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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Front splitter Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a nice splitter that fits standard 997 front bumper??gen 1
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of guys are fitting the 991 front lip to the 997.2 and 997.1 its quite a nice subtle upgrade. this link is the FB page of the guys that sell the kit to make the 991 lip fit nicely the 997.1 and .2

https://www.facebook.com/emc2porsche/?fref=gs&dti=1466530410274927&hc_location=group_dialog

the lip you can get from the OPC Thumb Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply...really like the look of that splitter and I’d be very keen to get one as apparantly there between $170-$190 which is great!...but then the guys who have designed the kit to make it fit which is a few clips and a drill bit are asking $239 for the fitting kit!🤦🏼‍♂️
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some guys have fitted the lip without the kit , its just a bit more involved and you wont have the little triangles to make it neat but TBH you cannot see that part when its fitted anyway. but even with the kit I didnt think $400 was a bad price for a lip to finish the front off neatly . Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great - has got me wondering if it would fit a 996...... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rinnspeed style front lip from Ebay as Rinnspeed don't make them anymore
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingb4 wrote:
That looks great - has got me wondering if it would fit a 996...... Very Happy


Well someone has to be the first to try it Grin haven't read of it being done yet . Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
Rinnspeed style front lip from Ebay as Rinnspeed don't make them anymore


Thats nice mate , is it Flexi like the OE lips or Fibreglass
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a youtube vid from a guy who fitted the 991 splitter to his 997. Just a few screws were required. And a but of time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Thefinn wrote:
Rinnspeed style front lip from Ebay as Rinnspeed don't make them anymore


Thats nice mate , is it Flexi like the OE lips or Fibreglass


Fibreglass, I had this fitted to my old 997
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pjt73 wrote:
There is a youtube vid from a guy who fitted the 991 splitter to his 997. Just a few screws were required. And a but of time.


The only issue with using screws is that at the first speed bump or steep kerb it will get ripped off and you will need to keep redrilling other holes or using bigger screws or whatever.

I have found that after having hit such a speed bump and suffering the same fate, that the adaptor kit holds up and enables the splitter to be easily refitted without the need for further screws etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody tried one of these?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-SPLITTER-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-997-1-PREFACE-2004-2009/221758393126?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Seem cheap, but I’m always wary of cheap, especially off eBay.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gray79 wrote:
Anybody tried one of these?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-SPLITTER-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-997-1-PREFACE-2004-2009/221758393126?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Seem cheap, but I’m always wary of cheap, especially off eBay.


I used to have a Leon and a lot of the Cupra guys used to swear by Maxton splitters... not my cup of tea looks wise but Dont know looks like they are cheaper off ebay direct:

https://www.maxtondesign.co.uk/front-splitter-porsche-911-carrera-997-1-2004-2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous thread on the Maxton splitter here:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123762&highlight=splitter

3 years on the car and still holding up well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gray79 wrote:
Anybody tried one of these?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-SPLITTER-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-997-1-PREFACE-2004-2009/221758393126?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Seem cheap, but I’m always wary of cheap, especially off eBay.


I sent my maxton back for the gen1 as it was hollow underneath and didnt look like it would hold up long . forum member monster fitted one and it broke in half and fell off the first bump he hit . he now has the 991 lip fitted and is very pleased with it Thumb
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