Wanted US Front Crash Bar MR574591

Legnum in America

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I installed the intercooler last weekend but didn't put in the crash bar since it had a massive section missing in the center from rust. If I was to cut the bar, it would just bend in half. Need to find a good condition one if I am going to cut and place over the intercooler.
 

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Out of curiosity, how big is your intercooler?

Many peeps have managed to fit large coolers without cutting the crash bar.


Sounds like you need a replacement as its rusted... But here in AU cutting the crash bar is a big no no for roadworthy.

If it helps in your search, a EA1A/EA1W/EC1A/EC1W Viento (1999 onwards) crashbar is the same.
 

Legnum in America

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Out of curiosity, how big is your intercooler?

Many peeps have managed to fit large coolers without cutting the crash bar.


Sounds like you need a replacement as its rusted... But here in AU cutting the crash bar is a big no no for roadworthy.

If it helps in your search, a EA1A/EA1W/EC1A/EC1W Viento (1999 onwards) crashbar is the same.
I installed a Mishimoto M-Line. https://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-universal-intercooler-large.htm
The crash bar is about 1.5" away from the mounting holes.
The size is
Width 3"
Height 11.75"
Length 31"
 

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Looks like a sweet cooler.

Pretty much the same size as the HDI.
Are you not able to massage the headlight support assembly/bonnet catch like the vid?

I remember having to move push it a good 20-30mm to get my HDI in like @Kaldek did in the vid.

Just don't want you to regret cutting metalwork :)
 
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Legnum in America

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Looks like a sweet cooler.

Pretty much the same size as the HDI.
Are you not able to massage the headlight support assembly/bonnet catch like the vid?

I remember having to move push it a good 20-30mm to get my HDI in like @Kaldek did in the vid.

Just don't want you to regret cutting metalwork :)
I'm looking to have a custom crash bar made. For now I will do what ever I can to avoid a head on collision. ;)

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Lesac

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I have the exact same intercooler and my car already didnt have a crash bar. If you are already going to chop one up, can you use a USDM one and cut it to pieces? or can you just run it without the crashbar?
 

Legnum in America

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1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 COTY
I have the exact same intercooler and my car already didnt have a crash bar. If you are already going to chop one up, can you use a USDM one and cut it to pieces? or can you just run it without the crashbar?
I am debating on running without it.
 

Legnum in America

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Location
Chicago
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Mike
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1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4 COTY
Looks like a sweet cooler.

Pretty much the same size as the HDI.
Are you not able to massage the headlight support assembly/bonnet catch like the vid?

I remember having to move push it a good 20-30mm to get my HDI in like @Kaldek did in the vid.

Just don't want you to regret cutting metalwork :)
I don't feel comfortable banging in the support. I am looking to see if I can get a custom one made.
 
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