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Wanted-S2 or Turbo front bumper/valence

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I'm looking to buy a S2 or Turbo front valence/bumper preferably with turn signals and foglamps. This is to replace and upgrade the damaged one on my 87 944S. I am curious if the S2/turbo front bumper fit with no mods? ie.- would I also need different bumper struts,etc? Thanks to anyone that can help.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:02 AM
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I have done the same thing to my 87 944S/968 conversion. You will need Turbo fenders, headlight covers, header panel, as well as the turbo reinforcement bar trhat goes behind the front bumper.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:39 AM
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Performance Products and few other places sell a S2/Turbo style bumper that will bolt on with no mods (save you $$ of header panel, fenders, etc.) I've seen one before, looks very good and only a true 944 nut will know it's not the same, but is not 100% same since the non S2/Turbo models had a flatter bumper line (the Turbo and S2 has a rounder header panel section)

I think the Perf. Product one sells for $340 new.

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have a complete set of the foglights and signal assemblys if you decide to go with the turbo/s2 look
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Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the help from members like yourself who have given excellent info on this site. It seems that upgrading to the S2 look is a bit more involved than it first appears. ie-installing bumper support bars and changing the fenders. Although it's not exactly accurate (flatter in plan view), the S2 clone front end from Performance seems to be the closest way to get the look without changing everything for 340 plus lights. Quotes to do the complete mod with s2 front/fenders/bumperbar/lights/etc come close to 1700. It seems the Performanceproducts front is the way I will go. Thanks again. Steve
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Although it's not exactly accurate (flatter in plan view), the S2 clone front end from Performance seems to be the closest way to get the look without changing everything for 340 plus lights.
never saw a turbo 'cloned' bumper that looked good...the different contours of the fenders seem very important the overall appearance

Ross...any pictures?
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never saw a turbo 'cloned' bumper that looked good...the different contours of the fenders seem very important the overall appearance

I agree, the reproduction bumper covers look "flatter" and don't look right. They stick out like a sore thumb (my opinion). To be honest, even with one of those, you will still need the 951/S2 inner bumper support, unless you want it to sag and have zero crash protection.

I can say all of this because I purchased one of the repro bumpers, took a look at how bad it was and the fact that almost the same amount of work and parts would be needed, and got rid of it in favor of doing it the right way.

FYI, you don't *need* the 951/S2 fenders when installing a 951/S2 nose on a 944. If you take a close look, the 944 fenders just have a little bit of extra material that needs to be trimmed, and a little lip created, to mate with the 951/S2 bumper profile at the corner. If you have a good body man or are handy yourself, it's no big deal.

The one thing you will need, though, over and above the real bumper cover, support, and lights, is the 951/S2 header panel (the part where the crest goes) and headlight covers. The curvature of the 951/S2 bumper is different, and there would be a gap if one tried to get by with the 944 header panel and headlight covers.

I hope all of the above helps somewhat.

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