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fibeglass is more rigid. so it probably fits BETTER but would be less durable to "bumps" with curbs, driveways, etc...

a buddy had a body kit on an eclipse..it was fiberglass...and he ran into a curb...and it cracked badly...the poly flexes more...so if you bump a curb, it gives a bit and won't crack/break.

i think the flexibility of the poly though - has the downside of making the kits prone to sagging...which makes installing them to fit right more work.
 

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Re: (R_Rated)

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not on the evolve kit. i promise, lol.

Actually I'm look at the poly a little more in a different view today. Some old mad backed up into my car yesterday and the bumper survived the hit. Busted out the tail light and splintered the paint, but that Evolve still got that same look it's always had. I think it would have been a different story if it was fiberglass...

Some benifits on both sides of the fence...
 

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Wow! And after such a long time in the shop it has to go back to get fixed.


I know, tell me about it. It was an old man that hit me. I was doing a site survey when I heard him talking about his sad story of why he had to move into a hotel for a few days. I was leaving when he hit the car. I saw the damage to my car and only cared if he was alright. I'll take the cost on this one instead of sticking it to the man at fault. So far 140.oo for the tail light. The bumper started showing splintering...so I may have it touch up in a few months.

The bumper actually shoved up into the tail light so the damage is a lot of paint splintering and flaking around the tail light.



 

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Ive had both poly and fiberglass on my car... basically fiber glass is sturdier and easier to fit, where as poly is flexible. Fiberglass is much easier to break because it does not have the elasticity. My sister ran into a parking block with my poly front bumper and it just flexed and only damaged the paint slightly. Had she done that with a fiberglass front bumper it probably would have cracked or broken off. They both have their pros and cons.
 

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Actually, it's not that bad at all. The paint seemed to crack around the sensor. What did the old guy hit you with? It seems his vehicle cleared your bumper.

Side note, do I see some new wheels on your ride?
 

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Actually, it's not that bad at all. The paint seemed to crack around the sensor. What did the old guy hit you with? It seems his vehicle cleared your bumper.

Side note, do I see some new wheels on your ride?

He got me with an old Mercedez Benz. He hit the bumper.

The impact was just past the corner of the bumper on the side of the car. Looks like the sensor got tagged, but I think that's because that area didn't flex during the impact. The bumper was actually shoved upwards into the light and thats why it broke.

I was amazed at how it all popped back into place...minus the paint. I'm still finding myself 4 days later looking for damage. Can't believe it.

I also got new rims in a size 19 and a set of Eagle F1's...just in the last few weeks.



I still swap out the rims when ever I hit the track. Just not anough rubber on a 35 series tire.
 

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V7's from Evolve.
 

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They look like the HRE's 3 piece wheel that run around $1500 a rim, but for 1/3rd the cost.
 
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