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I wanna know how to recess the nose on a n/a.
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Take out the shocks and do this
Porsche 944 Bumper Shock Drilling - YouTube
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Take out the shocks and do this
Porsche 944 Bumper Shock Drilling - YouTube
And be sure to follow the cardboard tip listed in the comments.

As an alternative, there are usually a number of these for sale after they have been good and properly used!
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You could also keep an eye on eBay.co.uk for some euro bumpers and brackets.
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Yeah to me it looks like you crashed and can't afford to fix the car, the lines and side gaps are just not right with this 'mod.'
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Yeah to me it looks like you crashed and can't afford to fix the car, the lines and side gaps are just not right with this 'mod.'
+1 and if you happen to bump someone semi-hard on that collapsed bumper expect your frame to bend and the car to be scrapped.
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I considered this for asthetics purposes but ruled it out after observations from others about having NO protection from the rest of the car being damaged from something hitting the bumpers later. I am taking off the ugly rubber pads but keeping the bumper with shocks.
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So best advice is to look for a euro front end.
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I considered this for asthetics purposes but ruled it out after observations from others about having NO protection from the rest of the car being damaged from something hitting the bumpers later. I am taking off the ugly rubber pads but keeping the bumper with shocks.
I wouldn't rule anything out if this is the look you'll achieve:



And as for the crash crumpling the unibody, no kidding--if you're going fast enough. Otherwise,
  • depend on the sheet metal upfront
  • remember that the accident might not be your fault--ca-ching!
  • don't worry about the 'what ifs'
  • keep in mind that the bumper absorbers are only good for 'low-speed' collisions.
  • the Euro-bumper is a bumper without bumper absorbers plus a couple of pad modifications.

Lots of posters have done this including myself. No accidents yet. No worries.

You've gotta live in the now.
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Good advise...except...

If someone reverses into your bumper when you are in a parking lot or parallel parked, no cha..ching, wrecked car.

btw the Euro bumpers do have crash protection built in, they have 4in collapsable pressed steel mounts, 15mph rated iirc.

Up to op I suppose if he is willing to "live in the now"
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Good advise...except...

If someone reverses into your bumper when you are in a parking lot or parallel parked, no cha..ching, wrecked car.
And that's what insurance is for? Assuming the car gets wrecked (really?!) in a Parking Lot 'accident'...

Unibodies can be straightened not that I would be too comfortable in one...

Anyways, I have to admit that I was really glad that I still had my bumper shocks the day I got T-boned...
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I'm look for the front not rear.
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Look for both. The car looks much better front and rear.
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Anybody who says this doesn't think this looks better than factory is out of their mind. The n/a bumper is a quick fix so our cars could be sold in the US, same as the rear ride height and a few other things I'm forgetting that I feel really take away from the car.
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Anybody who says this doesn't think this looks better than factory is out of their mind...
Sorry but that just looks terrible, as others have said its like you were in a crash and didnt bother to fix it. Gaps at the sides are just wrong. imo do it right or don't do it at all, it's your car though so if you are happy with the look I guess my opinion doesn't matter. Factory intended it to look like this:



btw, there's a guy in the UK who just posted the rear euro bumpers for sale over on RL, $200-300 shipped. I'm sure he would find you a front if you need one.

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Gaaah. That front bumper was my least favorite part of my 944S, I just couldn't get used to the look of it and it always drew my eye away from the better lines of the car.

Admittedly, I think mine actually stuck *further* out than stock for some reason, and left gaps at the trailing edges of the bumper on either side.

Really just a horrendous addition to an otherwise great looking car.
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i think i saw that rear end piece on ebay. So may be in a month or so i'll look hard for both. thanks guys for the input and advice!
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