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Old 11-06-2012, 09:03 PM
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Yes Andy, that's correct - the two splitters I bought are pre-drilled for the fasteners. The holes are undersized and can be drilled out to enlarge them.

I just talked to Joe, and yes his paypal address is the same as his contact email address ([email protected]). He also said he's okay with me posting his phone number - so if you'd like to talk to him, you can call him at 1-604-329-9391.

Since there's a lot of interest here, I've attached a couple more photos showing the difference between Joe's splitter and the Cup one. Lining the Cup holes over Joe's holes, it looks like Joe's splitter extends out about 7/8" further than the Cup at the middle point of the bumper. As far as scraping on driveways goes - I'm not sure, as I haven't tested it out yet - although I don't think it'll be a problem as it doesn't appear to extend down much lower than the Cup one.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:21 PM
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Really digging this thing...Can't wait to get my hands on one!! I plan to use rubber nut-serts and stainless hardware to attatch it. I've never been a huge fan of those plastic fasteners!

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:59 PM
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Would this be legal for stock class PCA racing ?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikelly View Post
Really digging this thing...Can't wait to get my hands on one!! I plan to use rubber nut-serts and stainless hardware to attatch it. I've never been a huge fan of those plastic fasteners!

Mike
Hey Mike, in your experience, will that work ie not result in an off becoming a torn/damaged bumper instead of just a separated splitter?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 PM
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I have one of these too, and it's great! I've been running the prototype for about 3 years now! No issues at all, and still looks killer!
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:40 PM
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HiWind, I've been a fan of fiberglass because it is very durable. One issue I've had with the Porsche bits is the delicate plastic fender liners and underbody work. The bumper covers are very durable. But everything else is less so. I struck a ground hog at Summit Point Main circuit at 137MPH according to my traqmate. Anything will break at an impact like that, but due to the lack of support, the trunk sparetire well was deformed slightly. Fortunately it popped back into place, but that really illustrated how delicate the whole front end is. Radiator was turned into a U shape.

I'll be looking at better mount backing/bracing as I do the instal. I can "hope" that the glass will flex less and be more durable. I hoped that the more riggid structure of the splitter will atleast save it from more casual contact. With the existing setup if you hit a dead animal in the road, or enter a driveway at the wrong angle, you run the risk of cracking a fender liner, which is becoming harder to find and will set you back more than the cost of the splitter. There are a number of things I wish Porsche had done a better job with. The splitter being a consumable is acceptable. The splitter damaging other parts when it comes off isn't. But let's face it, the current OEM design leaves quite a bit on the table. How many of us have had them damagd while NOT at the track? Probably quite a few. I've had to repair mine TWICE now.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:34 AM
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I'm dragging the car out of winter hibernation for one more track day this weekend. Will report back on how she feels.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:56 AM
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Nice - if you're over steering like crazy in high speed sweepers ..... Its working!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:03 AM
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Well...I don't think the difference will be that profound, but thanks for the heads-up! I'm running a stock rear wing, but I do have the 8 degree shims installed.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:10 PM
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i have my cup spliter on for 2 track season sealed with:

http://www.geocelusa.com/component/j...tech-data.html

no need for screws, this sealant can strech 1/2" without breaking,
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by IanM View Post
I'm dragging the car out of winter hibernation for one more track day this weekend. Will report back on how she feels.
Where are you going?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:39 AM
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E-mailed Joe, cause I'm always looking for a better mouse trap. Love it when there's new stuff for our 996'.

Thanks Ian.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:28 AM
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Ordered 2 (deux- for Canadian content)
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:33 AM
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Ordered 3, for Marc and myself, and since it's fiberglass, we might be able to add a small extension on the bottom a la Grand Am.
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