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Old 03-18-2021, 01:01 PM   #1
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996 GT3 Front Bumper question (Attention owners!)

Hello, I finally found a GT3 front bumper and got it delivered today.

For those that have this same bumper, can you tell me if the lower bottom portion in the middle has a slight "hump" in the middle?

At first I thought it got bent up a little but I am not sure now. Are they made like this?

The photo will explain better.

Please let me know. Don't want to paint if there's a problem to be addressed!

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per photos I see from wikipedia from 1st gen 996 GT3's it definitely looks a little bent. Might straighten out once all securing screw are in place. Or maybe stuff something in there to wedge apart and gently hit w heat gun. Your paint guy when he resprays can do as well.

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Mine does not have a hump or bump in the middle , it may have been tweeked during shipment . Also because my Boxster is an S model with the third radiator I cut out that center section for air flow . I used a hole saw about the same size as the opening and drilled the two ends . Then cut out the piece in-between with a air zip wheel . A little filing and sanding and good to go .
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Mine does not have a hump or bump in the middle , it may have been tweeked during shipment . Also because my Boxster is an S model with the third radiator I cut out that center section for air flow . I used a hole saw about the same size as the opening and drilled the two ends . Then cut out the piece in-between with a air zip wheel . A little filing and sanding and good to go .
I was actually thinking about doing the same thing to my 986 base stock bumper after install of center radiator. Do you have some pics of yours to see how it turned out?

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I was actually thinking about doing the same thing to my 986 base stock bumper after install of center radiator. Do you have some pics of yours to see how it turned out?

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Mine is an S too so I have to cut as well. From what I see it's easier to cut it out from the back is that what you did? There's a clear line where it looks like it should separate from what I see.


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per photos I see from wikipedia from 1st gen 996 GT3's it definitely looks a little bent. Might straighten out once all securing screw are in place. Or maybe stuff something in there to wedge apart and gently hit w heat gun. Your paint guy when he resprays can do as well.

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I wonder if it just looks weird because the lower lip is missing? I am going to order a new one and then see what it looks like when installed.
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Congrats. I never noticed a hump before but maybe I'll need to look closer. You may need to mount it and then take a heat gun to it to soften it up some so you can reshape it.
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Mine is an S too so I have to cut as well. From what I see it's easier to cut it out from the back is that what you did? There's a clear line where it looks like it should separate from what I see.
If I remember correctly I did cut it from the back .
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Congrats. I never noticed a hump before but maybe I'll need to look closer. You may need to mount it and then take a heat gun to it to soften it up some so you can reshape it.
Thanks Woody. It's very subtle and almost looks like it was meant to be. I am going to order the factory lip for it ser# 996 505 986 00 and see what it looks like when installed.

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