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apoc_reg
26-11-03, 22:28
I need some advice from you good people

I am ready to get a new bumper (my stock is cracked so keeping it is not an option) and am torn between

Whifbitz
Miami Rice Top secret style
Bomex Fast & furious

on a black car which would you pick?

My big problem is being NA i dont have an FMIC and so need to fill the gap, i am thinking centre mounted number plate with my spot fog lights and mesh a few inches behind

Any opinions would be more then welcome!

Regards
Reg

Whitesupraboy2
26-11-03, 22:34
i personally like Bomex think they look quite good in black, u can see the curves of bumper when u actually see it in real life, not so good on pics. Also mounting number plate where u say may mean speed cameras might not be able to get u! :D

Roy
26-11-03, 22:35
my 2p - based on being NA, the bomex cuz it's fussy looking and will cover most of the gap i think. most others expose the gap for the FMIC i believe ?

dude
26-11-03, 22:41
Originally posted by Roy
my 2p - based on being NA, the bomex cuz it's fussy looking and will cover most of the gap i think. most others expose the gap for the FMIC i believe ?

Roys right here , but make sure you fit some sort of grill !!!:D

Dude:flame Dev

ad500
26-11-03, 22:44
Sounds like theres a gap in the market for plastic FMIC's to fill that pesky gap.

apoc_reg
26-11-03, 23:09
nice idea ad500 id buy one!!!

I agree about the bomex being the best from the point of the gap its just im not sure it will suit my skirts (toyota oem)

hmmm speed cameras!!!!:D

I was actually thinking (with the other two) getting a really close knit grill spraying it black then having a logo sprayed in silver like HKS (nice and simple) but im not sure if i can mount it far back enough as i assume those bumpers dont come in enough

What do you think?

cheers for the responses guys

Suprash
27-11-03, 14:15
Originally posted by apoc_reg
nice idea ad500 id buy one!!!

No you wouldnt, thats like people using them plastic discs to cover their rear drums.......



I was actually thinking (with the other two) getting a really close knit grill spraying it black then having a logo sprayed in silver like HKS (nice and simple) but im not sure if i can mount it far back enough as i assume those bumpers dont come in enough


I doubt the logo would last for long, my mesh got ripped after nearly 12 months, new grill in but its starting to take some damage again.......this being due to stones and so forth....

Roy
27-11-03, 15:12
...this being due to stones and so forth.... [/B]

..obviously nothing with the way you drive .. LOL :innocent: :p

Suprash
27-11-03, 15:26
....thats why I put stones and som forth, the grill had nothing to do with my driving.....it was all Dudes ramp....

far
27-11-03, 15:46
Have a look at this thread (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13525&highlight=bomex) for lots of black bomex pics.

Potentially the group buy can still go ahead as long as there is still enough interest - only need 4 people.

I mulled over all your ideas and finally decided that out of all the noses the veilside still looks the best.I was very very close to getting the bomex but decided there was far too much going on at the front for it to look any good - it also seemed not to go with the lines ot the car aswell as some others.

YES veilside is common amongst supras BUT :

how many supras do you see on the road ?

Out of these supras how many are black ?

Out of these supras how many are veilside ?


Not many hey ? Yes in the supra community it may be common at meets etc but looking at the bigger pictures its still a head turner and still looks the dogs dagly bits IMO.


Which kit gives you the biggest road presence ? Veilside again IMO.

Of course each to there own.:flame Dev

far
27-11-03, 15:52
another balck bomex

far
27-11-03, 15:53
2

far
27-11-03, 15:54
3

Supragal
27-11-03, 16:11
If you mesh the gap you won't really notice the gap anyway, thats my plan until funds allow for a phat HKS :)

far
27-11-03, 16:16
yep thats what I thought - just meshitup

apoc_reg
27-11-03, 16:50
I think i'll go for the BomexI dont like the Veilside but i agree you dont see enough supras for it to be common.

just need to get hold of grill to fit all those holes!!!

far
27-11-03, 17:57
B&Q do tons of different grills dude - just make sure you go for variety that is rust proof.

Halfrauds do a similiar grill but a lot more expensive,you get less grill and the only difference is its packaged in a nice ripspeed cardboard container

far
27-11-03, 18:01
As for the bumper - I took 2 months deciding which one to go for,after going to various meets I decided on the Veilside(the one which I wanted even before I bought my supra ! lol) well I would advise to see ALL of them in the flash before you make a decision - I was dead set on the bomex until I saw it for real - wow ! what a difference. Just dont rush into it.


Also have you got plans to upgrade to a TT ? If you do it may be more economical to a while for the bodkit and put it on a TT - now im starting to sound like my dad ! (gets coat)

SkyJawa
27-11-03, 18:57
You're wrong dude - Do Luck is by far the better looking on a Supe ;) :p and not that common either ;) :D

My mesh hasn't lasted long - its some weak assed rubbish and has ripped where the metal lugs on the bumper hold it in, bumper off to replace though :(

(the veilside does look good though, magnum have their white one in again! ;))

SkyJawa
27-11-03, 18:59
Have to say the veilside kit suits the supe more than any other veilside on any other car IMHO:

Magnums:

http://www.autobaseuk.com/dealers/MAGM/MAGM010003768.jpg

apoc_reg
28-11-03, 10:07
Unfortunatly i have a big crack in my standard bumper so even if i do want to upgrade i still need to replace the bumper.
I could just get a standard bumper but i reckon toyota would charge as much for that as and after market if not more!

far
28-11-03, 18:52
Dude my Standard bumper will be coming off in the next few days - you can have it for a very reasonable price.Its black too and hardly any stone chips etc....


Lemme know what you think

apoc_reg
29-11-03, 10:55
Ive PM'd you.
Could be just the right thing as today my funds took a huge unexpected hit!
Clutch died!