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Old 01-03-2014, 01:47 AM
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Alex oem will always be oem we all know. Im sure that lid isnt cheap either
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:32 AM
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I ask the dealer about the Sport Classic OEM tail.
Don't know if he was yanking my chain but.....are you sitting?
$4k...unpainted!
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
I ask the dealer about the Sport Classic OEM tail.
Don't know if he was yanking my chain but.....are you sitting?
$4k...unpainted!
You almost always get what you pay for!

If it's me and I went cheaper every time I'd look at it I'd think I shoulda spent the money......EVERY TIME!

But that's just me.

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Old 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM
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Following this thread...I love the ducktail on the 997 but unsure if I want to go down this road...

One Q: does anyone know how much weight this mod saves over the stock wing on a 997.2?
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
I ask the dealer about the Sport Classic OEM tail.
Don't know if he was yanking my chain but.....are you sitting?
$4k...unpainted!
Hmm, not crazy, as a full aerokit is $6K. I wonder if it included the whole lid or not.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:01 AM
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very nice, these are my favorite kind of spoiler.......
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:09 PM
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Hi all,

I installed mine last night, and I have a few questions for anyone who installed this DIY:

1. Is epoxy the best way to install the grills? That's the only way I can figure.

2. Did anyone else have trouble with fitment? I had it painted and installed it myself using the pics at their link, and while the hood will close, the leading edge of the duck tail binds against the sheet metal on the back of the car. Is the best way forward to pull the wing and cut the fiberglass back? I think I could get away with a few washers or a few layers of gasket material, but don't want to lift it any more than I have to. Does anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 05-01-2014, 05:43 PM
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@ BigTex

Pics please... No advice but very interested!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:53 PM
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I epoxied screws onto the wing in the location of the edge holes on the grilles. Four for each side. I then put the grilles in position and screwed them down.

Sorry to here about your figment issues. Mine fix very well and I have been happy since installing it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:53 PM
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My understanding is you can't get the OEM sport classic ducktail without a VIN showing your car is a Sport Classic 997!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:10 PM
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Have you guys seen the ducktail on a 991??? Uuuuggglllyyyy!
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by alexb76 View Post
Hmm, not crazy, as a full aerokit is $6K. I wonder if it included the whole lid or not.
True dat.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:50 AM
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I don't have good pics yet, but the car looks fantastic, just as the rest of the ones in this thread. There is just a millimeter or two of clearance I need to figure out, and I was hoping someone else had dealt with the same issue.

I'll go ahead and use some epoxy on the grills the next time I have it apart. For now, I just washed the dust off the sheet metal underneath the intakes, and on a black car, it's really not that noticeable.

Thanks to all,

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:33 AM
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with people who did the "taller style" ducktails that cover the 3rd brake light... does someone sell /is there a panel or kit that deletes on car 3rd brakelight so it can be clean like the sport classic? and not have double brake light action going on?
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:56 AM
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with people who did the "taller style" ducktails that cover the 3rd brake light... does someone sell /is there a panel or kit that deletes on car 3rd brakelight so it can be clean like the sport classic? and not have double brake light action going on?
OEM 997 Turbo filler panel takes care of this problem, and looks great. i believe it is the same panel Porsche used on the Sport Classic. i did it on mine, very simple, just 4(?) screws on the outside, and 2 nuts on the inside secure the panel.

FYI, if you decide to go this route, when taking the carpeted interior piece out from under the rear window to get to the 2 nuts, you WILL break some of the clips securing the carpeted piece in place. be sure to buy some from the dealer before you tackle this job. i bought 6 just to have on hand, they were less than $2 each if i remember correctly.
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