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      08-19-2016, 03:49 AM   #1
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Got my first accidental with my f30 so I'm replacing the fenders myself. Wondering if there's any instruction on how to remove them? Also it's not OEM part so praying that fitting is okay hahah
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No insurance? I wouldn't attempt this unless you're a trained auto body tech. And you really don't want to put non-OEM parts on your car - it's already going to take a hit on value because of the accident, so don't make it worse by putting cheap parts on it.
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I did it! I wanted m3 style fenders so it wasn't OEM but I have to say fitment was nearly perfect and the flaws don't bother me at all
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I also did F80 fenders but got a body shop to do it. I did my bumpers though. Fenders are quite tricky.
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I also did F80 fenders but got a body shop to do it. I did my bumpers though. Fenders are quite tricky.
Oh no. I'm the opposite. I'm considering front bumper but I'm afraid... Did you find instruction or what. I'd love to know and attempt haha
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Oh no. I'm the opposite. I'm considering front bumper but I'm afraid... Did you find instruction or what. I'd love to know and attempt haha
I didn't use jacks. All you do is pull out the "push screws" on the bottom, remove the torx screws from the top/inside the trunk, unbolt the wheel well cover to access the side bolts, then unbolt the bumper. There are a few guides posted online and on this forum.
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I didn't use jacks. All you do is pull out the "push screws" on the bottom, remove the torx screws from the top/inside the trunk, unbolt the wheel well cover to access the side bolts, then unbolt the bumper. There are a few guides posted online and on this forum.
how long did take you to remove the bumpers?
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I didn't use jacks. All you do is pull out the "push screws" on the bottom, remove the torx screws from the top/inside the trunk, unbolt the wheel well cover to access the side bolts, then unbolt the bumper. There are a few guides posted online and on this forum.
Oh I thought u were talking about front bumper hha
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Oh I thought u were talking about front bumper hha
What I said also applies to the front bumper, except there is no trunk part There are 6-8 screws on the top of the front bumper

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how long did take you to remove the bumpers?
First time, took me 30-45 minutes because I didn't know where the screws/bolts were. After doing this about 3-4 times, I can do it in 5 minutes (front) and 10 minutes (rear). Most time is spent on the wheel well bolts because you need to turn the steering wheel all the way left and right (or use a very small screwdriver) to give enough clearance for your tools.
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What I said also applies to the front bumper, except there is no trunk part There are 6-8 screws on the top of the front bumper



First time, took me 30-45 minutes because I didn't know where the screws/bolts were. After doing this about 3-4 times, I can do it in 5 minutes (front) and 10 minutes (rear). Most time is spent on the wheel well bolts because you need to turn the steering wheel all the way left and right (or use a very small screwdriver) to give enough clearance for your tools.
Are there any evil clips on the front bumper that could easily be broken while taking it off?
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