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Rioja996TT
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: C4S front splitter on 996 Turbo Reply with quote

Having just cracked another turbo front splitter, I am balking at paying out £280 for a strip of polyurethane. I note that the C4S splitter has a higher centre section and would thus be far more urban friendly at considerably lower cost. Any downsides to such a replacement? Thanks.
 
  
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kas750
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only from an anoraks point of view.
The reality is you will still probably bash the c4s part!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
Only from an anoraks point of view.
The reality is you will still probably bash the c4s part!


Sooo true nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The anorak in me also worries that the turbo one is different shaped for a reason, maybe to counteract lift from the bigger rear wing.

I have found that having graunched mine on a steep driveway, sanding it down with fine sandpaper then a coat of plastic conditioner got it looking much, much better.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
The anorak in me also worries that the turbo one is different shaped for a reason, maybe to counteract lift from the bigger rear wing.



I believe that is true, but unless you regularly drive at 120+ on the Autobahn I really doubt you'll notice the difference. I do recall reading that the C4S one was so shaped so as to reduce front lift reduction to match the non turbo rear wing.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going through about two a year, so fitted the C4S splitter.
Don't seem to ground it as often as turbo one.
Car seems planted at 140.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I changed mine to the C4s splitter purely because I think it looks nicer.

You will not notice a difference.
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