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Old 04-04-2003, 00:57   #1 (permalink)
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GT bumper fit a T3???

I wonder if it would work. Id definitely do it if I had a new Xr8
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Re: GT bumper fit a T3???

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I wonder if it would work. Id definitely do it if I had a new Xr8
do you mean "GT bumper fit an XR8?" not T3?
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I hope you don't mean a T3, those cars shouldn't be touched!
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If you had a T3 you would be sick of grinding the bottom off the front. I like the downturned lower air intake too rather than the upturned one of the T3 and new Xr8. Otherwise I wouldnt trade my T3 for any lardy BA even with 290 KW just to go slower and have an outdated boring Audi rear end with an inferior looking rear spoiler. I would however love the new interior in my T3.Anyone who truly likes driving (not to mention a good deal should snap up the last of the T3s.The Gt is mor of a fat bussinessmans car than a fun hoon car. (and im a 47 year old lawyer)
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If you had a T3 you would be sick of grinding the bottom off the front.
what makes you think the GT bumper would be any different?
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... Otherwise I wouldnt trade my T3 for any lardy BA even with 290 KW just to go slower and have an outdated boring Audi rear end with an inferior looking rear spoiler...The Gt is mor of a fat bussinessmans car than a fun hoon car. (and im a 47 year old lawyer)
Aurora??? Is that really you??? Have you come back???

The T3 is a superb car, and so is the GT. Why are you so down on the GT? Care to share your reasons?

Anyway, as for changing the front bar, there are a hell of a lot of changes between the models, so to get a BA front bar to fit the AU would require a custom built job basically. There are simply too many changes between the AU and BA to make fitting a factory one worthwhile - panels, bonnet, mounting points, radiator positioning, etc. etc. etc. the whole package.
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there is a team in the BRutes that have made an au xr ute into a ba xr ute.... asked one of the mechanics at the clipsal 500, he reckons shitloads of panel work to get the thing the same....

dunno bout the bumper though, how much do bumper mountings change?
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If you had a T3 you would be sick of grinding the bottom off the front.
I do grind the front end off my XR6 every time I back out of my driveway or any driveway for that matter. I've even looked into the Pursuit Ute front end for my car.

I've learnt to look out for anything that may damage the car and adjust my driving habits to suit.

I have also made friends with my local panel beater to whom I drop off the body kit every couple of months to be re-fibreglassed and re-sprayed.
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No Im not Aurora but thanks for the replies guys.Ill stick with my front end but try as I might I still scrape it. I permanently have it taped to minimise damage and change the tape every mihap.

I dont like the Gt as my car is a tyre and brake eater and is heavy but the new one is a joke for people who chuck cars around. It even has the same barely adequate (on my car) width tyres.I drove an XR8 and it about was nowhere near as good at going or handling/chucking as mine
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