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peterzoom
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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Front Splitter Reply with quote

Any help would be greatly appreciated here please.
I have read so many threads and articles and this morning spent half an hour with my local, and very patiently helpful OPC parts staff, trying to find the correct part number for a front splitter for my 2001 996 C4.
My car has a completely standard front end, exactly as it would have had from the factory. (so Boxster style headlights)
I am wanting to find a splitter that projects horizontally from the lower leading edge of the standard bumper rather than the type that drops down vertically, reducing ground clearance.
I really don't want the front lower, just want to give it a slightly more of a race car look.
The OPC advised me that although there is exactly such a splitter for the later 996 it will not fit the first generation with standard front end. However in other sources the advice is that it will!!
Can anyone shed some light and the relevant part numbers, please?
 
  
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911munKy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter, I'd be interested in your findings if you have any success.

I found this thread on retrofitting a lip to the facelift cars:
https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996/89031-installed-02-gt3-lip-spoiler-oem-996-c2-bumper.html

There are aftermarket PU's & lips available but they don't look quite right to me or the prices are beyond my expectations.
Good luck and please report back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly will let you know how I get on. Interestingly, the article you linked was one of the ones I had also turned up in my research.

I studied the pictures very closely and I thought that the lower edge of the facelift number looks exactly the same as the older one. I think the only difference is at the top edges to make room for the revised headlamps.

I wonder if anyone here can confirm or deny that this is the case?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe your helpful OPC will let you order a 996.2 one and offer it up to your car to check the fit then allow a refund if it's unsuitable? You can tell me what to get! As a bonus to the looks it really seems to help the front end stability at speed.

Referring to the link I posted 'Jstgermaine' on Page 3 said that he fitted a GT3 Cup front splitter '99-'01 Aero Lip to his 996.1 with original PU however the pics to his post are no longer hosted although there are a couple of less clear pics on Page 4. Maybe that could be another option although I believe it hangs down a bit more than the 996.2 one.

Failing that there is the option of the guy on Page 8 that fitted some EZ lip, could be a bit chavtastic but the low res pics look OK.
Only £30 on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/EZ-Lip-Universal-Spoiler/dp/B009F10S3Y/ref=sr_1_1/259-3341537-7654523?ie=UTF8&qid=1499196949&sr=8-1&keywords=ez+lip
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is for the Turbo, but they may do other versions? Cheap enough!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a bit more research I don't think the 996.2 lip will fit, I believe the best option is the 996.1 GT3 'Cup' front splitter 996.505.986.90.
This is a 3/4 lip that tapers out at the edges and suites the standard 996.1 PU, from the picks on Page 4 of the first link I posted I think it looks good.

There are some pics of the splitter here in a recent post by 'Judder'
http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=121139&start=20&sid=5a6d77e2a898e1e5fb4d2d92282d5a5d

Price ~£80' by the sounds of it, not sure if that in s VAT.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update on the splitter front Very Happy
I spent a little time talking the options through with the partsman at my local OPC and we have ordered what we think is the correct item. Should be here in about 7 -10 days so once it arrives I will test fit it and post the results here, fingers, tooes and knees crossed!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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