Authentic or replica STI catalog 'sport' bumper

gf8wrx

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Took off my front bumper on my V4 Type R for 'repairs' due to the previous owner.

I was wondering if this bumper is worth fixing.

Is it an authentic or replica?
If it's replica i will probably try and buy a factory v4/v5 front bumper.

The car also came with STI catalog TE07s, STI catalog rear wing, and 22b/sport hood vents as well. (although i don't know if they are authentic or replicas.129296462_387723699213769_7045525827416353622_n.jpg130256245_389730338810716_2198298632606109500_n.jpg130246779_425059428620844_4715551677754358717_n.jpg129823534_704120360471540_3721242105317988038_n.jpg130024904_3748989571834537_2152862502711473189_n.jpg129658894_3937095656323892_2730941226086241598_n.jpg130202626_292527585515415_4087693728258603630_n.jpg129780557_1988152234661068_2058372725206615747_n.jpg130048335_180469213798323_5304723455083587509_n.jpg129211056_392864435315436_8766200506027128599_n.jpg129295267_125260492610049_2111041272652043969_n.jpg
 
I'm tempted to say after market. I had a genuine one, it had more of the fixing tabs along the top edge. The fibreglass was thicker than yours too. It's missing the centre mesh. Genuine ones had a paper sticker embedded into the resin below the centre mesh too.

Edit, I'll try and find the photos of it in the morning if you want to compare it?
 
I'm tempted to say after market. I had a genuine one, it had more of the fixing tabs along the top edge. The fibreglass was thicker than yours too. It's missing the centre mesh. Genuine ones had a paper sticker embedded into the resin below the centre mesh too.

Edit, I'll try and find the photos of it in the morning if you want to compare it?
mine has the mesh in the centre part too however, it's kind of 'press fit' onto the front bumper. (it wasn't fasten or if it was, it was done poorly).
 
I think it's a replica too, but given the price of originals I'd say it's well worth fixing up. Once it's on I doubt anyone would be able to tell.
 
@Beakster there's one for sale on Yahoo now if you're feeling flush!!

 

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