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Old 08-04-2008, 06:12 AM
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I've been offered a pretty much direct swap for my bumper for the newer bumper, i wouldnt mind upgrading as i do like the newer lip, but is it a straight forward swap?

the newer ones has holes where the washer jets go and a sllight dent, is the bumper easy to patch up? obviously it would be going to a sprayers to be fixed, fitted and sprayed.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:25 AM
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I've been offered the same. My bodyshop bloke has said he can fill the holes with no problems.
I've read somewhere that there are a couple of modifications you have to do to the car before the newer one will fit snugly.
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Hmmm I don't think there are any modifications required to fit the new bumpers, I don't recall any mention of it when mine were done anyhow. Front or rear come to that.
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Sorry Luke, I meant I don't recall any mention of difficulty or modification to fit the new front or rear bumpers. I could be wrong but I think they bolt straight on as a direct replacement.
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ok cool, thanks alot.

Is the updated bumper any lower then then first?
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are the lights not slightly different in shape like on most facelift hondas (ATR, EK&EP civic for example) which means the wings are a slightly different shape and the bumper as well?
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just seached about and it does seem you have to mess about with the headlights, does seem like alot of hastle!
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I found this post, its a little unclear as to whether any fabrication is required.

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showt...0&#entry7467379

The body shop that did mine (they sprayed them too you see) didn't report any problems with them, and they would have told me (and charged me). I guess body shop people know how to fit these things though as they do it on a daily basis.
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Only a minor detail but the instructions for the early bumpers talk about 9 M6 hex bolts underneath that hold the bumper to the undertray etc.

When I took off my bumper I found only 6 of the connections were M6 bolts, the centre 3 are now the push in plastic trim type connectors - So the holes will be slightly different.
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