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Hey guys quick noobish question i bought my tsx with the aspec kit already on and i recently took it off because it wasnt aligned properly and found this styrofoam behind it, my question was if i had to keep this on or if i could take it off? thanks !

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It's up to you but it is there for a reason. It gives structure to the large flimsy plastic bumper.


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the technical term for it is "impact absorber" while it does give structure inside the bumper for less movement when at low speeds the legitimate reason why car companies put it there is because when you are in collision the styrofoam will actually absorb alot of the force behind the impact, in turn causing less damage to your cars frame. So, yes, keep it there.

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the technical term for it is "impact absorber" while it does give structure inside the bumper for less movement when at low speeds the legitimate reason why car companies put it there is because when you are in collision the styrofoam will actually absorb alot of the force behind the impact, in turn causing less damage to your cars frame. So, yes, keep it there.

Dads owns a bodyshop =)
Thanks for the detail behind it! definitely going to keep it on, can i buy this styrofoam separately? since mine is beaten up
 

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Yeah, you should definitely be able to buy a new one. Go to a dealer or any online OEM acura/Honda parts website and look for "impact absorber" or sometimes "shock absorber". You're welcome for the insight =D
Anything to help a fellow tsxclub member!
 
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