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      02-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Fake front PDC sensors?

Got super awesome deal for the front Performance bumper but with holes for the PDC sensors. Obviously, i do not have them on my regular bumper.

Is there any option for the upgrade without actually installing sensors into bumper? They are really expensive.

Maybe some ordinary plastic cups or something?
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have the holes filled @ a shop
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This is an OEM bumper w/ PDC installed ^

I am going to assume the performance bumper you are looking @ has holes for them to install on?

Well, just take the bumper to the paint shop and have the shop fill the holes in w/ fiberglass/body filler
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put led lights in them...maybe like some strobes.

thatll be sweet...youll be the only one that has that lol
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This is an OEM bumper w/ PDC installed ^

I am going to assume the performance bumper you are looking @ has holes for them to install on?

Well, just take the bumper to the paint shop and have the shop fill the holes in w/ fiberglass/body filler
That could be done, but apparently these things can crack after a while... they can not guarantee 100% sure thing. Or i was told wrong?

Any other idea maybe?
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That could be done, but apparently these things can crack after a while... they can not guarantee 100% sure thing. Or i was told wrong?

Any other idea maybe?
Then that shop must be pretty lousy at doing their job, I worked around shops for a couple years when I was having lots of work done to another car and if done correctly cracking won't be an issue.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ight=pdc+holes

i made fake PDC sensors out of ABS plastic rod i ordered online, i machined it down in my lathe to fit. they look just like oem PDC. If you fill the holes they will crack over time or you start to see an outline of the hole.
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You got urself a PM mister!
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i made fake PDC sensors out of ABS plastic rod i ordered online, i machined it down in my lathe to fit. they look just like oem PDC. If you fill the holes they will crack over time or you start to see an outline of the hole.
Hey TroyDej, would you happened to have any for sale? Thank you
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Hey TroyDej, would you happened to have any for sale? Thank you
My friend doesnt have any plastic at the moment but he can order some if youd like a set
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I have a solution for this type of problem. If someone haa a bumper with sensor hole and need help then you can PM me for further assistance or you can email me at azk_27 at Hotmail.com
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i made fake PDC sensors out of ABS plastic rod i ordered online, i machined it down in my lathe to fit. they look just like oem PDC. If you fill the holes they will crack over time or you start to see an outline of the hole.
This x1000

This is the right way to do it, since there's no body filler to crack!
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