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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old Today, 07:14 AM
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Thumbs up Tucking Bumpers

Trying to hug bumpers and shocks won't decompress anyone got an idea
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I created a thread for you.

Did you drill the "shocks"?
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Ya I drilled 2 holes I tried torching hitting it with a hammer putting a lot of weight on it my next step is to cut lines into them and grease the up
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Old Today, 07:47 AM
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Maybe hit it with PB blaster and let it sit/penetrate before doing anything else?
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I'll try that I'll let you know
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You can drive your car slowly and push it on a wall that will push the bumper shocks in. You a foam pads so you don't scratch anything
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You can drive your car slowly and push it on a wall that will push the bumper shocks in. You a foam pads so you don't scratch anything

I'll try that last just due to the repercussions that could happen
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What I did was take the bumper off with the shocks on it and placed it on the ground with someone standing on it. They eventually pushed in
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How long did it take for them to decompress
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Not long at all
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Just kick them with your foot, that's what I did. Way safer than driving into a wall.
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Ya got some work to do during taking the bumper off 2 bolts in the bumper broke so I'll be finding a fix for that to
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Haha I meant pushing it with a wall not driving your car straight at a wall! And it's only four bolts to take off the board with the shocks attached you can get to them laying down
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