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    1. 04-11-2012 01:21 PM #1
      I'm looking into buying a new rear bumper for my gti but I don't have the money for oem. Now I know I'm gonna get lots of people saying save money but I wanna hear from some people with replica experience. I think I'm gonna get the r-line rear bumper and possible side skirts. I've checked out dubtechnik/optikwerks but only heard bad things about them. Can anyone give me some good feedback or possibly recommend another replica company?

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      04-11-2012 01:25 PM #2
      Dubtechnik is not part of optiwerks anymore, I've seen a optiwerks front once and it looked good, and I have one on the way. I asked someone about the r-line a while back. I'll pm you.

    3. 04-11-2012 01:29 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisc351 View Post
      Dubtechnik is not part of optiwerks anymore, I've seen a optiwerks front once and it looked good, and I have one on the way. I asked someone about the r-line a while back. I'll pm you.
      Alright thanks, I wasnt too sure what the whole deal was with that whole company.

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      04-11-2012 02:02 PM #7
      any rep company is basically a hit or miss on fitment
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      04-11-2012 02:25 PM #8
      Same boat here. Been considering the r-line rear w/o cutout and skirts but optik seems meh. Doesn't seem like a lot of ppl run it

    9. 04-11-2012 02:34 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Gawea View Post
      Same boat here. Been considering the r-line rear w/o cutout and skirts but optik seems meh. Doesn't seem like a lot of ppl run it
      Well based on what I heard from different people I'll probably be going with them. I emailed them and they even say that your gonna have to do some modding to the rebar if you don't have an r32 or euro rebar. I'm thinking that those people who have bad fitment either didnt take their time on the install or they just got an unlucky bumper. Your gonna hear about the bad ones a lot more than the good ones.

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      04-11-2012 02:40 PM #10
      reps suck

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      04-11-2012 04:02 PM #11
      ask jettaaddiction11 he'll tell you all about this

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    13. 04-12-2012 01:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      reps suck
      Did you order from optikwerks recently? I wanna hear some more detailed negative feedback

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      04-12-2012 01:13 PM #14
      a little off topic...i have optikwerks skirts and they seem to be a good product, fitment was definitely good for the price..if the bumpers fit as well as the skirts im sure you wouldnt be dissapointed...im just unsure of how they hold up over time..
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      04-12-2012 01:17 PM #15
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      ask jettaaddiction11 he'll tell you all about this
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      04-12-2012 01:19 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mk41.8gti View Post
      Did you order from optikwerks recently? I wanna hear some more detailed negative feedback
      me? lol no i wont even give rep companies a chance

    17. 04-12-2012 03:57 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk4WiLk01 View Post
      a little off topic...i have optikwerks skirts and they seem to be a good product, fitment was definitely good for the price..if the bumpers fit as well as the skirts im sure you wouldnt be dissapointed...im just unsure of how they hold up over time..
      I'm probably gonna get the skirts too. How well the bumper is gonna hold up is definately something I'll have to keep an eye on.

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      me? lol no i wont even give rep companies a chance
      Oh, glad to see you could back your statement up.

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      04-12-2012 04:02 PM #18
      I've never heard bad things about skirts not fitting right, but bumpers on the other hand don't have a very good rep of fitting good. I may be dead wrong but that's just what I've read most of the time.
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      04-12-2012 04:03 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Whit View Post
      I've never heard bad things about skirts not fitting right, but bumpers on the other hand don't have a very good rep of fitting good. I may be dead wrong but that's just what I've read most of the time.
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      04-12-2012 04:04 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mk41.8gti View Post
      I'm probably gonna get the skirts too. How well the bumper is gonna hold up is definately something I'll have to keep an eye on.



