Splitter fitting: Better with bumper off or on?

Howzat

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So my bumper is off this weekend due to upgrading the lights and I have a splitter to fit so just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to whether it's better to fit this with the bumper on or if it's easier with the bumper off?

Anyone done it with the bumper off?
 

Ads_Essex

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So my bumper is off this weekend due to upgrading the lights and I have a splitter to fit so just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to whether it's better to fit this with the bumper on or if it's easier with the bumper off?

Anyone done it with the bumper off?
Depends on the splitter.

Sportline splitter? Bumper on, one person job.
 

Howzat

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My concern is lining it up correctly with the bumper is on while working off the floor upside down. It's a drill on bolt on jobbie so I'm thinking it might be easier with the bumper off?
 

JOG

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My concern with “bumper off” is whether there might be a bit of “spread” in the bumper while it was off. Then, when it goes back on, it might cause a bit of tension/twist with the splitter bolted on. I’d be inclined to wait until bumper is back on! (Caveat: I’ve never fitted one so I am just surmising!)
 
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Dellmassive

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On..

Use spring clips to clamp the splitter on... And lined up.

Then it's easy to drill in the correct place.


See here.




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Dannyb6467

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My concern with “bumper off” is whether there might be a bit of “spread” in the bumper while it was off. Then, when it goes back on, it might cause a bit of tension/twist with the splitter bolted on. I’d be inclined to wait until bumper is back on! (Caveat: I’ve never fitted one so I am just surmising!)
I'd agree with you pal...
 
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DanPlumber

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I did both of mine when the bumper was on
You should be able to clamp it before you fix it and have a look if your happy
 
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