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Old 03-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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996 Headlight conversion

Hi all,

New to this site but have spent many hours looking through all the posts. Just purchased a 2003 Boxster S Guards Red which I cannot wait to drive.




Looking at what people have done to their cars I was hoping someone could tell me what work is involved or a possible guide on converting the front end to a 996 as pictured below:



Love this example of a boxster... <3

Hoping to get this done in the very near future with some other tasteful mods to the interior too.

If anyone has any knowledge on this I would love to hear it

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This is a really tasteful mod but I guess really expensive.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:58 AM   #4
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Jeeeeesus....

Thanks for the reply The French Dude... did NOT realise the extent of this job. I wasn't sure whether it was a case of headlights wiring loom modified and bumper straight on but now I think this modification will have to wait... a long time... very expensive mod.

I think I may just change the front bumper with the standard lights, but unsure which fornt bumper looks the best

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This is the front end look you need ;
Install yourself for $355

I really hate to be such a whore for these projectors, but I don't think any other headlight options for the 986 even come close.
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Nice box particlewave !
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This is the front end look you need ;
Install yourself for $355

I really hate to be such a whore for these projectors, but I don't think any other headlight options for the 986 even come close.
Bloody hell that is a nice Christmas looking bucket

GT2 front bumper, now with a carbon fiber lower lip. Looks gud, goes fast and all lol
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This is the front end look you need ;
Install yourself for $355

I really hate to be such a whore for these projectors, but I don't think any other headlight options for the 986 even come close.
And have you do the mod and still be waaaay under the conversion cost
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This is the front end look you need ;
Install yourself for $355
$355 where?
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Nice box particlewave !
Whoa!!! Not mine, haha! That's Fred's sled (Nine8Six).
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$355 where?
You can buy the projectors from Fred (Nine8Six) for that price and do the retrofit yourself.

Email me if you'd rather go that route.
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This is the front end look you need ;
Install yourself for $355

I really hate to be such a whore for these projectors, but I don't think any other headlight options for the 986 even come close.
What spoiler is on this boxster?
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Another option is to look for an OEM 996 GT3 front bumper cover . That's what I did and it is a straight bolt on no fitting required . I like the factory stuff because it fits and is made of poly so it is flexible . Bumper covers like Fred's ( great looking ) are fiberglass , nothing wrong with fiberglass but it easily cracks with small bumps/impacts . OEM is quite $$$ vs fiberglass so that has to be considered . Bottom line go with what YOU like and enjoy
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:22 PM   #14
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trying to upgrade to litronic lamps but stuck on getting the old ones off
Help would be greatl
tool just turns and turns but lights do not loosen uo


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