Should I get this front bumper?

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Should I get this front bumper?

Poll ended at Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:27 pm

Go for the street fighter front bumper!
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Go for the oem one!
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40%
Leave it busted and spend the money on something else.
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I have a better idea! (Please specify)
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Should I get this front bumper?

Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:27 pm

Got 850 Euro from my insurance. I can't decide what I should do. :)
I have about a week to decide.

I was thinking of this front:
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Costs:

- 595 Euro minus 30% rebate i get
- 150-200 Euro to have it painted
- 100-150 Euro to have it fitted (including screws ect)

Or:

- 80 Euro Ebay new OEM front
- 90 Euro Ebay new left foglight
- 150-200 Euro to have it painted
- 100-150 Euro to have it fitted (including screws ect)
- Use the rest cash for something else on my 406.

Or: ?
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Post by GeordieBoy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:47 pm

Bumper looks good so I'd go for that. :cheesy:
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Post by pug406gtx » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:13 pm

may look a bit out of place unless you plan on getting sideskirts as well 8)

but it is a nice looking bumper :cheesy:

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Post by pug406gtx » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:15 pm

how about pricing doing a D9 conversion to your front end instead 8)

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Post by Welly » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:54 pm

That bumper has that 'Kwalitee' look about it for sure.

as pug said a D9 upgrade might be more 'fitting' for you?
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Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:46 pm

A full D9 conversion would be for sure way beyond my wallet.

I was actually planing on side skirts toward the end of the year...
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Post by pug406gtx » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:51 pm

just find a rear end damaged D9 and strip it lol :cheesy:

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Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:59 pm

I DID look arround on mobile.de autoscout24.de and on the German ebay motors. Prices here are ridicules and your lucky to find anything usefull under 2000 Euro which I really don't want to spend. :)

And I would like my car in one piece again by mid April.
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Post by niz406 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:20 pm

Dude...... NO Please dont.......

I think this is the only post I will ever make to ruffle some feathers as to speak, I ave seen the streetfighter kit on a Mondeo, and I have to tell you as I feel it is my duty to, that it is GASH ! ! The worst quality and look I have ever seeen...

If you want something that is more tasteful and elegant like your kind self then may I recommend, a small project for you ?

You are good with glassfibre etc. so why not modify the below bumoper to fit your D8?

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For your convenience I have copied below the link to a french site for the bumper, now you must admit that this looks alot better than the streetfighter and retains the beautiful 406 lines with some added aggression :D

Click Here to Buy D9 DDT Front Bumper

Please oh please, I beg you do not use the streetfigher bumper ! ! :cry:
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Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:32 pm

You can't make your own stuff here. It would even be a risk to buy any parts not made in Germany because they may now pass German T?V regulations. All changes from the air filter to the mirrors are in registered in my papers.

I have seen this bumper on 406s at a French car show a few years ago and like how it looks. Besides that they just don't make much for the 406. :)
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Post by niz406 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:58 pm

Can't you have it tested though for conformity to the regulations?

I'm so glad I don't live in Germany I would be in so much trouble ! ! lol
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Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:45 pm

Well yeah I could:

I'd have to make 2-3 front bumpers. They need to pass break away tests, fire tests ect. Then I'd need a wind tunnel @ 750 Euro an hour. And theres a few other things that need to be checked. I'd say 4000-6000 Euro in costs.

Even the street fighter one is a risk. They check how low the number shild is, how low it's off the ground, possible sharp edges ect. If it was made here in Germany it would come with a extra paper stating all these things were tested and it would have an approval code.

Believe me i'd do some wicked things if I ived elsewhere! :cheesy:

Same goes for engine modding. If I ever do a turbo conversion, I might have to undo it. Same would go for buying a modded engine from HiFlow ect.
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Post by niz406 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:49 pm

OMG your coutry sucks ass lol

Dude ! ! Move ! ! ! lol
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Post by MaDc0w » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:54 pm

I moved here from the USA. I have dual citizenship but sometimes the German side can be embarrassing. :D

We can drive as fast as we want on the freeways but only the rich can afford to do tuning. Alu/Carbon wings have been banned. Same for most wide body kits ect.

That's why this buy is a tough decision.
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Post by niz406 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:25 pm

Why would you move from the USA to GER --- that doesn't make sense, America isn't that bad.... is it ??

Well at least I know where to come and stay when I want to visit the Nurburururururing lol.
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