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Old 06-07-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by chuckbdc View Post
Really? How does air get underneath the bottom surface?
It flows there.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:29 PM
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I leave it on Auto, I let the car do a lot of the thinking for me.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:43 PM
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On the 991.2s, it helps with IATs.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:50 PM
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I keep mine on auto but would rather prefer a Duck wing or Techart type 2 wing.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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If it were meant to be up all the time Porsche would have made it that way and they didn't so mine stays on auto, and it looks better to me down, especially on the Targa.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Psorcery View Post
Born and raised on base and a USAF fighter pilot. I know a thing or two about aeronautics. It's a retractable wing thingamajig.
Lol. You know how you can figure out if someone is a fighter pilot?
You don’t have to because they will always tell you.

Been flying jets for 23 years myself. This isn’t a jet. In automobile terms this is a spoiler. The GT cars have wings.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:50 PM
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Mine is always up
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wareaglescott View Post
Lol. You know how you can figure out if someone is a fighter pilot?
You don’t have to because they will always tell you.

Been flying jets for 23 years myself. This isn’t a jet. In automobile terms this is a spoiler. The GT cars have wings.
Or you could be "flying rubber dog sh** outta Hong Kong". And there's nothing wrong with that.
To the OP: Some 911 owners think you're a poser if you drive around with the spoiler up but who cares? It's your car. The real posers are Tesla drivers who drive around with them up. Teslas are quick cars, especially the S model in ludicrous mode but I just don't find them sexy or sporty, IMHO. Now the Roadster...then we are talking! In my individual setting, I have it set to where the spoiler is up but 90% of the time, I drive around with it in auto.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:54 PM
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Maybe no shame, but it does look foolish.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GTOWN83 View Post
I leave it on Auto, I let the car do a lot of the thinking for me.
Me too. Just something so elegant about the car changing aerodynamics in response to speed. Usually fully deployed by the time I'm merged onto the parkway- assuming the CRVs get out of the way.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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It's been pointed out on a similar thread that leaving it up when parked exposes your oil and coolant caps. Someone could reach in there and screw with it. Small chance, but a risk.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Psorcery View Post
It flows there.
The flow under the surface to the rear edge of the spoiler is blocked- check it out from the back with spoiler in the up position. Porsche's aero diagrams show the spoiler extending the airflow back from rear of the car- over the top of the spoiler surface. Very unlike the GT and Turbo wings.

PS If keeping it up is your thing- no harm, enjoy.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Aatish View Post
If I have it up, everything else goes up as well!


I think I found my next custom touch...
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:42 AM
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Check out this thread for what some of us are putting behind their spoilers: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1142...om-decals.html
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sr5959 View Post
Does the spoiler raise higher if the sunroof is open? Why?
An open sunroof changes the aero on the car so the spoiler compensates by increasing its angle.
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