Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz Coupes & Cabriolets > CLK-Class (W208)
How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out >

How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out

CLK-Class (W208) 1998-2002: CLK 200, CLK 230K, CLK 320, CLK 430 [Coupes & Cabriolets]

How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out

Old 05-20-2008, 10:27 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 112
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CLK430, SC430, RX330
How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out

About a month ago I was backing out of a parking spot and heard a loud pop from my front bumper. Took a look at it and the bumper splitter is laying on the parking lot. So I grabbed it and brought it home with me. It looked like it just popped back into place. I went ahead and popped it into place and attached a couple zipties to the predrilled tabs.

A couple weeks later, even a louder pop when I was backing out of a parking spot. At this point I already realize I should not pull in so far into the parking spot where the front bumper comes into contact with the parking curb. But this hasn't happened to me in the 8 years that I have been driving this car and it's stock height.

This time it ripped a zip tie on one side and broke a tab on the other. How is it that the bumper splitter is getting ripped out? I understand that the front bumper would likely bend upwards if it got caught on something, but it seems like it would not effect the bumper splitter in center of the bumper opening to the point where it is snapping my zip ties and braking tabs off of the insert. Now it looks like there is too much damage to the bumper to secure the splitter back on.
ratha67 is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 10:56 AM
jreddyroc's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver b.c.
Posts: 169
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2002 clk 430
I will send I pics when I can but if u notice the bottom of the bumper wraps under the car and it gets stuck on the other side of the curb then when u back up it rips the corners of the bumpers that's what happend to me I havnt fixed it I'm looking into getting a front bumper that doesn't wrap under like that
jreddyroc is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 01:48 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 240
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
2001 CLK 55 AMG
Same here a few times until I looked one day and . . . it was gone. It's $170 (unpainted) at the dealer. My dealer actually had it in stock. I might be mistaken but I think they called it a lower diffuser.

Last edited by pigman; 05-20-2008 at 01:55 PM.
pigman is offline  
Old 06-06-2008, 04:51 PM
Senior Member
Quant's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 492
Likes: 0
Received 26 Likes on 20 Posts
2002 CLK55
just curious, do u guys know if it does anything really. my guess is that its just for looks
Quant is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: How's my front bumper splitter keep getting ripped out

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: