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    Default Cutting/drilling Elite rear bumper for exhausts

    Hi

    Hope this is posted in the right section.

    I am thinking of sawing off the downward pointing end pipes on my 3.2 Elite and fitting chrome end pipes. As the car has the exhausts hidden behind the rear skirt thing, I am going to have to either buy a new skirt or, (my preferred choice) cut away appropriate sections of the existing one.

    Having glanced at the location of the pipes it looks like I will have to drill an exhaust sized hole either side rather than a sawing a 'groove'.

    Question is, has anyone done this? And was it successful?

    Thanks in advance.

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    let me know how you get on as was tempted to do something similar myself

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    Think i've seen a few that have done it,its a great idea cutting the existing rear bumper and putting on stainless pipe's,can't wait to see the finished product.........

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    personally id buy the appropriate rear valance with the exhaust cut outs on it mate my signum has same exhausts as yours and i want visible pipes too so am going to get the correct valance from vauxhall think its about £45 or so then get some nice boxes made up to suit

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    elite bumer is diff from sri ..the valance is totaly differnt as its only a middle part for the sri elite its all the way round

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    This is what I did to mine till I can get the proper lower spoiler.

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    the garage that will do you exhasut should do the cutting for you

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