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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default 08+ Hatch Rear Bumper Questions

Hey everyone,

So today driving home from Orlando to Sarasota, 400 miles on my new 13 WRX, I get rear-ended at a stoplight. The bumper is going to have to be replaced, as theres a slight crack in it.

Basically my question is, is the JDM rear bumper any different than US? Should I look into upgrading to a JDM bumper so I can have a rear fog, or just get the bumper replaced with an OEM US bumper? I was planning on buying a diffuser sometime soon so I want to do the right thing now when the bumper has to come off of the car anyway. Thoughts?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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The bumpers are identical except for maybe the rear reflectors are replaced with actual lights on the JDM (doubt it though).
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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What about the rear fog?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Same thing happened to me last week. Kinda sucks we can't use the opportunity to upgrade to a new bumper like on an Evo or Mustang haha. At least I can get a new exhaust out of the deal, mine is bent pretty good.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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What about the rear fog?
I thought the JDM rear fog was only on the sedan, that's why you can buy them aftermarket and fit them. Pics of a hatch with center rear fog?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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I thought the JDM rear fog was only on the sedan, that's why you can buy them aftermarket and fit them. Pics of a hatch with center rear fog?
Correct:

JDM Hatch



JDM Sedan

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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Ah nuts. Thanks for the responses everyone.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:57 AM   #8
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The hatch has a rear fog overseas, but it's in the tail light and always on the drivers side.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #9
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If you are talking about putting them into the reflector locations on the bumper, they have that part at japanparts.com. it's a bit pricey though. I have been contemplating doing this myself. Here's a thread with someone who has done it http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2231444
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:17 AM   #10
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Sticking with OEM. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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Oh if we're talking about the ones in the bumper. Yeah they are just an aftermarket reflectors/brake light kit. I have them and have them wired in with my brake lights. And got them here http://shop.jwmotoring.com/product.sc?productId=493
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