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Old 09-04-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Help with Replica M3 Bumper

Hey guys,
I have installed a replica M3 bumper (the DDM one) and needed some help. I've read around and found that this bumper cannot be easily attached to the REBAR. That is the setup i am running and it is held in against the fender lining. As I've read this makes the fitment pretty bad. I know that this is dumb and needed to have some bodywork done so I need some help on how to attach the bumper to the REBAR. I've seen other members with this bumper with perfect fitment and was just wondering how this was achieved. Right now my big fitment issue is that the curve on the side of the bumper under the fender does not line up with the fender perfectly. Thanks in advance, all help is appreciated.

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Old 09-04-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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i did mine by the 2 tabs at the grill, right above the grill its been holding great for a little over a year now, in the snow and stuff

my buddy is running it like that too with the ACS front lip, no problem too

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Old 09-04-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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Could you elaborate? Did you essentially clamp the bumper to the REBAR at the grill?
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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A body shop could take the bumper and epoxy the inside of the bumper to the reinforcement bar. The "flaring" you're talking about is a common issue with aftermarket bumpers, and adjustments are always needed.
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