sectioning bumpers (shorting them) bumper tuck

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Search for Outcast Fabrications on the MCA Facebook page.

He's just posted a load of pics of a bumper he's just done this very thing too.
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has anyone sectioned/bumper tucked the stock u.s. spec bumper covers?
if so can u post some pics?
also does anyone know how much the euro spec xr/sierra bumper stick out from the body?
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cool i will have to check that out,,,, anyone else have any pics?
does anyone know how much the sierra bumpers stick out?
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Can't vouch for the accuracy, but the Sierra XR4i is 174.2" in length, the XR4Ti is 178.4" in length. I think the rear bumpers are the same, so 3.8" longer for the the front bumper would be my guess.

Personally, I've never liked the Euro bumper look compared to ours. Plus, the XR4Ti is slightly more aerodynamic because of the bumper. .34 for the Sierra, .32 for the biplane XR4Tis. The monoplane is less aerodynamic at .33.
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DAReese wrote:Can't vouch for the accuracy, but the Sierra XR4i is 174.2" in length, the XR4Ti is 178.4" in length. I think the rear bumpers are the same, so 3.8" longer for the the front bumper would be my guess.

Personally, I've never liked the Euro bumper look compared to ours. Plus, the XR4Ti is slightly more aerodynamic because of the bumper. .34 for the Sierra, .32 for the biplane XR4Tis. The monoplane is less aerodynamic at .33.
Funny you should say that, 'cause although I can see weight savings for track-only cars, and I'm not exactly in love with the look of the crash bumpers, they do offer some protection in the real world... why anyone would spend money to replace this, then have somebody possibly hit them ('cause as the Good Lord knows, WE never hit anything...), causing not only more damage, but more-expensive-to-fix damage, escapes me. Any front bumper replacement should incorporate some kind of crash protection; the rear ain't broken, and I'm not sure why anyone really bothers "fixing" it.

Just my opinion, of course...
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Oh yeah the Xratty "Grouper look" bumpers are so , so well so:
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grouper-y :oops:
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Just one more way the XR was ahead of its time, as most cars seem to look like fish these days, anyway!
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John Brennan wrote:Just one more way the XR was ahead of its time, as most cars seem to look like fish these days, anyway!
Yeah we have "the Grouper Lip" look, they have "the Dead Fish" look...so cliched, so BOOOring
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im looking for a measurement from the body to the outside edge of the bumpers,,,,
ie if you took a side view/pic of a merkur and noticed how far the bumpers stick out, i would say the stock u.s. spec bumper stick out 3 to 4 inches, that is the measurement im looking for.
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rab wrote:im looking for a measurement from the body to the outside edge of the bumpers,,,,
ie if you took a side view/pic of a merkur and noticed how far the bumpers stick out, i would say the stock u.s. spec bumper stick out 3 to 4 inches, that is the measurement im looking for.
~4 3/8"
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timxr8 wrote:
rab wrote:im looking for a measurement from the body to the outside edge of the bumpers,,,,
ie if you took a side view/pic of a merkur and noticed how far the bumpers stick out, i would say the stock u.s. spec bumper stick out 3 to 4 inches, that is the measurement im looking for.
~4 3/8"
im guess that 4 3/8 is the stock us spec bumpers, im looking for the sierra/euro spec bumper measurement.
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Oh, my bad.
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anyone have this info or can take a quick measurement
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anyone?
also what are the stock bumpers made out of?
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DAReese wrote: I think the rear bumpers are the same
Euro rear bumpers are definately way shorter than US bumpers.

(Often the forgotten piece on an XR getting the full Cosworth body treatment.)
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