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Diablos-666
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: 993 Carrera with Turbo front bumper Reply with quote

Hi guys and girls,

I was wondering if many of you have changed the front bumber of your standard Carrera to a Turbo bumper?

I hope what I said isn't sacrilege amongst enthusiasts, I'll put on my flamesuit now.

I'd be interested to see a few pics along with how much it cost to change. Is it a straight forward swap or would I need to get other parts to fit?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised really.......




Grin I think a few have done it....Thinks it likes good IMHO.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discord23 wrote:
Grin I think a few have done it....Thinks it likes good IMHO.


+1....Richyd pics please Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adamw wrote:
Discord23 wrote:
Grin I think a few have done it....Thinks it likes good IMHO.


+1....Richyd pics please Grin Thumb


Found a recent thread with a pic Thumb

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=79860&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am biased - but I think the NB looks amazing with the Turbo bumper...esp in light colours where you really get to see it....

Budget c£1k for a new bumper, incl painting and fitting...

Look at the Skye tour thread from last autumn for a few more pics of mine..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer the look of the turbo front bumper and think it really suits the NB cars as well as the WBs. Fortunately my 993 had one fitted as standard... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep , not sacrilegious at all , I'd love a turbo bumper for mine , but I'd agree that the brighter colours (silver/yellow/red) show the bumper at its best rather than my Iris(h) blue.
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Diablos-666
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where/who is the best place to buy the turbo bumper?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd try your local OPC first you might be pleasantly surprised, or not, and I also think you get 10% off for being a member of this forum...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diablos-666 wrote:
Where/who is the best place to buy the turbo bumper?


Oi! I'd just had that bumper resparyed! Floor
But I agree, they do look good, I looked around, before I had the front sprayed, and couldn't find a decent one, plus I didn't want to fork out for OPC prices, on top of the respray, I was having done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rallyeman wrote:
Diablos-666 wrote:
Where/who is the best place to buy the turbo bumper?


Oi! I'd just had that bumper resparyed! Floor
But I agree, they do look good, I looked around, before I had the front sprayed, and couldn't find a decent one, plus I didn't want to fork out for OPC prices, on top of the respray, I was having done.


Haha I was waiting for your comment Smile

The turbo bumper makes such a big difference to the front of the car, I think I will have to change it. Sorry buddy.

Will have to save up for a bit first though. Still, it gives me a bit of time of do a bit of digging.

How's the GT3 purchase coming along?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give Sam a call at Precision Porsche for the supply, paint and fit of the turbo bumper......
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richyd wrote:
Give Sam a call at Precision Porsche for the supply, paint and fit of the turbo bumper......


Thanks for this, I got a price of £1,500 from Sam for this.

It's a bit more than I wanted to pay but I think I'll get it done as it makes a big difference to the car imo.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam is the right guy - his paintwork is totally stunning, as is his attention to detail around the rubber trims etc. It will look like it left the factory with a turbo bumper fitted!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car's booked in now with Sam for the Turbo PU fitting the middle of next month together with scuttle paint and chassis rail inspection. I'm also going for new headlight lenses and Turbo S vented fog lights which I need to get ordered. Front end should look good once that lot's sorted.

Only thing is do I stick with ambers or go clear Question

Good job I've got a set of both to choose from Very Happy

Rich you're more than welcome to go have a poke around the car when it's down there, just as a reminder of when you had slim hips Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you guys recommend Precision Porsche to look after the oily parts of the car too, or are they mainly a bodywork shop only?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Precision for the oily bits..?? - Yes absolutely!! - They look after my car and many others on this site. Jonny (who runs the workshop) is very very clever and knows his way around all types of Porsche. Regularly see GT2's, 993's 3.2's, Turbo's of all sorts etc in there....

They won me over from Paragon, who are none too shabby themselves. The Precision guys had a far greater attention to detail and seemed to care about the car more though....they really are a great team down there.

They get a 9/10 from me!!

(They drop a point as the courtesy car is a nackered old Renault! Grin )
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100% for Precision. They are an off-shoot of Paragon.

In my 10 years of 993 ownership, I've used a few places before Precision existed, including OPC's.

Johnny at Precision is a mechanic par excellance.

Sam, who runs the bodyshop is a mentalist perfectionist.

The whole team are polite, friendly and fun - fellow Porsche owners who know their onions and who won't rip you off.


Knackered old Renault courtesy car Richyd? You can't be spending enough - I got a silver C4...
 
  
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Diablos-666
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimbo wrote:
100% for Precision. They are an off-shoot of Paragon.

In my 10 years of 993 ownership, I've used a few places before Precision existed, including OPC's.

Johnny at Precision is a mechanic par excellance.

Sam, who runs the bodyshop is a mentalist perfectionist.

The whole team are polite, friendly and fun - fellow Porsche owners who know their onions and who won't rip you off.


Knackered old Renault courtesy car Richyd? You can't be spending enough - I got a silver C4...


Thank you very much. I'll be trying them out for sure Smile
 
  
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