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Old 04-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default 08 Hatch Front bumper sag.

Anybody else has that?

i've got larges gaps between my front byumper and fenders.. i tried changing the push pins and it seems to help a little.. Also changed the parts that make the bumper clip on the fender.. got those from the dealer at 8$ each(heh, pretty cheap for a OEM part)

i did a search and some were apparently able to put zip-ties on some previous generations of wrx.. but i didn't find anything good..


Anybody for an idea on what can stop the sagging?
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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you had the bumper off for anything?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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you had the bumper off for anything?
Yeah i did... Well the cover off.. not the bumper itself.

I had to remove the cover to instal an STI grill... i hated that PT cruiser style oem grill so i swapped it.. and since the screw are on the inside, i had to remove it.. but it was like tha talready when i bought the car in Feburary.



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Old 04-15-2012, 12:42 AM   #5
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i put on my 08 sport grille without taking off the bumper. it was a pita but i did it. your side clips arent snapped in all the way. i would try to push the bumper clips into the fender again.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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i put on my 08 sport grille without taking off the bumper. it was a pita but i did it. your side clips arent snapped in all the way. i would try to push the bumper clips into the fender again.
I did try again numerous times..and the part where they clip in is new.he only thing i can think of it like all the push pins are loose a little in the holes and the bumper can move up and down about 1/4".. i'm gona try tighter push pins..

Also, the reason i had to remove the bumper cover in order to remove the grill as the screws were so rusted in place that i had to use a drill to get them out.. and put STAINLESS screws so this problem would never come back..

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