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Old 06-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys..Just got a 00 Boxster S...Need front bumper advice!

Hey, I picked up a 2000 Boxster S about a month ago and now its time to do some "Modding" to it. I dont want to go crazy because I want to clean look for the boxster but not over done. I've been looking at the front bumpers,from a Techart,Gt2 look and there was another one also a TK style front lip splitters. Now my question is how good are the fitments for the front bumper and how much more money would I have to put into it compared to just slapping on a front lip? Im undecided on what to purchase and I want to order soon. Please all chime in and let me know. Thx guys

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Body kits and aftermarket aero parts can be a slippery slope ! Not just in the initial cost, but in the amount of time and money necessary to complete the project . If you want, you can send me a pm with your email address, and I will provide you with a list of companies known for having quality products .


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I got the GT2 front. From all the front bumpers that I've seen, this is the only one that was esthetically correct with the shape of the car (imo anyway!). There are others (turbo style for instance) but perhaps more an eccentric kind of mod.

Got it from www.ebodykit.com in Hong Kong. Kenny is the dude to talk too... nice chap and very helpful. The bumper is fiberglass made, well dried so it won't bend/warp over time and it came all primed up and ready to hook on the front. The only thing I had to do is drill the holes where the stock screws goes, paint it, & clear coat it. It was that simple and the result is phenomenal. See by yourself, picture below! TOP QUALITY.

If you do go that road, you may want to add the plastic mesh grill. If you don’t ask… they will add the aluminum small mesh grill and that doesn’t cut it mate. The black plastic mesh is the thing you want to add to your order!

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You should look into IMS retrofit before spending money on modding. Just a cheap insurance down the road...
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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Has anyone used http://www.fiberwerks.com/
Found them online and thinking of using them.
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I got the GT2 front. From all the front bumpers that I've seen, this is the only one that was esthetically correct with the shape of the car (imo anyway!). There are others (turbo style for instance) but perhaps more an eccentric kind of mod.

Got it from www.ebodykit.com in Hong Kong. Kenny is the dude to talk too... nice chap and very helpful. The bumper is fiberglass made, well dried so it won't bend/warp over time and it came all primed up and ready to hook on the front. The only thing I had to do is drill the holes where the stock screws goes, paint it, & clear coat it. It was that simple and the result is phenomenal. See by yourself, picture below! TOP QUALITY.

If you do go that road, you may want to add the plastic mesh grill. If you don’t ask… they will add the aluminum small mesh grill and that doesn’t cut it mate. The black plastic mesh is the thing you want to add to your order!


Wow that does look good and I also have a red S! But only thing is I dont want to order from Hong Kong to New Jersey lol. And yes black mesh of course because thats going to be my two tone color(red and blk). But they have the same bumper on Precision Porsche.com for $1050...Also another site im looking at is Betterbodiesmotorsport.com for the TK front splliter and Techart front bumper.
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You should look into IMS retrofit before spending money on modding. Just a cheap insurance down the road...

What is that? Sorry
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What is that? Sorry
intermediate shaft bearing. 1 small bearing can destroy your engine when it decided to fail.
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Has anyone used http://www.fiberwerks.com/
Found them online and thinking of using them.
A member recently did a body kit from them . You should check out this thread .

Body kit has arrived!
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Fiberwerks seems expensive sheesh! I already got quoted a week for my car to be ready lol after reading about that guys front bumper im thinking diff already. Anywayz im still stuck on edge of what to get.

I miss my old 996 carrera...full techart kit w/wing...badass! Boxster is alil harder ehh
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A member recently did a body kit from them . You should check out this thread .

Body kit has arrived!


Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:59 AM   #12
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....... they have the same bumper on Precision Porsche.com for $1050...Also another site im looking at is Betterbodiesmotorsport.com for the TK front splliter and Techart front bumper.
The price is right.... or about the same I've paid for mine. This said you'd better get it from your local supplier. Shipping from HK won't cost you much more but will certainly take 3x more time to arrive (and... tax, customs, ect). Asking for trouble if anything goes wrong.

For info, "Cargraphic" makes an awsome front lip for that same bumper. Check this out mate. It won't run you cheap if you go with it however. Thousand bucks+ just for the Cargraphic lip. Inspiration for your RED/BLACK tones below!