      Oh, glad to see you could back your statement up.
      3 people i know have rep side skirts. it looks/fits ****ty, feels ****ty compared to the real deal

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      04-12-2012 04:08 PM #21
      ive got a votex rep bumper from dubteknink (i dont care how they spell it) and the fitment is very good. its 1/8th short at the fender but that was made up by moring the fender forward, and it needed to be shimmed up on the pass side but thats prolly an issue with. my front carrier.
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      04-12-2012 04:12 PM #22
      Dont do it, I have had replica bumpers from optikwerks and dubtechnik. They both suck.

      R-line rep -

      Terrible wheel well shape.

      Votex Rep -



      Those pics speak for themselves.

      and..

      Just looks terrible. Dont make the same mistake I did, it will eventually only cost you more in the long run than saving for the oem product. Plus, with the r-line (rep or not) You have to buy euro rebar for it to fit. So take that into consideration.
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    23. 04-12-2012 04:48 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by dubluv2003 View Post
      Dont do it, I have had replica bumpers from optikwerks and dubtechnik. They both suck.

      R-line rep -

      Terrible wheel well shape.

      Votex Rep -



      Those pics speak for themselves.

      and..

      Just looks terrible. Dont make the same mistake I did, it will eventually only cost you more in the long run than saving for the oem product. Plus, with the r-line (rep or not) You have to buy euro rebar for it to fit. So take that into consideration.
      Yea I know that I'm gonna need a new rebar, or at least modify the one I have. But I've seen more positive feedback than negative from this posts and PMs. I'm gonna take my chances and hope I get a good bumper. Thanks for sharing your experience with them though. It will probably help someone else make their decision.

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      04-12-2012 05:11 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by jolf43 View Post
      dubtechnik skirts bow in at the middles
      dubtechnik and fitment shouldn't be used in the same sentence!

      dubtecknik is just a waste of money, you'll buy their product and pay lot more to have it adjusted and fitted and then you'll trow it all in garbage when you realize how much it sucks! The only way to get it will look good is after you use Photoshop!

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      04-12-2012 05:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      me? lol no i wont even give rep companies a chance
      yup chris is way too cool for that!!!1

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      04-12-2012 05:22 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mk41.8gti View Post
      Yea I know that I'm gonna need a new rebar, or at least modify the one I have. But I've seen more positive feedback than negative from this posts and PMs. I'm gonna take my chances and hope I get a good bumper. Thanks for sharing your experience with them though. It will probably help someone else make their decision.
      you were going to get one anyway regardless of the comments to this thread were

    27. 04-12-2012 07:20 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      you were going to get one anyway regardless of the comments to this thread were
      Oh really? Lol Why would I post this thread then?

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      04-12-2012 07:59 PM #28
      I say it's your money and do what you want with it. I need to wet sand my bumper below to get it as shiny and as dark as the rest of the car, but this is what you get from optikwerks. And hopefully you are not shy with body work.... The worst fitting piece of fibre glass ever. There was a spot next to the passenger light that the people f***** up cutting and I had to re fibre glass and body fill over it. Also the piece under the headlight and under the hood where it meets up was very bad. About half an inch of gap. So I had to body fill it enough to cover it and make it match up properly... Also where matches up the the wheel well was pretty bad so I had to body fill it so it was similar looking to the fender... So in final get it if you want to do a lot of work.

      For me I had fun taking a few weeks to shave, sand and putty the bumper to make it fit. It was relaxing and to see te finished product wasn't total crap was icing on the cake. Just need to get the bumper shiny and il be done.

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      04-13-2012 08:31 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by mk41.8gti View Post
      Yea I know that I'm gonna need a new rebar, or at least modify the one I have. But I've seen more positive feedback than negative from this posts and PMs. I'm gonna take my chances and hope I get a good bumper. Thanks for sharing your experience with them though. It will probably help someone else make their decision.
      You havent researched enough yet then. Or you believe that you will be the one case out of hundreds here that have been there and done that, and know exactly how this will all go down in the end. You'll hate everything about it and be ready to toss that shiz in the trash. How about this, instead of buying one from them ill sell you mine for 1/5th the price and you pay shipping so I can get the damn things out of my garage.
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