V8 Vantage Front Bumper Removal

This job isn't bad at all and requires only a few basic tools. The tricky part is that there are a pair of tabs that you need to know about to free the bumper.

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

T30 Torx bit
T40 Torx bit
8mm socket
10mm socket
Ratchet for the above
Philips-head screwdriver
Thin flat-head screwdriver
About an hour

Step 1
Raise the front of the car. I usually recommend putting the car on jack stands but it isn't entirely necessary for this job.

Step 2
Remove the grille.

Step 3
Use the T30 and T40 Torx bits and ratchet to remove the front undertray.

Step 4
Use the T30 Torx bit, ratchet, and Philips-head screwdriver to remove (or at least pull back) the front fender liners.

Step 5
Use the 8mm socket, extension, and ratchet to remove the three bolts holding each airbox in place. With the airboxes loose, you can reach the furthest bolts in the next step.

Step 6
Use the 8mm socket and ratchet to remove the two bolts at the front of the bumper cover, at the base of where the grille was.

Step 7
There are three bolts on each side of the bumper cover, on the inside of the cover below the headlights. These bolts hold the bumper cover onto the fender. Use the 10mm socket and ratchet to remove them.

Step 8
Use the thin flat-head screwdriver to release the tabs on the front of the bumper cover.

Step 9
Pull the bumper cover forward to remove it from the car.