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Mu rear bar and body cut

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Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby SamMu93 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:09 pm

So after the last trip out it I have discovered my next modification!
The back of my Mu has so decent damage to the bottom corners just under the tail lights.
What im looking for is ideas and advice from those who have already added a rear bar or trimmed their Mu!
I was thinking of cutting the rear on an angle upwards from the wheel up the the tail light as shown in the sample pictures below.
Heres some pics of some of the ideas I have so far...
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Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby geeves » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:08 pm

body cut like the top picture will require cert and probably a roll bar. The Mu roof is not a bolt on. Pretty sure you can get away with trimming the lower guards though although you may have to fit mudflaps
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby SamMu93 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Cheers Alan, I should have explained that better- not looking to cut the roof just the lower guards that are getting pretty beat up!
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Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby geeves » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:37 am

only caution is that there is a structural member inside the guard. Dont know its purpose
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby isuzurob » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:01 pm

Just cut them off at the same height as the back so its all flush, legally it needs a cert but if done tidy you will never tell
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Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby SamMu93 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:09 pm

heres the moment of impact and what I plan on cutting!
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Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop

Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby geeves » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:40 am

I thought you said there was dents?
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: Mu rear bar and body cut

Postby SamMu93 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:14 am

That picture with the green tape is my parts truck- ill use that as a trial first
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Rodeo 3" dump pipe off turbo
2.5" Exhaust to tip
Bighorn intercooler
Tweaked fuel pump
Boost tap (15psi)
Egt monitor installed
Rear: 2" lifted leaf springs
Front: Wound torsion bars, dropped front diff, flipped ball joints, cut upper bump stop


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