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Old 02-22-2013, 12:55 AM   #21
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If you can pick one up for cheap, then buy it. Otherwise just avoid it completely. I don't know if GPworks is going to mold them using the same material or not. But if they are, the urethane is utter crap. Not sure how they are going to ship these either, but F2 would fold the sides inwards to save on shipping costs. If they shipped in cold weather and that box spent a lot of time in the back of a cold truck, you run the risk of having split sides and corners.

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I was in the original group buy for the ED replica bumper... Fitment is terrible trust me... If you pull in the flares it starts cracking.. There is no flex like they advertise on YouTube... I wish I could buy one just to prove that wrong... I pretty much had to custom make mine... 3 cuts, lots of sanding and adding flex resin to the cuts to make it flex more... And installed brackets to pull in remainder flares and add support..


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I would expect something like this if it were made out of fiberglass. I have never trusted those videos when they show them throwing it off the top shelf or someone jumping up and down on it. Usually when fiberglass bumpers are made they aren't always going to bolt right up and everyone that I have ever seen has always required a bit of modifications to fit properly. That's why I avoid fiberglass kits anymore lol. Yeah you can get some wilder designs out of them but it requires a lot of time and patience to deal with fiberglass parts. Not only that, the first time it hits something, your bumper is shattered across the road. At least with urethane you have a little bit of give and it more than likely won't destroy the bumper.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #22
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Thanks for the help guys! The more I look at them, the more I think I will just do an SVT conversion. I am not a fan of flashy, and the SVT looks better than stock zx3, but still doesn't go over board. Thanks again for the help.
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Or, you could do a European conversion. It seems to me that Euro-spec bumpers are popping up for sale faster than SVT bumpers. I love the SVT look, but the Euro look is so much better!
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Have a quick link for these Euro bumpers? For a lazy guy like me? :)
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Here is one (needs a lot of work)
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=306194

Another:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=309783

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/European-For...item35c4adaecf

Here is what they look like on a US Focus(which just happens to be mine!):

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That silver front is a good price cuz you also get the turns, fogs and grill and stuff. That rear is over priced imo but I guess that's cuz I got mine for $300.

Still contemplatiing a euro front like the Rieger but after shipping and such would be about $800 lol.
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Personally I don't care for the Euro's that much. It looks good on your car, but not really my style. Thanks for digging up the pics for me though. I did find a place to get new svt covers front and back, a little costly, but not terrible.
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pyroinsa's second link of the silver bumper is mine....I have a local guy asking me to trade for his sonic blue SVT front, which I'm strongly considering....would take $350+shipping for the SVT bumper if I trade (if you're interested....would come with fogs and lower grill)
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #30
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I don't have the cash at this moment to get anything. I am just building ideas. I am about to be done with a settlement for a work related injury. (wooo 3 discs fused) and I am about to be working on my car A LOT.
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