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Old 08-02-2004, 10:57 PM
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I was installing my JDM headlight so I had to take off my bumper, when I noticed this useless grill that does nothing, I took it out and there's nothing behind. it's just a grill.

now I know that Honda didn't put it there in hopes that someone would asked about it 12 years later on Honda-tech.

so what does it do ? should I remove it ? it weighs next to nothing, but everything helps.

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another picture so you know what I'm talking about


sorry for the fuzzy pictures, I just I don't have a resizing program, so I had to use paint to do it.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:19 PM
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is it connected to the intake air box? if so then it some sort of cold air intake box
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Default Re: What Does this do ? (Daniel_san)

leave that thing there, its a bumper support to reduce the hit of a accident or whatever, dont take it out, i mean if you get hit and you have that it'll help a little some support thats just suppose to be there
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Default Re: What Does this do ? (dramatic_scientist)

nah man take that off.. weight reduction..

jk but foreal leave it on u might regrett u didnt have it if u got in an accident. that could save u from serious damage.
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lol... you think that little thing is gonna save you from serious damage... it's just meant to help brace the bumper, would'nt do anything if hit over 5mph
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Default Re: What Does this do ? (DewMota)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DewMota &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol... you think that little thing is gonna save you from serious damage... it's just meant to help brace the bumper, would'nt do anything if hit over 5mph</TD></TR></TABLE>

atleast its better than nothing to have it there, help reduce something a little bit, even if you didnt even have it on and hit something under 5mph i think it would crack the bumper or dent the frame already
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by dramatic_scientist &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

atleast its better than nothing to have it there, help reduce something a little bit, even if you didnt even have it on and hit something under 5mph i think it would crack the bumper or dent the frame already</TD></TR></TABLE>

it wont help no more than prolly .5 % ,prolly less than that
 
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mainly for supporting up the bumper. But I can see it helping against some accident... every lil bit helps you cant underestimate the significance of something.
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leave it in. you shouldn't take that part out.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by AzntaggeR &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">leave it in. you shouldn't take that part out.</TD></TR></TABLE>

yea leave it in. dont pull out. let it stay there where it's supposed to be no matter what.
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take it out along with ur bumper support. ya dont need that :D
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Default Re: What Does this do ? (Daniel_san)

It's just a bumper support. It doesn't help for wrecks.

Just for reference, there is one on both sides (I'm assuming you didn't see the other since your bumper is still attached on the driver's side). I took mine off a long time ago. Doesn't hurt anything...and your bumper is not going to fall off with out them. Hope this helps.
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I know theres 2, I just though it had a bigger purpose.
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that thing is there for a reason, and that reason is not for you to take it out. the porpose of that is it is a crush section that they put there just incase u get cliped from the side(both), it makes the damage less severe. its similar to the honeycomb design some cars have in their crush zones.
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you're all wrong. it's all part of a japaneese terror attack on the us. they figured they'd sell millions of civics, then the japaneese are going to hijack all the civics and load those jokers with little missles.

just my .02
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id say take it out, i dont know what that piece of plastic is going to do for you in an accident. It looks like an air channel or something, i wouldnt worry about it.
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air channel behind the bumper that is completely blocked off, smart!!.... the missles made more sence......lol
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I took my out
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ScoobCivic &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">air channel behind the bumper that is completely blocked off, smart!!.... the missles made more sence......lol</TD></TR></TABLE>completly blocked off??? from what the picture shows it looks like it would sit right behind that left front bumber vent.. it was my 2 cents.. whats yours mr. missles made more sence??..
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leave it in, its not hurting anything. and it prob weighs less than 1/4lb. and you cant see it while the bumper is on
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how bout instead of removing thos little plastic things remove that airbox thing behind the light and the bumper
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You have a SOHC Engine and your Worried about 00.25 lbs?

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by i3lazedx &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">how bout instead of removing thos little plastic things remove that airbox thing behind the light and the bumper</TD></TR></TABLE>

good eye. with that filter the resonator isn't doing much
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i found two of those things in my garage and couldnt figure out what they were for. guess when me and my friends were working on my car someone took it out and didnt put it back it.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by rainmanEK &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You have a SOHC Engine and your Worried about 00.25 lbs?

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this is true lol
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