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Turbo
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16.81%
Carrera
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29.20%
Duck
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29.20%
none
28
24.78%
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:22 PM
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Default Tails!

I have seen many varients on this site and was curious to shake the numbers out. This is in no way posted to start a pissing match of which looks better, to each his own. This is just about the poll and pics are also welcome!
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:30 PM
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I love the Wide Body with no tail!
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:04 PM
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I have always thought that narrow body 911s look so classy with no tail at all if they are street cars. I like the look of duck tails on track cars. For the vote, I chose "none."
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:38 PM
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Depends on the car.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:44 PM
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what car - makes a big diff in my opinion
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:53 PM
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I agree when my car was a street vehicle, preferred w/out spoiler. and still is.

was intending to put a duck on my DE/track 911. but saw a first gen GT3 lid/wing on Getty's web site.

at Midohio last weekend. the more I looked at these the more I liked the idea, especially for my Targa. paint lid body color and wing in black to match my roof.

so many options .....
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:57 PM
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sorry in advance

that GT3 wing looks horrible on that car
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:30 PM
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just thinking... I was looking at a few GT3 at the track.

having trouble imagining what it would look like on my car with the wing in black. the issue that got me thinking when I saw on Getty's site is my car is a Targa. and like the idea of being different.

would never consider on a coupe or CAB.

I have no doubt I like the look of a duck tail on my car, and less that half the cost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:40 PM
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water cooled wing on an aircooled.... blasphemy, next thing you know youll want to put a water cooled steering wheel, sports seats and wheels on an aircooled. Oh wait.......
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Whatever the look, a tail on a 911 is functional, even on street cars, IMO. Unless you drive it like a Cadillac.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:55 PM
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Targa = carrera
Coupe(narrow) = no tail
Turbo/WB = Early Turbo

My vote is no tail as the 901 was originally penned, but certainly accept the tail as the car developed.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:45 PM
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I was told the carrera tail really doesn't do much until about 125 mph, except ruin that gorgeous fastback profile...

i'm imagine there will be some debate on that.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:48 PM
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i am not sure what the question means ? what we like ? or what we have ? i have a Carrera tail but I love Eds Duck and if i were to have the car repainted for any reason I would have a duck put on ..
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinr1247 View Post
I was told the carrera tail really doesn't do much until about 125 mph, except ruin that gorgeous fastback profile...

i'm imagine there will be some debate on that.
I would contest that, a 911 benefits from negating lift in the mid-80'smph range by my not-so-scientific evaluation. I think a tailess 911's stability degrades starting about then. I started tailess, went to OE Carrera, and landed on duck. Either of the two tails offered up a big improvement.

The duck helped further with substantial weight savings.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:55 AM
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I loved the whale tail in the 80s when I was a kid. Now I much prefer the classier fastback look, for my tastes. The tail is little bling-y for this fellow!
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