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Niall996
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:47 pm    Post subject: Retro 996's Reply with quote

I've seen couple of retro 996's recently with Fuchs and ducktails and even a check pattern cloth interior!

This one caught my eye. I absolutely hate the front and I'm fairly sure most people on here will hate it as well but in this colour, I think the side decal, fuch's and ducktail work well. I prefer it to the GT3/aero look. With the ducktail, the rear curves/window line are somehow maintained. What I can't make out is if the car is a NB or C4S?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEbed5DCfng

RPM's version of a retro 996

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-germancars/rpm-996-retro-package/32573
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for my 'broken record' response but I'm a huge fan of the customised / retro look 996 scene.

Having missed the 964 boat now I'm tempted to jump aboard this one. I'm thinking early 996, buckets, Hartech rebuilt 997 3.8S engine, ducktail, Ambers, Fuchs, CIIBRA style lights................... Scratch Chin
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this pic of the back on their website- its a 3.4 NB.

http://www.custom-concepts.nl/en/catalogue/porsche/996/body-ducktail-996-detail

A chap in our village has a 997 'CSR' with ducktail and black Fuchs style wheels. Even my 12 yr old daughter said 'that's such a cool car' and not much impresses her.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are CIIBRA style lights?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:
What are CIIBRA style lights?


These! Lightyears beyond my DIY skills sadly.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Thumb

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These! Lightyears beyond my DIY skills sadly.


Mine too........... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the concept of the Op but not that particular example. The colour scheme reminds me of this
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Paul Thumb

Take a high mileage , base spec car for not much money and throw a few quid at it
For engine , suspension , retro wheels and ducktail
http://ebay.to/1UPuMKJ

Won't be a great economic proposition, but how fun to have a retro look.


Saw the RPM csr at Hedingham last week ...in the grass car park Floor

Was very nice
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a similar vein, I'm toying with the idea of a 996 in tones of Magnus Walker. Mind you, that's purely in car styling aesthetics rather than his own or his driving abilities. Surprised






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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul987 wrote:
I like the concept of the Op but not that particular example. The colour scheme reminds me of this


Not this no?







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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also wanting to go the csr route
absolutely love the ducktail
and after seeing all the little tweeks csr do I fancy slowly converting mine
although I prefer the looks of the ohlins suspension on the 997 version as apposed to the kw's on the 996
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:
paul987 wrote:
I like the concept of the Op but not that particular example. The colour scheme reminds me of this


Not this no?







Touché sir! Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm slowly going this way. Mine is a sub £10k special so i'm not too precious about keeping it original.

Chassis wise its now on Eibach Springs, but will get some coilovers when the dampers start to fail. I'd like an ARB kit but haven't seen one for a C4?

On the exterior I've got a Tequipment front bumper and Just trying to choose which ducktail to go for - Full fat carbon one from RPM or a GRP one from Getty/CC. Also going to try and get a centre exit exhaust going too- got a fabricator on the case, just got to get a spare bumper to play with.

On the interior I fitted some Corbeau buckets at the weekend and have got a Cup Steering Wheel from Gert to go in. Am collecting interior plastics via ebay which will get dipped or sprayed to contrast with the Savannah. Already got the console delete done and have booked a trimmer to get some bits retrimmed just after xmas.

Engine will get some RSS mounts to go with the shortshift it already has. Keep thinking about a LTWFW but am not sure what they are like to live with ?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

However.....what would the impact of putting on a ducktail instead of the existing professionally engineered design? Would there be aerodynamic instability? Sudden catastrophic loss of back end grip. Noticable drag? The law of unforseen repurcutions and all that!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:
However.....what would the impact of putting on a ducktail instead of the existing professionally engineered design? Would there be aerodynamic instability? Sudden catastrophic loss of back end grip. Noticable drag? The law of unforseen repurcutions and all that!


did wander that myself Question
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:
The law of unforseen repurcutions and all that!


You'll need one of these to answer that particular question:




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Or get it on the high speed bowl at Millbrook and see? Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New996buyer wrote:
Niall996 wrote:
The law of unforseen repurcutions and all that!


You'll need one of these to answer that particular question:




Thumb

Or get it on the high speed bowl at Millbrook and see? Dont know


Although to be totally honest, I don't think I'm personally going to be challenging the laws of physics or the outer envelope of ducktail versus standard anytime soon, or in my lifetime.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:

New996buyer wrote:

Or get it on the high speed bowl at Millbrook and see? Dont know


Although to be totally honest, I don't think I'm personally going to be challenging the laws of physics or the outer envelope of ducktail versus standard anytime soon, or in my lifetime.


That's a shame as I've always wanted to meet a Time Lord Sad But I'll settle for someone who writes great posts! Grin

But testing it is not beyond us organising on here. Lot's of technical know how (er, not mine of course, but Dynomike, McBit etc) and some time via our existing contacts via here could get us some time at Millbrook. All we'd need is the equipment to measure downforce and 'jobs a good un' Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niall996 wrote:
However.....what would the impact of putting on a ducktail instead of the existing professionally engineered design? Would there be aerodynamic instability? Sudden catastrophic loss of back end grip. Noticable drag? The law of unforseen repurcutions and all that!


Its been discussed before regarding this on here and ph. The general consensus would be no/speeds we would be doing. Dont forget Porsche stuck one on the 997 as well and RUF did an RGT with a ducktail (but based on the old school one) for the 996

Theres 2 styles out there, old school or sports classic (new style). Design 911 are meant to be getting one but everytime ive spoken to them about it, they know sweet FA about it and its always coming in next week.

The Getty one after import tax isnt that much cheaper than the RPM carbon and RPM are willing to do deals on theirs as well. The one from Custom could be cheaper pending on the style as dont forget you need the extra wiring harness and painting.

Im slowly retro'ing mine, taking inspiration from the 964RS. All i need now is the ducktail spoiler and itll be done
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly am be coming a big of the retro look and the fuchs thumbsup
 
  
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