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test mule spotted with usa bumperettes

3 alfa 4c spotted in AZ, USA one pic shows the usa approved rear bumper , looks like a 911 but much larger , I have seen the aluminum bumper and it appears the bumperettes are welded onto the bumper. no way to remove them unless u cut them off and u will need to replace the rear composite bumper with European version ,way to much work
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no way to remove them unless u cut them off and u will need to replace the rear composite bumper with European version ,way to much work
The rear body on the 4C isn't SMC (sheet molding composite), but normal, injection-molded automotive plastic like you'll find on any other modern car. If the US bumperettes are indeed fastened to the alu subframe and you remove them, any decent body shop can cover up the holes.

The front wings and the nose section are also made from normal injection-molded plastic ref page 32 in the 4C Techno Design Handbook. Probably done for practical reasons to make any "oh, crap!" moments somewhat easier to repair.
 
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Heh. That's a couple of serious metal blobs right there. Now, why would one want to remove them?
 
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It looks ugly. I don't understand why they need the bumperettes in U.S.
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Full red rear lights for the US? Or just an illusion?
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The rear body on the 4C isn't SMC (sheet molding composite), but normal, injection-molded automotive plastic like you'll find on any other modern car. If the US bumperettes are indeed fastened to the alu subframe and you remove them, any decent body shop can cover up the holes.

The front wings and the nose section are also made from normal injection-molded plastic ref page 32 in the 4C Techno Design Handbook. Probably done for practical reasons to make any "oh, crap!" moments somewhat easier to repair.
Re page 32, RIM mouldings are a low pressure process which uses way cheaper tooling, with a higher mass and less ability to resist impact than say bumper facias in a grade of filled polypropylene, and fenders in something like Noryl GTX (Renault, VW Beetle fenders) which is normal in volume production. Looking at the rear structure its difficult to see where the crash cans are (deformable structure between bumper bar and rear structure)
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