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Jun 18, 9:11am - #21640 
bumpers

ok I have a 2003 celica and the front and rear stock bumpers seem soo weak! When I was cleaning the Hood I accidently hit the front bumper with my leg and it totally shook it up

Is this just with my celica or does anyone else have this problem?

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Jun 18, 3:22pm - #21641 
Poly urethane is intended to bend like that... so when you are in a parking lot and drive into a pole, the bumper bends back into shape. Urethane body parts are more durable than fiberglass parts. Because they are made of a rubbery material they can flex and bend without cracking or breaking.

Fiberglass body kit parts, regardless of the quality, can crack or break with a strong enough impact. Please note that this same impact would likely damage a factory bumper or metal body part as well. Fiberglass will crack, metal will dent, and urethane will rip - all of which will need to be repaired. (if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car).


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Jun 18, 5:11pm - #21642 
thanks isaac


Originally Posted by isaac

(if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car).


yes as a matter of fact I do plan on crashing my car at least 5 times a day rofl that's what insurance is for

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Jun 18, 5:34pm - #21643 
Originally Posted by celica05
thanks isaac


Originally Posted by isaac
(if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car).


yes as a matter of fact I do plan on crashing my car at least 5 times a day rofl that's what insurance is for



rofl rofl

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Jun 18, 8:14pm - #21644 
at least you didn't do what i did...

after 2 years of driving an SUV, i got a celica. 4 days after i got it, i slid in the snow and hit the curb. it cracked the front lip off the bumper...now there is an ugly crack on my font passenger side bumper..

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Jun 18, 8:30pm - #21645 
Originally Posted by shox
at least you didn't do what i did...

after 2 years of driving an SUV, i got a celica. 4 days after i got it, i slid in the snow and hit the curb. it cracked the front lip off the bumper...now there is an ugly crack on my font passenger side bumper..


now you have an excuse to get a aftermarket bumper!

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Jun 18, 8:51pm - #21646 
yea...if i have the money! thumbsdown thumbsdown

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Jun 18, 10:52pm - #21647 
Originally Posted by shox
yea...if i have the money! thumbsdown thumbsdown


If you bought your celica within the first 4 years of production, most finance companies require you to have full coverage. It's rare to find a finance company that allow you to only have liability insurance on a brand new car straight from the dealership.

full coverage will take care of replacing your front bumper for you thumbsup



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