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Old 09-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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added a GT3 front bumper cover

So I was getting frustrated trying to remove that damn center console to fix my shift linkage so I decided to install the front bumper cover. I purchased this about 2 months ago from a forum member. It was already painted Arctic Silver so that certainly helped things out. Removing the original bumper was quite easy as many fasteners were missing Fortunately these are easy to find locally at your neighborhood FLAPS. Also had to make some repairs to the passenger side radiator scoop as it had some cracks in it, a smear of JB weld and all was good While I had the bumper off I cleaned out a crap load of leaves, grit and road debris I was quite surprised how much came out. I also extended the front hood emergency cable into the wheelwell so if I ever have to use it I won't have to hunt for it. So now that all that is out of the way it was time to install the GT3 bumper. This is an OEM 996 GT3 bumper so I expected it to fit properly and it does. It takes a little nerve to smack, push and massage these into place but all went well. The wife and I had it installed in about 20 minutes. I think it has a nice understated performance look to it I'm quite happy. What do you think ?

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Very nice! That's one of the best mods you can make to the car - looks good!

Side skirts next?
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #3
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Yes I have purchased a set of fiberglass side skirts locally off Craigslist for 50.00 but I have to fit/paint them. And I think I'm going to add the GT3TEK rear diffuser to complete the looks upgrade.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
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Love it!!!
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where did you find that bad boy! BTW your mods are exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:13 AM   #6
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Looks great, definitely a nice upgrade.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:33 AM   #7
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Very nice upgrade, even better that you found one in your color.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:04 AM   #8
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This is the front bumper I am looking for too. Where did you get it?
Is it original Porsche or one of the many copies?
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #9
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This is the front bumper I am looking for too. Where did you get it?
Is it original Porsche or one of the many copies?
It is an original 996 GT3 front bumper bought it from a forum member here. Right time right price.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:54 PM   #10
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I loved mine, enjoy.
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I love mine too! One of my favorite mods. I think it goes great with the AerokitII side skirts and the GT3tek rear diffuser,,, looks like they were made to match. I'd say order the rear diffuser!
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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Sweet. I want.

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