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Old 09-10-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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OEM front bumpers?

What is the newest (both year and model) OEM front bumper that will fit a 1998 base 986? I am looking for a slightly more aggressive look. I have looked through a ton of after market bumpers the majority of which leave the front of the car looking cheap
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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The 996 bumpers will fit too. Minor variations on a theme.
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996 GT3 front bumper fits and is a nice style upgrade without looking cheap.......I know I just installed one !
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The "upgrade" bumper from the 03 and 04 model year will bolt right on. The styling is different but whether it is better is a matter of personal preference.

I bought one thinking I would like it better and then decided I liked the original better. I've still got it if you're interested. As you're in Canada I could send it to you via Greyhound fairly cheaply. PM me if you want it. (It's silver, base model, with grill inserts)
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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it seems the 996 had a facelift version in the latter years. will the latter year bumper fit the 986 also?
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:08 AM   #6
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:12 AM   #7
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I put a 986 S front on my 996... I really hated the 996 smiley face. Of course, I did have to add the RS vents.
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Did you cut in the vents with an exacto?
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I'm a little naive in this area, really?
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #11
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Nah, just kidding. I laid out the pattern then turned it over to Body Shop Charlottesville, VA - Paint Perfections Unlimited, a local body shop. They always do great work.
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I put a 986 S front on my 996... I really hated the 996 smiley face. Of course, I did have to add the RS vents.
Looks good!
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