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Author Subject: Front bumper sag
darzmat

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Post #1
Anyone sorted their sagging front bumber?? If so what did u do??

I dont know where to start with it tbh, but its really anoying me.

Thanks

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Posted 1st Jul 2013 at 23:55
jimmyhackers

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Post #2
take it off. and heighten every mounting point by whatever mm your sag gap is.

you may have to do some prehand thinking and studying to desipher if and how you need to raise some more than others.

ballache it is. with chipped paint and very poor metal working skills i did it. the results underneath wernt pretty but they get covered up by the bumper, looks grand so alls well

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 00:36
JWP EFi

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Post #3
it needs a bra
Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 07:29
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #4
Has your bumper still got the three mounting straps attached to it underneath?

I suspect not.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 10:27
russbez

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Post #5
stan_306gti6 wrote:
Has your bumper still got the three mounting straps attached to it underneath?

I suspect not.


i would check this

good ole group n engine mounts used make my front bumper shake a lot
i noticed one of mine are broken off now too Doh

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 10:41
eliotrw

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Post #6
in my experience its more important to get someone to lift it up wards as you are tighening it that anything.
You have to be quite rough with it.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 10:45
matt evans

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Post #7
well padded block of wood on a gently worked trolley jack, just under the numberplate area of the bumper normally suffices as an extra third hand when tightening the bolts behind the slam panel

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 10:55
gilesy

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Post #8
eliotrw wrote:
in my experience its more important to get someone to lift it up wards as you are tighening it that anything.
You have to be quite rough with it.


Gayest post of 2013 right there Shock Love
Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 11:05
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Post #9
gilesy wrote:
eliotrw wrote:
in my experience its more important to get someone to lift it up wards as you are tighening it that anything.
You have to be quite rough with it.


Gayest post of 2013 right there Shock Love


Laugh my ass off

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 11:54
Niall

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Post #10
stan_306gti6 wrote:
Has your bumper still got the three mounting straps attached to it underneath?

I suspect not.


This. On my old bumper these were missing. I got 3 sepia of metal and tapped them to the bumper and crossmember, readjusted the bumper and looked perfect.
Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 12:01
darzmat

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Post #11
Ive got at least two of the 3 straps at the bottom i cant remember off hand.

But i think the two inner bolts through the slam panel are missing/sheared/fallen into bumper/i broke them...

Might whip it off just now and see

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 13:50
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #12
It's these lower straps which keep it level and stop the sagging. These will be the issue. Yes

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 14:02
mik

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Post #13
stan_306gti6 wrote:
It's these lower straps which keep it level and stop the sagging. These will be the issue. Yes


I'm not sure about that - the three straps are as floppy and insubstantial as a politician's morals and would not keep the bumper straight or stop it sagging vertically as they will just bend. My new OE bumper has all 3 on there and to me it appears all they do is help position the lower lip longitudinally (from front to rear).

My repainted second hand bumper has a bit of a gap on the right side and as said above by Matt and Eliot I think it is more to do with positioning it correctly with helper or trolley jack and wood before tightening the nuts, and if necessary adjusting the white eccentric round bumper mounts on each side that provide a degree of vertical adjustment.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 17:32
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #14
Possibly, but the three straps have elongated holes in them to allow you to position the bumper where you want it before tightening up the bolts. Yes

This is the way I've always done it and then finally tightened the main bumper fixing bolts. Smile

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 19:03
jimmyhackers

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Post #15
the other solution. could be to remove your bumper

hang it upside down and very carefully with a heat gun, heat the top edge to get it to sag in the opposite direction. this should work if your extra careful.

if you over do it you could bubble your paint or end up with a bumper that looks like an escher painting.

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Posted 2nd Jul 2013 at 23:37
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #16
jimmyhackers wrote:
the other solution. could be to remove your bumper

hang it upside down and very carefully with a heat gun, heat the top edge to get it to sag in the opposite direction. this should work if your extra careful.

if you over do it you could bubble your paint or end up with a bumper that looks like an escher painting.


Blink

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Posted 3rd Jul 2013 at 08:59
eliotrw

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Post #17
gilesy wrote:
eliotrw wrote:
in my experience its more important to get someone to lift it up wards as you are tighening it that anything.
You have to be quite rough with it.


Gayest post of 2013 right there Shock Love


No worries,
I actually need to take the bumper off again soon.

Maybe you can be the one giving it stick when the time comes ? Love

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Posted 3rd Jul 2013 at 09:07

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