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Old 01-15-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default 997.1 GT3 Front Lip Lower Spoiler Options

I need to replace the stock front lower bumper lip/spoiler on my 997.1 GT3 with stock rear taco wing. The car is lowered and is 75% a track car.

What are my options/source/price

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Old 01-15-2017, 05:04 PM   #2
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http://www.suncoastparts.com/category/997gt3ak.html

your local dealer should usually have these in stock also, because they are so often replaced. last time i replace it during an annual service. some will sell it to you cheap, just ask.
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I hear the 997-2 Cup lip is a direct fit on a 997-1 GT3. That would be my first choice. It is very flexible and doesn't crack unless you hit something hard head on. It's what I run on my car: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...p_-_Front.html

And looks like the 997-1 Cup lip is even cheaper: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...air_ducts.html
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They are a bit lower than the stock lip, but more durable. Beware they don't always have a perfect finish on them. Typically have a "lightly used" look.
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Buy at local dealer with pmna account. Get the .1 lip no holes.
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I hear the 997-2 Cup lip is a direct fit on a 997-1 GT3. That would be my first choice. It is very flexible and doesn't crack unless you hit something hard head on. It's what I run on my car: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...p_-_Front.html

And looks like the 997-1 Cup lip is even cheaper: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...air_ducts.html
.2 lips will not fit .1, stock or cup

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Buy at local dealer with pmna account. Get the .1 lip no holes.
This^^^
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Buy at local dealer with pmna account. Get the .1 lip no holes.
Why no holes? The one I have on the car now has holes?

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Why no holes? The one I have on the car now has holes?

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More downforce.
From Porsche race engineer: the holes do little for cooling brakes but the no holes adds real front downforce. Run the no holes.
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Thanks for the recommendations. FVD price is $243 inc shipping to OH.

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Buy at local dealer with pmna account. Get the .1 lip no holes.

Yep think I paid 180
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.2 lips will not fit .1, stock or cup
Someone posted here that they could. Guess you can't believe everything you read on the interwebs... Sorry for spreading misinformation then!

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Buy at local dealer with pmna account. Get the .1 lip no holes.
Dumb question.
Does that mean the dealer has a PMNA acct? Or the customer?
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More downforce.
From Porsche race engineer: the holes do little for cooling brakes but the no holes adds real front downforce. Run the no holes.
Have you ever held your hand out into the windstream at 150 MPH?

That Porsche engineer may have been talking theory, which could be correct.
However, as an engineer who has uploaded missiles on almost every warfighter in the US inventory, I know for a fact that there is a difference between theory and real-world.
If these lips are as flexible as you claim, they will be flexing in the wind and bending in various ways depending on speed and wind deflection angle.
The holes will reduce some of the bending.
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Dumb question.
Does that mean the dealer has a PMNA acct? Or the customer?
Dealer
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I hear the 997-2 Cup lip is a direct fit on a 997-1 GT3. That would be my first choice. It is very flexible and doesn't crack unless you hit something hard head on. It's what I run on my car: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...p_-_Front.html

And looks like the 997-1 Cup lip is even cheaper: http://www.fvd.de/us/en/Porsche-0/-/...air_ducts.html

Nope - I just had the experience of trying to install a .2 cup lip onto a 1 and the tabs won't fit - won't go on.

The .1 cup fit fits great.
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