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DucatiRob
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Shallower Front Lip for Aero/GT3 Needed Reply with quote

So I have managed to wreck the splitter/front lip already, only been on 6 months! So many speed bumps around here, misjudged one that was higher than it appeared and it has cracked in two right in the middle Mad

Need a new one but I am about to refresh the suspension including fitting either lower springs or going the whole hog with Ohlins R&T. A new splitter wouldn't last 5 mins if the suspension is lowered 15/20mm!! I think there is a splitter available that isn't as deep as the standard one but not sure which one that is or where to get one!

If anyone could point me in the right direction would appreciate it Thumb or if anyone knows of other options, I think the 991 splitter can be modified to fit the Gen2, possible to mod for the Gen1?? Do like the look of this type of splitter!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:27 am    Post subject: 991 Splitter with adaptor for 997.1 Reply with quote

Hi Rob,

As I posted here http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=130671 ...I have installed the 991 splitter on the standard 997.2 bumper using an adaptor kit out of the US and so far have survived all speed bumps without too much drama. The splitter is around 4 cm" deep from memory. I have PASM on the standard 997.2S which is not as low as you are planning so not sure how the 991 splitter would work for you.

The guy in the US is apparently finalising an adaptor kit for the 997.1 and it may be worth contacting him. He's currently soliciting for interest here ... https://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum/1088022-991-sports-lip-spoiler-adapter-for-997-2-done.html

The adaptor kits aren't cheap (mostly 3 D printed) but the 991 splitter is so overall reasonable value.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 991 Splitter with adaptor for 997.1 Reply with quote

systech1 wrote:
Hi Rob,

As I posted here http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=130671 ...I have installed the 991 splitter on the standard 997.2 bumper using an adaptor kit out of the US and so far have survived all speed bumps without too much drama. The splitter is around 4 cm" deep from memory. I have PASM on the standard 997.2S which is not as low as you are planning so not sure how the 991 splitter would work for you.

The guy in the US is apparently finalising an adaptor kit for the 997.1 and it may be worth contacting him. He's currently soliciting for interest here ... https://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum/1088022-991-sports-lip-spoiler-adapter-for-997-2-done.html

The adaptor kits aren't cheap (mostly 3 D printed) but the 991 splitter is so overall reasonable value.


Thanks Systech! Looks great on your car Thumb Will investigate if there is a similar option for the Gen1 GT3 splitter!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I inquired off him last week, no it won't fit as it leaves the slots in the leading edge on view as the GT3 splitter mounts differently.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s easy enough to cut down a GT3 splitter to give you a little more clearance, I had to do this for mine to get up our driveway, thankfully have since move house.

If you need to remove more than is possible without cutting into the 2x vents, try finding and RS splitter, they don’t have the vents so can be cut down a little more.

Otherwise the ‘proper’ solution would be to get front lift although that’s ££££
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elliot_holder wrote:
It’s easy enough to cut down a GT3 splitter to give you a little more clearance, I had to do this for mine to get up our driveway, thankfully have since move house.

If you need to remove more than is possible without cutting into the 2x vents, try finding and RS splitter, they don’t have the vents so can be cut down a little more.

Otherwise the ‘proper’ solution would be to get front lift although that’s ££££


I think you're right Elliot, I have resigned myself to getting a new one and just trimming it down, I reckon I can take about 20mm off the front which will be about the same amount the suspension will be dropped Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob have you a pic of your lip as I am sure at dinslaken we discussed the fact it might be a cup lip in which case it is lower than the regular aerokit lip, I was lowered on Techarts on my gen1 with a std aero lip and yes it scrapped from time to time mmmm regularly lol. but lasted 2 years before having to change it. .I seem to remember yours had the two air ducts but was more pronounced on the corners and had a bigger vertical drop off the corners . there appears to be three types the one as in my pic the RS one which has no air ducts and is lower it also has an option for a lip extension piece in the middle , then the other one which I think is the cup one looks the same as my pic but is lower and more pronounced at the corners. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob see the one on the silver gen1 this car is not lowered but look how low the lip is and how it sticks out at the corners compared to my pic above Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Rob see the one on the silver gen1 this car is not lowered but look how low the lip is and how it sticks out at the corners compared to my pic above Thumb


Phil, is the lip on your old Gen1 the shallower Cup lip? And the silver Gen1 the same as mine below but trimmed?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a GT3, but Mines a gen 2 aero cup. Is rather low!
 



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GlenB wrote:
Not a GT3, but Mines a gen 2 aero cup. Is rather low!


Looks great in white Thumb I bet you need to be careful with that! Mine has only been on for for 6 months and has taken a bashing!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

It certainly takes some thought about just how to approach some things and seme places I think humm perhaps I won't try that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Rob see the one on the silver gen1 this car is not lowered but look how low the lip is and how it sticks out at the corners compared to my pic above Thumb


Phil, is the lip on your old Gen1 the shallower Cup lip? And the silver Gen1 the same as mine below but trimmed?




Rob the silver car has the same lip as yours, my gen1 has a standard aerokit front lip this is the shallowest of the three types the other one which we dont seem to have a pic of is even lower and has no air ducts in it. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:


Rob the silver car has the same lip as yours, my gen1 has a standard aerokit front lip this is the shallowest of the three types the other one which we dont seem to have a pic of is even lower and has no air ducts in it. Thumb Thumb


Cheers Phil, I will have to look out for the std Aerokit lip! Looks about 10-15mm shallower than the GT3 one! Will still be a bit scrapey over all the speed humps around here Rolling Eyes
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