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Old 02-12-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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how do i tuck the bumpers on a 85 325e and does it make look any better enough for me to want to do it .any one know of a site with a step buy step thread ?thanks
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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All you have to do is drill the bumper shocks. You don't even have to take the bumpers off of the car. But watch out for the oil that will spray out of the shocks. After the oil drains out of the shocks, then the bumpers can be pushed in. Somethimes you have to use force to push them in.
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Yeah, I'm a veteran at bumper tucks.

Just look under the bumper. you will then see little shocks that hold the bumper on.

Get a drill with a nice and sharp drill bit. Proceed to drill 1 or 2 holes in the shock in various places. The fluid likes to hide in the shocks.

I had to push my car into a tree last time to get them to go in. Sometimes it's as easy as hitting it with a little rubber mallet.

Good luck.
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when i tuck the bumpers do the sides of the bumper over lap the wheel well that would suck any one know where some pics of this done are like to see before i go ruin my bumper shocks those are not cheap .jason can u hook me up with a site where u got your apron and valance hate to copy you but that looks nice on your car plus i live clear across the country lol thanks
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i cant really tell maybe if you had a picture of the front before or maybe your opinion on if its worth doing or not .if it looks way better i will go for it how hard is it to get the bumper even on both sides .and do they end up shifting alot with out any pressure in the shock dont they end up just sliding back out?
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The bumper is really easy to get sitting even. The bumper does not pull out easy at all. Trust me do it. You'll have a new love for db's.

Just do as i said. It will take patience. Just drill shocks, bang in with mallet. I have a good pic of the front h/o.

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Just dont put them in too far or the plastic on the sides will not be flush with the bumper.
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so i dont havt to take the front bumper off for this reading some where to take the front bumper off and leave the rear bumper on .any way i think im giong to give it a shot hopefully i dont trash my car to much any will give me an excuse buy newer model bumpers if i do
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No need to take anything off. Just drill and push haha. Its super easy. If you destroy something your doing it wrong.
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