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This is really straight forward to do.
I was able to do it myself due to the way the bumper is supported on hangar clips.
You may however feel more comfortable with this to have a second pair of hands to lift it off.

The pictures are documented with explanatory info for each step.
It's really not much more than a bunch of hardware removal.

Please keep track of which screws go where.
It will make reassembly much easier.
(I use sandwich bags and write on the bag)





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And why did you do this? :oops:
Two reasons
  • I made some mesh screens that I mounted on the back side of the intake trims
  • installed magnets on the back side of the bumper for my magnetic front plate mount

I’ll probably have it off again to mount a center rad.
 

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@InTgr8r I have a question for you. I'm about to drill holes in a carbon fiber lip to attach a front lip addition. It came without pre-drilled holes which is OK, but I'm wondering if in the future if the front needs to be removed for some repair or cleaning radiators, etc., if the two screws on each side of the bottom of the front facia in front of the wheels would need to be removed? The lip I bought uses the existing sheet metal screw closest to the front tire, but there is another one a few inches toward the front of it that they just cover up in the install video. I was thinking if it needs to be removed, I could drill a "maintenance access hole" for that other screw. I have hole caps for all the holes I'm making in the bottom of the lip, so an unsightly hole would not be a problem. You don't mention them in this otherwise well-documented removal description and I'm assuming those two screws are to hold that black box (air deflector?) in front of the rubber flap? I would appreciate your obvious expertise.
 

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@JazzCatGab I'm not sure if there's any real advantage to making an access hole or not.

I think I know what you are trying to accomplish and it would be great if the lip could remain in place and still permit bumper disassembly/removal.
I'm just not certain if that trim comes out by sliding straight back; or whether it was down and then back.
If memory serves, I think it is somehow interlocked with other parts.
I'll take another look under the car and refresh my memory.

Also, thanks for point out my omission regarding that piece.
When I get a few minutes I'll add another picture.
 

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@JazzCatGab I'm not sure if there's any real advantage to making an access hole or not.

I think I know what you are trying to accomplish and it would be great if the lip could remain in place and still permit bumper disassembly/removal.
I'm just not certain if that trim comes out by sliding straight back; or whether it was down and then back.
If memory serves, I think it is somehow interlocked with other parts.
I'll take another look under the car and refresh my memory.

Also, thanks for point out my omission regarding that piece.
When I get a few minutes I'll add another picture.
Thanks! I don't want to remove the air deflectors, if that's what they are. Just wanted to confirm that when you take the front off that you don't need to remove those two screws. Or, if you need to remove one or both, that would be helpful to know. I'm going to keep the link to this post for the future, in case I get a wild hair to give my radiators a good flush from the back or (heaven forbid) want to install a third radiator.
 

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Thanks, nicely done....I am waiting to experience my first AZ summer with my 718 and eng. temp watching. I may do another central radiator too.
 

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Do you have a picture of the back of the bumper? I'd like to see how/where you mount the mesh grill on it. Thanks!
 

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Do you have a picture of the back of the bumper? I'd like to see how/where you mount the mesh grill on it. Thanks!
Here's the only shot I got of the back of the bumper when I fabricated and installed grills. I used screws into the plastic frame and vanes. They aren't going anywhere!

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