I'm in the process of changing a motor in a 91 Civic Si. This car came back from the body shop bout 2 months ago. The owner had a six piece kit put on, new paint all around, hatch, side skirts and door caps all molded to the body plus a custom hood. The car has a flame paint job in the front (which I don't care too much for, but its his car and as long as he's happy with it, all the power to him). Anyways, to my point! While under the car, I wanted to see how this front bumper was held on, and to my surprise there is NOOOOOO rebar behind the cover. . . its just the plastic cover!!! I called up the owner figuring he'd not known that the body shop had taken the thing out, but it turns out that they had called HIM while working on the car and told him that the cover wouldn't clear the rebar and wanted to know what they should do. This guy told them to just take the thing outta the car so it went back together with no rebar or all. Not trashing the guy (he's a good friend) and he doesn't plan to get into any high speed head ons, but I can't see the point in putting on a front bumper cover, if it means that you have to remove such an important part of your cars impact structure. Just wanted to know what others think of this, remove an important part of a car to get something aftermarket to work, or not? And something else I though. . . . what if DOT got a look at that? That has to be illegal in some way, right?