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      09-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Bumper replacement: direct me to some options

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I was researching and saw the Vorsteiner bumper GTS5 or whatever... also, I think **********s has replica m3 e92 bumper.. the Eric. Amuse bumper which is crazy expensive..

What other ones should I look at..? I won't go into it because I'm extremely pissed but basicly on the right front bumper its got heavily dented and scratched so the whole bumper will definitley need to be replaced.. Is there any bumper thread with lots of comparisons? Or any suggestions?

I like the Vorsteiner gts5 (?) but its too busy for my taste..
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Purely subjective. Just check out the gallery and you'll find tons of pics. Others that you can look into are RD Sport and the other Vorsteiner model. If you really own all the cars in your sig, it doesn't appear that money is an issue.
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keep it stock and buy a lip..
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Horror stories with RD-Sport's fitment.

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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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I would get the OEM euro bumper (no reflector holes).
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I like Vorsteiner GTS 3 and GTS 5, Arkym and RD Corsa.
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I would get the OEM euro bumper (no reflector holes).
I was told it's $2,000 for this!!!
Arkym looks pretty cool without being overly flashy.

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Get the euro with a molded vorsteiner lip

or the vorsteiner gts3 bumper

or the arkym race bumper
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I was told it's $2,000 for this!!!
Arkym looks pretty cool without being overly flashy.

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You could get an OEM US bumper and have the reflector holes filled. My bumper was scratched by a valet and I had mine filled. It turned out 100% perfect. You would never know they were there. Some of the aftermarket bumpers look good too.
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You could get an OEM US bumper and have the reflector holes filled. My bumper was scratched by a valet and I had mine filled. It turned out 100% perfect. You would never know they were there. Some of the aftermarket bumpers look good too.
Could you tell me who did it and how much, since you're kind of local?

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You could get an OEM US bumper and have the reflector holes filled. My bumper was scratched by a valet and I had mine filled. It turned out 100% perfect. You would never know they were there. Some of the aftermarket bumpers look good too.
Could you tell me who did it and how much, since you're kind of local?

Thanks.

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I had it done when I lived in mn so not much help for you. You could have ind do it for you and ship it to you. I think they can color match using your gas cap.
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You could get an OEM US bumper and have the reflector holes filled. My bumper was scratched by a valet and I had mine filled. It turned out 100% perfect. You would never know they were there. Some of the aftermarket bumpers look good too.
Could you tell me who did it and how much, since you're kind of local?

Thanks.

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Take it to any REPUTABLE body shop such as C&C and they can do it for you. I'm sure it won't cost 2k either.
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Purely subjective. Just check out the gallery and you'll find tons of pics. Others that you can look into are RD Sport and the other Vorsteiner model. If you really own all the cars in your sig, it doesn't appear that money is an issue.
Yes, I owned all of these cars in my sig, but not all at once. Sig is a progression of cars in chrono order lol. Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions and I decided to go with the Vorsteiner GT3 with CF lip. The GTS5 is decent but just too busy for my personal taste.. Excited to see it come together... Last week we did a pulley, and this week the tune is hopefully done, drop and wheels coming this week.. lots of fun coming up.
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