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after I got front bumper extensions as my x-mas present (more on this later, but many thanks to dear Santa!) I carefully inspected them and found something that I considered as a design flaw: the mounting plate was fastened with screws which are of pretty small size. Moreover, those screws were of ordinary steel which easily goes corroded.
See the photo below on what one needs to have this renewal done: M4 drill for the holes themselves and some bigger drill to clean the drilled holes; M4 stainless bolts (if you're not that special to int hex bolts, then you can go with bolts with low-profile heads), one-hole (or whats english for that? non-thru hole) stainless M4 nuts, fat M4 washers (I wasn't able to find appropriate stainless washers, sorry), alien key, T10 torx key (to undo the stock screws). Dynaudio speakers aren't mandatory, but you have my word: they're damn good (albeit pricey)!
See the link below on how it looks like when done. Yes, it all will be hidden either with strips or just faced inside the body part, but you will know that it is done and done properly.
Do not place the washer onto the mounting plate - there must be some clearance between bolt head and fender-side mounting plate. With a washer the bolt head will protrude too much and prevent bumper extension installation onto the fender.
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- bumper extensions renewal - screws to bolts, Siegfried, Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:42:49
- good idea., James, Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:59:24
- Zig - - we call those "acorn" nuts., RayF, Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:52:09
- Yup, I did something like that on my SPG, RS , Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:29:09
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