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Date Registered: 11-2013
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It can keep up with the big boys.

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Broke my rear bumper but it's a design flaw of Nissan emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Broke my rear bumper but it's a design flaw of Nissan emoticon



An all too familiar scene with the rear bumper being ripped in 2 exact spots. This Nissan design defect is universal emoticon

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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As I already have a "nibbler" attachment for the drill, I'm tempted to go for some preemptive modifications to the rear scoop which masquerades as a bumper.

That protruding/dangling flat lip does annoy me on both practical and aesthetic grounds.

I can only imagine that it has been moulded into that particular shape of the plastic in order to add rigidity to the overall design while keeping the material as thin as possible.

I can imagine the rear bumper vibrating and flapping at high speed without it - but maybe that could be fixed with 3 or 4 vertical interior ribs to strengthen the newly shaped, shallower bumper mod.

I don't see that minor change as affecting the actual cost of manufacturing that part as the plastic taken from the lip would be redistributed to the ribs - but it would need a new mould...

Or even more simply, just add corrugations to the lower section to enhance rigidity and ditch the lip.

If Nissan won't do it, maybe someone else will design one for a 3D printer so we can all fix the known problem and upgrade the damned thing ourselves?





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I can imagine the rear bumper vibrating and flapping at high speed without it - but maybe that could be fixed with 4 or 5 vertical interior ribs to strengthen the newly shaped, shallower bumper mod.



Not at all mate. Just cut it away with a dremel and be done with it. It serves no purpose at all.

This has already been covered off in the rear bumper scoop thread.



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I used an angle grinder with a 1mm thick cut off disc, then use a file to tidy up.
It is still going to act as a scoop so don't think it will not happen.

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Exactly Tony. This is on a temporary measure and will not replace the need to have a rear bash plate to protect the bumper.....which is a much cheaper solution than re-designing the whole rear bumper anyway emoticon

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