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Any tips on removing/replacing the rear valence?
 

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See if you can get someone to rear end you (of course not too hard) at an intersection. That usually results in a dislodged fascia. Shouldn't be too challenging, given the Giulia's stop/start and braking issues.
 

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whatcha up to? :)
I'm going to remove the stock exhaust and upgrade to the Remus system. I'll have to remove the rear valence to drop the rear section... I know others have done it already, I just want to see if I can save some time!
 
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I'm going to remove the stock exhaust and upgrade to the Remus system. I'll have to remove the rear valence to drop the rear section... I know others have done it already, I just want to see if I can save some time!
It's very easy, it's only held up by some flat allen screws. It'll take 5 minutes.. assuming the car is lifted up
 

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I'm going to remove the stock exhaust and upgrade to the Remus system. I'll have to remove the rear valence to drop the rear section... I know others have done it already, I just want to see if I can save some time!
Cool! are you planning on doing the whole thing on your own? If so can you do a photo step by step? :)
 

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Don't know whether you need to remove the factory tips but getting enough access to do that was a bit of a pain even with a lift. There probably is a smart way to remove the lower part of the bumper but I couldn't work it out. In the end was able to gain enough movement in the bumper panel to get screws for the tips off. Hope it all goes well and post a review please.
 

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I'm going to remove the stock exhaust and upgrade to the Remus system. I'll have to remove the rear valence to drop the rear section... I know others have done it already, I just want to see if I can save some time!
Don't think you need to remove the whole diffuser. On mine (standard diffuser, not Ti) there was no need. You can most likely just remove the bottom cover, see section in picture circled in orange, and then drop out old muffler and install new one. If you do need to remove diffuser then the steps are there but don't think you need to.

~Interested to hear your thoughts on the Remus system once installed. Have you gone for Cat-back or axle-back with muffler? I have installed the cat-back unresonated, muffled system on my 200HP European 2.0 (in UK) and think the exhaust is a bit over sized for my power output as the system is designed for 280HP and have noticed a slight loss of low-end pre-boost torque. I will have to get an ECU tune to 280HP to realise the full potential of the upgrade.. :|

Hope this helps.
 

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Triumph23,

Would you we willing to post the page(s) from the manual that describe how to remove the lowest bumper section which is also shown on that page? I ask because it's the one needed to get easy access to the fake tips.

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Don't think you need to remove the whole diffuser. On mine (standard diffuser, not Ti) there was no need.
Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for.

I've got the full cat-back, open system. I'll share my thoughts for sure.
 

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Don't think you need to remove the whole diffuser. On mine (standard diffuser, not Ti) there was no need. You can most likely just remove the bottom cover, see section in picture circled in orange, and then drop out old muffler and install new one. If you do need to remove diffuser then the steps are there but don't think you need to.

~Interested to hear your thoughts on the Remus system once installed. Have you gone for Cat-back or axle-back with muffler? I have installed the cat-back unresonated, muffled system on my 200HP European 2.0 (in UK) and think the exhaust is a bit over sized for my power output as the system is designed for 280HP and have noticed a slight loss of low-end pre-boost torque. I will have to get an ECU tune to 280HP to realise the full potential of the upgrade.. :|

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Is there an online pdf manual available where you got those images from?

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Is there an online pdf manual available where you got those images from?

Thank you
:) Nope. I painstakingly downloaded from MOPAR tech authority site when I had a 1 month subscription some while ago. I don't have all the workshop manuals, just some I thought may be useful for my reference. ;)
 
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Triumph23,

Would you we willing to post the page(s) from the manual that describe how to remove the lowest bumper section which is also shown on that page? I ask because it's the one needed to get easy access to the fake tips.

Thanks

I don't think you need to remove the lower bumper to remove the factory fake tips. The images I posted show both removal of the striped diffuser/valence and the bottom protective cover circled in orange. Although I retained the factory chrome tips and fitted the Remus backbox on its own to retain the OEM look. Mine is the standard plain diffuser so things may be different to the sport version.

Here is the bumper section. Not the best written article IMO.
 

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Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for.

I've got the full cat-back, open system. I'll share my thoughts for sure.
That's interesting you have gone for the full 'race' open system. It will definitely be a lot louder than the muffler sports rear silence I have. I had mine installed at a local exhaust specialist and it only took an hour with car on a lift. Everything lined up quite well from cat onwards. Although my fitter re-used the factory fasteners for the cat-mating flange rather than thos supplied with the Remus straight unresonated pipe as he though they looked a bit small. But to re-use the factory screws he did have to open up the holes on the Remus mating flange by ~1mm. You don't have to do that if you don't want to I guess.

Looking forward to your impressions of the system once you finish installation. Be sure to observe the performance before and after installation and let us know how it fares on the 280HP engine.
 

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I used the PDFs posted in this thread to gain the confidence to pull my exhaust tips from my base Giulia for cleaning and plasti-dipping.

I was able to keep the diffuser mostly on, after removing the under body cover I just pulled the tabs around the edge up to where the rear reflectors start.

Here is a video of how much disassembly I had to do to access and remove the tips:

Then what the tips look like after removal:

Finally, after polishing the tips with Simichrome (from the Harley dealership, recommended by another thread for cleaning chrome):
 

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Clarkebb your videos here are very helpful, thank you. I need access to the same area to replace a smashed reflector at the top of the diffuser part.

My question - do I need to take electrical precaution (ie battery disconnection to stop the airbags blowing etc) for this level of dismantling? I know this is probably a daft question but better safe than sorry!
 
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