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Front End Skid Plate?


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Hi to All,

Probably all 911 owners have pondered the idea of a front end skid plate to protect their plastic bumpers from damage after scraping them on a street/driveway juncture. I did a much worse incident on the first day that I purchased my 2002 996 Carrera. I was driving back from Southern California to Northern California where I live after picking up the car in L.A. I learned about low cars the hard way when I pulled into a diner several hours up the coast from L.A. When done eating we pulled out of our parking space not knowing that the front bumper had quietly slid over a concrete parking bumper. When backing out the plastic bumper hooked two pieces of re-bar that were sticking up atop the parking barrier about two inches, you can guess the rest!

The bumper tore vertically in half but remained on the car, needless to say I was pretty bummed. Luckily I was able to get the bumper back into place and actually fasten it down with one of the mounting screws and continue the rest of my journey home with the damaged bumper hanging on. $2100 later I had a new bumper back on the car, quite a lesson. I am now looking for some form of a skid plate to mount on the underside of the bumper and or chassis to prevent asphalt/concrete abrasion to the underside front. Does anyone know of such an accessory. Thanks for any info regarding this topic.

Regards,

Brad

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Hi JFP,

You pointed me to the exact item that I saw awhile back and is exactly what I needed for this issue of scraping the 911 nose on low depression out on the road. The "Boomerang" was found at AutoAtlanta.com for $336. Really appreciate your time to answer my question. The forum has been good to me once again.

Best Wishes,

Brad

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Brad, I'm not sure the S.S. skid plate would have saved your front spoiler in your parking bumper incident, it might have just tore off the entire bumper. However as a driveway skid plate it looks like the real deal. I have a rubber skirt which doesn't

show on the website order page. They say it fits a C4S, and I thought my spoiler was stock?

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Hi Creekman,

You are exactly correct with what you stated as to saving the bumper from being torn off. Yes, as you say it will keep the spoiler from getting scuffed when coming in contact with asphalt and or concrete. The forum has been a really wonderful spot for help and comments from others, really nice to hear from you with your comments as well. Take care of that C4S, thinking of maybe adding a Cayman to my 1 Porsche fleet?

Take care,

Brad

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Leo from AutoAtlanta who can furnish a S.S. skid plate for the our cars, but not GT3 cars and after market spoilers... Here's the reply from Leo to

my e-mail when I requested additional information: Mitch I have a 996 Gt3 and I wanted this skid plate myself. Unfortunately I had to make one out of

thick clear plastic that you can buy from HomeDepot.

Leo was very prompt in his reply and I appreciated his suggestion...

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