This installation guide will show you how to install our universal aluminum front bumper lip splitter strut rod support bars (AA231x)(AA2316)(AA2317). Lower bumper lips are set pretty tightly when installed correctly. However, for those with an extra need for security, the lower bumper lip strut rod is the perfect accessory for their front bumper. It not only keeps the front bumper lip secure, but also adds just the right amount of JDM flair.
*Please note that installing the strut rod support bar will involve some drilling.*
The ends of the front bumper lip strut rod is what you will be mounting onto your lower lip and your bumper. Both ends of the strut rod support bars are identical. To mount it, unthread the nut from the bolt. Route the bolt ends through your drilled holes and rethread the nut to tighten.
Step 1: Drill holes onto your lower bumper lip in your desired mounting locations.
Step 2: You can extend the front bumper lip strut rod support bar to a longer length. If you purchased the shorter AA2317 strut rod bar, you can extend it from 6" up to 7.5". If you purchased the longer AA2316 strut rod bar, you can extend it from 8" up to 9.5".
To extend the strut rod support bar, use a pair of pliers to clamp onto the mini U-shaped bracket while holding on to the screw with a wrench. Turn both tools upwards and inwards in a closing motion to extend the strut rod bar to your desired length.
Step 3: Mount the front bumper strut rod to your lower bumper lip mounting holes. Mark your desired upper bumper mounting area.
Step 4: Drill holes on your marked location. Bolt the other end of the splitter strut rod to your bumper mounting location to finish.
Your JDM car is now equipped with the strut rod support bar to hold up your lower bumper lip. You can find this and more universally fit accessories and LED lights to fix onto your JDM car at our shop today!