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Evo 9 vs Evo 8 Front Bumper Cover.

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Old Jul 12, 2018, 03:42 AM
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Talking Evo 9 vs Evo 8 Front Bumper Cover.

So where to start.
First off the car is a 2005 Evo VIII RS WW
The front bumper cover is the the Visracing 03MTEV84DSE-001.
But i picked up a OEM Evo VIII bumper cover and lip for few hundred. <--- Problem is its red and my car is white.

So Either stick with the Cheap Fiberglass bumper cover that needs little glass work done.
Or paint the Red bumper and make the Evo 8 look like an 8?

I attached the used Evo 8 red bumper and a picture of my car with the current bumper.

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Old Jul 12, 2018, 05:26 AM
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I like the bumper thats on it right now, looks good imo no need to switch to the 8 bumper unless you really want your car to look like an 8. Maybe keep it and do it in the future if or when you want a change.
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IMO, just paint the OEM 8. Better quality and better fitment most likely. If you got it for less than $300, thats a good price. Looks like you still need mesh though.
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I like the bumper thats on it right now, looks good imo no need to switch to the 8 bumper unless you really want your car to look like an 8. Maybe keep it and do it in the future if or when you want a change.
I just hate the fact how ****ty and thin the glass bumpers are its like cardboard..
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IMO, just paint the OEM 8. Better quality and better fitment most likely. If you got it for less than $300, thats a good price. Looks like you still need mesh though.
So my guy to paint the stuff lol said 200$ to paint the red bumper and lip or 200 to fix the white bumper and paint.. kinda puts me in a point where I'm thinking which bumper gives more room and airflow for a larger intercooler?
Yea i paid about 300$.
I happen to really like the STM's Evo 8 RS.







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Many have mixed opinions on this, however it’s personal preference. Myself, I like the Evo 8 bumper better than the Evo 9 bumper, but to each his own.
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