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02-03-2010 08:54 PM
hopezx3
looking for a bodykit

hi everyone
im looking for a bodykit for my zx3 2001
but i can pay 300 as maximum
please help me
09-24-2008 01:07 AM
BowRogue
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Originally Posted by phillyfocus1315 View Post
the Extreme Dimensions PRO DTM kits are made of Duraflex, which is a hybrid material that is technically fiberglass. In fact most Extreme Dimensions are made of Duraflex. it can take a lot more punishment than normal fiberglass from what i've read. Plus, go to youtube and do a search for duraflex. One of the videos shows the duraflex bumper getting twisted up without breaking.

dunno if that helps or not...
Yea I just got one of these kits, I hope this duraflex is the real deal.
03-10-2008 10:47 PM
phillyfocus1315 the Extreme Dimensions PRO DTM kits are made of Duraflex, which is a hybrid material that is technically fiberglass. In fact most Extreme Dimensions are made of Duraflex. it can take a lot more punishment than normal fiberglass from what i've read. Plus, go to youtube and do a search for duraflex. One of the videos shows the duraflex bumper getting twisted up without breaking.

dunno if that helps or not...
03-09-2008 06:24 PM
spacegravity4me I understand what you are saying. However i don't quite understand what all the fuss is about. For one, I plan on taking outstanding care of this bumper. I'm going to be changing my driving habits entirely, which is good because it'll probably keep me safer as well. Plus I just found out that the blades on those dually choppers are made of fiberglass, so it can't be that bad of a material. My mom's old corvette's body was fiberglass. Eurethane can't be repaired easily either from what I've read. Plus it warps sometimes. I understand that can be fixed, but still, I don't need the darn thing to sag. I'd love to have a eurethane bumper! I would! But the fact remains that all the other bumpers I've seen for my model year (05-07) just aren't that good looking! I'm very specific! So what am I to do? I really wish I could make a mold of the bumper I'm getting, sorta like making a backup of a cd, then if something catastrophic happens I won't have to buy it again. If I really had a lot of money I'd just take the bumper and make a poly copy of it for myself. But of course, like so many great ideas, I've yet to get a single good answer on how that could be done, so I'm just going to assume that no one here knows! If you do, please tell me!!!!!!! lol.
03-09-2008 01:33 PM
S2
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Originally Posted by spacegravity4me View Post
Unless you can show me a cheap way to make my own bumper design out of polyurethane I'm afraid it's gonna have to be fiberglass. Seriously, do you know a way? I really would love to be able to do that... kinda makes me sad.
This is just my opinion but if it comes down to 'cost' and you can't get a urethane kit, and are stuck with fiberglass, then don't bother. I know it's nice to get a new external look to your car but your throwing your money away on fiberglass kits. Within a year, you'll be repairing it, replacing it, throwing it out and putting your stock bumps back on. If I were you, I'd save for a good 'quality' kit if you want it that bad (external mods) rather then throwing your money into a fiberglass kit that will give you nothing but problems.
03-07-2008 05:30 PM
spacegravity4me
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Originally Posted by S2 View Post
Nope, anything fiberglass is not worth your money, not worth your time, your effort, your focus.......
Unless you can show me a cheap way to make my own bumper design out of polyurethane I'm afraid it's gonna have to be fiberglass. Seriously, do you know a way? I really would love to be able to do that... kinda makes me sad.
03-07-2008 05:10 PM
S2 Nope, anything fiberglass is not worth your money, not worth your time, your effort, your focus.......
03-05-2008 05:22 PM
ZX3Rican69 What about the Extreme Dimensions PRO DTM kit, it says fiberglass, is that a decent kit ?
01-29-2008 03:10 PM
faster_than_u ive seen so many imports with broken fiberglass body kits. i dont like that they break so easy. thats why i bought a plastic one.
01-29-2008 01:10 PM
blackSVT04 ....and i just realized this thread is from August 2005...nice...lol
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