911R style diffuser for 996s and 997s? - Page 3 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
996 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: LN Engineering

911R style diffuser for 996s and 997s?

 
Old 02-21-2017, 07:18 PM
  #31  
vandersmith
User
 
vandersmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seattle/SF
Posts: 589
Default

Wow, that actually looks much better than expected. What mounting points were you able to use?

The sump pan guard weighs next to nothing. It is aluminum.
vandersmith is offline  
Old 02-22-2017, 02:39 AM
  #32  
Oregoncoaststi
User
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 113
Default

This has got me thinking, i built a front splitter for my Sti before i sold it to get the 911, didn't get a chance to build a rear diffuser, looks like it could be a fun project
Oregoncoaststi is offline  
Old 02-22-2017, 09:38 AM
  #33  
trendy996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
trendy996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holy City, South Carolina
Posts: 2,400
Default

Yes. I mounted it straight the pan guard. Not the pan guard mount points. The pan gave it a more rigid base to mount to. The weight all together is prob in the ballpark of 5lbs but I never weigh anything.
trendy996 is offline  
Old 02-22-2017, 07:07 PM
  #34  
rs10
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 791
Default

Thanks!

So have you already driven it with the diffuser? It will be very interesting to hear how it works out! (And indeed, to see how it works out - if you have a chance to post some pictures when the car is back on the ground.)
rs10 is offline  
Old 02-24-2017, 12:47 PM
  #35  
trendy996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
trendy996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holy City, South Carolina
Posts: 2,400
Default

Name:  D1320B35-8B5A-403B-AF8E-D1578ACCD10D_zpsvxf2fesd.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  280.1 KB
Name:  5CC478C9-7FB9-4357-9A57-6BFD27F99C76_zpscwskidhx.jpg
Views: 161
Size:  277.9 KB
trendy996 is offline  
Old 02-24-2017, 12:49 PM
  #36  
trendy996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
trendy996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holy City, South Carolina
Posts: 2,400
Default

It's hard to picture it with it being black.
trendy996 is offline  
Old 03-01-2017, 06:00 PM
  #37  
rs10
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 791
Default

Thanks for the photos! Looks like it extends further to the back of the car than on a 991R (not surprisingly, as the 991 is longer). So based on my limited understanding of such things, I'm betting it will work pretty well.

On the other hand, while it's hard to see how close it is to the ground from those angles, I'm guessing this is not something that would get along well with speed bumps. Then again, is your car lowered? Anyway, if you have a chance to post any side view pictures, that would be great.

Thanks again!
rs10 is offline  
Old 03-02-2017, 01:15 PM
  #38  
trendy996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
trendy996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holy City, South Carolina
Posts: 2,400
Default

I would say my car is very low. Backing out of my driveway I only hit my front lip. Doesn't matter what angle I hit it at that front lip scrapes. Diffuser doesn't hit. Pulling it my driveway nothing hits. I do have kwv3 coilovers. With how stiff they are there is very minimal strut/spring movement. If I were on something that moved easier I'd probably scrape. I've had the front splitter on long before the rear diffuser with no issues going over speed bumps. Although I try to avoid them at all cost bc I hate going over them whether I'm in a SUV or my pcars. My cayman on h&r springs hits its rear diffuser made by joe toth a lot easier than my 996. Again though I contribute that to the suspension setup.

Also you can really only position the diffuser a certain way due to the exhaust manifold cut outs that are on the side of the diffuser. I also noticed suncoast removed the diffuser again after I ordered mine. My understanding is Porsche isn't really wanting to sell these to people unless you own a R. So when it was relisted on suncoast I jumped on it. Hopefully Porsche will lighten up and release these permantly for sale.
trendy996 is offline  
Old 03-17-2017, 11:09 PM
  #39  
The Radium King
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 147
Default

The Radium King is offline  
Old 03-19-2017, 01:26 AM
  #40  
808Bill
Super User
 
808Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 3,769
Default

Originally Posted by The Radium King View Post
Sold
808Bill is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 911R style diffuser for 996s and 997s?


Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: