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Old 01-16-2012, 05:39 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
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Stephen: You car has the regular bumpers that were used in Europe. They are good for 3MPH standards at the time but apparently the US raised it to 5 MPH and they required the use of shock absorbers in the bumper mounts. Yours bolt directly to the body so in case of a small "bump" the sheet metal suffers. A lot of hardcore fans in the US get the parts and swap them to the Euro bumpers as they look sooo much better!
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