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Old 09-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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Check this out.....I got in an accident.

Went to the car meet at Carlsen Porsche/Santana Row today. It was cool until I crashed my car. It's all good,no one was hurt. I was changing freeways and whamo! I'm sideways and spinning out out of nowhere!



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Old 09-22-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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Does anyone here know what exactly I need to install the 03'+ 986 bumper on my car?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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Robert, that broke my heart to see you against that wall. I'm glad it was minor and nobody was hurt. It happens to all of us eventually. I definitely see an '03 rear bumper in your future.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:08 PM   #4
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Glad to hear there were no injuries.

The car will be better than ever after repairs....
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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Damn dude sorry to hear that, are the rims ok?
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Damn dude sorry to hear that, are the rims ok?
The rear wheel is scratched and hopefully it isn't bent. I will find out later this week.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:48 PM   #7
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Ya dude, looks sucky. Sorry I couldnt help you. I was coming back from a night of "fun" so I was kinda out of it. Good luck.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:50 PM   #8
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I get quezy just looking at that. Sorry for you. You'll be back 100% again soon.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:53 PM   #9
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:55 PM   #10
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There are P Zeros.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:21 PM   #11
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Sorry about your accident, but glad no one was hurt. You can put on the 03+ rear bumper, but the problem is that the bumper has a bigger gap to accommodate the larger rear spoiler in the 03+ cars. To make it look right, you'd need to also buy & install the newer, larger rear spoiler from the 03.
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Sorry about your accident, but glad no one was hurt. You can put on the 03+ rear bumper, but the problem is that the bumper has a bigger gap to accommodate the larger rear spoiler in the 03+ cars. To make it look right, you'd need to also buy & install the newer, larger rear spoiler from the 03.
I've already done my homework;

986.504.609.02-03' rear spoiler
986.504.613.02-03' rear spoiler bracket
986.504.615.02(616.02)-03' bracket side covers

That should be it for the rear spoiler,now I have to figure out the rear bumper. Do you know if it's a straight swap?
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Robert,

Glad you're O.K. That could've really ended up badly. Bumpers are replaceable.

Check with TriGem on the rear bumper conversion. He did it on his car.
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #14
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Really sorry to see that blinkwatt. Glad to know you are OK. I know I would be feeling really down if something like this were to happen, but as others have pointed out, everything is fixable, and the car will be better than new in no time. Report back on how your 03 bumper/spoiler conversion turns out.
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I've already done my homework;

986.504.609.02-03' rear spoiler
986.504.613.02-03' rear spoiler bracket
986.504.615.02(616.02)-03' bracket side covers

That should be it for the rear spoiler,now I have to figure out the rear bumper. Do you know if it's a straight swap?
Yes, I'm pretty sure it is a straight swap. I've seen it put on someone's car, but they didn't put the newer spoiler on, so it looks a little strange to me because of the gap left. If you put the newer spoiler on, I think it'll look just fine.
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Sorry to see the pics in this thread...

I've read about it more than a few times on the web before and have seen it discussed as a straight swap...given your parts list it sounds like you'll be Ok.

Good luck with the repairs.
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #17
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Blink were the roads wet/damp? Do you have PSM?

I think this is least the 3rd or 4th Boxster I have seen on this Forum in your situation, and the roads were usually wet/damp, and the Boxster did not have PSM.

Glad you are OK.
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NOOOOO, Not to such a beautiful car! Good Luck with the Repairs.
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Blink were the roads wet/damp? Do you have PSM?

I think this is least the 3rd or 4th Boxster I have seen on this Forum in your situation, and the roads were usually wet/damp, and the Boxster did not have PSM.

Glad you are OK.
No I don't have PSM. Before this happened I never really thought I needed it.

Oh yeah the roads were way wet,1st heavy rain of the year. The part that really kills me is that I was doing triple digit speeds to get to Redwood City and during the drive my group had to speed a bit to catch up to the rest of the pack.....I lose the car switching freeways in traffic doing at most 40mph. The photo guys for the event were behind me for the drive and they saw everything that happened. They said it looked like it happened out of no where,no reason for it,car just let loose. Guess I got off lucky,could have ended up a lot worse if it happened during any other part of the drive!

Another guy at the meet said his Box started getting a little loose but his PSM kicked in,lucky guy.
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Does there not seem to be an unusually high number of accidents in this forum?
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