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Old 04-20-11, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default DIY: Aristo bumper install

While I know its pretty easy to install, I couldnt find any write ups with pictures detailing whats needed to install. I like to read up and have a sense of what Im doing before I start something, I count find what I was looking for so i figured I should put the info out there.

This DIY begins after the bumper is removed,please excuse the crappy iphone pictures.


First remove the 8 12mm bolts holding the bumper support.

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Then remove the 3 12mm bolts holding the bumper support brackets to the frame on both sides.

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Removed Parts

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Comparing the two supports and brackets

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Next bolt up the aristo support brackets, they only use 2 bolts instead of the 3 on the gs300 bracket.

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Then bolt up the aristo bumper support, again I uses 2 bolts per side instead of the 4.

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Dont you hate when you have spare parts after you took something apart? lol

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I would have pictures of the bumper installed but i ran into a few problems with my bumper having broken tabs, once I fix that I will have more pictures.


Oh and the aristo fog lights plug right in, no splicing needed.

Hope this quick 15 minute write up helps someone out.

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Old 04-20-11, 09:12 AM   #2
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I need a bumper like that!!! Where I can get one?? Good write up!!!
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Old 04-20-11, 09:16 AM   #3
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I got mine from Venus Auto in sacramento, it was $85 out the door for everything including foglights.
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Old 04-20-11, 10:20 AM   #4
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no bumpers in stock at venus auto... maybe two weeks
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Old 04-20-11, 05:18 PM   #5
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Yea ronald sells out of them really quick, I bought mine over a year ago when I first bought my gs.
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Bumping this to see if anyone has a fix for the broken tabs? Or how the OP went about fixing his?
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Thanks for the write up. I've been thinking of doing the Aristo bumper for awhile but still debating.
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Bumping this to see if anyone has a fix for the broken tabs? Or how the OP went about fixing his?


I used some 2 part powdered product marketed for repairing cracked bumpers, I forgot the name and sadly lost it when I recently moved. While it worked for a few months it ended up cracking again.

What I plan on doing is buy some stainless mesh ( if i cant find any locally I will buy a large strainer) and cut it into strips then using a soldering iron with a flat head you press it into the bumper to weld them together. Watch these 2 videos to get an idea of what im talking about.



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Old 05-16-12, 05:08 AM   #9
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Good find on how to fix the tabs. I was going to just use some aluminum and make brackets. Might have to look into the plastic welding.
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Old 06-03-12, 03:14 PM   #10
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Just picked this up at harbor freight for 15 bucks to fix the broken tabs.

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Old 07-09-12, 12:33 AM   #11
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Made a tutorial to fix the tabs for anyone else looking into fixing some.

Broken tabs on the bumper that I previously fixed with epoxy, it didnt hold

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Started by spot welding the tab in place.

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Then used a piece of steel mesh and melted it into the tab just below the surface of the tab.

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Then melted an abs stick over it and filled in all the cracks.

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Did the same to the back of the tab with some steel mesh.

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Once its melted below the surface I melt more abs on it to strengthen it and fill.

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Its not very pretty but it works!

Painted and bolted up.

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Old 07-09-12, 02:30 PM   #12
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Looks great man, very cool DIY. I ended up splurging for a new bumper I found on eBay. It was the same color as my car, and it was 100% intact, as far as the mounting points. Couldn't pass it up.
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