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      03-26-2020, 10:00 PM   #1
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Lump on my Front Bumper

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For the longest time ever, Ive been wanting to replace my front bumper with the eurospec version. I finally pulled the plug and replaced both engine splash shield and front bumper from the ones made by Turner Motortsports. Yes, it's a replica bumper, but the fitment on both are spot on. And the amber light delete really makes a difference in person (aesthetically). I couldn't be any happier of how it turned out.

The bad. When I got home from the paint shop, I noticed an odd lump on the bottom end of the front bumper. I wiggled and tugged on the front bumper and engine guard and nothing seemed loose. I noticed it before on the old OEM one, but I just thought my original bumper itself was damaged so I never really thought much of it. Now that I the old OEM bumper has been replaced, the same exact lump is on my new replacement bumper.

No, I have never been in an accident and I have only driven the car fewer than 10 miles since the replacement. So I peg the question, is this natural the design of our cars? Is anyone facing the same issue?

Please advise!
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      03-26-2020, 10:15 PM   #2
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Hi all,

For the longest time ever, Ive been wanting to replace my front bumper with the eurospec version. I finally pulled the plug and replaced both engine splash shield and front bumper from the ones made by Turner Motortsports. Yes, it's a replica bumper, but the fitment on both are spot on. And the amber light delete really makes a difference in person (aesthetically). I couldn't be any happier of how it turned out.

The bad. When I got home from the paint shop, I noticed an odd lump on the bottom end of the front bumper. I wiggled and tugged on the front bumper and engine guard and nothing seemed loose. I noticed it before on the old OEM one, but I just thought my original bumper itself was damaged so I never really thought much of it. Now that I the old OEM bumper has been replaced, the same exact lump is on my new replacement bumper.

No, I have never been in an accident and I have only driven the car fewer than 10 miles since the replacement. So I peg the question, is this natural the design of our cars? Is anyone facing the same issue?

Please advise!
Simple fix. Add another screw on the bottom to pull it up.
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      03-27-2020, 12:27 AM   #3
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Pass it with a heat gun and try to mold it up?
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      03-27-2020, 12:45 AM   #4
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I was considering screwing it into to place, but thereís no pre drilled holes there. My fear is cracking the bumper.
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      03-27-2020, 12:56 AM   #5
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I was considering screwing it into to place, but there’s no pre drilled holes there. My fear is cracking the bumper.
Legit concern, stressing the paint... consider notching the other bolt holes, spread the saggy load and add another. Do you have an aluminum under tray like a turner tray or deans Bimmer?
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      03-27-2020, 01:48 AM   #6
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its missing a screw. you can see the screws in your pic and where the screws should be. its not going to crack the bumper or stress the paint. just put it on.
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      03-27-2020, 01:56 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=roastbeef;25974397]its missing a screw. you can see the screws in your pic and where the screws should be. its not going to crack the bumper or stress the paint. just put it on.[/QUOT

Okay will do.

Hopefully this will do the trick.

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Legit concern, stressing the paint... consider notching the other bolt holes, spread the saggy load and add another. Do you have an aluminum under tray like a turner tray or deans Bimmer?
A forum member mentioned something similar (drilling the lump into place). I may just do that but Im not sure if I can drill through my under tray. I have the aluminum under tray from Turner Motorsports. It's rock solid material. Hopefully there is just a screw missing in place.
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      03-27-2020, 02:08 AM   #9
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A forum member mentioned something similar (drilling the lump into place). I may just do that but Im not sure if I can drill through my under tray. I have the aluminum under tray from Turner Motorsports. It's rock solid material. Hopefully there is just a screw missing in place.
well thats 100% whats wrong if you have the turner tray. these aftermarket solid felt replacements all do this- they make the lower part of the front bumper a bit flat. there is just a screw missing bud.
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Did they paint your screws white too? LOL

I also notice how it looks funny around the tow hook cover too.
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      03-27-2020, 12:57 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input everyone.

I was hoping that the lump was caused by a missing screw. I went back to the shed and took a look at the old OEM bumper and counted 7 holes underneath the front bumper. The new replacement bumper also has 7 pre-drilled holes. In other words, I am not missing any screws.

Went to the shop today and they told me to let the bumper settle in for a week and see if it corrects itself. If that doesn't work, they will add another screw in the center to make it flush.

Here's a close-up. The lump can be found on the second image. It's in-between screw 4 and 5.
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      03-27-2020, 01:00 PM   #12
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Just put a screw in it. Drill a pilot hole through both the bumper and the under plate. It's really not a big deal...
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      03-27-2020, 01:01 PM   #13
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Photo of whole bumper.
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      03-27-2020, 02:06 PM   #14
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It's not going to settle. They fucked up the install. The screws aren't symmetric, as shown in your last pic. They put a random extra screw on the drivers side.
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Op.

Just put another screw in. Your bumper will be fine if you do it right. Trust me it's incredibly easy. Just look up how to safely drill a hole in a painted automotive surface. Even if it's not perfect no one can see it!
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Undo all the screws and see if the bumper goes flat. If it does get under and see if the holes on the bumper line up with the under belly assembly.
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Op, where in SoCal are you? I can probably help.
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      03-27-2020, 11:14 PM   #18
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Thanks for the help guys. Im just gonna reinstall the front bumper and see if it can be realigned. If that doesnít solve the problem, Iím just gonna drill through it and add another screw. Iím am a bit short of a perfectionist with this car so I have been trying to avoid option B.

Iíll let you guys know how it goes. Ty.
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      03-27-2020, 11:45 PM   #19
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Mines the same, lol you're fine. I added a lip and it solved it
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Loosen all the screws, there's usually some wiggle room for adjustment. Start tightening from where the problem is and see if it persists. If still like that then just make holes little larger in the direction you need it.
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I have the same tray from Turner and don't have this problem. See their website and install instructions.
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I have the tray too, I have the problem, was fixed with the GT4 lip.
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