Replacing 2013 rear bumper with 2014
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    Replacing 2011-2013 rear bumper with 2014

    Question: Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the rear bumper (casing only) of a 2011-2013 model CT with the new 2014? If so, would the upgrade be DIY?

    Answer: Yes and yes. You can pick this up at Sewell (will be ~$750), you'll need to pick up two pieces: the rear bumper and the "F-Sport Rear Fascia Enhancement". Regarding the incompatibilities between 2011-13 rear bumper and the 2014, it is only 2 of the 7 clips under the bumper. I fixed this issue quite easily with zip ties, so everything is secure. The main screws (the two hex in the trunk area and the philips head in the rear tire well) fit perfectly. You will also use your red reflectors from your old bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnoboru View Post
    Does anyone know if it is possible to replace the rear bumper (casing only) of a 2013 model CT with the new 2014? If so, would the upgrade be DIY?
    Of course it is. Why wouldn't it be? It would be a DIY unless you want to pay to get it done. Should be easy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by my95tsi View Post
    Of course it is. Why wouldn't it be? It would be a DIY unless you want to pay to get it done. Should be easy.
    Thanks for the reply! I emailed the rep at SewellParts and they told me that the item is strictly for the 2014 model CT. This item:
    2014 CT200h: Bumper, Rear Painted - One-piece OEM Super Olefin Polymer rear bumper specific to the Lexus CT Hybrid.This high-tech, high-quality polymer material for flexible bumper facias has a low coefficient of expansion with heat. Accordingly, it

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    Did they explain why it is 2014 only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdave View Post
    Did they explain why it is 2014 only?
    Nope. They said, "the bumper in question applies only to the 2014 model year CT." I would have tried to call and ask since the website says to call for pricing anyway, but I can't seem to find a phone number listed on the site.

    I just called my local Lexus dealership and asked. The service rep said that he "believes" the rear for the 2013 will match the 2014 and also approximated a quote for about $1,200 for the part, painting and installation. Hope this helps with anyone also interested in upgrading their bumper.
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    Is this not like getting the wife tk have a new haircut to look like a new model.


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    The only sure way to get there is the expense of changing to a new model - but then .....


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    I have a 2012 and am interested in getting the 2014 rear bumper as well but have the same concern that it would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberformula View Post
    I have a 2012 and am interested in getting the 2014 rear bumper as well but have the same concern that it would fit.
    I tried calling to a few local body shops and no one seems to give a definite answer...probably because most work is restoring to factory and also because it's a pretty expensive for only a cosmetic change.

    Looking at the diagrams on Sewells, it really does look like they would match up pretty evenly.

    2011-2013 Rear bumper: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/images/...000/522360.jpg
    2014 Rear bumper: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/images/...000/522898.jpg

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    I email Sewell they emailed back stating they are work on a kit for 2014 upgrade. The bumper will fit according to my service dept and parts dept at my local lexus dealer. No change to bumper except the over all appearance. All brackets and clips are the same.


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