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      09-08-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Vorsteiner GTS3 bumper installed, but bumper grill doesn't fit!

I just got the Vorsteiner GTS3 bumper installed and found out the bumper grill doesn't fit. The middle vent is too small. Don't know if this is something the shop can fix, anyone else had this problem? :/
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I just got the Vorsteiner GTS3 bumper installed and found out the bumper grill doesn't fit. The middle vent is too small. Don't know if this is something the shop can fix, anyone else had this problem? :/
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      09-08-2011, 11:54 PM   #3
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It does fit, you might have to tweak it a little and it'll fit just fine, I worked with mine when I switched to GTS3 bumper, good luck bud
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It does fit, you might have to tweak it a little and it'll fit just fine, I worked with mine when I switched to GTS3 bumper, good luck bud
The shop worked really hard to get it to fit. They said the vent is just smaller than others.
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      12-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
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I have this bumper too and I had it installed by my BMW Dealer. I didnt see all the mods that they had to do to get it to fit but they told me it was a bunch. I think they had to trim some of the kidney holes and drill new mounting holes as well. Even still, I would say my fitment is only about 90-95%.

As you can see from this pict, the driver side edge of the bumper isnt completely flush with the fender and hood isnt completely flush with top of the front of the bumper as well. That being said, I really like this bumper!
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I would have returned that bumper and get a new one.
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      12-02-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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^ too late for that.... and has a sticker , test it first before painting if its a good shop they should not have a problem with it
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      12-05-2011, 01:29 AM   #8
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That would bother me just looking at that picture there. The is art of the reason why I haven't yet purchased an aftermarket bumper/lip
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That would bother me just looking at that picture there. The is art of the reason why I haven't yet purchased an aftermarket bumper/lip
+1, I think I'm gonna end up going the OEM carbon splitter route because at least I know the fitment is gonna be 100%.
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      12-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #10
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The installer is the x-factor on any exterior component. Believe it or not we have seen shops install the OEM trunk spoiler incorrectly. With all of the bumpers and exterior components we receive in-house a substantial amount of time is taken to ensure proper fitment. Below are some GTS3 bumpers installed in-house. As you can see the gaps are factory and the kidneys are perfect. Not discounting any hardship experienced with the product, but I do think the installer is the most important aspect of any product.















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