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I had my front bumper off today so I could install my GT tranny cooler. One very noticeable build problem I saw was, there is a rubber surround that goes behind the grill opening and attaches to the support for the radiator and intake air stream. The outward end of this rubber was suppose to line up with the opening of the grill. Mine was bent downwards at the top, causing a lose of "clean air" stream to the intake. The fix was very simple, just bend the rubber up enough so when the bumper with the grill comes into contact it will not cover the intake. <br>This problem isn't noticeable with the bumper on, but once you start to remove it, it's very clear to see. <br>Sorry I didn't take any pictures.<br>
 

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Re: Air intake surround (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Sorry I didn't take any pictures.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Double <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> as I have no clue what you are talking about.
 

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Re: Air intake surround (nikhsub1)

pictures would be good. are you talking about the passanger side fog light cover. isnt the transmission pump behind that.
 

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Re: Air intake surround (p0cket penguins)

This rubber mask is right behind the main grill. It fills in the area between the "eggcrate" grill and the radiator. It's main purpose is to route the air coming thru the grill towards the PS cooler and intake snorkel. It directs the air stream so it doesn't take the path of least resistance. <br>In my case the rubber mask was bent at the top, covering the direct route to the intake snorkel.<p>If anyone has a picture of the front end with just the bumper cover removed, post it or email it to me and I will point it out.
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53553" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53553</A><p>has a picture of the bumper cover removed but the intake snorkel has been removed because a cone filter is located.
 

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He's referring to the rubber gasket between the grille and the radiator stack. I know exactly what he's talking about; mine was not seated properly either.
 

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A bit too much of the stock front removed on that shot.
 

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Re: (Our R)

how hard was/is the trans. cooler install? i may order one later on after i get a few power mods done...
 

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There are only 2 challenging parts. <p>1. It is very helpful to have 2 people when removing and installing the bumper cover.<p>2. Removing and installing the one end of the hose onto the tranny takes a 22mm wrench or a crows foot. It's very tight quarters so the crows foot worked best. I didn't have a metric one but a 7/8 worked.<p>Crowsfoot wrench.<p><IMG SRC="http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00943628000?hei=250&wid=250&op_sharpen=1" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He's referring to the rubber gasket between the grille and the radiator stack. I know exactly what he's talking about; mine was not seated properly either.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>someone please post a pic. i want to check just to be sure mine IS seated properly.
 
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