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SimonB
11-01-04, 21:19
Ok peeps, since I will shortly be receiving my shiny new FMIC, I'm trying to decide what front bumper to go for to get some air through it. I really like the Top Secret, but it's far too expensive, and the Miami Rice copy is no good to me as it doesn't have indicator holes which would mean I'd lose my sidelights (facelift car). So I've narrowed it down to the Whifbitz one, or DoLuck (either genuine or the Retaliator copy).

Has anyone got any comments about the fit/quality etc of these? Or any comments at all come to mention it ? :)

Some pics:-

WhifBitz
http://www.garagedynamics.com/marcus/98supra/supra3.JPG
http://www.whifbitz.co.uk/images/parts/whifbitz-frontbumper.jpg

Do-Luck
http://www.do-luck.com/img/toyota/supra/80late/main.jpg

I'll do this one as a link because the piccy is a bit big (great pic though)Do-Luck (http://www.do-luck-usa.com//images/gallery/JZA80_5_Gallery.jpg)

dude
11-01-04, 21:56
Drill the lights from underneath and fit a small sidelight bulb , job done !!!!

Dude

Nick@TC
11-01-04, 22:07
Do-Luck looks great :thumbs: :)

SimonB
11-01-04, 22:25
Originally posted by dude
Drill the lights from underneath and fit a small sidelight bulb , job done !!!!

Dude

Not sure what you mean :conf:. You mean put a sidelight in the main lights? I kind of like the facelift lights as they are...

dude
11-01-04, 22:28
They should fit ok in the hole where the gearbox cooler is on mine , i liked the fact that it didnt have any obvious side/indicator lights !!

Dude:flame Dev

Wez
11-01-04, 22:43
I like that Do-Luck bonnet, wonder how much they go for.

:thumbs:

dude
11-01-04, 22:44
Originally posted by Wez
I like that Do-Luck bonnet, wonder how much they go for.

:thumbs:

Bet the postman likes it more !!!

Dude:flame Dev

SkyJawa
11-01-04, 22:44
Mmmmmm Do-Luck:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/john.ambrosen/home.jpg

:D :D :D

Wez
11-01-04, 22:48
Just checked and the bonnet is about 720 excluding delivery, vat and duty.

:(

SimonB
11-01-04, 23:03
Got to admit, I like the Do Luck more the more I look at it :). I'm sure I'd scrape the hell out of it though! Anyone got any experience of the Retaliator Do Luck replica stuff?

Gaz Walker
12-01-04, 16:50
Theres a few nice bumpers yet to be tried in UK yet Simon, are you looking for something to show off your FMIC or try something different?

Best Regards,

Gaz.

Matt B
12-01-04, 17:18
Simon,
I have a facelift and am buying Dude's front nose from him. You could always wait to see how we get around the issue and just see what you think it looks like???

Will see if the originals will fit neatly and if not then will go with the drill hole option I guess.

Cheers

SimonB
12-01-04, 18:23
Originally posted by Gaz Walker
Theres a few nice bumpers yet to be tried in UK yet Simon, are you looking for something to show off your FMIC or try something different?

Best Regards,

Gaz.

Well, I want one with a nice big hole for the FMIC, not so much to show it off but there doesn't seem much point in having one having half of it out of the airstream. I figure the more air going through it and to the rad the better! Don't really want anything too fussy or outrageous - the Bomex F&TF one for example I find a bit fiddly. What did you have in mind?

Matt - I'd be interested to see how you get on with Dudes. Always good to have a guinee pig!:) When's it going on?

Gaz Walker
12-01-04, 18:55
Originally posted by SimonB
Don't really want anything too fussy or outrageous - the Bomex F&TF one for example I find a bit fiddly. What did you have in mind?



One I thought might be a nice one to try is the original Supra bomex bumper - big hole and nice looking and smooth uncluttered design.

Damn good price to and we could fit and paint it up north if need be.

SkyJawa
12-01-04, 19:10
Originally posted by SimonB
Got to admit, I like the Do Luck more the more I look at it :). I'm sure I'd scrape the hell out of it though! Anyone got any experience of the Retaliator Do Luck replica stuff?

You are not wrong :( I'm on standard Jspec suspension and the Do-Luck bumper is an absolute nightmare, so easy to scrape, and pretty much can't go in any multi-storey car parks :eek: Scraped the feck out of it the other day too :( not noticable too much - but I know its there :(

SimonB
12-01-04, 19:17
Aha, you mean this one:-

http://www.bomex.co.jp/item_img/10121110001.jpg

I like that actually, and the sideskirts look nice too. Only trouble is there's nowhere for my facelift indicator/sidelights, like the MR Top Secret copy. Unless they just go in the side vents I suppose, like the original. What sort of price are we looking at :)

Isn't it the middle of the night in Japan atm?

Gaz Walker
12-01-04, 19:32
Originally posted by SimonB
Aha, you mean this one:-

http://www.bomex.co.jp/item_img/10121110001.jpg

I like that actually, and the sideskirts look nice too. Only trouble is there's nowhere for my facelift indicator/sidelights, like the MR Top Secret copy. Unless they just go in the side vents I suppose, like the original. What sort of price are we looking at :)

Isn't it the middle of the night in Japan atm?

