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FIBRETEK ducktails

cvega

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I noticed some ducktails have surfaced at Design 911 from a vendor called Fibretek - anyone have any experience of them? can't find anything useful on the web about that vendor.
 
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I was recommended it by one of the blokes at Rindt Vehicle Design so it's on my list of parts to buy.
 
Does look good, half tempted myself..
 
cvega said:
I noticed some ducktails have surfaced at Design 911 from a vendor called Fibretek - anyone have any experience of them? can't find anything useful on the web about that vendor.

Yes its Design 911's own brand.

Its a copy of the RPM CSR Carbon ducktail as far as I can see.
 
beresd said:
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I was recommended it by one of the blokes at Rindt Vehicle Design so it's on my list of parts to buy.

I don't suppose you had a quote from Rindt to supply and fit one of these?
 
I have one of these on my 996.


For the money, I think 'fine'

Having heard about the fitting experience of the one on my cousin's car, I know it wouldn't be entirely easy. It was no different with mine.


I would reiterate - I am happy with it (for the money) but...

The fit needs a body shop to do some work (sanding, shaping, paint obvs)

The brake light version needs wiring modifications

The brake light version needs SIGNIFICANT modification. The hole isn't anywhere near the right size, so when you attempt to click in the recommended brake light unit, it breaks. On mine, the first was broken by the bodyshop then the second broke by my Indy specialist. My specialist managed to fix this with glue, but its funny to see how it is the same on most cars with this mod (inc. my cousin's)

Mine arrived with a bit of a knock on the corner (which I didn't notice until I took for paint). This was thankfully fixed before being painted.

The panel gaps (after sanding etc) are 'ok' there is a slight height difference against the back wings, particularly near the bottom near bumper but in my view acceptable for an aftermarket panel.




 

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Above, really useful info..thanks 👍
 
Sounds very similar to the one I fitted as well. Needed some prep and was not exact fitting so if your fussy about fitment might not be the thing for you.

To be fair though I dont think any aftermarket kit will fit spot on and if it did it would be very expensive I would think.
 
Good thread this, yes in general a fair bit of prep work is needed with aftermarket fibreglass, it's all helping my man maths justify a finished carbon fibre ducktail on my wish list :D
 
Yes, I was considering a carbon, but this still works out quite a bit cheaper.

The fibreglass has a weave to it (you can see on these pics where I haven't got round to painting the inside) so that shows through the paint in certain lights (I think it has enhanced over time even). Subtle but 8)
On my cousin's black car, we couldn't even decide if it was actually carbon at first!

I have attached more pics.

You can see the slight gap on the brake light fitment but the panel gaps are evenly spaced (thanks to my Indy's skill). (Looking at the pics, they make them look far worst than they actually are). He also did a mega job of gluing and polishing the actual light unit, so it is almost impossible to see the break.

Slight imperfection in the top corner, but that is bodyshop's fault rather than the ducktail.

If I get time over the weekend I will try to show a photo of the underside and the wiring routing that was done, and possible the first attempt, broken light unit (I think I still have it somewhere).
 

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I would reiterate, I am very happy with it and these pics are really close and I'm trying to show faults as best I can!
at normal viewing distances I think it looks great and a massive improvement on the standard deckled. Especially in my case where I was trying balance out the chunkiness of the aero bumper and side skirts.
 
DJLoDY said:
I would reiterate, I am very happy with it and these pics are really close and I'm trying to show faults as best I can!
at normal viewing distances I think it looks great and a massive improvement on the standard deckled. Especially in my case where I was trying balance out the chunkiness of the aero bumper and side skirts.

Both cars look great and as you say they are a lot cheaper, last time I looked the RPM finished carbon ducktail was £2k :sad:
 
jezgreen911 said:
DJLoDY said:
I would reiterate, I am very happy with it and these pics are really close and I'm trying to show faults as best I can!
at normal viewing distances I think it looks great and a massive improvement on the standard deckled. Especially in my case where I was trying balance out the chunkiness of the aero bumper and side skirts.

Both cars look great and as you say they are a lot cheaper, last time I looked the RPM finished carbon ducktail was £2k :sad:

Thanks :thumb:
Yes, I think this ends up being about £1,000ish once fettled, painted and wired up.

On the wiring note. I have read the later cars can have the the spoiler raise warning light coded out. Mine being an earlier car, needed the wiring modifying. The light appears and goes out once the car is moving (due to it working off the speed sensor/abs - I think)
 
Could anyone post similar close up images of the RPM Technic spoiler to those posted by DJLoDY to make a direct comparison?
 

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