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post #1 of 19 Old 12-05-2015, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Front/Rear Bumper Trim

I just installed the front and rear bumper trim pieces on my wife's CX-3. I think it looks nice especially since the GT has similar trim on the door panels. They were fairly easy to install with 3M double-sided tape and fasteners. Let me know what you guys think.
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That looks great! It's on my short list of accessories. I've had little info on them before. Sounds like the install was easy? Do they feel secure in place? Did you buy at your local dealer or an online accessories store?
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I will definitely get those as soon as I recover from all the money I've spent on other toys.
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That looks great! It's on my short list of accessories. I've had little info on them before. Sounds like the install was easy? Do they feel secure in place? Did you buy at your local dealer or an online accessories store?
They're OEM parts so the fit and finish is as expected. The installed trim pieces feel very secure. You do have to drill 5mm holes (4 in the front and 5 in the rear) under each bumper to secure the trim piece in place with the fasteners.

I can post the installation instructions if anyone is interested.

I was not having any luck finding the parts locally, so I purchased them online from Import Parts Now in Overland Park, Kansas. The parts were in stock and I received them 4 days after placing the order. Best of all, they were actually cheaper than the dealerships.
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Yes please, we LOVE fitting instructions.

Do you mind me asking how much they were?

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Yes please, we LOVE fitting instructions.

Do you mind me asking how much they were?
They were US$230 each. Dealerships are asking US$250.

Attached are the instructions.
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I just installed the front and rear bumper trim pieces on my wife's CX-3. I think it looks nice especially since the GT has similar trim on the door panels. They were fairly easy to install with 3M double-sided tape and fasteners. Let me know what you guys think.
It looks great! thinking of having them installed on mine too.
Are the bumper trim pieces only for aestethics or are they also meant as some sort of protection?
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They are styled on true metal skid plates which offered some underrun protection to off road vehicles. They might add a little more protection to the plastic bumper but they will easily get hooked up too.

I like them and will almost certainly get them.

Thanks for the instructions Kalibr.

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What are they made of? Are they plastic or metal?
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They are styled on true metal skid plates which offered some underrun protection to off road vehicles. They might add a little more protection to the plastic bumper but they will easily get hooked up too.

I like them and will almost certainly get them.

Thanks for the instructions Kalibr.

thanks for the information anchorman!
I guess I'll never get off road...might be just interesting to have them installed as protection (snow etc)
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