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Old 07-07-2019, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Psorcery View Post
How about another thread thats sure to stir the pot?

Who drives with their wing up? I do it all the time now and even PARK with it up.. I know this upsets many 911 owners and enthusiasts. Even random spiteful car guys.

You know what? Its deployed early and often on the .2 and it actually looks so much better.

I couldn't do it in a 992 with the clamshell rear
Our neighborhood is home to a community of young car enthusiasts who drive tricked-out small Japanese cars with lowered suspensions, noisy exhausts, performance engine modifications and oversized rear-deck spoilers. Teachers in a local school, long irritated by the noise of the little cars buzzing around neighborhood streets and the school parking lot, coined a disparaging nickname for the spoilers. They call them handles as in, “You know, that little toy Honda with the handle on the back.”

This description has stuck with teachers and parents from the neighborhood including our family. When my wife and I walked into the Porsche dealer’s showroom to order our car, she spotted a 911 with a large spoiler and said to me, “Remember, you promised that we aren’t getting one of those with a handle.” That description has stuck in my head and every time I see a Porsche or some other car with a spoiler driving on the city streets it’s impossible not to chuckle. Thankfully for me, my wife has never seen our C4S with its retractable handle in the extended position.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:49 PM
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Id rather mine sees my handle up than someone else’s

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Old 07-07-2019, 11:48 PM
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Nice wheels!!
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:36 AM
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Nice wheels!!
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Ill be selling these FF15s in the next couple weeks on the cheap. Just got FF04 in tarmac.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Pavegeno928 View Post
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.
Huh? The oil/coolant caps are NOT exposed with the spoiler (or whatever you want to call it) extended...worst case is I guess they can pop those caps off and unscrew your taillights??
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:06 PM
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On a drive day in the mountains, when, I'm frequently dropping hitting the up/down thresholds, I'll often hit the up button and leave it up for the drive cycle.. For other daily driving, not so much.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rennolazine View Post
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Ill be selling these FF15s in the next couple weeks on the cheap. Just got FF04 in tarmac.
Rennolazine: Just sent you a PM. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:08 PM
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Mine is in auto. My neighbor has a black 991.1 S similar to mine and he leaves his up 24/7/365. I always give a little groan and shake my head when he pulls out but whatever, it's not my car.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:52 PM
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Do what you want, but they are fugly. The 992 even worse. Ruins the perfect smooth lines of the car. I'm glad I don't have to see mine while I am driving. I just let it do its thing in auto.
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:44 PM
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mines on auto - and I can never see it do anything ...
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:55 PM
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As I posted in the other thread.

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Old 07-08-2019, 11:04 PM
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That's fairly clear.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:13 PM
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The 991.2 wing raises around 30 mph.. So it's up most of the time anyway.. I wonder how many people shake their heads and groan..

Last night somebody in a Model X did not like that my car was around his. Slowed down immediately when I just got ahead of him and stayed far back. Further down the road he caught up as I caught a brief red light.. When I made my turn I noticed his wing was up this time. The awareness within other drivers is real.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:56 AM
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
There's absolutely no shame in it, but I also think the 911 looks really bad with the wing up.
Agreed. Was designed to be down. Couldn't really care much less about what people do though.
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