle.... that way there's ALOT less heat on the bumper

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mine melted the foam because i had the muffler shop install the full exhaust minus the tips.. i picked the car up, drove it home, and then hacked up the bumper to fit the tips in. i guess the 20 minute drive home heated up the foam nicely

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mine melted the foam because i had the muffler shop install the full exhaust minus the tips.. i picked the car up, drove it home, and then hacked up the bumper to fit the tips in. i guess the 20 minute drive home heated up the foam nicely
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Hey porkchop i know this question is out of the blue and off subject, but what size diameter are those tips coming from your muffler
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those are 3.5in chrome tips..angled cut..$50 installed and cleaned up ready to go..

i had on 2.5in tips before but these made my car waayyy louder..but then the rice factor sucks

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now that i'm reading all these horror stories of melting bumpers, i'm glad only the foam on mine melted and not the bumper

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