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Hoolio
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: I keep losing my lower front splitter - 996.2 GT3 Reply with quote

Just back from a trip to Le Mans, which was a great weekend! The only thing that slightly annoyed me was losing my lower front splitter on the A3 on the way out to LM.


With the front splitter in place there isn't much ground clearance but this is the second one I've lost, the first was a trip back from Spa.


Is it time to have a look at the front springs/suspension?
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annoying isn’t it. It puts you off fitting them.

I bought my Mk2 the other month and it came with the splitter missing.
I have this one ready to go on but I’m going to leave it until next spring as I know it won’t last the 3500 miles around Europe I have planned.





I take it you’re using the £100 Cup one as opposed to the £160 GT3 one.
That’s what I have above. £94 plus vat.

Worth checking your suspension like you say. Mine is on KWV3’s set to half way but sitting low. I can’t see winding mine up 10mm would help though. They are just so damn low anyway.

First world problems though I suppose. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 996 splitter fixing system is entirely inadequate, as evidenced by Porsche adopting a completely different & far superior system on the 997.

Although this won't be recieved well by some, my solution is track & road proven over tens of thousands of miles:

15 to 20 self-drilling roofing screws - nobody will ever see them & they really do work!

https://www.screwfix.com/p/carbon-steel-self-drilling-screws-5-5-x-25mm-100-pack/54743
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get a front end lift kit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a Cayenne.....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was quite amusing seeing the supercup cars return to the remote paddock at Monaco. Nearly all the tyre trolleys had one or two spare splitters on them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Annoying isn’t it. It puts you off fitting them.

I bought my Mk2 the other month and it came with the splitter missing.
I have this one ready to go on but I’m going to leave it until next spring as I know it won’t last the 3500 miles around Europe I have planned.





I take it you’re using the £100 Cup one as opposed to the £160 GT3 one.
That’s what I have above. £94 plus vat.

Worth checking your suspension like you say. Mine is on KWV3’s set to half way but sitting low. I can’t see winding mine up 10mm would help though. They are just so damn low anyway.

First world problems though I suppose. Grin



Yes, I have the cup splitter. I think they finish the front of the car off nicely. Will get it booked in for the suspension to be looked at.


Enjoy your 3.5k blatt round Europe!
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