will have a check tonight about the rear bumper, i do believe it is three piece though!Nope its different because the grill panel is one piece not three. Funny but the bumpers do look like pre face lift from what i can see of them. Is the rear three piece? Maybe VW made an in-between version with the late grill panel and older bumpers?
The three piece design is actually really good especially with todays hit and run culture. I had one of my corners removed by :* in a supermarket carpark who drove off. Corners are really easy to replace and much cheaper than losing a whole bumper plus the van will look better with 2/3 of a bumper than no bumper at all. The worlds gone all backwardnewer Bumpers get rid of the classic fall off 3 corner one on the back
was gonna guess but i got beaten to it Rasp:and i bet no ones got a rear like mine, spot the blue corner piece to prove its a 3 piece bumper
Not necessarily because they look worse but Because they are cheaper and less time consuming to produce and take less time to assemble on the production line. Anyone who has done any work with GRP moulding will know they squarer objects are not as easy to remove from the moulds, same with older bumpers. Round ones come out easier involving less time. New bumpers were undoubtedly created as a cost cutting exercise.round newer bumpers look better fact, why would VW change them to make it look worse??
That's about it mate, the front one is not as deep as the newer ones which i think needs to be addressed by a suitable splitter. I haven't got round to doing that yet but hopefully i will soon.so what is different between new and old bumpers, apart from the 3 piece rear, and the squarer profile?