97 ek1. Wanting to put on 99-00 front bumper. Possible? plz help
Hey everyone. This is my first thread so sorry if this is a noob question
I currently have a 97 cxi ek1 with an ek4 conversion. (Interior, breaks, suspension, b16a2)
I really dont like the bumper mouldings on the front and back.
I like the clean look of the 99-00 bumpers so I was wondering if it is possible to put the front and back bumper onto my 97?
Also after this im wanting to put on a ek9 front grill. Is that compatible with my chassis?
97 Moulding front bumper:
99-00 front bumper:
Not possible. The facelift has completely different front bumper, fenders, bonnet/hood, grill and headlights. You could just get a preface bumper without mouldings - it looks the same but without the mouldings. Otherwise if you want the facelift front bumper, you'd have to do an entire front end conversion.
As for the rear bumper, it goes straight on no problems. (I stand to be corrected)
You can get an EK9 grill for your 97. Basically, front facelift parts won't work with preface, and vice versa.
y not just get a pre face lift with no mouldings.
but if u really want to go face lift u need bonnet, fenders and lights as well
Car: 05' Civic Turbo Car: EK 97'
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Originally Posted by Riced_Civic
His Right, Also The Rear Is interchangeable so Yes to the Rear But in the End it Really Depends on how much you want to spend. Cheaper option i will go for this guy.
EJ8 bumpers don't have moulds, and they fit onto the ek. unless you want to spend 1k+ for a front end conversion...
Thanks for the replies guys.
Ahh so *facelift* is 99-00 and it is completely different too *pre-facelift* 96-98.
Yeah I might just go with the Ej8 front and back bumper.
I actually previously owned an Ej8.
I liked the clean look on the front bumper of that alot compared to my current ek.
Now to find an Ej8 bumper
My old Ej8
Last edited by ek Silva; 26-09-2012 at 10:32 PM.
I was mabe thinking this guys. $1400 is abit but its straight off a Ek9 Type r
you can still find oem facelift parts cheaper then that.
you can still source oem facelift parts cheaper then that price
If I'm not mistaken, isn't the only difference between an EK9 front end and a normal facelift car, the mesh grill and those smoked chrome headlights? The lip and red H emblem on the bonnet too, but yeah. New EK9 headlights themselves go for nearly the same as that entire front end.
Originally Posted by ek Silva
Frosty-Civic is right, you can just find any run-of-the-mill facelift EK1 (99-00) and take the fenders, bonnet, grill and headlights and adept them onto your car for cheaper. I think it will take a bit of work to bolt and clip on (You *may* need to drill holes to line them up with bolting points) but it shouldn't be too much of a hassle. It would be even cheaper if you could source a Civic in the same colour as yours if you do the conversion to save yourself painting. But if you stick with the preface, then an EJ8 bumper like the one you posted is the way.
About the EK9 grill for a 97, you'd need to make sure when you buy one that you buy a preface EK9 grill, not facelift.
I think that I will be going with the facelift 99-00 conversion now .
That type r front conversion does seem fairly priced since they're all genuine ek9 parts. (mmmm ek9 headlights :P)
Like u were saying ctx, do holes and crap need to be drilled to fit on the facelift parts?
I would wanna do it myself to save money but I dont have much experience with this sort of stuff since this is my second car. (red plates xD)