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      05-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Front bumper replacement question

Due to an accident I am replacing my front bumper on my e92. I also purchased a new front OEM lip. My question is should I apply the lip before mounting the bumper or wait until the bumper is place?
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lip first and then bumper to car

makes life much easier
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lip first and then bumper to car

makes life much easier
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lip first, then have a beer, then mount bumper to car, then have 2 more beers while admiring the work you've just completed....
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lip first, then have a beer, then mount bumper to car, then have 2 more beers while admiring the work you've just completed....
LOL even better..
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Thanks!!! Thought of having the beer before I started, now I have the correct sequence.
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iono, i did it with the bumper on the car alraedy because there's a lot of flex in both the aero lip and bumper. it's personal preference i guess.
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All done!! Did the lip to bumper first. Had to do 2 tries at getting it on, used too much tape the first time. The bumper came off without too much trouble. The "under bonnet screen" , one of the underpanels that protect the bottom of the car was difficult to get back on since I didn't have the car on a lift. Everything went back on without much trouble. This would have been much easier with a lift or at least on jacks. Having someone to assist in lining up the bumper would have also been a help. BTW painted the mesh grills black to match the car. Wife said looks like Darth Vader.
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Thanks!!! Thought of having the beer before I started, now I have the correct sequence.
better save the beer for after you complete the install. You never know what beer can do to your hands and eys coordination

meaning your front lips might end up in the rear
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