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What front bumper to choose

I own an 02 WRX, my stock front bumper has cracks, alot of scratches and is pretty much banged up. Not by me, previous owner. So i was wondering if anyone has any input on which front bumper i should buy. I am putting it on in the spring but want to order it soon. I have only found a couple actual front bumpers, alot of front lips though. I like this one so far

http://www.grounddynamics.com/Templa...ubFolderId=448

anyone have any experience with it, or have good or bad luck with certain companies even. Thanks for the help in advance.....
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dont buy fiberglass its cracks easier and in some cases its cheaply made and has a shit ton of waves in it
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your best bet is a oem bumper from Subaru IMO

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+1 to both statements above. I had a fiberglass kit on my focus. Worst idea ever.

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+1 to both statements above. I had a fiberglass kit on my focus. Worst idea ever.
yeah, owning a focus is the worst idea ever. lol. So how much would an OEM front bumper go for from subaru? That has to cost an arm and a leg. maybe even a first born. the reason i wanted a different front bumper is because we have an awesome body shop about a mile away from where i live. They are perfectionists, a little more pricey but its not your macco paint job. whichever route is going to be cheaper is the one i am going with.
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Bumper skin

Hope this helps. I had to replace my rear bumper skin and the cost of the unpainted skin was $254 from Subaru and then I had a local Auto body shop paint it for $168. Not a bad price and did a good job color matching. And yes the fiberglass front end will crack easy as hell especially the one you found because it hangs down so low. Good luck man.
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yeah, owning a focus is the worst idea ever. lol. So how much would an OEM front bumper go for from subaru? That has to cost an arm and a leg. maybe even a first born. the reason i wanted a different front bumper is because we have an awesome body shop about a mile away from where i live. They are perfectionists, a little more pricey but its not your macco paint job. whichever route is going to be cheaper is the one i am going with.


How bad is your bumper are you sure it can not be repaired?? Maybe have that shop check it out .. I would say stay away from aftermarket bumpers they never fit right . It will be worth the extra cash in the end.

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Well I have the same car with a Kaminari Front lip and its all messed up to becuase of previouse owner. Just like every one else is saying dont buy a fiberglass bumper. Me personally I like the C-West bumper they offer. Its polyurethan and I love the aggresive look it gives the car.
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the stock one can't be fixed. its got really deep scratches and on both sides of the bumper its cracked all the way through. its kind of like in 2 seperate peices. but you never know, wouldn't hurt to ask.
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