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Old 09-19-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Rear bumper trim / impact strip gap

There is a sizable gap in the rear bumper trim / impact strip on my 2005 330i zhp.
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I have tried removing all 3 trim pieces and re-installing them as close together as possible with no luck.

I was thinking about pulling out the dremel and widening the holes where the side trim clips to the bumper.
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That way I can slide the side trim pieces towards the center trim piece.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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All I've seen are like that.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Is it zhp specific? All the non-zhps I see around town have zero gap in the rear bumper trim pieces.

Any thoughts on a fix?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Buy new trim pieces...?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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I am worried that if I buy new ones I will still have the same problem.

Anyone have a zhp or a O.E.M. M-tech II bumper that does not have the gap?
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #6
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I am worried that if I buy new ones I will still have the same problem.

Anyone have a zhp or a O.E.M. M-tech II bumper that does not have the gap?
I think my gap is smaller. I'll take pics this afternoon.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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"Is it zhp specific? All the non-zhps I see around town have zero gap in the rear bumper trim pieces. "

John I have an 04 ZHP and she is just like that, but I too have wondered about getting that fixed as it looks like crap.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #9
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Once I get the courage to take a dremel to my bumper I am going to go that route. I will post the results once I do. Hopefully they are good.
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