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Determining Steel Bumper Orientation

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by johnster007, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. johnster007

    johnster007 Member

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    Hi guys. Decided to take on eco-hitch install and was going well until I cleaned up the steel bumper and forgot which side was top. Can anyone give me some insight into determining which end is up? Here are pics. One side is subtly different than the other. Thanks much for any help you can give me. 20180725_203045.jpg 20180725_203045.jpg
     

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    20180725_203030.jpg oops. Here's the full length shot.
     
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    Have you tried putting it on in both orientations? It matches the curve of the car, so I believe it won’t sit correctly when it’s upside down.
     
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    Thanks for the post. It actually fits great both directions, maybe even better the wrong way. ;) After noticing the 2 bumper holes on face didn’t match (one round and one slightly oval), I watched Kman’s and another’s video and noticed slightly larger, oval hole goes to the passenger side! Bumper tapers ever so slightly and bumper cover will not fit if oriented incorrectly.
     

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