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rear bumper pads - yay or nay

I've decided to keep my hefty stock bumpers. The car is my daily driver and my kids do ride in it. However, I just can't make up my mind about those lard ass bumper pads on the back. They are period correct and do offer some protection from simple parking lot "accidents".

I know the "right" way to do this would be to remove them and fill the holes, and have the bumper re-painted. But you just never know when I might find that new owner that prefers the pads...totally stock look. So I'm thinking about filling the holes with color matched plugs to simplify the re-installation process.

Currently, I have removed the rear wiper, the ugly cyclops "War of the Worlds" third brake light, and the lower valence.

I am planning to keep the corner rub strips. And I would use the LED license plate bolt lights.

This is the look I'm talking about:

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Why do I have a feeling everyone will be slecting the last option on my poll?
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I like the bumperettes the large ones.. I must be a minority
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I voted #2. I must be a loner now! I figure you can always put the bumpers back on if it don't look right. How much do those bumpers weigh? Looks heavy!
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15 pounds is what I've heard...i think that's for the pair.
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Why do I have a feeling everyone will be slecting the last option on my poll?
HA!

Mindreader.

Just for knowing that is what I was going to select, I'll refrain.

I'm with you, completely hate the ginormous overriders. Maybe score some smaller Euro ones? Best of both worlds maybe.

Some day I hope to fit up some sorta 964 cover or something. Dunno. Anything ANYTHING but them insipid DOUBLE f'n D's.

On that note... maybe brush on a set of resplendent aeriola's and matching nips and call it a day?
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Ok, I'll chime in for what it's worth. You do have another option and that is to go with the smaller EURO bumper extensions.
I personally dislike any rubber bumper extensions as well as the very attractive accordion bellows. My car needs paint, so when that gets done, I plan to remove all of the above (shove it into the attic for future resale) and replace the whole shoot'n match with a 1 piece fiberglass unit (front & rear).
However, I will not do the 90's update look, I like the lines of the older cars just not the necessary evils of the 5mph bumper crap.
So just because you take the stock stuff off, doesn't mean you ruin the resale. Just don't butcher the car up & stick to bolt on replacements & you can have the best of both worlds.
As a totally off the subject side note...I think Fuchs are fuch'n ugly...so that tells you how warped I am.
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Yeah, I thought about the Euro bumper guards. I think the US pads take three holes to attach, and the Euros take two - I THINK. And I'm not sure if those holes align properly. I'm not drilling holes. I guess I could do some investigating.
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I think they are interchangable.

I removed mine because the left one was melting due to heat from the turbo.




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I plan to remove mine and the strips, just like rocket's above, but will rattlecan the bolt heads to match.
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I like the look of losing the strips and the bumperettes, so I voted "Douche Bag" BTW I loved Sopranos hehe.
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The euro and US bumper pads are NOT interchangeable. Sand Man is correct - different holes/spacing.
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I like the look of losing the strips and the bumperettes, so I voted "Douche Bag" BTW I loved Sopranos hehe.
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I voted for # 3 since the red car is mine
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btw... I used thickened epoxy, you can drill that back out easily enough if you'd want to go back.
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I voted to keep them, yet do like some lightweight designs. Wondering what is the consensus, when the rear bumper is replaced with FG/CF; what can happen, an accident maybe, but isn't the rear cross member is right there.

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I voted to keep them, yet do like some lightweight designs. Wondering what is the consensus, when the rear bumper is replaced with FG/CF; what can happen, an accident maybe, but isn't the rear cross member is right there.

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I know that in the big picture, you pays your money and you takes your chances..."real" (factory) bumper or not. I just like the idea of those impact shocks being attached to the hefty aluminum bumper over one of the fiber based bumpers. And this is coming from a guy that loves to remove shizzle in the name of weight savings, serviceability, and functionality...
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I need to paint my bolts as well. Just never got around to it...

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I plan to remove mine and the strips, just like rocket's above, but will rattlecan the bolt heads to match.
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Why do I have a feeling everyone will be slecting the last option on my poll?
It's going to be too hard to resist! Even if I would otherwise say --- keep it period correct.
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Ok, I'll chime in for what it's worth. You do have another option and that is to go with the smaller EURO bumper extensions.
I personally dislike any rubber bumper extensions as well as the very attractive accordion bellows. My car needs paint, so when that gets done, I plan to remove all of the above (shove it into the attic for future resale) and replace the whole shoot'n match with a 1 piece fiberglass unit (front & rear).
However, I will not do the 90's update look, I like the lines of the older cars just not the necessary evils of the 5mph bumper crap.
So just because you take the stock stuff off, doesn't mean you ruin the resale. Just don't butcher the car up & stick to bolt on replacements & you can have the best of both worlds.
As a totally off the subject side note...I think Fuchs are fuch'n ugly...so that tells you how warped I am.
Yeah yeah I can hear it now....."some peoples kids, you buy em books & send em to school....& look what you get!"

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I was right with you until you slammed the look of Fuchs.

OMFG!!!!!!!!

There is no wheel on earth nicer than a deep dish Fuch on a Porsche, IMO.
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