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Old 08-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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a HUGE box got delivered today!!

I got home from work and the wife informed me that a HUGE box got delivered today! I wonder what it could be...



Any guesses?

More photos to come...

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Hopefully not a new engine .
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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Hopefully not a new engine .
Oh hell no. I hopefully won't need one of those. *knocks on wood*

Here's another hint... It's from my good friends at Suncoast
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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That is a big box. I'll bet it cost plenty with PORSCHE printed on it. So...what's in the box that you are going to install on your Box ?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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I can't take it! Just tell us already!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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Aerokit. Front spoiler. Speedster humps. Or similar.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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Some packaging
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:10 PM   #8
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Thstone is correct. It's my Aero Kit II

I ordered it over a month ago as it had to be shipped from The factory in Germany. I'll most likely save it for my winter project.


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Old 08-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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I'll most likely save it for my winter project.
Congrats! But I thought you didn't have winter in Cali.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:01 AM   #10
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Damn, I was way off. I was going to say "13 inch rear wheels".
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:00 AM   #11
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Congrats! But I thought you didn't have winter in Cali.
Oh we do have winters here in Northern California...

We usually get pummeled with 3 or 4 weeks of light rain and maybe temps in the low 40 F. Its enough to make us have to cover the swimming pool and put on long pants and maybe a hoodie! (sarcasm )

Seriously... this car is going to be a gift to my son when he turns 16 so we are just tinkering with it. I have been driving it every now and then for the summer, but we'll park it come fall/winter and just wrench on it.

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Hah! Ok, glad I got it right.

Be sure to post up some photos: a few before, many while in-work, and some after pics.

Everyone here loves a good project thread!
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A little update... The Aero Kit is still in the corner of the garage, however, I did pick up my rear diffuser at the paint shop. They did a pretty good job on them. I'm not sure when I'll get around to installing them as the kids are going back to school soon and our free time is booked!




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They look good, Mark! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the new pieces on the car.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #15
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Appleguy -
It looks like you are doing a white version of my car, but I did it over a few years. I can't wait to see it done,,, I am sure it will look great!
I bought those rear diffusers about 3 years go and then found the Aero Kit 2 side skirts 2 years ago. This year I found the front bumper to match.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #16
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Got another box delivered today!!

Hmmm what could it be this time?!?!?

WOOT! Its my painted bumperettes from Bumperplugs.com


Color match looks pretty darn good!


Hopefully I'll get some free time this weekend to start installing this stuff!!

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Old 08-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #17
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you have to install the bumperettes right away. it makes a huge difference in the look of the car...
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:23 PM   #18
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I installed both bumperettes and the diffuser today.

Bumperettes from Bumperplugs.com: A+
Perfect color match and they look great.

Diffusers from ebay: D-
After going through the whole process of removing my bumper and installing the diffusers, I ran into a couple of issues.
1. the provided hardware was too short.
2. once I got everything tightened up, the inserts in the fiberglass pulled out.
3. I'm not too happy with the overall look of them as they look like they are added onto the car.
Needless to say, I'm not too thrilled with them and I removed them.

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With Bumperettes and Diffusers (before I noticed that the diffuser inserts were pulling)


Without the diffusers

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Rear end looks SO clean with painted bumper plugs.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #20
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Is there a difference between the aero kit II boxster front bumper and a 996 gt3 mk1 front bumper?

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