Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

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Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#1 Post by 961tat » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm

Has any one done this before ? An tips on fitting fog lights in normal r8 front bumper ?

https://ibb.co/s1W8yf3

Think these will look good :D

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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm

961tat wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Has any one done this before ? An tips on fitting fog lights in normal r8 front bumper ?

https://ibb.co/s1W8yf3

Think these will look good :D
They'll look excellent. Never done it, mind. If you look on the back of the bezels, there's a lip which I assume is how they're retained in the bumper cut-out. Looking on the back of the bumper, isn't there a small line moulded into the plastic around the existing air intake moulding? I assumed this was where you made the cut...

If you want a real template, or no cutting at all, you could consider finding a 218 diesel front bumper, as the air intake (assumed for intercooler) was through grilles at the front which were just fog light bezel parts with grille mesh fitted instead of the actual lamps - hence a 218 front bumper is effectively pre-cut to take the fogs!

E.g. this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-200-40 ... 2519123277
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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#3 Post by 961tat » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Thank you :clapping :clapping

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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#4 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:35 pm

£45 postage ! :o


For that kind of money i'd want them to take off my old one and fit it too. :laughing2
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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#5 Post by Vinny1979 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:08 pm

On the rear of the bumper you will see actual cut lines where the fogs fit. There are 4 screw holes iirc in the crash bar then

Then the wiring and switch
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#6 Post by Kriss707 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 pm

I bought a whole cabbie for £50, just for the Fog light bumper :D

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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#7 Post by Cromp85 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Kriss707 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 pm
I bought a whole cabbie for £50, just for the Fog light bumper :D
Sounds like you got a bargain, how long back was that?
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Re: Cut out for fog lights in R8 front bumper

#8 Post by Kriss707 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:12 pm

2016, it was a non-runner but I only wanted the bumper. There were a pair of Fog light bezels on ebay at the time for £35 each ! Too good to turndown a whole car for £50 & I didn't need to mess about cutting my original bumper just paint & fit. Plus I've got a shed load of spares off it. :D

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