Three days after installing my
GReddy Titanium cat-back exhaust on my EVO, I about fainted when I
looked at the rear bumper! My bumper was no longer white in color: it
was tinted brown and the GReddy TI exhaust was doing a number on my
paint. Luckily this $18 miracle was invented for situations like this
and boy was I happy to save my bumper for only 18 dollars :)
Installation is easy and takes about 20 minutes, I recommend installing
this part the same time you upgrade your exhaust.
1.) The kit includeds
the pre-cut and drilled stainless panel and 5 self-drilling screws
needed for installation. The panel comes flat, to save you shipping and
packing costs. You will be able to gently bend the thin metal over your
knee slowly with your hands. The panel comes in a natural finish, but
you can easily "grain" it with a scotch-brite pad if you like that look.
2.) Oh boy look at this
sooty bumper... Nasty! It is easier to install this piece with the rear
muffler box off. It is easy to remove, just 2 bolts and slide it out of
the rubber hangers! If you look at the above picture you can see how to
bend this piece. Bend a little, then test fit on the car. The metal is
thin enough that is will form to the bumper as you install it, so just
get the general shape going....
3.) Starting at the
center hole, hold the stainless flush with the back of the bumper cutout
and mark the first screw location with a marker. Then you can remove the
metal and start the screw, drive it in a ways, then take it out. This
will make it easier to install. With the metal in place, drive the first
4.) Now that it is held
in place, work your way to each end, installing each screw. Make sure
you do not get off. If you find it difficult to drive in the screws, you
can drill a small pilot hole. Re-install the rear muffler and enjoy not
having to scrape off soot.