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      03-21-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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Front Bumper Gap

So I've noticed that the gap from my front bumper to my hood seems a bit large...

Does this seem too large or is it just me? Also how do I go about and fix this?
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      03-21-2017, 02:23 PM   #2
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Looks a hair wide, but panels gaps always look larger on light colored vehicles.
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      03-21-2017, 04:17 PM   #3
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I recently bought a CPO from the dealer and noticed the same issue. I had the dealer realign the hood for me. They loosened the two top bolts and diminished the gap space. I get it back today, but here is a before picture.
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      03-21-2017, 04:57 PM   #4
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I recently bought a CPO from the dealer and noticed the same issue. I had the dealer realign the hood for me. They loosened the two top bolts and diminished the gap space. I get it back today, but here is a before picture.
So it should be just as simple as adjusting the mounting bolts?
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Yes, that is what my service adviser at the dealership went over with me. He said there was a little bit of room to play with it. If I pick it up today I'll send you pictures.
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I got my car back and they did a good job reducing the gap back to stock.
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I got my car back and they did a good job reducing the gap back to stock.
Much better looking! I'll try it out myself this weekend and post pics.
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I had same thing on my 2013 I loosen up a screws on bumper push it tighten up crews good to go 5min job.
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I agree. Much easier to loosen and adjust the flexible bumper than to move the hood!
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      05-08-2017, 01:42 AM   #10
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Finally got around to fixing the gap. There's still a weird bit by the wheel well, but I got some part of it fixed at least!
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Looks much better
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I agree. Fantastic thread
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