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front / side bumper support thingy Q

So I finnnnally installed my RF corner oil cooler air scoop tonight...:

...which poses the following question to youses.

WTF is this ginormous block of aluminum (yes I'm aware of the overspray everywhere - PO had the front bumper redone) that I had to remove in order to remove the what should have otherwise been easy to remove RF US corner indicator (ended up being a PITA - valance had to come off, good thing that was on the menu anyway)???:

There isn't a sister to it on the LF side, which I found odd.

It only attaches to the inner bumper, not anywhere to the body nor spoiler. Looks like maybe US side impact protection additive maybe?

But then again... why not also on LF???


Needless to say, it likely ain't goin back on... Superleggera! 8-)

Unrelated, but whilst I was in thar Q...

Is the OE oil cooler fan in the RF corner there supposed to turn with ease? Mine isn't graunchy or anything, but damn does it pose a surprising amount of resistance to spin. Normal? I'd think not, hence the Q...
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Last edited by krasuskyp; 01-19-2014 at 10:40 PM..
Old 01-19-2014, 10:37 PM
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