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just wondering. which material is best for a body kit. urethane? abs plastic? fiberglass? which material should i invest in for a body kit and why? Just wondering because I don't want to end up with a body kit that will break in a short amount of time. Thanks again for everyone's help.

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urethane and abs are alright to use. fiberglass can and will break much easier than the other two.

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Abs is the best, that is what oem bumpers are. Urethane are also good quality. Fiberglass isn't too bad but it is more prone to damage. You will pay more for abs and urethane. I would say for skirts, wind, and rear fiberglass whould be fine, but the front bumper takes the most abuse so I would consider abs or urethane for that.

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Absolutely agree with Andrews. ONLY ABS or Urethane for the front spoiler. Fiberglass won't last long (speaking out of experience)

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