Heres a couple of better photos:

http://www.to4r.com/members/media/nils_fronton1.jpg

http://www.to4r.com/members/media/nils_front1p.jpg

Yes its 4.30am :eek:

I will get you a price Simon.

Gaz.

SimonB
12-01-04, 19:38
Originally posted by Gaz Walker
Yes its 4.30am :eek:

I will get you a price Simon.

Gaz.

I should get yourself off to bed, never mind a price mate :p

SimonB
12-01-04, 23:36
Can you get me a price for the side skirts while you're at it Gaz?

dude
12-01-04, 23:38
Originally posted by HISUPE
You are not wrong :( I'm on standard Jspec suspension and the Do-Luck bumper is an absolute nightmare, so easy to scrape, and pretty much can't go in any multi-storey car parks :eek: Scraped the feck out of it the other day too :( not noticable too much - but I know its there :(

I dont know how cause my car is a LOT lower than yours and i managed 6 floors of a multi story the other night !!!!

Dude:flame Dev

dude
12-01-04, 23:40
Originally posted by Gaz Walker
Heres a couple of better photos:

http://www.to4r.com/members/media/nils_fronton1.jpg

http://www.to4r.com/members/media/nils_front1p.jpg

Yes its 4.30am :eek:

I will get you a price Simon.

Gaz.

That nose is so ugly only its mother could love it , i had a secondhand one in the workshop and couldnt give it away , FGS Gaz sell the man something that looks 1/2 sensible like a F&f bomex not that abortion !!!

Dude:flame Dev

#1 Adam
12-01-04, 23:46
That's what I've got in mine (f&f front bumper + original lighting kit) In total it cost me roughly 900 including shipping. That was from Suprastore.com

SkyJawa
12-01-04, 23:56
Dude,

Dunno mate, anything with a slight slope is a complete arse!

Maybe the bottom - which is quite level, sits further forward at the bottom than some others????? Dunno, but its mildly annoying as I have to plan ahead! Still, would rather do that than not have the Supe!

Maybe the multi storeys round your way are flatter ;) LOL! :D

Jake
13-01-04, 00:15
Originally posted by dude
That nose is so ugly only its mother could love it , i had a secondhand one in the workshop and couldnt give it away That'll be the one you took of my car! No wonder you couldn't get rid of it - it was all cracked !
I really liked that bumper too, something a bit different.
I've still got it here if anyone wants to have a go at patching it up, and the side skirts and spats. Free to good home, buyer collects, blah blah

dude
13-01-04, 00:20
Originally posted by Jake
That'll be the one you took of my car! No wonder you couldn't get rid of it - it was all cracked !
I really liked that bumper too, something a bit different.
I've still got it here if anyone wants to have a go at patching it up, and the side skirts and spats. Free to good home, buyer collects, blah blah

Would suit blind uk owner with absolutley no taste !!!!:cool:

dude:flame Dev

Jake
13-01-04, 00:25
Originally posted by dude
Would suit blind uk owner with absolutley no taste !!!! Anyone who's seen Dude's shirts will know how well qualified he is to talk about 'taste'
:tongue:


That bumper:

dude
13-01-04, 00:34
Originally posted by Jake
Anyone who's seen Dude's shirts will know how well qualified he is to talk about 'taste'
:tongue:


That bumper:

I dont know what you mean!!!!!
Hypothetical question .... IF you were buying some western boots would you go for
1) Alligator
2) Snake
3) Lizard
4) Ostrich

??????????????????????????? :thumbs:

Dude:flame Dev

Jake
13-01-04, 00:39
Mate I wouldn't be seen dead in western boots.

I've seen your work though, so I know you need western boots for your spurs!

:innocent:

dude
13-01-04, 00:42
Originally posted by Jake
Mate I wouldn't be seen dead in western boots.

I've seen your work though, so I know you need western boots for your spurs!

:innocent:

Yeahhh Hahhhh :cool:

Dude :flame Dev

SimonB
13-01-04, 11:27
Originally posted by dude
That nose is so ugly only its mother could love it , i had a secondhand one in the workshop and couldnt give it away , FGS Gaz sell the man something that looks 1/2 sensible like a F&f bomex not that abortion !!!

Dude:flame Dev

Don't hold back Dude, say what you mean..:p. Anyway I don't like the F&F one at all, it looks like someone's got a drill and some fibreglass and started randomly drilling holes in it and sticking slats on. Way too fussy.

Decisions decisions...

Nick
13-01-04, 13:00
I had the Bomex bumper in SimonB's post on my previous Supra. It looked great but the fit was poor and it was quite flimsy. It was on the car when I bought it so maybe if it's fitted properly in the first place it'd be ok. It was plastic too and not fibreglass so it won't be so prone to stone chips...

Multi-storey carparks? Don't go anywhere near them, smashed front bumper waiting to happen!!