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Old 10-19-2009, 10:29am   #1
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Default Ugh... so this is what the C5 is becoming?

FIRST ON THE FORUM: Quick Z06 ZR bumper installed with paint. - Corvette Forum

Take a perfectly nice yellow roadster...


And do this to it...




I don't even know where to start with it... not only does it look horrible from a design standpoint... the quality and fit/finish is extremely poor. I can't believe people think this looks ok.

Here's another variat of people wanting to make a Corvette frankenstein... at least this one seems to have good quality and fit/finish.



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When I first saw the ZR bumper, I thought it had promise. I guess it just looked good off the car - because when I saw the install pics, something looked totally off. It kinda looks kit a Ferrari kit car or something.

The blue car is better, but the lights just look F'd up.

I'm keeping my stock bumper, I know that for sure!
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The bumper on the yellow car is absolutely hideous and destroys the lines of the car completely.

Is that strong enough?
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Both of those are terrible! There is no reason to cross the generations like that. Look at the C4's with the C5 body kit.
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The bumper on the yellow car is absolutely hideous and destroys the lines of the car completely.

Is that strong enough?


I don't much care for the blue one either, but since we have a vendor of that product here, I'll be kind and leave it at that.


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And I have to take crap for the front of my car??
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Who gives you crap? I like it.
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I don't much care for the blue one either, but since we have a vendor of that product here, I'll be kind and leave it at that.



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I wasn't too sure of the yellow bumper, didn't look too bad when I first saw it, but on the car, it totally destroyes the lines of the car. The rear bumper hybrid he's producing looks great IMO, especially with the CF diffuser, but I still opted for the SW's rear that's sitting in a coffin sized box in my garage :lol1:

As for the blue one, I like the idea of it, even if it is a C5/6 hybrid. The height of it (off the ground relative to the rockers) and the yellow C6 light ruin it for me. Spear shaped up front, oval on the rear... just . Now it this was shaved, and a lower front valence up front, like the Z06 or ZR1, I think it would be killer on the market!

You could say the same thing about the tigershark front bumpers too, some people like em, some don't... To each his own I guess, but I won't be shelling out any money for any of those above

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Doesn't really seem to flow with the rest of the car but different strokes blah, blah, blah.
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Mmm... Does it come with a 60 day satisfaction like the new Chevys? To each there own. One of the nicest things about the c5 is the smooth clean lines.
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Doing any aesthetic cross gen blends is a very difficult thing to perfect. I would do drivetrain, I would do brakes, even wheels, but blending the facets of a newer gen vette to a previous gen is just a little too tacky for me. I do admire the effort and fabrication that goes into something like that, but it just ain't my flavor.
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Doing any aesthetic cross gen blends is a very difficult thing to perfect. I would do drivetrain, I would do brakes, even wheels, but blending the facets of a newer gen vette to a previous gen is just a little too tacky for me. I do admire the effort and fabrication that goes into something like that, but it just ain't my flavor.
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I'll keep mine like it is! (rock chips and all)

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And I have to take crap for the front of my car??
And this came from where?
Didn't see anyone giving you crap about your car.
As for the bumper......butt ugly IMO. But to each their own.
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Mmm... Does it come with a 60 day satisfaction like the new Chevys? To each there own. One of the nicest things about the c5 is the smooth clean lines.
BINGO....we all may not like it, but to each their own. If you like it do it, if you don't like it, don't do it...just be respectful to them.

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Sorry... stop with all of this "if you like it" crap. The bumper looks like dog*&(^... as Corvette enthusiasts I don't think we should let people accept junk on the market. As someone who's pickey and a former insurance adjuster I can tell you that bumper is flat out junk. The material is junk, the mold is junk, and it looks horrible. Maybe the guys rear bumper will look better, but the front is horrid. You can tell that design and production was rushed and done as quickly/cheaply as possible. It looks like the junk ricer kits you see out there.

That's the problem w/ the Corvetteforum... why do you have to be sweet and nice to everyone? You should be able to call a spade a spade.
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Sorry... stop with all of this "if you like it" crap. The bumper looks like dog*&(^... as Corvette enthusiasts I don't think we should let people accept junk on the market. As someone who's pickey and a former insurance adjuster I can tell you that bumper is flat out junk. The material is junk, the mold is junk, and it looks horrible. Maybe the guys rear bumper will look better, but the front is horrid. You can tell that design and production was rushed and done as quickly/cheaply as possible. It looks like the junk ricer kits you see out there.

That's the problem w/ the Corvetteforum... why do you have to be sweet and nice to everyone? You should be able to call a spade a spade.
So how do you really feel?
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I don't like seeing crap brought to market... I think there is a market for a second type of tigershark nose. If you took that blue C5 w/ the C6 nose up there, but made the bumper full C5ish... i.e. smooth out that front crease it'd be a hit... it'd be more like the original tigershark concept.
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Part of the problem is the affordability of the C5 now makes it available to everyone - even those without taste.

The same thing happened to cell phones. When my cell phone bill was $500-$800 a month you didn't see every house wife in an SUV barrelling down the highway with a phone attached to her ear.
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