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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 PM
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The GT Racing rear bumper is kinda cool too. I have one, its light.

Its basically a ROW bumper without strip.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:52 PM
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I have the Fiberwerks rear bumper on mine. I used stainless screws to attach it to the body. I added a steel bar inside, then filled it with expanding foam, but it doesn't have shocks due to the way the mounts are designed. I then glassed it to the body so there are no seams. I also have the Fiberwerks front bumper done the same way. There rear actually fits pretty well. The fit on the front is terrible to say the least and takes a lot of work, and the front side lights need to be modified. I didn't like the way they fit even after modification, so removed all the sidelights and filled them in.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Funn944 View Post
I have the Fiberwerks rear bumper on mine. I used stainless screws to attach it to the body. I added a steel bar inside, then filled it with expanding foam, but it doesn't have shocks due to the way the mounts are designed. I then glassed it to the body so there are no seams. I also have the Fiberwerks front bumper done the same way. There rear actually fits pretty well. The fit on the front is terrible to say the least and takes a lot of work, and the front side lights need to be modified. I didn't like the way they fit even after modification, so removed all the sidelights and filled them in.
That looks SICK! So sleek and modern looking. I'm probably not filling mine in if I get one..
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:33 AM
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I must be the only person who likes the US spec bumper. It's an 80's sports car. I'm fine with not dressing it up to look more modern.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 AM
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I agree about keeping the 80's look, but IMHO the US bumpers are ugly, especially the front one. Shaving the pair of bumper pads is an improvement, but the European front and rear bumpers really are the best looking.
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imo the Euro bumpers are pure 80's Porsche, the way the factory wanted the car to look. The US bumpers are the way the the US federal bureaucrats wanted the car to look.

I'm old enough to remember what the Feds did to the beautiful bumpers on the MG's, Jaguars and Alfa Spiders...ugly!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Funn944 View Post
I have the Fiberwerks rear bumper on mine. I used stainless screws to attach it to the body. I added a steel bar inside, then filled it with expanding foam, but it doesn't have shocks due to the way the mounts are designed. I then glassed it to the body so there are no seams. I also have the Fiberwerks front bumper done the same way. There rear actually fits pretty well. The fit on the front is terrible to say the least and takes a lot of work, and the front side lights need to be modified. I didn't like the way they fit even after modification, so removed all the sidelights and filled them in.
did you use a non-sag adhesive? Usually for molding in fiberglass it's best too due to road vibration causes cracking.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:20 AM
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Ian - your car looks great! What color is that? The bright silver wheels go great with the color.
I agree the car looks great, but alas she is no longer mine, I sold it shortly after finishing up the body work. As for the color it is Ocean Blue Metalic.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 PM
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I used the fire proof insulating expanding foam like you can get a Lowe's or Home Depot. You have to put it on in layers so it doesn't sag down. Then you can trim it up with a sander or rasp and paint it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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The UK spec bumper is the way to go, in my opinion. I ordered mine(with the mounts) off Ebay UK. Cost $150 shipped. For another $200 the rub strip was deleted, holes filled, painted, and mounted by the body shop. It's a sleek look.. cleans up the rear end quite a bit.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:24 AM
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If you have $1.5k then you could get this
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:41 AM
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I must be the only guy in the world who actually likes the US rear bumper...
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by gregeast View Post
Click Here for my euro bumper thread, it includes part numbers, etc. for the mounting brackets.

As has been mentioned, the turbo bumper has a hole in the rub strip to accommodate a tow eye, which threads into a special (and expensive) mount. If you don't want to mess with the tow eye you can use two of the other mounts, with either the NA or turbo bumper, which is what I did until I came across a used tow eye mount for cheap.
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I must be the only guy in the world who actually likes the US rear bumper...
So... I went and read Greg's euro bumper thread, and I found this pic of Jon's (Techno Duck) car:
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First off, I never said I didn't like the euro rear bumper, I just said I like the US one... And, while that may still be true, I suddenly like the euro one waaay better. Damnit. More stuff to spend money on...
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:14 AM
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I'm running a Euro Bumper without the strip. Looks MUCH better than the blocky US bumper.

You should still be able to order them from any US dealer as well. Though, the Euro Mounts are a bit spendy for what they are. The fitment and look is much better than any of the fiberglass replicas.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:04 AM
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I am torn between the Euro style or a fiberglass bumper that is smooth.

Does anyone know what kind of mounts you need for the fiberglass bumpers?
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