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    D Unit Junior Member

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    I don't want a new body or lip kit, but I do like the new 2012 front bumper refresh. For sanity's sake, anyone know for sure if the new bumper will fit on the older 2010-2011s?
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    32kcolors Senior Member

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    Nobody has tried that retrofitting yet. It should fit in theory, unless there are some cost-prohibitive underlying structural changes to make this retrofitting possible.
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    What a shame. I initially thought it was my poor searching skills but I guess that makes sense now. The headlights are the same right?
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    I have been wondering this myself. I figure it will fit and as soon as they are available from a third party, or an OEM one cheap, I intend to upgrade mine. :)
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    OEM should not be too pricey, especially since it will come with OEM quality. I nominate Spiderman to try it out first.
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    I second that! ^^
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    spiderman wretched

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    Great...

    They have the 10-11s on ebay now (some painted and non-painted) for like $150. I asked the seller when he would get the 12s but he didn't have a time-frame.
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    32kcolors Senior Member

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    Are you getting the Five skin with the fogs?

    I probably can't do mine even if I wanted to as the 2012 bumper skins lack the holes for the Intelligent Parking Assist sensors.
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    I don't see why they shouldn't fit. All that was changed was the style......everything else looks the same.
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    [IMG]What a shame. I initially thought it was my poor searching skills but I guess that makes sense now.
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    spiderman wretched

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    Good question... I didn't even know only the Five(12) had the fogs... but that is what I would want to get.

    Of course I would also have the get the DRL and turn signal units as well. Won't be cheap I am sure but hey my current bumper skin has got road rash so bad it starting to look black. :)
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    why do you want the 2012 five bumper? I have the 2012 five bumper and I don't like it. I wanted to add the sport trim (which in my understanding consists of some side skirts, and some additional pieces of plastic that screw onto the stock front/rear bumpers) but I can't with the five front bumper. the guys over at ezlip.com sent me a free lip but it doesn't fit the five bumper due to the curves, it simply won't work correctly. the 2011 bumper allows for the add on sports stuff.
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    The guys over at ezlip.com sent me a free lip but it doesn't fit the five bumper due to the curves, it simply won't work correctly.
    _______________________________________________

    It's a good thing you got the ezlip for free because it's nothing but a garage door bottom rubber seal that you put doublesided 3M tape on it. I can't believe other people (not you) are falling for this.
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    32kcolors Senior Member

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    Some people prefer the more aggressive/sporty look of the 2012 bumper.

    Advertise in Private Sales to do a local swap with a fellow 2010/11 Five owner. Both of you end up happy.
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    Yes even the front bumper Plus Performance ground effect is different, but idk if it's because of the curves, I think it's more so that the line of the effect cuts off to meet the line of the lower grille.
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    spiderman wretched

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    I really like the looks of the 12 front end. I guess aggressive is a good word for it.

    k.c.s. what color do you have? :)
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    blizzard white
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    32kcolors Senior Member

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    You and Spidey can do a quid pro quo. He orders a new painted 10/11 Five bumper (with openings for headlight washers) and send that to you. Once retrofitted, you send your 2012 skin to him ;)
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    spiderman wretched

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    Whoa, we still don't know if the 12 fits the 10-11. :) I wonder if we can get a Toyota engineer to give us the answer.
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    A body shop should be able to give you that answer so inquire.

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