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    confused Help - Sri 'apron' removal !

    Hi all,

    I've recently bought and painted the vxr apron (the bit that goes between the exhausts) and i'm struggling with removing the SRI grey one. I don't want to get violent with it incase the new piece wont fit either!

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    Don`t know much about SRI but might be similar to mine....you have to take off 2 torx`s on the back wheel arches. 2 on each side....
    Then go under the boot and there should be to plastic brakets that need to be taken off, the gently pull out the plastic starting from the wheel arch and work you way from one side to the other....hope that`s clear enough
    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Direct View Post
    Hi all,

    I've recently bought and painted the vxr apron (the bit that goes between the exhausts) and i'm struggling with removing the SRI grey one. I don't want to get violent with it incase the new piece wont fit either!

    Thanks in anticipation.
    i found the best way was to remove the 6 plastic inserts underneath by pushing the centre pins straight through then starting at one end slide a thin knife through each lug hole from the top and from the outside of the bumper thus depressing the lug.Whilst at the same time applying a gentle pulling action on the "apron" thus releasing each lug in turn until you reach the other side.
    Hope this helps
    P.S I discovered this technique after i`d already bust mine in two

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    im afraid its a case of a sudden tug at it, i had the same problem with mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2_V6_VXR View Post
    im afraid its a case of a sudden tug at it, i had the same problem with mine
    So if I stick a knife into each on the clips, and just pull it??

    It scares me stuff like this!! Give me a air filter to change any day!!

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    Leave it in the sun for a bit,it'll warm it up a bit and make it more flexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Direct View Post
    So if I stick a knife into each on the clips, and just pull it??

    It scares me stuff like this!! Give me a air filter to change any day!!
    slide the knife between the apron and the bumper through the holes where the lugs go and it will push the lugs down.At the same time pull the end of the apron( gentle but constant) until each lug pops out working your way to the other end.The knife does nt leave any visible marks on your bits.

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    iv ever seen one come off with no damage so dont worry about it getting damage,,,


    you have a nice new one going back on

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    Pop the 6 rivets out as said, then get a bit of rag and put it on the bumper, then prise the apron out from the outside with a small screwdriver. Put the rag between the screwdriver and bumper when you prise it out, and no damage will occur. Did mine last weekend and thats how we got it out, and the old one came off in 5 pieces!!

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    Yes very tough to get this apron off, the 6 rivets and 2 clips are fine, but the lugs/teeth are a biatch.
    Broke my apron off into 3 pieces after half an hour pulling, twisting and scathing my hands.
    You'll need alot of patience and gloves may help. Good Luck.

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