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Old 01-30-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation GT3 Bumper

Just somep pictures of the unpainted bumper on my car for a test fit. Let me know what you guys think....ALSO what about a honey comb grill painted black???? Yes or no?
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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Looks pretty dope so far. I can't wait to see it painted. With those rims, it looks just like the RUF 3400 S from Gran Turismo 4. It's an artist's rendition of what your car will look like.




Man that's cool. I actually picked out those exact rims shown in the 3400 S long ago.

As for a painted honeycomb grill, I say do what a GT3 tells you to do.
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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The video game picture is the GT3 MK1 for 99-01
and the one on TriGem's car is the GT3 MK2 adapted for Boxster head lights.
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The video game picture is the GT3 MK1 for 99-01
and the one on TriGem's car is the GT3 MK2 adapted for Boxster head lights.

How can you tell?
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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The GT3 MKII is longer and wider than the GT3 MKI.
And in terms of styling the openings on the MKII are bigger.
The MKII bumper comes from the factory with the Turbo look headlights.
The GT3 Cup Cars use this bumper with the three open slots just below the hood line.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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The GT3 MKII is longer and wider than the GT3 MKI.
And in terms of styling the openings on the MKII are bigger.
The MKII bumper comes from the factory with the Turbo look headlights.
The GT3 Cup Cars use this bumper with the three open slots just below the hood line.

Cool never really niced it before. Now i see it. Personally i like the MKI styling better....Oh well too late now
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Well if you are going to go with fiberglass its better that you got something that isn't available in factory polyurethane like the MKI

PrecisionPorsche also sells the GT3 MKII sideskirts for the Boxster.
that's where I got mine. Too bad the labor cost more than the $400 skirt
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Well if you are going to go with fiberglass its better that you got something that isn't available in factory polyurethane like the MKI

PrecisionPorsche also sells the GT3 MKII sideskirts for the Boxster.
that's where I got mine. Too bad the labor cost more than the $400 skirt

Yeah makes sense. Why soo much for labor on the side skirts?
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TriGem2k, your car looks great. That bumper will look awesome when it is painted-up.

Nice rims too!
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I don't know why labor is so expensive over here...
I thought I was being hosed by the shop but after going to other shops the price to paint and install the sideskirts was between $450 and $650.
Which makes me glad I didn't spend $700 on the factory side skirts, $1300 on just sideskirts??!! thats what I spent for the entire 3 piece aero kit on my old Miata.

But as you can see in the pictures sideskirts are a big visual change, looks much better in person too.
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I don't know why labor is so expensive over here...
I thought I was being hosed by the shop but after going to other shops the price to paint and install the sideskirts was between $450 and $650.
Which makes me glad I didn't spend $700 on the factory side skirts, $1300 on just sideskirts??!! thats what I spent for the entire 3 piece aero kit on my old Miata.

But as you can see in the pictures sideskirts are a big visual change, looks much better in person too.
yeah definitly does add a lot, mine has side skirts as well but different style. They actually have to be reset(they dont sit plush). Few shops asked around $500 to Remove and reinstall so i put it off til later.
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Stupid Bodyshop

Just got a call from the stupid body shop, they are now askin $1000 for paint and install!!! Fing rediculous. I said to not paint it and im takin it to another shop. Anyone got ideas in the LA area????
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The best thing to do is to get a firm quote before you leave the car with them. The bodyshop that I used quoted $500 to prep, paint and install the bumper. He said afterward that it would have costed $1000 if he went with straight time. Also, with any aftermarket bumper, there is a fair amount of prep work before they install and paint it.
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the GT3 MKII bumper I see on the second picture, is it made of fiberglass?
I like hil very much, any chance to find it in polyurthan?
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call DPS motorsports, someone there posted on another site that they would be introducing a poly-u version of the GT3 MK2 bumper for Boxsters and 911's with Boxster headlights.
http://www.dps-motorsports.com/Catalog%20Request.htm
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Just called percision porsche, told him the situation and he offered to refund me my $750. I am going to buy the factory one from DPS for 950 +395paint +85 lip. which ends up about what i would have paint for the other one with paint and bumper.

Thanks guys for the help.
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you should have the guy at DPS email you a picture of the bumper he's going to sell you before you send the money. Too many bumpers and styles.
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you should have the guy at DPS email you a picture of the bumper he's going to sell you before you send the money. Too many bumpers and styles.
Good idea, Im in Burbank, CA hes in Agoura Hills, CA...About 25minute drive if i remember correctly, ill probably take some time and go check it out first hand before i buy anything
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anyone else interested in going with the GT3 bumper might want to consider adding the GT3 RS intakes. Porsche sells the meshing for it as well, I can dig up the part number if interested.

that silver crest is sharp too.
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anyone else interested in going with the GT3 bumper might want to consider adding the GT3 RS intakes. Porsche sells the meshing for it as well, I can dig up the part number if interested.

that silver crest is sharp too.

Your car is sickk...Love it...Real quick question...Is it worth paying a shop to install the bumper or should i just DIY it?
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