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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Duck tail's plus water = help needed? Reply with quote

Hi all

I have just fitted a new duck tail to my 997 gen 1, I'm a little worried about rain water getting in.
I have read not to worry about it, but is there anything that can be done because it seems very open to the elements IMO.
Thought's and advice welcome. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't rain get in through the standard slatted lid anyway?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I wondered the same thing when I fitted my ducktail - the opening at the top does seem large. Fear not though, as there should be a drain hole at each side by the rubber stops where it meets the rear bumper, so water will run out and down the rear bumper (my RPM one does anyway, so I would expect all makes / designs to have the same holes). And any water that goes through the top and into the airbox will run out via the drain holes in the bottom of the airbox.

Your car was looking sweet on Sunday by the way!! Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was worried about the same thing mate when I fitted my RS wing with the front facing vent, but it doesn't seem to be an issue and as squelch says the airbox has drain holes in the bottom.

theres always the other option see the pic Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Yes, I wondered the same thing when I fitted my ducktail - the opening at the top does seem large. Fear not though, as there should be a drain hole at each side by the rubber stops where it meets the rear bumper, so water will run out and down the rear bumper (my RPM one does anyway, so I would expect all makes / designs to have the same holes). And any water that goes through the top and into the airbox will run out via the drain holes in the bottom of the airbox.

Your car was looking sweet on Sunday by the way!! Thumb



Cheers mate,

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I was worried about the same thing mate when I fitted my RS wing with the front facing vent, but it doesn't seem to be an issue and as squelch says the airbox has drain holes in the bottom.

theres always the other option see the pic Grin Grin


I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t use the Porsche umbrella to be honest. Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porkee wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
I was worried about the same thing mate when I fitted my RS wing with the front facing vent, but it doesn't seem to be an issue and as squelch says the airbox has drain holes in the bottom.

theres always the other option see the pic Grin Grin


I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t use the Porsche umbrella to be honest. Grin


What and remove it from its location in the PAX door sill , is that allowed Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Porkee wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
I was worried about the same thing mate when I fitted my RS wing with the front facing vent, but it doesn't seem to be an issue and as squelch says the airbox has drain holes in the bottom.

theres always the other option see the pic Grin Grin


I’m a bit disappointed you didn’t use the Porsche umbrella to be honest. Grin


What and remove it from its location in the PAX door sill , is that allowed Grin


Don't be silly, you not supposed to get them wet. Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you chaps post some pics of your duck tails & let me know where you got them from please.
Am looking for one too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go - I have the RPM carbon one. It's the closest to the genuine Porsche 997 Sport Classic available.
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