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Old 12-12-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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turbo Boxster?

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Has anyone replaced the front bumper of their 986 with one from a 996 Turbo?
If not, could it work?
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:05 PM   #2
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Yes, someone has.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:33 AM   #3
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Yes, it's been done. Here's some that were for sale a while back with pics.

F/s 996 gt3 aero kit front bumper brand new
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:07 AM   #4
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Whoa! Not so fast...

A 996 turbo doesn't have the same headlights as our 986 Boxsters. Isn't a turbo 996, regardless of year, going to have the Gen II 996 headlights?


What Jon is showing above are GT3 Gen I bumpers - they are a direct swap. Turbo bumpers not so much.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:18 AM   #5
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Whoa! Not so fast...

A 996 turbo doesn't have the same headlights as our 986 Boxsters. Isn't a turbo 996, regardless of year, going to have the Gen II 996 headlights?


What Jon is showing above are GT3 Gen I bumpers - they are a direct swap. Turbo bumpers not so much.
I've seen pictures of 986 Boxsters with the Turbo bumper and Gen II 996 headlights, I don't know what other internal parts under the bumper cover have to be changed, perhaps radiator ductwork?
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:41 AM   #6
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I've seen pictures of 986 Boxsters with the Turbo bumper and Gen II 996 headlights, I don't know what other internal parts under the bumper cover have to be changed, perhaps radiator ductwork?
It's a bit more complicated. Here's a thread from awhile back. Me personally, I love the look. I'd like to find a '03-'04 986S with some light front end damage. Do this to the front and a Z-top.

Why? Because the purists and the PCA breakfasts would have fits trying to figure it all out.

Official 986 to 996 Front-end Conversion Thread
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It's a bit more complicated. Here's a thread from awhile back. Me personally, I love the look. I'd like to find a '03-'04 986S with some light front end damage. Do this to the front and a Z-top.

Why? Because the purists and the PCA breakfasts would have fits trying to figure it all out.

Official 986 to 996 Front-end Conversion Thread
Wow, it needs new front fenders and fender liners too, that's hard core!

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