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Old 10-21-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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Bumperettes on a 987

Do only Boxsters in the USA have bumperettes? I was looking at a new Boxster brochure, and the photos don't show the bumperettes, so I am assuming these are phots of cars in Europe.

IMHO, the back-end looks better without the bumperettes...cleaner...sleeker.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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They are for the US/Canada market.
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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Tool Pants, why does North America require the bumperettes? Does not look like they would do much in a collision.
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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I think it's a NHTSA thing. I remember when the Lambo Countach was first imported here. They forced them to put the same "bumper dimples" on both the back AND front. Man they looked really tacky.


I actually like them on my car.....of course, I have not seen a pix without them either!
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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S_Pilot, you can see what the back end looks like without the bumperettes on Porsche's web site when you go to "build your own" or grab a Boxster brochure the next time your at the dealer. It's not a huge difference, just subtle and nice.

I just don't see how much crash protection you get from those little puffs!

When they are the same color as the car, they look a lot better too.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:37 PM   #6
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Here's the link to an article that give you some pretty compelling reasons NOT to remove the 987 bumperettes from someone who did.

http://www.caymanclub.net/article_read.asp?id=17
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:17 PM   #7
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bmussatti.

I see what you mean.....yea, ok, I hate them on my car now too......thanks a lot!
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