Re: bumper modifications?
Well, I answered my own question last night. Yes, you can easily take off the plastic covering and styro from the steel bumper beneath. The resulting look is definitely more aggressive and less car-like. The steel bumper is painted a gloss black and looks great as-is. Does not offer any increased crash protection like an aftermarket bumper may do, but it could surely serve as a good interim bumper before you shell out $200 on a tube bumper or something!