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Is the sx6/zr6 rear diffuser just added onto the ATX rear?

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As the topic states, I've noticed that Aurion Sportivo rear diffusers seem to be just stuck on right below the reflector brake lights (the small rectangle red ones) as pictured here 2uh740n.jpg

Picture credits to VIPZR6

Is my assumption correct? I'm asking because I have a second hand '09 Touring with a towbar that has been removed, leaving a hole in the middle of my lower bumper. Wondering if I have to entirely replace the stock bumper with a sportivo rear, or simply cover the stock bumper with a sportivo rear.

Sorry if my wording's a little bit weird, I'm still pretty new to all this.

Thanks in advance for any assistance provided!

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Yes, the rear lip can be removed relatively easily and be replaced with another one. You'd likely to have to buy a brand new one though as most wreckers won't part with just the lip on it's own, and you'd have to fiddle around with broken clips and possibly a new rubber seal (+ the cost of painting etc), but it is absolutely possible. Your cheapest and easiest option would be to get the hole filled up by a panel beater. That way if anyone in the future wanted to fit a towbar they just have to recut the hole, using the old one as a template, and it saves you forking out truckloads of money for a new one :)

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Thank you so much Scott. I understand how they work now. Any idea where I could get a Sportivo rear lip or similar brand new though? And what would the cost be like? Just weighing up my options before I make a decision

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Thank you so much Scott. I understand how they work now. Any idea where I could get a Sportivo rear lip or similar brand new though? And what would the cost be like? Just weighing up my options before I make a decision

No problem at all :). Your best option would be to buy one brand new from the Toyota dealership as I'm not aware of any aftermarket alternatives out there. I just called up my local dealership a few minutes ago and they quoted me $540 NZD ($508 AUD) + tax (15%) retail for the rear lip on it's own, so it will likely be a similar price from an Australian Toyota dealer. However, I did some hunting around and it's MUCH cheaper to buy one from Amayama.com - Still genuine, still brand new and with the correct part number of 76891-06903, just a few hundred dollars cheaper ^_^. The shipping price will make the price rise since it has to come from UAE, but it might be worth inquiring about if the patch/repair from a panel beater is going to be a similar cost.

Here's the link to Amayama: https://www.amayama.com/en/search?q=7689106903

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You can always go to the wreckers and find a rear sx6/zr6 bumper that's in condition and get it painted, it will be a lot cheaper.

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Thank you so much Scott. I understand how they work now. Any idea where I could get a Sportivo rear lip or similar brand new though? And what would the cost be like? Just weighing up my options before I make a decision

No problem at all :). Your best option would be to buy one brand new from the Toyota dealership as I'm not aware of any aftermarket alternatives out there. I just called up my local dealership a few minutes ago and they quoted me $540 NZD ($508 AUD) + tax (15%) retail for the rear lip on it's own, so it will likely be a similar price from an Australian Toyota dealer. However, I did some hunting around and it's MUCH cheaper to buy one from Amayama.com - Still genuine, still brand new and with the correct part number of 76891-06903, just a few hundred dollars cheaper ^_^. The shipping price will make the price rise since it has to come from UAE, but it might be worth inquiring about if the patch/repair from a panel beater is going to be a similar cost.

Here's the link to Amayama: https://www.amayama.com/en/search?q=7689106903

Thanks for sharing that site with me! I haven't come across that site in 2 months of browsing these forums :o

I will be going to a panel beater to enquire about the cost but I do very much like the Sportivo rear diffuser... Only got the Touring because it was sold to me for a really low price.

You can always go to the wreckers and find a rear sx6/zr6 bumper that's in condition and get it painted, it will be a lot cheaper.

So I assume I have to go to any wrecker in Melbourne to ask them in person? Since my Google searches don't seem to yield any online wrecking stores heh. Thanks for your response as well

EDIT: Googled Toyota Melbourne wreckers and way more results came up

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Thanks for sharing that site with me! I haven't come across that site in 2 months of browsing these forums :o

I will be going to a panel beater to enquire about the cost but I do very much like the Sportivo rear diffuser... Only got the Touring because it was sold to me for a really low price.

Ohhh, so your Aurion is a Touring model. In that case it will be cheaper to buy a complete Sportivo rear bumper secondhand as Aurion2Envy mentioned above, as they have small slits in the face of the plastic for mounting the rear lip (something that would be difficult to cut into your existing Touring rear bumper). I thought the photo you posted was of your car, but now it makes sense why I was struggling to see any hole in the rear lip where the towbar used to come through :lol:

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Thanks for sharing that site with me! I haven't come across that site in 2 months of browsing these forums :o

I will be going to a panel beater to enquire about the cost but I do very much like the Sportivo rear diffuser... Only got the Touring because it was sold to me for a really low price.

Ohhh, so your Aurion is a Touring model. In that case it will be cheaper to buy a complete Sportivo rear bumper secondhand as Aurion2Envy mentioned above, as they have small slits in the face of the plastic for mounting the rear lip (something that would be difficult to cut into your existing Touring rear bumper). I thought the photo you posted was of your car, but now it makes sense why I was struggling to see any hole in the rear lip where the towbar used to come through :lol:

Oh no worries haha yeah I will probably message as many Toyota wreckers as I can for some quotes, since I don't mind using the money I saved on the car on some Sportivo exterior parts anyway :)

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When I needed a replacement AC control unit thing I went to Bip Toyota in Melbourne, they were quite reasonable with their prices and even fitted the part for me.

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When I needed a replacement AC control unit thing I went to Bip Toyota in Melbourne, they were quite reasonable with their prices and even fitted the part for me.

Thanks for the suggestion, I did come across them but they are a bit far away to the west. Nonetheless, I dropped them a message :)

Does anyone know how much I should expect to pay for a second hand sportivo rear bumper? I'll probably need to paint it as well since my Touring's white

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I did come across them but they are a bit far away to the west.

Keep in mind that you're not going to find everything on your doorstep.

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