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Happy Birthday ghostingcelica Jul 20, 12:53am - #227278 
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bomex

damn i didnt know bomex was only made in Fiberglass.
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MptGlw69 Jul 20, 1:35am - #227279 
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Lucky_317 Jul 20, 2:28am - #227280 

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thumbsup yup you coulda just asked me rofl

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Happy Birthday ghostingcelica Jul 20, 2:45am - #227281 
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does it crack easily?
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 10:41am - #227282 

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it depends on what you hit rofl

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isaac Jul 20, 10:55am - #227283 
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if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car... wave

Many people in the U.S. prefer the quality and durability of Urethane or thick heavy Fiberglass parts. However, people in Japan believe that Urethane is too heavy to use for aero parts and prefer light weight (thin) Fibe[b][/b]rglass.

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_93081_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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Speed4TheNeed Jul 20, 11:35am - #227284 

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Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
does it crack easily?


i beleive easiER (than Urethane) is the correct way to put this.

if you stay away from other cars, high curbs, and steep driveways you should have absoultely no problem at all--especially if you buy a top-quality, name brand body kit (bomex is included in this category).

but, somtimes you just don't see things...and Urethane can obviously take the brunt of a minor collision better than Fiberglass.
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narcolepsy123456 Jul 20, 4:34pm - #227285 

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yeah, i have the kit too. i'm currently working on painting it as we speak, there were a few (alot less than other kits) minor bubbles under the gell coat, but they're super easy to fix, just grind them out and use fiber fill on them. as for an accident, Fiberglass is a lot easier to fix than Urethane, if you stretch Urethane it's useless.
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Happy Birthday ghostingcelica Jul 20, 6:47pm - #227286 
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i seee. thanks for the input guys. very useful. the bodyshop i went to to get an estimate on paint job hella put down Fiberglass so i was kinda afraid to get it. but now i think i will still go with the bomex thumbsup
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SkyhighRedline Jul 20, 8:06pm - #227287 
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urethane ripples is a biznitch too, i prefer Fiberglass thumbsup
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Lucky_317 Jul 20, 8:11pm - #227288 

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my has stress cracks aleady lol and the paint chips off easily. also even on stock suspension wil scrape on tons of crap you wouldnt have before so be mindful of that. I learned the hard way. lol my car looks like a truck and still scrapes. thats the one big thing I dont like about the kit.

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Happy Birthday ghostingcelica Jul 20, 8:25pm - #227289 
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hmmm that puts it in a different perspective. damn kit choosing is hard
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Speed4TheNeed Jul 20, 10:51pm - #227290 

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if you want to go Urethane, the only real choices you have are kaminari, wings west, and blitz.

i don't think i'm stretching the truth when i say all of those kits already have a lot of play (there are lots of them around).

if you want something that is more custom, the only way to go is Fiberglass, unfortunately.
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Speed4TheNeed Jul 20, 10:54pm - #227291 

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some people who have already purchased and installed their body kits recommend that you leave the kit unpainted for about a month. yes, this is 'rice' but the reason they recommend that is because you WILL chip your kit and scratch your kit, and scrape your kit...it's pretty much a definate because you have to learn to drive a COMPLETELY different way than what you learned...and this takes time to become mindful of your cars new limitations.

after a month passes...THEN paint it. in the end it's worth it. (and being a riceboy for a month isn't that bad...better than driving around with a scratched up kit for howeverlong) thumbsup
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isaac Jul 20, 11:39pm - #227292 
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I hope the info towards the bottom of this link can help you...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_185144_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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QTRMLR_1 Jul 20, 11:50pm - #227293 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
(and being a riceboy for a month isn't that bad...better than driving around with a scratched up kit for howeverlong) thumbsup


rofl

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ikin Jul 21, 12:06am - #227294 
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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
my has stress cracks aleady lol and the paint chips off easily. also even on stock suspension wil scrape on tons of crap you wouldnt have before so be mindful of that. I learned the hard way. lol my car looks like a truck and still scrapes. thats the one big thing I dont like about the kit.


not to bee rude but did you get a cheap apint job, from the piks, it dosent look like it? does reason i ask is because i also plan on buying a bomex kit. thnaks and one more thing which kit is the least lowest to the ground? confused
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 21, 12:48am - #227295 

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I was going to go with bomex only because it looks like the most aerodynamic, and don't say "you got a windtunnel test I assume" 'cause I didn't lol. But since I dropped 2", I'll just stick with TRD flyboy wing-up style so I don't repaint all the driveways in my town.

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fonz182 Jul 21, 1:57am - #227296 

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bomex? puke
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 21, 2:06am - #227297 

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not about looking good...it's all about the false bomex god...I mean how many other body kits out there have false idols rooting for you???

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ikin Jul 21, 2:50am - #227298 
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^thumbsup rofl
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narcolepsy123456 Jul 21, 3:48am - #227299 

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if your kit was installed in a hurry, which most shops will try to do, there is a huge chance that they'll miss some cracks and bubbles in the gell coat. if you're doing it, which i recomend, you can find them, fix them, and not have to worry much about stress cracks. if done right, which takes a really long time, it should hold up well until you hit something. i've got 5 weeks in my car so far, but then again, i'm doing a complete color change. thumbsup
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