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Old 02-12-2018, 06:02 PM
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i've seen parts come up, not that i bought them ... and at the prices i did see them they didnt last too long!

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it will cost you more than 6k usd. You will have to buy parts new, from the dealer, as not that is required you can find it on ebay, because the car is too new yet.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:30 PM
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Bumping this thread, I just recently got a 991.1 Turbo with clear tailights, and on a white car, I do not like the look.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1975/4...9958323c_z.jpg

So I recently sourced a set of 991.1 red tailights, and plan to swap them in. However, the DIY videos I found on YT make it seem an easy job on non-turbo 991s because you can flip the rear wing up and access the bolts securing the taillight, however the fixed whale tail of the Turbo seems to be in the way, so I have no idea how to access them. Any ideas?

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Old 10-02-2018, 01:37 PM
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Yeah. It is not that difficult. I can guide you through if you want.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:57 PM
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Lol. I just changed mine from red to clear. I have both so I guess I could go back and forth. Here are the directions for a bumper removal. Just follow the beginning parts to see how to get to the lights. It took me about an hour taking my time and being careful. Not a hard job at all. https://rennlist.com/forums/991-turb...wap-hints.html
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:02 PM
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I like the rear lights better on the .2 but the front of the .1 more. I do wish it was a direct swap.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by neil.schneider View Post
I like the rear lights better on the .2 but the front of the .1 more. I do wish it was a direct swap.
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The front turn signals on the .1 look like someone designed them for the car as opposed to the .2 look more like an autozone stick on kit. The .2 non turbos front turn signals blend in better than the turbos imo. Do like the .2 rear lights though. WHy can't they ever get it all right? Guess thats where mufus comes in
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by stealthpilot View Post
It's too much money. Plus the car is worth more with original body parts and paintwork. This would make sense if your car was in an accident and they needed to replace these parts anyway, but otherwise you'd be better off putting this money towards a new car. These days the spread between a used 991.1 and a 991.2 is $20-40k depending on what car you have.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by shaggyM View Post
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The front turn signals on the .1 look like someone designed them for the car as opposed to the .2 look more like an autozone stick on kit. The .2 non turbos front turn signals blend in better than the turbos imo. Do like the .2 rear lights though. WHy can't they ever get it all right? Guess thats where mufus comes in
thank you, but opinions are biased. I do love the .2 rears, but also the fronts. looks more muscular, more..manlier.

however, even if it is possible to have a .1 front and a .2 rear , it would not be right.

It is like stock wheels from another generation..imaginne having a 997.2 with 991.2 turbo s wheels. they just dont feel right..
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mufus View Post
thank you, but opinions are biased.

It is like stock wheels from another generation..imaginne having a 997.2 with 991.2 turbo s wheels. they just dont feel right..
I sometimes enjoy cross generation wheels, especially on older cars like several 996 wheels look good on 993 etc. Each to own though, opinions are biased
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mufus View Post
thank you, but opinions are biased. I do love the .2 rears, but also the fronts. looks more muscular, more..manlier.

however, even if it is possible to have a .1 front and a .2 rear , it would not be right.

It is like stock wheels from another generation..imaginne having a 997.2 with 991.2 turbo s wheels. they just dont feel right..
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:23 PM
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I like the front DRLs much better on the .1 cars. I think the .2 tail lights look better during the day, but the .1 tail lights look better at night.

Another option to consider if you don't like the factory clear tail lights is to tint them. I bought precut film to tint mine, but I haven't done it. Not sure if I will.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Mufus View Post


yes, complete new rear bumper, including intercooler side grilles, and rear diffuser.

you will encounter a few issues:

taillights fixing screws have different holes, and you will use only one screw instead of 2. But it is ok.

you will need to trim a little bit the bumper mounting brackets that hold the corners of the bumper, or you could buy the new ones. I trimed them.

you will also need to trim a little bit from the air ducts of the intercoolers, the inferior part, where the lower grilles come. Easy to do it.

front turnsignals and rear ligths are plug and play. Have the same couplings and dont throw any errors.

for aerokit cars, everything is the same, so , you can keep your original aerokit.

however, i recomend the full facelift, because it is easy to do it, and the car will not look weird.

parts and labour was around 8000Ç for full facelift.


Are you familiar with what's required for a GT3 front facia swap?
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Dennis C View Post
I like the front DRLs much better on the .1 cars. I think the .2 tail lights look better during the day, but the .1 tail lights look better at night.

Another option to consider if you don't like the factory clear tail lights is to tint them. I bought precut film to tint mine, but I haven't done it. Not sure if I will.
Or you can purchase factory tinted GT3RS tail lights
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Harry Da Hamster View Post
Are you familiar with what's required for a GT3 front facia swap?
yes. however, the GT parts are substantially expensive over the normal parts. And harder to source.

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