I hate bodykits, badly. To recap, a few months after installing my original fiberglass
body kit, I backed into a truck
in a dark alley. Obviously cracked the fiberglass. Then last winter I didn't see this snow covered curb and clipped my bumper
on it. Last fall, my old mechanic at Grimes Automotive hit a curb and broke my front bumper
. Then a couple weeks later I got hit
in a parking lot, breaking my fiberglass blitz bumper some more. I ordered a new urethane
bumper from areo_designs on ebay. It came in broken
so I called areo_designs and complained, they barely spoke english and laughed at me when I told them the bumper was busted
. So I sent them pics
and they just told me to collect insurance from DHL - which I did. Later I decided, since this is basically a free bumper, maybe I can save it...
So Saturday I took the new urethane blitz bumper into my body shop. The guy is looking at it for a while and asked me if the company I bought it from was close to here. I told him I didn't know and he just said, "because if they're close, you should drive over there and throw this through their front window." Then he barely bent the little piece that busted off
and it cracked in 2 places. I then took it home, dropped it on the garage floor (about 6 inches from the ground) and the entire bumper split into 2 pieces. Quality. Luckily the manufacturers stamped their logo in it
so I can tell yall not to buy KBD bumper covers - especially from areo_designs.
I'm so mad at bodykits right now. They're just not made with the same quality as OEM parts. The fiberglass kits require a ton of work to get them to fit right. Even if you get a quality urethane bumper it usually starts to sag underneath the headlights and in other spots. Hence my new plan.
Convert my 95 Talon into a 97-99 eclipse
. I've already done the headlight and tail light conversion. Now I just need the bumpers and sideskirts. For now I'm starting on the bumpers. I go to look at a few today. I'm pumped.
Saturday Kari and I also got our engagement pictures taken. They turned out pretty good I think. Kari ordered a giant one to hang in our house, ha. We also went out to eat at the embassy club on top of 801 grand - wow. I want to go back.