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Old 05-12-2019, 07:35 PM   #1
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Interesting front bumper

Haven't seen this bumper on this 2000 before. Anyone know who makes it?




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Old 05-12-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Hmmmm...... I LIKE that!

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Old 05-13-2019, 03:39 AM   #3
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I don't know. It looks a little dis-proportioned to me. But, to each their own.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:16 AM   #4
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front bumper cover

I think it looks great, I would like to know where it came from as well.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:40 AM   #5
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looks bloody awful.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:18 AM   #6
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I hope whoever makes it only made one of them.

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Old 05-13-2019, 05:52 AM   #7
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It seems to stick out a little farther than it should but the cooling holes, DRLs and spliter look nice to me.
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One of the nicest styling principles of the 986 and 996 was the low profile front end reminiscent of air cooled Porsches. Minimizing the frontal area while still allowing plenty of air to the rads was key, transitioning from the 993 look

Today styling for all new cars seems to feature as large a grill as possible. The worst cases are Lexus where they look like a Marshall amplifier sitting on a snow plow. God awful in my opinion.

This example looks like the original bumper may actually be underneath the tacked on unit. Not to my taste but to each his own.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:16 AM   #9
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Strongly dislike. Looks like a Plymouth Prowler got jammed in there mixed with those pictures of people pointing a leafblower in their mouth
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One of the nicest styling principles of the 986 and 996 was the low profile front end reminiscent of air cooled Porsches. Minimizing the frontal area while still allowing plenty of air to the rads was key, transitioning from the 993 look

Today styling for all new cars seems to feature as large a grill as possible. The worst cases are Lexus where they look like a Marshall amplifier sitting on a snow plow. God awful in my opinion.

This example looks like the original bumper may actually be underneath the tacked on unit. Not to my taste but to each his own.
China is one of the fastest growing luxury car markets these days and for the Chinese there is no such thing as too big a grill. So all the luxury makers are amping up their grills for all markets across the world. The BMW kidneys keep getting bigger. They are now so large they have a thermostat controlled blockers to close of the slats in the kidneys in cooler weather.
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This example looks like the original bumper may actually be underneath the tacked on unit. Not to my taste but to each his own.
No way. Go look again, and have a photo of one with an original bumper next to ya. No way this is fitted OVER a bumper. Nor does it appear to stick out much farther than the original, except near the bottom / splitter area.


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No way. Go look again, and have a photo of one with an original bumper next to ya. No way this is fitted OVER a bumper. Nor does it appear to stick out much farther than the original, except near the bottom / splitter area.


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Maybe its wider than the fenders at the front? It's on FB marketplace.
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There is no accounting for taste ....but it reminds me of this!
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That looks like the one to me! I'm still not a fan, though. But to each heir own.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:39 PM   #16
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That's it. Looks better on darker colors.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:09 AM   #17
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No way. Go look again, and have a photo of one with an original bumper next to ya. No way this is fitted OVER a bumper. Nor does it appear to stick out much farther than the original, except near the bottom / splitter area.


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I was being sarcastic. You can tell the original is gone.
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I think it looks great!
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There is a reason for Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream. Some do, some don't.
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