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Old 04-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Freshly painted bumperettes

Along the way I also put on my plates...finally lol




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Old 04-15-2014, 06:16 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:16 AM   #3
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I'm sorry but the US "bumperettes" are not great... especially in the standard black plastic finish - I much prefer the naked ROW version!
Are there any other countries in the world that has them?
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You will be happy to have them when some US driver rear ends you.
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I like that they save lives and limit damage. But, if you like your death blows to be swift and undefended, then good for you.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:03 AM   #6
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I like that they save lives and limit damage. But, if you like your death blows to be swift and undefended, then good for you.
This gave me a good laugh!
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I removed mine and replaced them with this ABS piece.
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I deleted mine and they are just sitting on a shelf, so if anyone would like to add some more protection against swift death blows, you can have them. Maybe add them to the front? Perhaps a set for the doors? Maybe get several and make a helmet?
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:30 AM   #9
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I can't imagine driving without big bumper pads- my safety is number one! I'm trying to find a way to put a few more around the sides and top. Can't be too safe.
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I'm sorry but the US "bumperettes" are not great... especially in the standard black plastic finish - I much prefer the naked ROW version!
Are there any other countries in the world that has them?
And without them the car looks incredibly stupid since there is an obvious spot for them in the gaping hole left in your bumper.

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Old 04-16-2014, 08:12 AM   #11
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And without them the car looks incredibly stupid since there is an obvious spot for them in the gaping hole left in your bumper.

True on US cars but ROW cars have longer number plates generally so no gaping spot

But for US cars they look so much better colour coded
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The standard black bumperettes indeed are UGLY...I think it makes such a difference once they are painted to match. Since I have to keep them on, I might as well make them look good.



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The standard black bumperettes indeed are UGLY...I think it makes such a difference once they are painted to match. Since I have to keep them on, I might as well make them look good.



Sooooo much better looking
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:44 PM   #14
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Or just buy a black car

Those do look good painted on the blue car...

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^^^^ That looks heaps better on the blue & black Boxsters ^^^^^

Not as good as ROW but not bad - you hardly notice them when painted body colour. The black bumperettes are similar to el-cheapo cars having "fits all" matt black door handles & external mirrors.
Why couldn't the mother ship do the colour coding at the factory??
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Cost cutting SOBs in the front office...same as the IMSB problems to save a buck or two. Now you pay seventy thousand for a Box...I'll buy a lightly used MkI GT3 at these prices.
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I can't believe there isn't just a snap on cover for these bumperettes. Why deal with removal and core return and all that biz...



hijack -- This will be my look in a few weeks (but with smoked tail lights). I've been sitting on this for over a year waiting to install...
I don't think my Fabspeed tips quiet line up dead center though, might be an issue..

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:01 AM   #18
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Looks Great!
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And without them the car looks incredibly stupid since there is an obvious spot for them in the gaping hole left in your bumper.

I agree!
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My stupid flaming death trap:


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Old 04-19-2014, 12:45 PM   #20
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I cant see how a couple of pieces of rubber are going to make any difference to crash protection on a modern car like the Boxster with crumple zones etc. European crash testing is very strict and are not seen as any benefit in ROW cars - just fitted to satisfy some US regulation and could perhaps make the car deform in an adverse way.
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