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View Poll Results: Orginal Bumper or the New SS Bumper (BumperGate Has begun)
Original Front Bumper 53 37.86%
SS Prototype Bumper/Convertible Bumper 87 62.14%
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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SS Prototype Bumper or Original Bumper (Bumpergate has begun)

OK. I'd like to see what every like and or wants to see with their new Camaro. I'm posting a pole for which Bumper you guys, and gals, prefer.

Now I really can only post two options SS bumper or concept bumper. But see I also would like to here from the V6 guys. What if you really like that new front end but want the V6 for whatever reason that may be. Same for the V8 or SS folks that want to see the original bumper on there Camaro.

My suggestion is that it be made a performance option (kinda like the Mazda Speed fronts and rears that don't come standard and they put it on like every third car for showroom or sale value). I feel this may be the issue all along. I revisited the Accessories revealed thread and clearly the after market pieces are made for the original bumper. And the hockey stripes would fit either, which I like. Just a theory.

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Bumper 1

or Bumper 2


Bumper 1

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Old 06-25-2008, 03:10 AM   #2
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Definitely concept one. I'm planning on waiting for the said Z28, and if the Z28 has the SS bumper or the "new bomblubeee" bumper, I'll buy some aftermarket parts for sure ...

I really think the SS bumper makes the car look way less aggressive and it gicves the car a european look. If I wanted a european look, I'd buy a BMW ...


DEFINITELY, the concept bumper, more original, more aggressive, more sexy, more everything.

And if the concept bumper makes more noise, less air cooling the engine ... I don't care, cause the SS bumper is plain horrible to me
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:28 AM   #3
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:33 AM   #4
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i prefer the original bumper it looks so much more mean than the ss one. but im liking the rs one jinx that looks really good
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:34 AM   #5
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I like your SS rendition more Jinx. Very nice, I'm a novice at PS. Still like the original Bumper.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:55 AM   #6
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:20 AM   #7
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I prefer the original one. If everyone loved the concept so much, why did anyone feel the need to change the front bumper? That lower grill is WAY too large, however I do prefer three smaller horizontal bars in the top grill as opposed to the original two larger ones.
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Definitely concept one. I'm planning on waiting for the said Z28, and if the Z28 has the SS bumper or the "new bomblubeee" bumper, I'll buy some aftermarket parts for sure ...

I really think the SS bumper makes the car look way less aggressive and it gicves the car a european look. If I wanted a european look, I'd buy a BMW ...


DEFINITELY, the concept bumper, more original, more aggressive, more sexy, more everything.

And if the concept bumper makes more noise, less air cooling the engine ... I don't care, cause the SS bumper is plain horrible to me
Holy CRAP!!! You read my mind EXACTLY. I would seriously by a BMW M3 if I wanted a european look. The SS bumper gives the car a wimpy and hollow look, while the concept bumper gives the car an aggressive and solid look. Please, GM give us the concept bumper on the SS, or better yet give us a choice on which bumper we'll have!
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Holy CRAP!!! You read my mind EXACTLY. I would seriously by a BMW M3 if I wanted a european look. The SS bumper gives the car a wimpy and hollow look, while the concept bumper gives the car an aggressive and solid look. Please, GM give us the concept bumper on the SS, or better yet give us a choice on which bumper we'll have!
+ 1!!! This is what BumperGate is all about. That concept/pre-pro bumper make the car look like it's a shark smiling because it's about to eat a Mustang. The SS air dam is about as big as the grill and makes it look like a sedan.

I see the Voting is neck and neck.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:32 AM   #10
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I very much prefer having the fog lamps closer together than the headlights. Concept/V6 bumper fo' sho.
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I very much prefer having the fog lamps closer together than the headlights.
That is exactly my thoughts, i don't like when they are farther apart than the headlights. But I kinda like the new one a bit more.
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i like the new vert front end with the bigger mouth. easier to eat the competition alive.my camaro will like cobras they taste like chicken
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i like the new vert front end with the bigger mouth. easier to eat the competition alive.my camaro will like cobras they taste like chicken
+1 I like that, in my eyes, it looks a little more aggressive. It's kinda' similar in looks to the older Cobras, as far as the bulges outside of the fog lights. I think it looks fine.

I think I like the Bumblebee facia better, but maybe it's the color combination that exaggerates it. It's getting on the borderline of rice, but not quite. I'd still take it because it'd be different and more unique that most of the rest of the facias out there.
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all I got to say is quite your whining. it's a personal opinion and believe me as the poll is showing more people like the new bumper. granted it's close 17 to 24 but still the proof is in the pudding. the aftermarket will be for you.
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I like the aggressiveness of the ss prototype bumper, but I cant stand that it pushes the fog lights out away more towards the edge of the car. Therefore I voted for the original.
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I like the SS bumper much better. It looks much more agressive than the one we've been seeing on the pre-pro models. I've never liked when fog lamps were aligned perfectly under the headlights. They should be further out, or much further in. The SS one fixes that.

The ONLY thing I don't like on the SS is the horizontal bars in the lower opening. There are too many. Stick with the one bar cutting thru the center instead of the busy looking multiple bars.
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Increadibly tough decision...would need to see them in person....
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On second though, I'm with Tag'. Let's not put the carriage before the horse - let's see BOTH cars, now, and then decide
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The original bumper would be my first choice with the RS as my second choice. I do not really care for the SS bumper, but, I am sure we'll have some choices.
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Think both are nice but I like the second one better.
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but that RS one looks sick too!
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The photochopped bumper with the big air dam with 2 bars across is great, the prototype one with the three bars with vertical ones looks retarded. I'm all for the bigger air dam if it looks like the concept bumper and adds a single bar across like the chop. Otherwise I want the concept bumper.
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all I got to say is quite your whining. it's a personal opinion and believe me as the poll is showing more people like the new bumper. granted it's close 17 to 24 but still the proof is in the pudding. the aftermarket will be for you.

Here's the REAL problem with this whole bumper issue...

Currently, a FEW people prefer the dorky bumper over the original bumber. Okay, that would be fine except for one very important fact that you guys overlook. The truth of the matter is that a whole bunch of $$$ went into designing, developing, fabricating, and testing this thing. Designers and testers cost money. I imagine they have to pay to get them crash tested too. Molds are not free either, and the paperwork to offer an additional option and the shipping and stocking of this part is not free either.

So what?

Well, I personally don't think any of you guys would have complained if only one bumper was ever offered, even on the top dog or SS models. The original bumper looks like the concept and the concept we all seem to agree that we love.

So, money was sunk into this thing that about half the people HATE, and it's already going on the limited production model. That means the money invested in the SS bumper has to be spread out over the SS model sticker price.

So, the MORE things in common between the SS model and the Base model, the lower the sticker price is of the SS... or... the more IMPORTANT things can be used to differentiate the models instead of cosmetics.

How would you feel if you find out that the SS could have had 6-piston brembos on all 4 corners as standard equipment but it got deleted because the rhinoplasty blew the budget?

I don't think fooling with the looks of the car is as important as making improvements to the mechanicals. I don't know why they fiddled with the nose at all because it looked GREAT to begin with.
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Either one is WAAAY better than last years Camaro..... oh yeah, we did not have one........ I am glad it is back, I will take either bumper. I like the RS pic though.
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