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Looking at some pictures of the R8 with the rear bumper removed, I can't help feeling the gearbox is awfully exposed. The crush structure extrusions on the chassis rails 'look' slight and quite sacrificial. I am assuming inside the plastic part of the bumper these is quite a substantial reinforcement? Anyone know what the black pad on the end of the gearbox is for.

It 'ooks' like quite a small shunt would result in quite major damage, especially as if the bumper hits the geabox this will get pushed back into the firewall. Expensive!!
 

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Look at my pics of the rear without the plastic and then tell me what you think.It did not alarm me when I looked under there. Or did you see my gallery pic of rear already??:eek:
 

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I can't find the photo, but it had the rear bumper and exhaust removed and the three things that stuck out were the gearbox and two fairly small extrusions which I assume attach to the bumper and re-inforcement. I'll see if I can get a copy.

BTW, LOVE those PPI(?) air filters, must get those!
 
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