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Bumper Help???

1244 Views 16 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  RocklipseGT
Hey, I just joined this forum here because I got a 2001 Eclipse GT! But I also have a problem. As you can see, in the link, it has a ugly a$$ "bra" on the car. Under the bra, the bumper is cracked! I got the car this way and I came up with a plan on how to make it look better, but I wanted your guys opionons first.:) what if I buy the 100 dollar bumper off ebay, in the link below, and a 30 dollar grille off amazon, would it work?? My dad would help me install it, we pretty much know how to do it. We'll paint it too, because it's just primer.

Here's the pictures of the car:
Flickr: RocklipseGT's Photostream

Here's the link to the Bumper:

Here's the Grille: Mitsubishi Eclipse Grill / Grille Insert 2000-2002: Silver: Automotive

Besides the bumper, the car is very nice and clean. So, let me know what you guys think. I know it wont look perfect or good, but i want the car to look more decent.:mecry2: also gonna buy some dual halo headlights for the car.;)
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I wouldn't consider those ugly wheels "nice and clean" but okay. Yes, both of those links would work fine. But since you're getting a new bumper i would upgrade to the 03-05 if i were you. And get a grillecraft grill instead of that cheap one. They're alot better quality wise.
Ugly wheels? Hmm, everyone whose seen my car thought those were the best part:D Awsome, idea though.... would the bumper fit with no alteration, though??? Also the I picked the bumper and the grille I showed you based on the cheap price (not looking to spend alot and it would be easy to install them)
But thanks for helping, might consider it...
Those are some ugly wheels, the reason why they say its the best part is cause you drive a turd.:yesway:
Haha, wow what an a-hole! :fawk: I'd change em if I could but I dont have money, I'm a high school student. Personally, I'm not digging the chrome look, but whatever. Funny how people make fun of others they don't know. Yeah, thanks for you guys who are actually helpful.
Not being an A-hole man. It's true... the 3G is a big slow turd :lol:. We all know it here.
Haha, then we should change the website name to But, seriously, what else would I need for a first car? It'll just be for school
I've decided that I'm just going to just fix the original bumper, sand it down, and repaint it to the color of the car. It'll be better than struggling with a cheap quality bumper, IMO. Opinions?:scratch:
its not a cheap bumper. i bought an 03 bumper off ebay and its just as good as oem. did the car come with the stock wheels? if so, you might want to swap them back on. hey, thats just my opinion. good luck and keep it clean
Around how much did the bumper you bought cost? Because I really dont want to invest a lot into the car. "Did the car come with the stock wheels?" I wish, it came with those ones in the pics, I really like the look of the stock ones.
Thanks for the suggestion on the 03 bumper but there is only a moderate size crack on the bumper that needs to be fixed. My dad knows how to patch it and he's gonna help me fix it and paint it.
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