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      03-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Gaps between body and rear bumper

Hello everyone, I noticed, not too long ago, some large gaps between the the end of the rear bumper (where it wraps around) and the body; it look as if the bumper is slightly wider than the body and its not 100% flush. I went to have this looked at by both a BMW performance shop (whom I have trusted and will continue to trust) and a very reputable BMW body shop. The performance shop adjusted the bumper because they noticed a slight unevenness and the Body shop (whom I took it too afterward) said that the gaps are fairly common among e92 M3s and are normal (they did however make sure that all clips and screws were secure). I know I shouldn't be overly paranoid about this, but could you guys let me know if these significant gaps are common? If so, is to protect against impacts?

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      03-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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      03-15-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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      03-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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i questioned those gaps as well but pretty sure its normal among e92.
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      03-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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Normal..mine's like that too.
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      03-15-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for the replies; I am glad to hear that this is normal
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      03-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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Mine is like that too unfortunately
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      03-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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mine are the same, but i only noticed the side ones to be wider.....my tech said they were fine and "normal".......i still don't like the way it looks
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      03-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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Yep mine too
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      03-17-2013, 01:02 AM   #10
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I've got a pretty decent sized gap between my hood and front bumper, to the point where my fiancée asked if the hood was all the way closed! The car has a clean history with no incidents, but it is a bit of a bummer.
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      09-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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Mine is the exact same way. I'm a little relieved to see that it's a common issue. Doesn't make it any better though...
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      09-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
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ufff... mine is the same. I thought that sth was done to mine ;p
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Mine is the same if not a little worse.
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      09-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #14
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I've got a pretty decent sized gap between my hood and front bumper, to the point where my fiancée asked if the hood was all the way closed! The car has a clean history with no incidents, but it is a bit of a bummer.
Same here, and mine was brand new from Munich that way. From what I'm reading on here I need to remove the bumper cover, and raise the carrier slightly. I've also noticed larger gaps on the bottom of the doors too, between the sill and the door itself. You'd think it would be a little tighter coming from the Germans... I'd let the dealer sort it out but I'm afraid they'll screw it up
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      09-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #15
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mine doesn't have any gaps..




JK got them all too unfortunately =(
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