Something had to be done about those bumpers and once I saw CAtuned's S2000 swap project thread, I knew that's the direction I was going.
Lots of pics in that thread, bumper tuck is about 2/3 way down:
I started by compressing the shocks as much as possible, I forget the measurements, but I think I needed to shorten the shocks by ~7" and the compression alone was only 3"
So I cut them apart, you know, for science.
Here's the what they look like on the inside:
I trimmed the bumper with a cutoff wheel, then I put the shocks together, and tacked them up to the point the bolt head was just touching the nose piece.
Hmmm, still not as much tuck as CAtuned:
I need more, but that bolt wont go any further back.
But the bracket will:
I actually put the new bolt hole too close to the front, the piece wouldn't angle properly. I had to grind the nose piece of the shock to allow it to angle enough.
I also shortened it too much with the new hole, had to cut the tacks off, pull the shock out a tad, and re-tack it.
The shock bushing needs to be trimmed a bit:
I cut the bumper up some more, had to trim a little bit off the bottom, but not much, and here's the finished result:
I really like it. The rear will need to wait, because of the trunk floor rot, the rear shock bolts have been covered up in aluminum plate, I have to pull it out in order to get the shocks out.
As for cost, I think I went through 6 or 7 cutoff disks, so about $20.