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Kuruma Z... bad mold?

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Old 12-12-2018, 11:52 AM
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Kuruma Z... bad mold?

So I've been sporting the Kuruma Z for over a year now and it's already taken a beating. I never expected it to be so low considering I'm riding at factory height. I scrape on every bump and driveway in the city. The roads are pretty good where I live and the driveways aren't steep. The problem is my bumper sags along the bottom. I find it hard to believe that such a popular bumper has such a poor design. So I'm convinced that I got a bad mold from the batch that they made. Can anyone confirm that their bumper does not do this? Thanks for your time!


 

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Old 12-13-2018, 06:56 AM
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Ive had the Kuruma Z on my car for almost 2 months now and its pretty flush on the bottom. Do u still have the lower engine bay cover on there as well? That might help with your situation.

Your bumper actually looks like it got caught on a parking space block and pulled/bent it.
 
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I have the Kuruma bumper, I made the aluminum undertray fit the kuruma bumper from TBW. They do make undertray that fits specifically for kuruma bumper though. Like what scorpio said, it looked like you caught something underneath that slightly bent your bumper. IMO if it is a real poly, it shouldn't do that regardless.
 
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The thing that pisses me off the most are the waves in the center of the bottom bumper. Bought the mesh made for it so it screws right in. Just a case of a bad apple I think. I remember these things used to sell for double what they are now



 
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As for the undershroud, I really should put it back on. I've been running without it for a couple years now. I have the metal one from from zspeed I think. Did you use the same style clips or just put a bolt thru? Obviously I have to drill holes into the bumper now
 
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The thing that pisses me off the most are the waves in the center of the bottom bumper. Bought the mesh made for it so it screws right in. Just a case of a bad apple I think. I remember these things used to sell for double what they are now


A metal bar and some strong glue from the inside can help reinforce that wavy bumper stay flat again.
 
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I have those waves as well, I learned to live with it haha
 
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I have those waves as well, I learned to live with it haha
Where did you buy yours from?
 
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I miss mine. The lack of one means a dirty engine bay.
 
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