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What should I do about my bumper sag?

Now I know there is a write up on how to add washers and etc., but I tried that.

My problem lies in the front bumper beam.

Now in these two pictures you can see that I have a quite noticeable bumper sag:





It has became even worse now that I added washers.

When I took off my front bumper to add washers I got the pleasant surprise of seeing that your "clean carfax" was a load of crap.

My car has been wrecked before. This is the only picture I have of it, but let me tell you, its bad.



According to this link it appears I will need the parts number 8 and 9 in the illustration.

What other parts would I need? Also the foam piece that goes in front of it is duct taped on, sad I know, but its the only way it will stay on.

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For a better understanding of it the problem you can look at the picture of my bumper sag on the drivers side, notice how close the hood sits to the headlight?

EVERY SINGLE BODY PIECE is unaligned. When I went to undo the 5 screws under the front grille there were only 2 in there because that is the only two holes that will line up. My passenger side headlight moves back and forth about an inch if you lightly put pressure on it.

I would like to say that I could afford all these bumper parts and new headlights, but part number 8 that I posted above costs almost 200$ alone. There are no junkyards around here with preludes.

Edit #2:

Sorry I can't seem to complete a thought all at once.

If I replace this piece is it going to trigger any airbag stuff? My airbags have not been deployed, the only light I have on is the ATTS light.

I am just really sick of walking out to my car everyday, lifting up on the front bumper and shoving it back in to where it should sit. I am afraid my bumper will fall off soon.
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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

well, by the looks of things you might have to take it to the body shop or man up and work a few hours extra to pay for parts. its not easy but you can do it. i had had bumper sag too and it sucks. i found out had to fix it(it wasnt as bad as yours) but i got through.

but, if your bumper does fall off.... how much to ship that lip to 33510 :)
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well, by the looks of things you might have to take it to the body shop or man up and work a few hours extra to pay for parts. its not easy but you can do it. i had had bumper sag too and it sucks. i found out had to fix it(it wasnt as bad as yours) but i got through.

but, if your bumper does fall off.... how much to ship that lip to 33510 :)
I am 100% sure my dad and I can tackle this project, I just want to know if spending the money on those parts will fix most of my problems.
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I am 100% sure my dad and I can tackle this project, I just want to know if spending the money on those parts will fix most of my problems.
yes it will. by hearing your story along with looking at the pics, im almost sure it will
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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

I hope this helps?!?!

http://preludepower.com/forums/showt...ght=bumper+sag

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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

^i think he has a problem with the parts(bumper support, bent frame ect)

but i stil repped you lol
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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

Ohhh sorry. I reread it again and yea. It looks like you do need #8 and #9 due to the orig one lookin all beaten up and whatnot.

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Yep thats what I was doing when I found out about my problem.

Thanks for the link though I needed to get to it again.
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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

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Now I know there is a write up on how to add washers and etc., but I tried that.

My problem lies in the front bumper beam.

Now in these two pictures you can see that I have a quite noticeable bumper sag:





It has became even worse now that I added washers.

When I took off my front bumper to add washers I got the pleasant surprise of seeing that your "clean carfax" was a load of crap.

My car has been wrecked before. This is the only picture I have of it, but let me tell you, its bad.



According to this link it appears I will need the parts number 8 and 9 in the illustration.

What other parts would I need? Also the foam piece that goes in front of it is duct taped on, sad I know, but its the only way it will stay on.

Edit:

For a better understanding of it the problem you can look at the picture of my bumper sag on the drivers side, notice how close the hood sits to the headlight?

EVERY SINGLE BODY PIECE is unaligned. When I went to undo the 5 screws under the front grille there were only 2 in there because that is the only two holes that will line up. My passenger side headlight moves back and forth about an inch if you lightly put pressure on it.

I would like to say that I could afford all these bumper parts and new headlights, but part number 8 that I posted above costs almost 200$ alone. There are no junkyards around here with preludes.

Edit #2:

Sorry I can't seem to complete a thought all at once.

If I replace this piece is it going to trigger any airbag stuff? My airbags have not been deployed, the only light I have on is the ATTS light.

I am just really sick of walking out to my car everyday, lifting up on the front bumper and shoving it back in to where it should sit. I am afraid my bumper will fall off soon.
Try what I've done to see if it help. I know your a bit bang up but I still don't think you need a new one. Lmk how it works out.
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...67#post2178367
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Ahhh stop posting links to that thread! I have already tried that, if you see in the damage my bumper support beams are F***ED.
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Re: What should I do about my bumper sag?

were u able to fix it?
if so, how did u fix it?
did u replace it?
mine is bent too so i wanna know..

@mods pls dont give me an infraction for necroing,,
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