Another mod you may want to think about is the GT/997 style mirrors. I do not have a picture handy at the moment but believe me bro, they make the car look completely sick. $500 from cult-werk.com. Got them in less than a week..... best mod so far mate! Good people there as well... full trust.
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Yeah that red car down below is on the site too for that kit for i believe $875 WITH the lip..But for some reason it looks soo big on the bottom compared to the "regualr" OE gt2 front,which is $1050 w/a smaller lip...Same site too...Precision porsche.com

I seen the mirrors on betterbodiesmotorsport.com for the 997 look..i like them but not a instant upgrade for me right now(stocks are cool too)

What do you guys think about the speedster humps? Im also trying to figure out if I want to just get the front lip and get the speedster humps($800 painted) OR just forget about the humps(for now) and get the gt2 or techart front bumper?!?! Hmm


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Yeah that red car down below is on the site too for that kit for i believe $875 WITH the lip..But for some reason it looks soo big on the bottom compared to the "regualr" OE gt2 front,which is $1050 w/a smaller lip...Same site too...Precision porsche.com

I seen the mirrors on betterbodiesmotorsport.com for the 997 look..i like them but not a instant upgrade for me right now(stocks are cool too)

What do you guys think about the speedster humps? Im also trying to figure out if I want to just get the front lip and get the speedster humps($800 painted) OR just forget about the humps(for now) and get the gt2 or techart front bumper?!?! Hmm


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229160_2027353047192_1345046505_2366298_3169732_n. jpg
My take on speedster humps...save your money...while I do like the look, they are impractical and I would say that I put mine on only a handful of times every year.

Front bumper is CTR style, which since this pic has since been replaced with a RUF front bumper, see my sig for other mods. As others have mentioned, mods are a slippery slope and can be compared to crack. You get hooked instantly and it is damn near impossible to stop


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You get hooked instantly and it is damn near impossible to stop

Mate, if you don't mind me sayin... looks as if it paid off for you. Not stopping also means determination, and in this case, in creating a masterpiece! Boxster will never look the same again mate - well bloody done
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FORGET about any cosmetic changes until you get the mechanical updates in place. If you are one of the unlucky lottery tickets with a wobbly IMS bearing you will end up with a very expensive camping tent that can only be used in the drive way. PM me if you need a shop in NJ to do the upgrade. Small shop but very honest.
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As hard as I drive mine, andd if only that thing IMS could go off in millions of little peices I'd have a reason to blame someone else and this would automatically unfreeze my "wifey controlled" budget for a brand new car. Each one his own, modding any cars bikes and homes can't be a bad hobby

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FORGET about any cosmetic changes until you get the mechanical updates in place. If you are one of the unlucky lottery tickets with a wobbly IMS bearing you will end up with a very expensive camping tent that can only be used in the drive way.
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Mate, if you don't mind me sayin... looks as if it paid off for you. Not stopping also means determination, and in this case, in creating a masterpiece! Boxster will never look the same again mate - well bloody done
Thanks for the compliment

I also agree with the others that one of the first things I would look at is the IMS retrofit, whether it saves your engine or not, it gives you invaluable piece of mind. If you are due for a new clutch soon, I would do both the clutch and IMS at the same time in order to save money on labor

The best performance mod you can make is to upgrade the suspension

The most enjoyment you can get vs $$ spent is a day at the track, hands down.
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Mr. Wing....to be honest...your car made me want to have my S looking like yours!...NOW not with all the Same parts but closeee...The wheels im getting are blk mesh 19s and im painting the lips red to match the car..Also i loveee the speedster humps YOU have it looks soooo cooool man(ferrari style). If you want to sell the humps and wheels let me know!!!(Cash on hand lol)...SAVES ME TIME AND MONEY! haha....Also my car is already lowered,has litronics,clear/red tails,aftermarket roll bar for the back,short shifter with new clutch,aero kit skirts,custom exhaust,clear sides(front bumper) Staggered 18inch wheels(4sale) Carbon fiber interior kit..aftermarket cd player and door speakers...Car came pretty nicely done and was well taken care of! Private seller of course not dealer. Guy upgraded to a 997
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:59 PM   #20
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And guys,not to sound like an a$$ or anything but thanks for looking out on the mechanical stuff but lets stick to topic pleaseee. Just need help in that area of a bumper/lip...oh and humps now lol.

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