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  • 325isman
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    Glad you are ok.

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  • razo-s.supra
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    Did this tuck before reading this thread... Got shooken by the squirt that i gasped... bronchitis and sinus infection 2 days later. stuff is no B.S. wear a mask lol.

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  • lti_57
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    Just did my rear bumper.
    1/4 inch bit cut open one end of plastic mike container. put shock in rage around the open end and drilled thru the plastic into the shock body a little spray then. Then i punched in the body actually pretty anti climatic. but man does that stuff stink.
    Did it in a garage the door wide open.
    glasses and a 3m dust mask still don't breath deep
    hit it and quite for a bit
    good luck

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  • rcsoundn1
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    Great idea but glasses as you said are still a must

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  • roguetoaster
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    Did this on the '02 a month or two ago. Used a fair sized piece of cardboard, stuck the drill bit through that and didn't get hit at all.

    Safety glasses were on nonetheless.

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  • E30_Pare
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    Originally posted by ButtJuice View Post
    ^ you sound like my dad. I used to get really annoyed by him being overly cautious, but it has since rubbed off on me and now I'm the same way. Total safety queen.


    OT, I drilled my old e30 bumper shocks totally oblivious as to what could happen, without any protection, in the open, I got lucky.

    Just get euros people.
    I'm not usually that guy, but when I watch my friends do an oil change with only a jack I need to slap some knowledge into them. Not trying to watch people get crushed by a civic.

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  • ELVA164
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    WHEN DIVING BOARDS ATTACK!
    Last edited by ELVA164; 01-09-2014, 07:35 AM.

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  • ButtJuice
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    ^ you sound like my dad. I used to get really annoyed by him being overly cautious, but it has since rubbed off on me and now I'm the same way. Total safety queen.


    OT, I drilled my old e30 bumper shocks totally oblivious as to what could happen, without any protection, in the open, I got lucky.

    Just get euros people.

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  • george graves
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    Years ago, I got some safety glasses from sears. I got two sets. One are.... "oh, I know these will get messed up. covered in oil" pair, and a pair that I keep nice and clean.

    I also have a full face mask and a respirator.

    Yea, I'm a safty nut. When I work with other people, I'm the guy that tell you to stop what you're doing cause it's not safe. Back away, get a proper jack stand, and put on some eye protection....Total buzz kill. That's me.

    I also have all my eyeballs, and fingers. So yea.....

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  • Hooffenstein HD
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    Originally posted by E30_Pare View Post
    If I ever get another DB e30 I'm going right back to Euros.
    This man has some sense.

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  • E30_Pare
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    I just remember drilling them in a box with a cut out large enough for the drill. For the rears I just stuck my hand underneath with the drill not to get my face in the way. If I ever get another DB e30 I'm going right back to Euros.

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  • agent
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    Originally posted by ELVA164 View Post

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  • Balleristic31
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    When I do these I remove the bumper and put the shocks inside a large gallon ziplock bag and poke a small hole for the drill bit. Then you move the hole away from the splash zone and you have a perfectly controlled blast into a covenient sack.

    People who do this out in the open are crazy.

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  • Hooffenstein HD
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    One more reason why these god awful diving boards should have never been made. Euro chromies all the way.

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