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    WTB M Tech II front bumper

    Hey everyone! Long-time lurker, first time poster. I was hoping my first post to be an introductory post about me/ my 05í ZHP coupe. However, quarantine in Brooklyn has exposed my beloved Helga to the most embarrassing of indignities aka a late night hit and run (see photos).

    Looking for a m-tech II coupe bumper in any condition between new and decent (to be repainted by my friendly neighborhood auto body expert if necessary). If itís orient blue already, all the better.

    My inspection expired last month, I somehow doubt itíll pass w/ my bumper cover hanging half off the car.

    Thanks! And be safe everyone!


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    Welcome out of lurker status! GLWSearch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Welcome out of lurker status! GLWSearch.

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    Much appreciated!
    Also, just realize I forgot the aforementioned photos





    Also, anyone have any thoughts on aftermarket bumpers? Is it foolish to not consider them? If so, does anyone have a recommendation? Cheapest I can find the OEM variety for is around $600.


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    Damn that sucks, sorry to hear this, man why are people such assholes. I've never actually taken the front fascia off so perhaps take this with a grain of salt, but are you sure you can't reuse your cover? Might just be the bumper brackets that have broken, and not the fascia itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.er View Post
    Damn that sucks, sorry to hear this, man why are people such assholes. I've never actually taken the front fascia off so perhaps take this with a grain of salt, but are you sure you can't reuse your cover? Might just be the bumper brackets that have broken, and not the fascia itself.
    I wish I had an answer to that. Funny enough, Iíve been parked there for nearly the entire length of the pandemic. I picked that spot specifically because thereís no parking from the front of my car to the corner; and the next hydrant is close enough that no one can park behind me (legally speaking). However (for better or worse), NYPD has been way less stringent in my area w/ respect to parking regulations.

    As for preserving the bumper, it turns out that the points where the bumper cover is mounted were cracked. So itís up to me whether I want my guy to epoxy it back together or get a replacement altogether. And while I have every confidence in his abilities; I canít help but think that Iíd be better off w a solid, singular part.
    That said, Iíd be delighted to be convinced otherwise.


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    I just replaced mine last week and I'd think that the slot/guide on the bumper that slides into the body bracket would be the weak link and break in this situation.

    But that might be repairable instead of replacing the bumper. I have an example image of the right hand side guide on mine that would slide into the body bracket. The edges could easily be broken, but probably plastic welded back on :
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    I have one of those $170 replica bumpers. It was great until I hit a tire. Fitment was spot on if you're worried about that. I'll give it a B- for durability though.
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