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      06-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #1

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Gaps on front bumper and headlight - Normal??

Hey guys, I just installed the satin black kidneys on my car today. After putting down the hood and admiring my work, I noticed these gaps between the bumper and the headlights. Are these gaps normal? (red circles)

Taking a closer look, there is also overlap of the front bumper over the headlights (black circles).

I've attached a picture of my car before the install and noticed it was the same as well. Anyone else noticed this? I thought my bumper was a little low, but everywhere else appears flush on the bumper.
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      06-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Completely normal. Bumper sits in front of the lights just a hair.
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      06-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #3

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To me, after installing the black grills on a silver car, the overall gap between the front bumper and the hood just seems more accentuated. Maybe the chrome grills matches best with Silverstone.
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      06-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Never noticed that before, but only the crappy front bumper to fender alignment on 1 side on about 9 out 10 M3s.
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      06-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #5
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Yep, normal, the same on both of my M3s.
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      06-08-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Normal... and nice ride!
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      06-08-2012, 05:26 AM   #7

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I think this only happens on non ZCP M3s. (kidding)

Totally normal, my car has the same gaps
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      06-08-2012, 06:52 AM   #8
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Normal and better than mine. You can adjust it by undoing the bolts visible when you pop the hood and adjusting the bumper cover. But I doubt you will get it much better than that.
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      06-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #9

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no gaps here on mine..its perfect and i did check. my only issue is the black trim on the outside where the passenger side sticks out 1mm more than the other side
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Normal. I've adjusted my bumper several times since I bought it.
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      06-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #11
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      06-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #12

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BMW panel fitment especially front bumper is hit or miss..this is my second e92 and I noticed these same gaps..had my body shop take it off and re-align it..much better but still not 100%
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