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996 Mk1 rear bumper facelift

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I am faclifting my 2001 996 C2 with Aerokit Front Bumper, Aerokit II rockers, GT3RS rear deck and wing and a Euro Spec 2004 Rear Bumper cover.

My question is has anyone tried this and do the existing anchor points match up. I priced the different parts shown for 02- and its $627 from Pelican.

I'm trying to avoid spending my 3rd radiator kit money.



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The front fenders won't line up with the front bumper unless you replace them too. The shape of the headlight openings changed.

Also, I am not sure the rear bumper tailpipe openings will line up - I think they will be close but you don't want a hot tailpipe touching the plastic bumper.

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Thanks for the reply.

I am using a 99-01 front Aerokit nose so thats no problem. Do you think the mufflers have to be replaced or jost the tailpipes, seems that tailpipes fit all 996 model years when I look at vendor description.

I guess a little fab and parts hunting may be in order.



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Steve, the Mk2 bumper has different cutout locations for the exhaust tips. Mk2 exhaust tips will fix that problem. The other primary change with the Mk2 rear bumper is the bumperettes. However, I believe the Euro spec cars didn't have the bumperettes, so if you are installing a Euro bumper, you shouldn't have an issue there. GA

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Thanks. I have MK 2 tips from fabspeed and I ordered the MK2 heatsheild and small bracket that mount to the bumper for a MK2. I have the Euro bumper cover with no cutouts and have removed the brackets from my bumper bar (drill out 2 rivets on each side). I think it should fit without too much trouble. I'll let everyone see next week as I am getting my parts back from the paint shop this Friday.


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Finished the install this weekend. All went well using fabspeed MkII tips and the MKII lower heatshield. Did not change the muffler heat shield/mounting brackets on each side and had only 1 of the 2 holes align, just used hex head #10 self tapping sheet metal screws and secured into the plastic brace. Solid as a rock and looks great. Also had to order MKII license plate lams as those are different from the MkI's. All in all love the look and will post pics as soon as the stripe kit goes on.


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