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Old 06-22-2006, 01:08 AM   #41
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Urethane is definately the way to go. Cervinis is the master! Same as Wingswest, Xenon, kaminari. All great fitting brands. I was told by the body shop my body kit was the best hes ever worked with, no work to it all. Went on like frosting on a cake. I bought a cervinis b kit off of ebay, not realizing it was made from FIBERGLASS(Cevinis doesnt use Fiberglass), I bought it, when i got it, i realized i was jipped, the bastards who sold me it, bought a cervinis b kit, and molded their own DESIGN over the Cervinis kit and was selling them. Their kit fit like crap, so i chucked it aand bought straight from Cervinis! SOOO WORTH THE 1700 bucks.

"I'll stick with my urethane kits myself. I like how they say in their list that urethane is not repairable YET in the paragraph above it mentioned that 'sometimes' it can't be repaired. "

I put on my cervinis urethane front bumper to test fit it, 2nd day i had it on, w/o being prepped or primed i hit a small goose and made a 3 inch break down the side(straight through the kit) and a quarter size hole near one of the vents, i took it to the body shop and he fixed it new! Looked like nothing ever happened. Once he prepped primed and painted it. STRONG STRONG STRONG, Urethane is the BEST! Thats why it cost soo much. Just think of it as this. You can spend 1000 or so on a good kit (urethane) and 400-500 bucks to get it painted and put on.(easy intstall) or you can buy an Ebay kit of fiberglass for 300 bucks and over a grand to get it installed because it doesnt fit. YOU Make the Choice. In the long run Urethane will prevail. My buddy is always in the shop with his fiberglass kit, and I laugh.

And if I were to truly recommend a body kit, it would be the one ive got, Cervinis. Not only because of the fitment, but all holes are predrilled and it comes with support brackets for the rear and front bumpers.

Ohh and also, the b kits are designed for use of the mesh they make for the grills. The bumpers have small holes in them designed for the screws that come with the mesh, so it can be easily mounted. So no glueing, or making a mess trying to put on some mesh for your bumpers.
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:44 PM   #42
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so what about parts like fenders. I can get them in steel, fiberglass, or carbonfiber. But I dont know how much weight they support, if any, in-regardes to the over all strength of the front end. I'd like to go either fiberglass or carbon fiber to save weight, but do I need the strength of steel in such an area for everyday driving?
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:19 PM   #43
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this may sound dumb, and I should have included it in my previous post, but opps.
http://www.streetconcept.com/prodima...body_kit_1.jpg
this is the rear bumber that I want. Its that new flexi-fiber stuff but I can also find it in fiberglass. I read all the previous posts but I'm woundering it that also accounts for rear bumpers.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:33 PM   #44
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Flex Fiber is awesome had a kit on my old celica and it worked very well
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:11 AM   #45
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i allways wanted a urethane kit, but dont like most of thier looks...any help?
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:18 AM   #46
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i heard urethane is really hard to get painted. i forget why that is what i heard though?
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:24 PM   #47
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Actually it's the other way around. Fiberglass takes ALOT MORE prep work prior to painting then urethane does. Urethane is the 'industry standard' for the most part, when it comes to bumpers on all major manufacturers.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:34 PM   #48
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OK ONE OTHER Q. i want to get the f2 rs body kit. i want the wide but i concerned about the fender flares. how much would it cost to get those put on. how much labor is behind them. thanks
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Labor prices vary shop to shop so it's hard to estimate a total price. Best thing to do is call around your town locally and see what kind of prices they are offering (body shops, etc).
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:45 PM   #50
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Okay, sorry, I know this is way old. But does anyone know if the Roush body kit is polyurethane? It's very sturdy, thick and solid. It flexes very well. It's an authentic Roush kit so I believe it's OEM. My roommate told me it's ABS, but I think he's a dumba$$ cause I don't really see ABS plastic bending and flexing the way these pieces do.
I don't have ANY experience with body kits. I'm just saving the cash to get it installed and painted! :)
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