RC poly bumper help

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RC poly bumper help

Postby Deceptik1 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:07 am

Can anyone with a Vicrez or KBD RC bumper let me know if they had this issue with their poly bumper where both the side lips to mount the stock bracket are missing? I'm thinking I got a bad bumper, as I don't see how to mount the sides without hacking away at a stock bumper and fusing the stock bumper edges to the poly bumper.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby r-town » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:30 am

This was discussed in the facebook group, and I believe it was designed this way. I think it's a major flaw since you need the side walls for the bumper to snap into the fender.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby Deceptik1 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:12 am

Thanks for the info. I wish I knew this before I purchased. Definitely a bad flaw but I guess I'll get it to work somehow.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby underscore » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:01 am

It looks intentional given the location of the logo, it seems odd for them to do it that way though. I'd try gluing metal brackets with heavy duty adhesive before trying to chop up another bumper for the tabs though.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby boogie07 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:18 am

Anyone know if vicrez is the same way?
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby superboonan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:21 pm

I bought the much cheaper glassfiber bumper and that one has those sidelips and it's a overall good fit
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby GT4times2 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:22 am

Deceptik1 wrote:Thanks for the info. I wish I knew this before I purchased. Definitely a bad flaw but I guess I'll get it to work somehow.


Updates on this? KBD seems to guarantee a fit with their RC bumper covers. Contact them. I didn't even know they existed until this topic/thread started. Just did a search on them.

Also, does anyone have any experience with the Vicrez bumper? Looking to buy an RC bumper for the other ST185. So feedback will be appreciated
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby underscore » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:09 am

I can't find a listing for the KBD (never heard of them until now either), which of the three (KBD, GT4-Racing and Vicrez) is the most durable? I'm thinking of picking up an aftermarket bumper skin and support bar to use so that I'm not risking my OEM bumper now that the supply has been used up by everyone with a standard 185.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby r-town » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:03 am

boogie07 wrote:Anyone know if vicrez is the same way?


My reply was referring to the vicrez one. There was a thread on the Facebook group discussing that the Vicrez replica had no side walls to rivet the fender mounting tabs.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby Ninja-Nam » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm

i have a vicrez one. i have the same issue as well. i think im going to have to drill the rivets out of the old bracket on the stock bumper and rivet it to the new bumper.
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Re: RC poly bumper help

Postby boogie07 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:59 pm

I ended up buying a used one from ebay last week. It comes with the mesh covers and a reinforcement bar and the metal brackets on the sides of the bunmper. I'm not sure if it is an original. I was happy until I found out the someone hit my driver side fender on Halloween night. Now my tire hits the fender when I go over a bump.
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