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Old 10-02-2013, 07:37 PM
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Does anyone know where these might be available? There's a video on YouTube featuring a red 996 Targa that has them and they look interesting. They give the front of the car a rounder 997 headlight appearance.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:46 PM
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don't do it! Just my opinion.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:02 PM
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for this type of mod... ebay is your candy store.
I assume you are already zipping up your Nomex suit.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:26 PM
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Its quite funny as mods progress, the description of the car progresses in unison.. "That's a Nice looking Car" to "That's a great Sounding car" to "Hey dude that's a bad *** car you got there" to " ****in hey dude, yo de man" to "That's one crazy mo ****in car dude" hahaha
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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I have them on my car and they make the car look like a 911. 996 purists hate them but there's a reason they were abandoned. Have you ever noticed there isn't a mod to make the other 45 years of 911 headlights look like a 996? The market speaks.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:39 PM
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I just went to the place that tinted my windows....it is Las Vegas. They just put dark tint on all but the turn signal. Medium tint over turn signals but it blends.
After 6 or 7 other 911s since 1972, I just prefer the traditional headlight look.

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Old 10-07-2013, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by lvc2 View Post
I just went to the place that tinted my windows....it is Las Vegas. They just put dark tint on all but the turn signal. Medium tint over turn signals but it blends.
After 6 or 7 other 911s since 1972, I just prefer the traditional headlight look.
That's pretty cool can you post couple more pictures? specially one straight on?

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:39 AM
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Also some close ups please...
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It's just my opinion but this is one mod I have never liked. Either the headlight covers or the tint it looks like people are trying too hard to change the look of the headlights. Embrace the 996 headlights and enjoy the car.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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Great. Another headlight thread. You know, given how often this topic comes up, it tells you that there are some people that dislike the look of the headlights but love driving the car.

Given that it's their car, does it TRULY matter if they choose to modify the headlight look or not? Is the 996 such a purist rare product that we have to judge how it should or shouldn't be modded?

If you want to modify it, GO AHEAD and enjoy.
If you don't like / want to modify it - I don't think it's up to any of us to try to discourage someone else from doing what they want.
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I think the 996 headlights are awesome. Especially given their inspiration (see below).
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Revn29k00 View Post
It's just my opinion but this is one mod I have never liked. Either the headlight covers or the tint it looks like people are trying too hard to change the look of the headlights. Embrace the 996 headlights and enjoy the car.
I noticed your avatar has the headlight cropped....
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by porsche951 View Post
Does anyone know where these might be available? There's a video on YouTube featuring a red 996 Targa that has them and they look interesting. They give the front of the car a rounder 997 headlight appearance.
They do give the car a rounder headlight appearance. But you'll immediately dislike it when you see it in person. It will not be like a 997 - the fender shape, slope of the lights, the size - its all different. I have tried this mod, and I wasn't happy.

I would suggest taking a piece of cardboard or construction paper and testing it out yourself before you spend the money on the covers. If you're ok with the look, then sure, buy the covers.. I'll wait for your opinion
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:44 PM
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The panel gaps around the headlight make this mod look bad IMO.

If you don't like the 996 headlights, either 1. buy a 997 or 2. convert the front clip to a 997.
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I included some others. I will get one head one and post it. Here are a couple of others.

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