[s-cars] LL-tek front bumper

pkrasusky at ups.com pkrasusky at ups.com
Mon Apr 3 12:52:24 EDT 2006

Mark Strangeroaded:

<<<Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 00:11:29 -0400
From: "Mark Strangways" <strangconst at rogers.com>
Subject: [s-cars] LL-tek front bumper.

While offroading in my lower 93' (CAD) //S4, apparently I misunderstood
the depth of the mud I was about to drive in.
And after coming to an abrupt stop, due to resting on the U/S of the
body, I relieved all the AWD I had and more would be required to get
myself outta this.
Now I can recommend to all those wanting to try mudding in an S4 to be
sure that the underpan (lower engine cover, whatever it's called) is
firmly in place. Since mine hasn't been present for many years, the
lower bumper skin became a scoop as I was helped out the same way I went
in. Needless to say they don't hold up well full of mud and gravel.

Now if that wasn't bad enough, as I was still trying to exit my cottage
road, I started to get stuck again. This time I was able to back up
unassisted. Unfortunately, the bumper cover caught something and dug in
so the sides where pointing down.

Mark >>>

Heh, "While offroading in my lower 93' //S4"...  seems like a perfectly
normal beginning of a story to me it does.  Awesome.  

I was just Saturday bemusing (YES JUST FOR YOU TEDDY) with Rossato about
a pic I'd found on the net of an //S8 forging a mudbog and throwing 10
foot brown roosters off each side.  When I'd first sent it out awhile
back, I've loved Bob even more since, with his ultimate response to it
of "why what else would you do with it????".  

BWhahahahahah, yup.  It is AWD right?

Ah Mark, I wouldn't worry so much about not mudbogging sans undertray...
them NACA ducts do make sooperdooper mudscoops yes.  I've filled my tray
with what seemed a cubic yard of mud / gravel, been better off w/o it.
And careful them steering rack boots make perfect 'doors' for what ended
up being 3 inches of clay laying atop my firewall frame rails.  "Boy
Paul your powdercoated engine sure is clean but what's with all that
dried mud doing wayway up there, so thick???".  Uh, what mud (quickly
scrapes it off).

My GT3 buddy @ LRP Sat was bemusing himself (Teddy, again) with my
quarter sized areas of bare galvanized showing at the lower-rear front
fender to rocker junction.  "How in the world does THAT happen???"...
I retort, take 300 odd horse, AWD, add dirt roads, lack of brain cell
induced WRC haze, stir, repeat.  How else?

Think of all the work in cutting you saved yourself Mark for the LLTek?
I'd say you're ahead of the game.  LLTek may consider adding that step
to the install instructions maybe?

-Paul yeah, issues, so, K.
'95 Monster Truck

ps.  heh, hey any other "Chen's" on the List care to email me the
dictionary definition of bemuse???  Thought not...

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