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    Front bumper

    Had to take the front off my car the other day, 'an oportunity to sort out the badly fitted bumper' I thought.
    The fit under the drivers side front wing was poor and it looked like it had popped out due to a minor knock by the PO, no paint damage etc.

    In reality, rather than improving the bad side, Ive made the passenger side bad too! lol.

    Its fitted with a good click and is solidly mounted, but sticks out too far and I cant see any adjustment on any of it. The drivers headlamp is also very slightly out too, but I guess I can adjust that by slackening the bolts that hold it to the radiator/headlamp panel.
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    got some time on friday to take a look at this if I can work out how to improve it. currently looks like this:
    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps3fl9zyry.jpg

    Fairly hidious Im sure you'll agree.

    Can anyone help, how do the ends clip in and align?

    Also, one headlamp is slightly out of alignment to the wing, presumeably from teh same knock that had popped the bumper out. The wing and bumper etc all line up fine. Should I be looking to adjust the headlamp location on the 'lock carrier' or do you adjust them by moving the lock carrier on the car?

    Any advice welcome.
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
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    Since i had to take off my bumper, notifed that only these are holding bumper in right position, hope it helped, ask more if needed

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    Im a bit confused, yours doesnt look to be clipped into tight under the wing eigher?

    Mine seems to be securedly 'clicked' in to the top of the brackets, but the gap is deadful. I have all the screws in the arches too. Looking at it, the entire bumper looks to be sitting a little nose down (because of the rear clips I think) and the gap under the headlamps etc is too big too.

    This is really starting to bug me! lol.
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

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    the bumper shocks have a screwed bit that can be adjusted to raise the front of the bumper up.

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    Ah yea, and i had the bumper shocks off to put it into 'service mode' so that makes sense.

    Is there a knack to clipping the sides in at the top? Maybe I just need to give them a harder hit...
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

 

 

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