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Old 12-30-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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Rear Bumper Fitment Question

To update the rear bumper cover from 02 to 03, is it true that the muffler must be changed as well?

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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I believe that's true, only if you have the Porsche PSE exhaust; the bypass pipes won't fit behind the diffusers. I have aftermarket diffusers on my '02 and the muffler fits just fine.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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To update the rear bumper cover from 02 to 03, is it true that the muffler must be changed as well?

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As you probably know, the diffuser on the '03 and up is incorporated into the design of the bumper itself, whereas the aftermarket version simply attaches along the underside of the bumper on previous years. Jmatta is correct, the aftermarket style diffuser will not accommodate the PSE exhaust. Furthermore, there are some aftermarket exhausts that feature a "dual canister" design that hang too low to clear the add on diffuser as well. Such was the case with my exhaust.
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Do you have to change the spoiler as well when you change from an 02 to an 03 or 04 bumper? They are different, aren't they? What about the trunk lid - is it still the same?
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Happy new year to all,

I am not concerned with after market diffusers. My rear bumper cover is mashed in pretty badly and is in need of replacement. I will be buying a new bumper cover and would like to know if I simply could order the 03 cover? My car is not equipped with the Porsche sport exhaust if that is what PSE stands for.

And, I had no idea that the spoiler on an 03 car was different that the 02 in a way that would involve the bumper cover. If so, please advise on that as well.

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Happy new year to all,

I am not concerned with after market diffusers. My rear bumper cover is mashed in Pretty badly and is need of replacement. I will be buying a new bumper cover and would like to know if I simply could order the 03 cover? My car is not equipped with the Porsche sport exhaust if that is what PSE stands for.

And, I had no idea that the spoiler on an 03 car was different that the 02 in a way that would involve the bumper cover. If so, please advise on that as well.

Thanks
The member who goes by the name "Yellow Boxster 01" changed his rear bumper over to an '03. I would suggest sending him a pm and asking what it entailed ?

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