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summit425
01-26-2009, 01:16 AM
hi guys

I've been having this problem since I got my car. There is a gap between bumper and fender so once it rains or snows, all the dirts splash on to the body.

I heard that there is no way that they can fix this since BMW bumpers are all slide in type. (aftermarket M3 replica bumper both front and rear)

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8163/img0523fj5.jpg

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6569/img0524xe0.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1103/img0525xq0.jpg

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4386/img0526vx2.jpg

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5233/img0527gq6.jpg

Do you think it's possible to fix this gap?? If so can you suggest me a bodyshop??

dbworld4k
01-26-2009, 11:59 AM
My E36 and E46 were both like that. I think it's the rubber brackets that are worn out or something. It's nothing to be concerned about.

Junaid
01-26-2009, 02:46 PM
same with my car, its like that...once in a while i just push it but it come out again in abit.

Bliss
01-26-2009, 02:55 PM
You're right, the bumper it self is a "slide in" type, however there is a bunch of plastic trim on the inside and below the bumper that are attached to the bumper it self(front bumper). If the plastic trim pops out, or are not put in properly, the bumper will stick out, and you will have gaps.

If they are replica bumpers, then i'm not too surprised since i have not seen a replica or any aftermarket bumper fit as oem does.

summit425
01-26-2009, 04:23 PM
so.. should I just live like that or is there anything else I can do?

Bliss
01-26-2009, 09:04 PM
so.. should I just live like that or is there anything else I can do?

Well, It's not a matter of being able to live with it because obviously anyone can. Its a matter of how much its bothering you, and if you're willing to re-check the trim to make sure everything is in place.

If you see that everything is in place, then its obviously a fitment issue with your replica bumpers, and there wouldn't be much you can do yourself...that i know of anyways.

Good luck.

Gamite
01-26-2009, 09:27 PM
E39's are like this too. One thing that I find that helps is when you wash your car, make sure you get all the dirt out. When it rains, the water drains nicely.

damameke
01-26-2009, 10:02 PM
"there is a bunch of plastic trim on the inside and below the bumper that are attached to the bumper it self(front bumper). If the plastic trim pops out, or are not put in properly, the bumper will stick out, and you will have gaps."

Bliss is correct, the bumper has to "catch" the clip, I called them clip instead of trim, from your pix..looks like the corner of your bumper is not "catching" the clip.

Happened to one side of my OEM bumper and I had it corrected by a bodyshop, they have to order a clip.

summit425
01-27-2009, 03:17 AM
can you suggest me a bodyshop to fix that near downtown? (I don't mind driving mississauga either)

Bliss
01-27-2009, 04:40 AM
can you suggest me a bodyshop to fix that near downtown? (I don't mind driving mississauga either)

Autopia 416 893 3174

European Autobody 416 679 8722

Both great shops.