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jackal
February 14th, 2010, 10:56 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/Carbonval.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/Carbonvalrear.jpg
The replacement valance.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceunder.jpg
Note snap in lugs which need to carefully located into bumper assembly..

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valancebefore.jpg
Ramps make the job that much easier but aren't totally necessary.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceremoveleft.jpg
A hefty yank of the valance at either extreme will free the first of the lugs.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceremoveright.jpg
Then "peel off" from both extremes towards the middle.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceremoved.jpg
Naked bumper.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceafter.jpg
Locate lugs into retainers on bumper at one end and give a hefty push or punch to seat lugs.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceafterleft.jpg
Continue to other end.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceafterfull.jpg
Make sure all lugs are securely positioned. Note it is probably wise to put a SS self tapper though one of the lugs at either end., as the stiffness of the replacement valance in CF or GRP will most likely be far stiffer than the OEM plastic unit it replaces. This can cause the valance to work its lugs out of their retainers.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/TToshiba/FAQ/valanceafterfull2.jpg
Resulting in this.

sleeperA4
February 15th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Looks very nice, you have been busy......

stevesa3
February 15th, 2010, 10:24 AM
When are you planning to sell the TTS Jackal? Definitely a unique car.

jackal
February 16th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Not mine to sell!
Trying to put its driver into an R8 but she loves this one too much.
Suppose I'll have to settle for the R8. :roll:

Timbo
February 16th, 2010, 11:37 AM
A lot of carbons have given their pelts for that car now :big_wink:

homer123456
March 10th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Very very nice Larry :_b: