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Front Bumper - what is this thing for?

I have an 1988 930 and have added the 18" RH wheel set but have a tire clearance issue on the front right. The cause is this extruded aluminum bracket that is attached to the inner part of the front bumper and only on the right side.

Now that I have it all apart, it looks to me like a redundant part. Anyone know what this thing is for? I was going to shorten it by a half inch but it is looking like I can just remove it completely as nothing bolts to it.

In the second picture you can see that the black anodizing has been rubbed off to shiny aluminum by the tire.

What am I missing?





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Protects the oil cooler in case if an accident. Many have modded or removed it to make room for wider tires/wheels.
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Thanks Rocket - knowing that I'll shorten it a bit and re-install.
Cheers.
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I think the story is that the early 930's initially failed the 5mph crash test for the seventies - in that, a 5mph crash caused more than $300 (?) damage. - to the oil cooler I imagine. This piece protected the cooler and the car subsequently passed.
(I removed mine when I installed a SPAL fan in June)
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Anyone know what year they started using them?
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my 87 HAD it my 245 45 17 rubbed oil cooler protector plate had to go
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my early 77 (#255) had one.
I suspect all the US versions, from inception (76), had them to conform to impact stds.
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My '85 has one too, my 245/45-17 just miss it but they did rub the oil cooler protective cover so I removed that. They still rub the wheel wells when turning sharply thus reducing my available turning radius. It can be annoying in parking lots doing multipoint turns to get in and out of tight spots. Its ridiculous that such a small car needs so much room to turn around with these tires but I guess its the compromise of having cool wheels and huge tires. My rears are 315/35-17 and have no issues. Do other people with the same size fronts experience the same thing? Is there anything I can do to make it better (besides putting the standard Fuchs back on)?
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I have the same combination and believe it brings the best balance to the car. No rubbing at all unless you max the steering... why do that?
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my early 77 (#255) had one.
I suspect all the US versions, from inception (76), had them to conform to impact stds.
Bill K
not on my 76... bone stock... until I got my grubby hands on it...

also, I had a trombone cooler previously in the front fender.
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The reason I was asking is I have a lower mile stock Ca. 79 930 and I don't remember seeing one on it before. I will have to check and see.

I guess I will need to look behind the front bumper on the 87 factory slantnose too. I doubt it will have once since the cooler is in the rear fender well.
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