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      02-08-2015, 03:02 AM   #1
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Exclamation DIY: Relocate Front Fender Tabs to Eliminate Rubbing by Chowbow

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OK here are a few pics, should be pretty self explanatory.

The bumper and fender both need a bit of cutting, and a hole drilled in each one. It's easiest to drill the hole first before cutting anything or even taking any of the bolts out so you know it will fit right.

The bumper has a little metal bracket tucked into it that needs to be cut too, but once you have it off it's really easy to see what I mean. And on the fender, once you cut the metal bracket off there's a bit of hard black plastic that needs to be cut off too.








I'm using Chowbow's DIY guide to relocate the front fender tabs in order to buy a few extra mm of clearance. My meaty Michelin PSS were doing a number on my bumper when I'd take it through the canyons and since I've got an autox in 2 weeks I need to make some clearance.

1) Remove fender liners

2) Match-drill a new hole from the bumper into the fender with the bumper still attached so you know it will line up

3) Remove Bumper - reference Pelican Parts DIY guide

4) Admire ETS intercooler and ER competition dual oil coolers

5) Use dremel to remove troublesome fender tabs

6) Re-Install bumper using a self tapping screw at freshly drilled holes

Thank you Chowbow


Bumper removed





Bumper tabs pretty thrashed (pre-trim)





Fender tabs pretty thrashed (pre-trim)







The kind of cooling our cars should've come with...
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nice, same mod as http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814434. Helped me out back in the day as well.
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what lip is that?

edit:found it lol

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How did I miss that thread? I'm only two years late
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Great tip and easily top 3 best E90 on this site, such a huge fan of your car!
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Will this fix rubbing when turning and braking? Im lowered with 19's
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Dang thats real nice. Bump it 2 years.
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Dang thats real nice. Bump it 2 years.
So should i make a new thread so people can tell me to use the search? Thanks for your help though.
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oh how nice it must be to have metal fenders
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So should i make a new thread so people can tell me to use the search? Thanks for your help though.
Lmfao I would have quoted you if I was talking to you. I didn't even read your post. I saw the pics of the car and then realized it was 2 years old. What are you so offended about?

Anyway, if you have rubbing modifying these brackets are last on your list. You should first get the right offset, width, tire size, suspension height, suspension specs... this is the last resort to go really wide up front.
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I mean this isn't the last resort if your aim is to go flush up front... it's basically your first or second.
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