Hung, don't be jealous of my custom invisible widebody kit. You know you want it! hahaha :ugh2:
Val, the rear bumper is easy to take off but takes a few more minutes compared to the front.
You need to remove both tail lights, the plastic covers inside the hatch facing the rear bumper and 1/4 panels. Once you remove the plastic covers facing the 1/4 panel you'll see 2 nuts(each side). There's one nut(each side) when you remove the tail lights. And one clip on the exhuast side. also, there's about 4 clips you need to take off on the bottom of the bumper. After that, just pull the bumper and it comes right off. It helps if you have a repair manual, just in case you can't find nuts/clips that needs to be taken off.
I have the full veilside kit including spoiler and hood going on the car. I plan on having two big nitrous bottles in the trunk along with tv screens and all that good stuff for the interior. :ugh2:
Actually, all that stuff isn't bad at all. Just a little time searching screws/bolts your first time around.
And in my opinion, I'd rather remove the rear bumper rather than the front, since the front, side marker lights are such a pain in the ass to screw back in (well, the driver's side is).
Reinstalling the rear bumper can be a pain too though since the rear tail lights sit RIGHT ON the bumper ----> gotta be very careful mounting the bumper without tearing the paint with the tail light!.
And don't crank down too tightly on the side mounting nuts inside the hatch either, or it will pull on the plastic bumper and create visible high spots in that portion of the bumper once mounted.
Who's reassembling the car anyway? You or the shop?
Don't forget to mask off the sensitive edges of all those panels when mounting, or you'll be having shit repainted a second time:
1) front bumper ---> along where it meets the headlights.
2) rear bumper where it meets the tail lights.
3) Fenders, where the meet the top of the door/A-pillar corner. Also along where the meet the door.
4) Front bumper again, where it meets the fenders. Mask off a couple/few inches up the fenders with double layers of tape. Bumper studs scratch! ---> use an extra pair of hands/eyes.