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Lordjimimac
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: 996tt vs 997 pasm Aerokit - front bumper Reply with quote

Hi folks,
I have a pasm 997 and I’m very tempted to get an aero bumper. Some research has spooked me a little with many stories of it being too low to even get into carparks!
I had a 996tt and that was fine - it also was pretty low and has the lip spoiler.
So,
Do any of you good fellows happen to know how the bumper/ground clearance compares between the two?
Big thanks!
James
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My buddy had a 9971 Turbo with the aero kit and he ended up repainting the front lip after one year and then replacing after two in a perpetual cycle.

I'm only lowered on H&Rs and the little plastic scrapy lips (whatever they're actually called?) in front of the front wheels catch on every speed bump around here, whichever way I take them.

On the other car, I just got fed up so I did a so-called "lipectomy", and now I don't scrape the front lip (as it isn't there), but I do 'bong' the underbody brace from time to time (it's hollow) as it's now the lowest part of the car.

Maybe it's time for another lipectomy? Or maybe just a trim?
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Lordjimimac
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - very helpful cautionary tales!
I increasing think it’s a case of either lowering the car on Techart OR getting the Aerokit. I know both would look best, but it seems the practicality would be compromised quite a bit!

MaxA wrote:
My buddy had a 9971 Turbo with the aero kit and he ended up repainting the front lip after one year and then replacing after two in a perpetual cycle.

I'm only lowered on H&Rs and the little plastic scrapy lips (whatever they're actually called?) in front of the front wheels catch on every speed bump around here, whichever way I take them.

On the other car, I just got fed up so I did a so-called "lipectomy", and now I don't scrape the front lip (as it isn't there), but I do 'bong' the underbody brace from time to time (it's hollow) as it's now the lowest part of the car.

Maybe it's time for another lipectomy? Or maybe just a trim?

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E39 m540i (Titan silver, black)
987S (Lapis, metropole)
Z4M coupe (blue, cream)
S2000 (red, black)
Mini Cooper S Works (blue, black)
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