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has anyone with an R (s60r without body kit) gone too far over a parking curb or something high enough to catch the back end of the front bumper under the car when backing up? well... unfortunately i let my dad drive the car for a few weeks while i was away and when i reunited (happily) with my car the under part of the bumper (which i call the underbumper) was bent. so now the underbumper looks like it has a double chin. any way to fix that without getting a new bumper?? <p>
 

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I made a clip that attached to that rim on the bumper, and "hooked it" to my FMIC.<p>Also, I did a search for droopy bumper fix, that took me about 1/2second and it was the first result. I'm saying in a nice way, SEARCH BEFORE YOU POST. Thank you.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=121631&postid=1279830" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...79830</A>
 

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found this one too...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?cmd=print&id=110685" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...10685</A><p>Almost all of us have had this happen and/or purchased a car that was already afflicted with this disfigurement.
 

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Re: (cmurphy2266)

ok well.. sorry about that. didn't know the syndrome was called "droopy bumper". notice i didn't really know how to call it either. thanks for your help
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (mikesR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikesR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">has anyone with an R (s60r without body kit) gone too far over a parking curb or something high enough to catch the back end of the front bumper under the car when backing up?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hit up GiRaff3. He did this to his first R. I think his bumper snapped, though.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (The Weasel)

thanks. i'm actually going to see if i can attempt the second link that was sent to me (thanks T5!). sounds like a foolproof fix. <p>cheers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (mikesR)

No worries dude. It's an easy process and hasn't let me down in about a year. No way the aluminum or galvanized bolts are going to break.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (T5 for Life)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=101833" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=101833</A><p>This is my ride...I don't think you can do this without taking off the bumper but you may want to check...works great though...
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (pafox)

thanks! hopefully i can take off the bumper without messing anything up.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (mikesR)

Just an FYI.<p>Some of us have put in 3-4 trim (self tapping) screws through the droppy bit and into the moulding above it. Works great and you dont have to take the front bumper off. The screws I picked up even had rubber grommets on them attached to the washer. I drilled pilot holes too.<p>The only concern I had with this repair was making sure that i didnt end up with a series of smaller droops between the screws. It didnt happen though - very happy with the 15 minute repair. <p>FWIW - I found the idea of removing the bumper a little intimidating.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (58ford)

Removing the front bumper cover on these cars is actually pretty easy.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (mikesR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikesR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks! hopefully i can take off the bumper without messing anything up. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You dont need to take off the bumper. I fixed mine last week and used the aluminum bar method without removing it but You may want to drive the car up onto some ramps or jack up the front a little bit to make it easier.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (mikesR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikesR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">has anyone with an R (s60r without body kit) gone too far over a parking curb or something high enough to catch the back end of the front bumper under the car when backing up? <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes of course - I thought that was a pre-requisite to be on this forum. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (prancing_moose)

You don't have to do any of this, either drill a few VERY SMALL holes and tie wrap <B>(large</B> tie wraps) it up or just rivit it back up to the airguide, both work and are simple fixes.
 

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Re: underbumper fix? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> rivit </TD></TR></TABLE><p>RIVET<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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