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Old 04-28-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default ViS or ED (Duraflex) Front Bumper

Hey guys,

I've been doing some research on nismo V1/V2 replicas and have sort of narrowed it down to these two. I see a lot of reference to ViS lips/kits having fairly good fitment for a replica...and I've worked with the Duraflex material before (on a EG Civic I believe), and can't say it was a horrible experience...

So my question is, which of these two, or any other replica would you go with for a V1 front bumper? I've looked in to the Aerosync front as well...but it is almost double the cost of the ViS/ED.

I'm planning on doing the install myself, and having a local shop do the paint.

So, from your experiences, whats the "best" replica manufacturer for around ~$200?

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:42 AM   #2
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neither, both are crap products that is the reason behind the "cheap" price. you will make up the difference trying to get those kits to fit correctly.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:56 AM   #3
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neither, both are crap products that is the reason behind the "cheap" price. you will make up the difference trying to get those kits to fit correctly.
Completely understand, and I've seen that same response on many many threads.

I plan on installing myself. I have a fair amount of experience in body work and playing with fitment on several vehicles.

I might have to learn my lesson on this one...but I just can't justify spending 5 times the money in a genuine Nismo front, or 3 times as much on another replica.
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I have a "Shine" V2 replica and fitment is awesome on it.

http://www.shineautoproject.com/
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I have a "Shine" V2 replica and fitment is awesome on it.

http://www.shineautoproject.com/
I don't see a price listed on the site for the N2 style...do you know how much they run?
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from pure rep I would go VIS, hear bad things about ED.
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Completely understand, and I've seen that same response on many many threads.

I plan on installing myself. I have a fair amount of experience in body work and playing with fitment on several vehicles.

I might have to learn my lesson on this one...but I just can't justify spending 5 times the money in a genuine Nismo front, or 3 times as much on another replica.
If you can't justify spending money on quality parts for your car, how can you justify modifying the car all?
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If you can't justify spending money on quality parts for your car, how can you justify modifying the car all?
If you know how to make the thing to purchase, it gets more difficult to justify the purchase.
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I am getting a VIS bumper put on next week. Overall I have heard better things about VIS. If you look around there are a couple threads with nothing but good things about VIS.
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You're kidding right? On a front bumper?
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I am getting a VIS bumper put on next week. Overall I have heard better things about VIS. If you look around there are a couple threads with nothing but good things about VIS.
I have the VIS rear add ons for my car the Nismo Replica's they fit really good, did a little bit of sanding and some heat gun treatment and all is well. pics will be up when they are back from paint.
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hey guys which crap is better? Peanuts or Runny?

Same kind of question.

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one more happy VIS customer.

Just because its not on the cover of D speed and the 21 yr olds on here say its not cool doesnt mean you cant enjoy it... save a grip..especially if its all you have. VIS wasnt perfect but its damn good, im buying another kit from them agian next month.

yes there are places of horror where the kit will be super terrible, but so far, VIS was 10x better than the wings west crap i had for my old 300zx.
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I'm getting my car back on Thursday, had a VIS part put on, I'll post pictures for you guys to judge. FYI I have no idea how it will look, haven't seen it since I dropped it off. They said the kit fit very well when they gave me an update call but I guess we'll see.
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I got a VIS V2 and the fitment was 99%. I had to dremel out some of the screw holes, but other than that, it was spot on. From all that I have read, I don't think that is always the norm though. Maybe I just got really lucky.
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