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I currently have a 2012 V8 Spyder. I am currently looking at the circular shaped or oval shaped rear, and I am wondering what changes need to happen for it to fit. Do i just simply replace it, and change the exhaust tip, and maybe the blades as well?
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I did this on my 09 coupe a while ago. You will need to get the "blades" in the back as they are different and I believe the metal parts behind the blades. Also the new bumper is a "v10" fit, it goes on fine but you will need to update your rear lower valance, with either a face lift one or a V10. (good opportunity to get a CF cool one with defuser fins). Now the hard part the exhaust, with a V8 you need to squeaze two pipes to one opening, and its much larger. I had my shop make an adapter (two pipes to a larger round one) but also I was working from a stainless exhaust, could be that stock is easer to manipulate.
Lastly I went for the Euro bumper cover to eliminate the US regulated side marker lights, its a cleaner look.
Alex a Europrice took care of me on this project nicely.
Good luck
 

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Every single part on the rear needs to change. Nothing can be swapped over.
You will also need a new diffuser.
 

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thanks bud!
 

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understood, thanks bud!
 

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What front bumper parts can be swapped over from the 2009-2012 to a 14-15 ?
The lip and side markers are the only parts that can transfer over. You will need new grilles (left/right/middle) as the shape is different for all three. I’m not sure if the hood can be re-used because the shape of the center grille. You may need to replace it as well.
 
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