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Old 05-13-2012, 11:34 PM   #81
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I'm going to bump this and ask for clarrification based on my recent experience which is similar to op, with the body shop saying wtf...

The parts you say we need for front bumper install are:
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the Op lists the same parts as being needed from REALOEM, so I am assuming the parts you say are not necessary are the air ducts? I kind of want to do this correct one time, I am OCD and not worried about the costs.
Depending on your car model and year, yes you will need those 2 parts. They are the support brackets of the non-facelifted sedan (don't know about coupe) models. My facelifted sedan required those parts.

If you are OCD, you will also want the brake ducts for the clean look.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #82
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If you are OCD, you will also want the brake ducts for the clean look.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:37 AM   #83
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Yea, me too. At first I thought I didn't want it, it costing like 95$ and all, but after I saw the hole, and saw that the fog area would basically be completely exposed, I thought it was both safef and more aesthetically pleasing. I didn't like the idea of water from puddles or something just pouring into that area.

PS. does anybody know what type of screw goes into this highlighted area? This screw holds the bumper, upper fender, and lower covers together. It's impossible to use a bolt/nut combo because once you have the bumper on, you can't access the inside. It's also not the same rivets and screws as the other holes because I've tried and they just don't fit...
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #84
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PS. does anybody know what type of screw goes into this highlighted area?
#7. The 3 screws at the top of that fender liner piece are all the same.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:09 AM   #85
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Huh...I tried that screw and it just fell out. The difference is the other 2 holes had that silver clip piece #10 on the bottom cover to screw onto. This clip is not present on the last hole..

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I just dropped my car off at the body shop and upon inspecting the bumper he is impressed with the quality of it at this point we will see what he has to say come time for fitment


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Old 05-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #87
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Huh...I tried that screw and it just fell out. The difference is the other 2 holes had that silver clip piece #10 on the bottom cover to screw onto. This clip is not present on the last hole..

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You might need to transfer the little metal clip (#10) from your old cover to the new one. My cover didn't come with any of the clips, had to transfer both over.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #90
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Wahoo its getting closer but unfortunately long weekend is here so looks like I wont have it till Tuesday
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #91
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Isn't Memorial Day next weekend? Looking good!

edit: nvm, you are in Canada.
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Whoa never knew how expensive this is
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #93
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Isn't Memorial Day next weekend? Looking good!

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:43 PM   #94
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Not for me. Thats kinda why i am following up in this thread. To show how it can be done more affordable
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Excellent write up lol although you just cost every business alot of money haha. I didn't know the cost was that high behind a project like that. 2.1k is alot. No thx haha.
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Excellent write up lol although you just cost every business alot of money haha. I didn't know the cost was that high behind a project like that. 2.1k is alot. No thx haha.
I did mine for less than 1000. Thats new bumper with hid fogs and prep paint install even touch up some rust
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #97
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #98
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So I picked up my car today and am sooo impressed! My body man confirmed that these Umnitza bumpers are top quality. He says of all the aftermarket bumps he has dealt with this is one of the best!

Total price less than $1000

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-bumper, hid fogs, brake vents, shipping, prep, paint, install, wire fogs, and also clean up rust spots!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #99
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Awesome man. really makes the car 1000x better
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So I picked up my car today and am sooo impressed! My body man confirmed that these Umnitza bumpers are top quality. He says of all the aftermarket bumps he has dealt with this is one of the best!

Total price less than $1000

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-bumper, hid fogs, brake vents, shipping, prep, paint, install, wire fogs, and also clean up rust spots!
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