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Inlet protective screens

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I saw a GT-3 with protective screens installed to provide some defense against rocks, stones, bolts, etc. that are thrown up at the front of the car. Having already replaced the A/C condenser after collecting a bolt (!) thrown up by a truck, I am looking for some additional protection for all the exposed parts (oil cooler/A/C, etc.). These were a simple black coarse screen that looked like a professionally made aftermarket part. Does anyone know where these are available?

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I saw a GT-3 with protective screens installed to provide some defense against rocks, stones, bolts, etc. that are thrown up at the front of the car. Having already replaced the A/C condenser after collecting a bolt (!) thrown up by a truck, I am looking for some additional protection for all the exposed parts (oil cooler/A/C, etc.). These were a simple black coarse screen that looked like a professionally made aftermarket part. Does anyone know where these are available?

Check out Carnewal @ http://www.carnewal-europe.com/main.htm. I think there are domestic screens as well. You might do a search on one of the other boards (ie. Rennlist, Rennteam or 6 spd).

Good Luck!

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Hi,

The screens are hard to find by this link. Here is

the information from the link.

You will want to look in the GT-3 section for screens for

a 996. They will fit 997. Below is some of the information

copied from the site.

P96 GT3 Cup Intake screens

Mesh grills that cover the air intakes and protect the radiators.

Price : 375 Euro Dollar Conversion

For every '04 P96GT3, Aerokit Cup II, and P96 Cup cars.

Factory parts.

You will find a picture from their site.

Paul

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I saw a GT-3 with protective screens installed to provide some defense against rocks, stones, bolts, etc. that are thrown up at the front of the car. Having already replaced the A/C condenser after collecting a bolt (!) thrown up by a truck, I am looking for some additional protection for all the exposed parts (oil cooler/A/C, etc.). These were a simple black coarse screen that looked like a professionally made aftermarket part. Does anyone know where these are available?

You can also check with Austin at TRG. I know they have the protective screens for 996 GT3 (factory cup cars, LT grill #996.505.323.91, RT grill #996.505.324.91, center grill # 996.505.321.92 ). Total cost: ~ $392

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Izard.... i've experimented with inlet protective screens on my '04 996 GT3. I tried both the factory cup car screens that Carnewal and TRG sells...and with the German screens from Cargraphic. In the end, I've decided not to put them on. Both sets require me to remove and not use the black plastic frame that mounts inside the bumper and stiffens the three inlet holes. It also guides airflow, somewhat, to the radiators. The screens from both sources replace that frame and require you to glue and/or tie wrap the screens to the inside of each inlet. To me, it just isn't a clean installation.

By the way, although I sold the Cup screens, but, I still have the Cargraphic screens and would be willing to sell. I really have no idea, though, if they will even fit on a 997 G3.

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Izard.... i've experimented with inlet protective screens on my '04 996 GT3. I tried both the factory cup car screens that Carnewal and TRG sells...and with the German screens from Cargraphic. In the end, I've decided not to put them on. Both sets require me to remove and not use the black plastic frame that mounts inside the bumper and stiffens the three inlet holes. It also guides airflow, somewhat, to the radiators. The screens from both sources replace that frame and require you to glue and/or tie wrap the screens to the inside of each inlet. To me, it just isn't a clean installation.

By the way, although I sold the Cup screens, but, I still have the Cargraphic screens and would be willing to sell. I really have no idea, though, if they will even fit on a 997 G3.

Interesting. Thanks for the input. Are these somewhat undesirable from esthetic perspective or do they actaully restrict air flow to the radiators? Please advise.

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Any screen over the air intakes will restrict air flow somewhat, but, I don't believe that either the Cup car screens nor the Cargraphic will restrict the flow enough to make any difference to a moving car. They both will stop flying junk larger than about 1/4 of an inch. In my opinion, the removal of the black plastic frame/ducting behind the holes in the bumper may actually have a larger effect on the air flow....but, that is only my own speculation from standing there looking at it on the garage floor and trying to deduce what it does. Certainly, even the factory feels it's ok to remove the frame on the racing Cup Car....but, they expect that the Cup Car will be moving fairly briskly through the air!....not idling through summer traffic. As far as the aesthetics of the screen install.....yeh, that bothered me too. When you remove the black frame you expose some locating slots/holes on the inside edge of the intake holes. Most folks use tie wraps/zip ties through those holes to help locate the screens as well as a big "rope" of urethane glue all around the periphery of each hole. I wouldn't think twice about doing that on a track-only car....but..........

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Any screen over the air intakes will restrict air flow somewhat, but, I don't believe that either the Cup car screens nor the Cargraphic will restrict the flow enough to make any difference to a moving car. They both will stop flying junk larger than about 1/4 of an inch. In my opinion, the removal of the black plastic frame/ducting behind the holes in the bumper may actually have a larger effect on the air flow....but, that is only my own speculation from standing there looking at it on the garage floor and trying to deduce what it does. Certainly, even the factory feels it's ok to remove the frame on the racing Cup Car....but, they expect that the Cup Car will be moving fairly briskly through the air!....not idling through summer traffic. As far as the aesthetics of the screen install.....yeh, that bothered me too. When you remove the black frame you expose some locating slots/holes on the inside edge of the intake holes. Most folks use tie wraps/zip ties through those holes to help locate the screens as well as a big "rope" of urethane glue all around the periphery of each hole. I wouldn't think twice about doing that on a track-only car....but..........

Thanks, Craig for clarification. I was little concerned about these. That's why I have been hesitant to install them.

Edited by aehsani

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