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Old 02-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by SVTisRight4me View Post
in my opinion they look a little ricey on a fake RS. a svt body kit would be way more practical and better looking
Originally Posted by SVTisRight4me View Post
because the bumpers are big? and low with scoops. and its to get them fit right and make them look factory. i have seen a svt with a rs kit and didnt look good but it wasnt a good job. if its done right it wont look to bad. like i said in my opinion
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Originally Posted by hurtinfocus View Post
I think you're confusing REAL RS parts with the USDM-converted versions. The Extreme Dimensions bumper was molded from a used urethane F2 (now GPwerks) bumper.....they just messed up in their molding process causing the extreme fitment issues people are having with that bumper. The F2 (GPwerks) and E.D. bumpers were designed to mimic the styling of the RS, while retaining use of the USDM turn signal lights, crash bar, and impact an effort to cater to a clientelle that does not want to modify the foam and bar to fit true RS bumpers and source the correct lighting from abroad.

That said.....there's at least 4 or 5 SVT's that have been converted to REAL RS bodywork running around the USA, I'm one of them.
It was easier to make the kits to retain US style crash bars and foam and the fact that aftermarket companies cannot make a bumper cover that eliminates the US crash bars on a US model vehicle unless it is labeled for off-road use only and not on streets.
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