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Old 11-30-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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03 bumper on a 97?

I do not really like the looks of the GT2, GT3 or the Turbo bumpers. However, I do like the looks of the 2003 stock bumper for the boxster. Anyone know if it will bolt on directly and fit properly on my 1997?
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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Front Bumper is a direct bold on with no mods. The rear reqires a few extra pieces.
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Cool. So does anyone know where I can get a 2003 bumper in good condition?
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Randall are you looking for a new or used one? For a new one I would check with DPS Parts. They usually have pretty good prices on that stuff. I got my GT3 bumper from them.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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If you're looking for a used one, I had great luck with LA Porsche Dismantlers. They shipped me a nice 996 bumper in primer for $250 plus shipping. Delivery was very fast as well.
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careful those guys have just as many bad reviews as good reviews. Seems like they are really bad at sending out the right part unless its a big, hard to confuse item. Do a search on Rennlist and you'll see lots of opines.

I guess its not to hard to see a 996 bumper and pair it up with the order form.
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careful those guys have just as many bad reviews as good reviews. Seems like they are really bad at sending out the right part unless its a big, hard to confuse item. Do a search on Rennlist and you'll see lots of opines.

I guess its not to hard to see a 996 bumper and pair it up with the order form.
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I've bought 2 items from them and they're batting .500. I got a 4-stalk column switch for the OBC Hack which was great - came with all the trim and everything for $100 incl. S/H. I removed the 4th stalk (it's the only stalk which screws onto the rest of the unit), added it to my existing 3-stalk switch and sold the rest on eBay for $125 + S/H.

But, I also bought a 3-spoke sport steering wheel from them which they claimed was flawless, As New condition. It was so badly scraped and the center crest so scratched that I returned it, after some hassling, they agreed to pick-up return shipping because the item was mis-represented (I had to send them a pic as proof!). Then, I had to reverse the charge on my Diner's Club Card because 45 days later, LA Dismantlers still hadn't credited my card. So, yea, they can be good, but as I found out, also sometimes a little iffy...

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If you're looking for a used one, I had great luck with LA Porsche Dismantlers. They shipped me a nice 996 bumper in primer for $250 plus shipping. Delivery was very fast as well.
I just got off of the phone with them and they said the lowest they would sell me a 99-02' primed 996 bumper was for $400.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:58 AM   #9
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Blink, that's good to know. I had looked at some $950-1200 bumpers and thought that it was just too much cash to part with for a bumper I really didn't need. $400 sounds a lot better.
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I just got off of the phone with them and they said the lowest they would sell me a 99-02' primed 996 bumper was for $400.
Wow! You're right. Their price has gone up huge in the last two months!

I just looked on ebay and there are a couple of used 996 bumpers there for under $200. Ask good questions though, because I bought one from a guy in Miami that was junk.
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