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@  KennyL : (27 March 2015 - 05:39 AM) I think I figured out how I want my lighting to be as a final revision, whenever I can actually get to doing cosmetic stuff (it works for now, as far as being a "safety" device). Those partial black reflector headlights (as the Stratus will do little driving at night anymore, if any, so I'm not worried about light output), lightly smoked "Breeze tails", and re-finish my clear 3rd brake lense and lightly smoke it as well. I just might still end up building some LED tails, but I'm not sure.
@  sgtmyers88 : (26 March 2015 - 11:41 PM) Also got a set of Stratus Tail Lights for $50 total stock.
@  sgtmyers88 : (26 March 2015 - 11:40 PM) I got 3 extra distributor caps and rotors for the 2.5 v6 if anyone is interested. $20 for the set. PM me.
@  Dylan214 : (26 March 2015 - 07:32 AM) Pursuader, did u say your pullies would work with a turbo setup? I bought one a year ago
@  Dylan214 : (26 March 2015 - 07:27 AM) turbosport, look at your log.
@  KennyL : (26 March 2015 - 04:32 AM) I did fire the poor old "purple beast" Stratus the day before yesterday. Not capable of pulling out of the mud, too little tire tread and weight I guess.
@  KennyL : (26 March 2015 - 04:21 AM) I'd have to drop my parts car's tank and verify the pump assembly was in good condition. Unfortunately, it's going to be muddy as crap up there now since we're getting more rain...heh.
@  turbosport : (25 March 2015 - 05:16 PM) Does anyone have a spare fuel pump assembly laying around? I'll post pictures of mine in my log.
@  pursuader : (25 March 2015 - 04:21 PM) thanks Kenny hey guys I still have 7 pullies !!! left
@  KennyL : (25 March 2015 - 07:25 AM) Yea, a 255 will be perfect for the turbo R/T.
@  theronz : (24 March 2015 - 09:20 PM) been running a 255 for years. note that it is considerably louder.
@  turbosport : (24 March 2015 - 05:25 PM) alright i just wanted to make sure. because the fuel pump took a crap in the turbo strat
@  KennyL : (23 March 2015 - 04:56 AM) Like the old style plastic "blackout" covers? Looks like Jegs stocks the traditional GTS blackouts still. http://www.ebay.com/...s-/200775268747
@  KennyL : (23 March 2015 - 04:52 AM) There were many people who used the 255 in their 1gs. You just get one with a 1g Neon install kit and you're golden. If you're doing a fanicier fuel system you can always "spoolboy" mod, but I believe a 255 will work with a stock "returnless" system and FPR as well and give a little more headroom.
@  pursuader : (22 March 2015 - 10:12 PM) are there any head light covers for 1997 stratus? anymore?

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How to remove front bumper cover?


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#1 Owen O'Neal

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

My daughter managed to remove the front license plate and holder by using the left rear quarter of another car... that process damaged the front bumper cover enough that I want to replace it, but I would like to find out what I am getting into before tackling it. Any one who has done so or has an idea of where to get the information, please let me know!

Minor detail - she drives a 99 Stratus, V6, auto.

Edited by Owen O'Neal, 27 November 2009 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.


Thanks! I appreciate the quick reply - looks like I have another project to add to my list!

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

That the reason why all the femails in my family using public transportation. :)

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:46 PM

Some of those plastic pins that hold the bumper underneath are a pain in the butt to remove. I took a Stratus bumper off at the yard a few months back, and I ended up having to drill out the center, then pry with a flathead screwdriver and tear with pliers to get them out. I hope you don't much trouble with yours, that way they can be reused.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

got to use rite size screwdriver. Too small will damage plastic screw and you'll have to drill them out. I made same mistake first time i took bumper off. I was under impression those screws made of metal. :)