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Old 09-29-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Front bumper upgrade without spending insane money?

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I am really getting sick of my 2000 S bumper and it is pretty beat up. When I go to buy a new one, are there any relatively easy to do upgrades that don't require dropping a ton of money? What have others done? Pictures appreciated!

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Old 09-29-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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996.1 bumper is a direct bolt-on.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thano you! I will look into that. Is anything else necessary to buy or are the dimensions fairly similar?
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:04 PM   #4
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dimensions are EXACTLY the same, which means it's a direct bolt-on.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:24 AM   #5
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that is what I did with my 99 base. bought a 996 bumper looks great I also added the S center radiator at the same time. I have a gt3 upper vent I want to put in also one of these days
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:50 AM   #6
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Here are some pics of my 99 Base with a 996 bumper. I need to get it painted to match. these are the best I could get, been cloudy here in the NE.

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I hate the stock Carrera 996 bumper, so I put a 986S bumper on my 911... but I cut RS vents into the nose & painted the grilles black:
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:45 AM   #8
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OEM Gt3 bumper purchased from a fellow forum member for a pretty cheap needing minor repair.

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:03 AM   #9
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These all look great guys thasks for the ideas!
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:11 AM   #10
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J.Fro, nice wheels. I think its funny 986 guys put on 996 bumper, 996 guys put on 986 S bumper. Great idea does look good on your car. I have a GT3 grille to cut into the bumper when I get a chance. used gutter guard to cover the opening so no road debris gets in. I have a set of rims like the ones you have one of these days I will get the tires for them.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:43 PM   #11
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I have wondered about adapting a front center trim piece from a 997 or similar to fit.
Just how to figure how to attach it and maybe adapt it for a center radiator.
A quick photoshop.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:19 AM   #13
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2003-04 bumper. I did it. Love it

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