Gap between bonnet and front bumper on R53 Aero Kit - MINI Cooper Forum

First Generation MINI Exterior
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First Generation MINI Exterior 2001 - 2006

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Electric_CooperS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Local Time: 11:17 AM
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View Electric_CooperS's Classified Ads
 
Gap between bonnet and front bumper on R53 Aero Kit

I have read through many threads fro this but none seem to have the exact problem I do. Basically on the passenger side where the bonnet catch shuts it leaves a gap of about an inch between the bumper and the bonnet.

I have tried adjusting the catch for the bonnet to see if this is the problem but it doesn't seem to work. The bumper is level so that is not the issue, just the bonnet will not allign correctly.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Electric_CooperS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
Cooper S Thruxton 240
 
__kyle__'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: worthing
Local Time: 11:17 AM
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male View __kyle__'s Classified Ads
 
I have a R53 with aero bumper and only have about 5-6mm gap between bumper and bonnet. Are you sure the clips and brackets on the bumper haven't been bent at some point due to bumping the front end some how? An inch is definitely far too much. Also do you have a strut brace fitted?
__kyle__ is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Electric_CooperS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Local Time: 11:17 AM
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View Electric_CooperS's Classified Ads
 
Thanks for the quick response. an inch may be an exaggeration. Its probably three quarters of an inch or even half. Either way its not flush. The bumper is fine but the bonnet won't shut properly on one side. It does go in the catch but leaves this hideous gap.
Electric_CooperS is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Electric_CooperS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Local Time: 11:17 AM
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom View Electric_CooperS's Classified Ads
 
Oh and no strut brace
Electric_CooperS is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2011, 11:00 PM
MINI2 Newbie
 
Scupham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Loughborough
Local Time: 12:17 PM
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Any more info on this?

The bumper does not impact the bonnet, however the driver side (UK) of the bumper can be raised (it seems the clips are not engaging). The clips on the passenger side are locked in.

Looks like about 15 mm gap between the arch and front bumper. The bumper seems secure, however would feel more comfortable with the arches and front bumper being flush.


I HATE SPEED BUMPS!
Scupham is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aero front bumper help Toon-Mini First Generation MINI Exterior 1 Feb 26th, 2010 04:59 PM
Aero or GP Front bumper PmP First Generation MINI Exterior 24 Jun 13th, 2008 05:53 PM
Help - removing bonnet and front bumper? MiniCool First Generation MINI Exterior 8 Aug 15th, 2006 09:35 PM
front aero bumper mancjimmy First Generation MINI Exterior 0 Mar 1st, 2004 05:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome