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Mk5 bumper alignment
« on: August 15, 2021, 06:41:34 pm »
I was wondering if anyone can help me with getting my bumper to sit right on my 07 mk5 R32…it just doesn’t sit tight enough near the headlights. I’ve had it off and got it to sit a bit better but it still isn’t how I want it! Do I need new brackets or can I adjust something?




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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 08:43:46 pm »
Looks like your front panel is a little low, height is held by the front crash bar with 4 big bolts on each side.
Slacken those off and you should able to lift the front panel and re-tighten - unless the panel has been replaced - there usually is a clean tell tale outline around the bolt to line everything up.

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 09:42:46 pm »
Thank you for that, it’s definitely worth a try and not something anyone has said yet. With the front bumper removed can I get to these bolts or does anything else need to come off?

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 10:28:04 pm »
Just bumper off will give you access to the bolts - IIRC they are 16mm - should be pretty tight.

I would get someone to help support the panel - you have lights, rad, fans, intercooler, not an insignificant weight to balance and tighten bolts + get it level. If its the original panel there should be a mark to show where the panel should line up.

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 06:40:53 pm »
Will it off on Friday and have a nosey, the things been driving me mad 😂

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 10:46:59 am »
Moving the crash bar up worked, managed to get some time at last and loosened the bolts on the crash bar, lifted it with a Jack and bolted back up now the bumper sits snug so thank you for that insight  :drinking:

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 11:16:20 am »
The bonnet latches a lot better as well when the crash bar is at the correct height  :happy2:

It's amazing how many 'expert' tuners leave the crash bar on full droop after intercooler/radiator/walnut blasting work  :congrats:


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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 11:29:02 am »
Mines the exact same, always thought my bumper had sagged and couldn't get it sitting right. Never thought about raising the whole lot. Might have to give that a go!

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2022, 03:31:59 pm »
The bolt holes in the crash bar are much bigger than the bolt.  There's almost 10mm up/down adjustment iirc.


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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 05:47:10 pm »
Sounds like our Golf are getting face lifts!

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Re: Mk5 bumper alignment
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2022, 10:44:30 pm »
 :grin:

Maybe there's scope for lip fillers and tatooed on eyebrows?


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