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Old 10-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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front bumper ?

I recently got a chance to check this front bumper out on a 986 . i was very impressed with the look of it. It was the real deal Techart one. Does anyone know if there is a decent glass replica one of these offered by any dealer ?



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None that I've come across.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:49 AM   #3
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Too bad this wouldn't fit. Great deal !




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Old 10-04-2012, 04:03 AM   #4
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Hmm, it looks like the bumper shown on the car and the bumper on display are different? No dip for headlights, maybe it is for a 986? Might be worth an email tithe seller if you're really interested?
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Hmm, it looks like the bumper shown on the car and the bumper on display are different? No dip for headlights, maybe it is for a 986? Might be worth an email tithe seller if you're really interested?
The bumper on eBay is for a 2002 (or 2001 Turbo) and up Carrera .
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[QUOTE=jacabean;308149]I recently got a chance to check this front bumper out on a 986 . i was very impressed with the look of it. It was the real deal Techart one. Does anyone know if there is a decent glass replica one of these offered by any dealer ?

I also find this bumper a viable replacement especially if I was to add a center radiator ala the S model. I think it harkens back to the original concept vehicle I fell in love with at the NY auto show centuries ago. Keep us posted on your findings concerning availability etc.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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That is a nice bumper. Wonder how it would look on a Boxster that had stock side skirts.
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Would this fit an 02 986 S? I thought that there was little difference in the front ends of the 986 vs 996...
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02 carrera has different lights . i do not see the drops for the newer style lights in that ebay ad photo. the real one lists for 3600.00 . there is a company that makes a replica one , vegasaero . they want 900 .00 for bumper and insert with shipping . i asked for some photos . will see
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02 carrera has different lights . i do not see the drops for the newer style lights in that ebay ad photo. the real one lists for 3600.00 . there is a company that makes a replica one , vegasaero . they want 900 .00 for bumper and insert with shipping . i asked for some photos . will see
It looks like the knock-off from Vegas Aero is for the wide body version of the TechArt bumper in question. If you do some research, you'll discover that there's a difference in dimensions between the two .
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they say it still works without all the wide body crap

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It looks like the knock-off from Vegas Aero is for the wide body version of the TechArt bumper in question. If you do some research, you'll discover that there's a difference in dimensions between the two .
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they say it still works without all the wide body crap
It will be interesting to see. Also, be prepared to meet some challenges if and when the time comes to fit and install it . Ask me how I know ?
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I know man . I think i am ready to take the plunge . i got a pair of side skirts ready to go . I might go with a Ruf bumper instead . I am waiting to see what vegas aero has to say.
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Definitely a good looking bumper if you can make if fit. Personally I am partial to the RUF bumper for obvious reasons. I also added a center radiator vent to the top of the bumper which I think helped with the aesthetics of my RUF bumper. Also the RUF bumper will be an OEM like fit, the others....

Either way you can't go wrong, look forward to seeing the finished product

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I know man . I think i am ready to take the plunge . i got a pair of side skirts ready to go . I might go with a Ruf bumper instead . I am waiting to see what vegas aero has to say.
Not trying to "take the wind out of your sails", but even under the best of circumstances most of these aftermarket aero parts require an awful lot of finessing and fine detail work in order to obtain an excellent fit and surface prep. With that said, a couple of reasons why you should consider the Ruf bumper is because it's made from polyurethane (PURIM) and the fit is spot on like the oem bumper. Wingnut2u can attest to that .
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Definitely a good looking bumper if you can make if fit. Personally I am partial to the RUF bumper for obvious reasons. I also added a center radiator vent to the top of the bumper which I think helped with the aesthetics of my RUF bumper. Also the RUF bumper will be an OEM like fit, the others....

Either way you can't go wrong, look forward to seeing the finished product

Hey Wing ! How's my favorite boxster doing ?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #17
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I got my Techart bumper today. This is the real one made out of poly , Purim molding process. So it should have very good fitment. the company i got it from claimed it was for the turbo style lights but i could clearly tell from the pictures it was the early style 996 , boxster lights. thanks to Johnny Danger for the lead . can't wait to have it painted and fitted .
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Ya looking forward to hearing how easy it is installed and how it looks.
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I got my Techart bumper today. This is the real one made out of poly , Purim molding process. So it should have very good fitment. the company i got it from claimed it was for the turbo style lights but i could clearly tell from the pictures it was the early style 996 , boxster lights. thanks to Johnny Danger for the lead . can't wait to have it painted and fitted .
Let me know if I can recommend a good shop ?
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thanks Johnny , I got a body guy i have been using for years . He is going to dry fit it this weekend . I also grabbed this little box in the deal . no more holding the roof button , it also lets you operate the roof up to 30 mph .

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