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RS rear bumper center. Worth it, aesthetically?

 
Old 12-05-2011, 01:53 AM
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Default RS rear bumper center. Worth it, aesthetically?

Basically this



*swiped the pic from an older RL thread, RL'er Winston.

vs
what I currently have (my car's rear is just like this)



*swiped the pic from RL'er Scotty 79.

I'd be going with this replica piece
http://www.rennspd.com/P_Detail.asp?PID=426&Task=STD

and i'm not sure if i'd need additional parts, not sure if the license plate lights transfer over directly or I need a different type.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:16 AM
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Lights are completely different, using the same fittings as a 3.2 Carrera
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:24 AM
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I may be one of the few but I actually think the C2/C4 version looks much better. It's smoother and "holds" the horizontal line better on the bumper. the RS version also looks bigger with the two bumps och each side.

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Old 12-05-2011, 05:00 AM
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FWIW, I'm with Thomas...
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:27 AM
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I like the RS centre section, I think the stock piece is a little too smooth, and it looks better with a bit of roughness
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:30 AM
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I allso like the rs style.

I fitted 1 to mine.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:36 AM
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+1 for RS - style. It love the back side of my car much more than the stock look of my fathers 964...
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:19 AM
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One vote for the RS from here:


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Old 12-05-2011, 10:36 AM
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I don't get it. The RS version was designed to accommodate a european license plate. It's not a performance part. Unless you plan to ship the car back to Germany why would you go to the trouble and expense of doing this?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:42 AM
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I fitted the RS part to mine after being rear-ended. I prefer it, however my plate is a long one, not the squarish US-Type.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 993James993 View Post
I don't get it. The RS version was designed to accommodate a european license plate. It's not a performance part. Unless you plan to ship the car back to Germany why would you go to the trouble and expense of doing this?
Aesthetics. Although the Euro bumper beam underneath is about 3 lbs lighter, there is no performance difference otherwise.

It is the same reason that in Europe, people seem to want to remove the side markers for the "clean look" while in North America, people add them for the "Euro look" -- change for the sake of change.

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:17 PM
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My vote is for the non-RS version.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:32 PM
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I may be one of the few but I actually think the C2/C4 version looks much better. It's smoother and "holds" the horizontal line better on the bumper. the RS version also looks bigger with the two bumps och each side.

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I agree... but who cares what we think. Go for it Vandit!

It's a very nice subtle homage to big brother RS. Most wouldn't even notice, and it makes for a nice conversation with those that do.







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Old 12-05-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikke_Possu View Post
One vote for the RS from here:


fab looking car RS look is on my to do list, had contemplated the US/Euro bumper but my number is too long so there is basically 3 options US/RS and is the style below unique to UK/Japan/Aus ?

Black car is a 3.2 converted to 964 look with standard UK rear bumper

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Old 12-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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RS for me..

Just got one in the garage ready to be painted over the winter along with another corner piece to add a dual exhaust.
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