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IS300 sedan front bumper interchangeable with the sportcross?

Trying to confirm if the IS300 sedan front bumper will fit on the sportcross? Is the fitment exact or will it need to be altered? Thanks for any input.
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Doesn't fit. Get a Sportcross specific one
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I believe you need to change the fog lights and marker lights.
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You also need the sedan bumper support
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If you do fit it, it won't look right.
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well, people put the sportcross bumper on the sedan all the time
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well, people put the sportcross bumper on the sedan all the time
I have seen this in person and it looked flush to me. Not sure why it wouldn't work the other way around?
Also not sure if the owner of the car I'm talking about had to fab anything up?
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I BELIEVE either bumper will fit either car e.g. sedan on wagon, or wagon on sedan. BUT, you need to use the crash bar specific to the BUMPER to make it "fit". Sportcross crash bar is thinner like the JDM ones.

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it's the rear bumper that doesn't fit properly for sure
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No. The front bumper is totally different. The rear bumpers are the same.
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No. The front bumper is totally different. The rear bumpers are the same.
Just opposite.
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The rear bumper will not fit for obvious reasons... such as the different taillights and rear door opening.

I was always under the impression the sedan and wagon front bumpers were interchangeable.
Pretty sure the markers are the same part number except they are recessed flush on the sedan bumper while they stick out a little on the wagon.
I think the '01 sedan fogs used a different bulb (9006?) and '02+ are H3's which is what the wagon uses.

Other than the aesthetic and design differences of the lights, I'm pretty sure the bumpers can be mounted right up. I just had my wagon bumper off and nothing seemed out of the ordinary from my sedan bumper.

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well, people put the sportcross bumper on the sedan all the time
That's what I was thinking.

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You also need the sedan bumper support
Thanks for that!
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Looks like I'll be having a OEM sportcross front up for sale on here and CL. Just picked up a sedan front today all i need is the bumper support. Thanks guys!
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You can always try it without changing the support. Of course I don't know, but I don't see why there would be any difference on the support, since the only difference on the front end of the sportcross is the fogs. I don't know why the crash bar would be smaller on the sportcross, both it and the sedan need to meet the same crash standards.

If you can't just swap the bumpers, then figure out what you need next. I'd hate for you to worry about sourcing/finding/buying extra parts for no reason.
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