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Old 02-20-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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where and what can be done to 986 like this?

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118612

im reffering to the gt3 bumper grille that people are installing on their 987.
the cost is only $25 from the dealer, i really like how that looks, it does involve cutting the front bumper.
the shape is obviously different then the 986, but is there a gt3 grille for 986, or something of this nature, and where can it be found?

6speed members car in that thread as well
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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$25 from a dealer? I'd have thought the box it came in would cost $25 from a dealer.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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yeahi ts crazy, a gt3 replacement front vent for $25 haha, but sure is tho.
i bet if u go to a dealer and ask them to install it for you they would ask for 9hrs of labor hahahaha
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djomlas, I saw the same thread on 6speed and was wondering the same thing. One of the keys to the grille they're putting on the 987 and Cayman is that it's got a small lip all of the way around the edge. With that lip you can cut a smaller hole in the bumper, mount the grille from the top, and thus cover up your imperfect cut marks with the lip of the grille. After looking at a few pictures of the grilles on 986 aftermarket bumpers it looks more like the grille is mounted from behind with no lip on the top. I think that finding a grille with a lip like this and one that fits the contours of the 986 bumper would be key here.
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Race cars are not pretty, they are made for one thing... speed. But if you want to look cool and vent your "third radiator or boxster s oil cooler" then you will have to cut. Thats how its done on the 996 GT3 cups. While your cutting around, cut a boxster s vent so it looks like it does something.


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Old 02-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #6
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haha, i actually think race cars ARE pretty.
i like the vent tho, its just that it follows the more curvy line of the 987, damn it.
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