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Rear Aero Cup Wing With Front Spoiler?


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Would you guys recommend against installing an Aero Cup Wing without the rest of the kit? I am thinking about installing just the wing on my MY00 C2 for now, and considering the side skirts and front spoiler later. Will having just the wing (without the rest of the kit) significantly impact the handling, performance, and safety of the car at high speeds?

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The 99-01 996 had a minor problem with front end lift at high speeds. Before adding the aero front end, mine would start moving around a bit at 145 (on the track) and get worse from there. That was without a rear wing which would have made it much worse. The aero front end settles the car down perfectly. I think this is one area where you should listen to Porsche. I would not consider adding a rear wing without the front if you intend to drive the car at significant speeds.

If $$ is an issue I would add the front and sides first and go for the wing later.

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hey denik,

I've seen lots of cars that only have the AeroKit wing on Porsche Centers parking-lot even though it is only in combination with the GT3 front (w/o spoiler flaps) according to German TÜV!

and for the MY00 model, I total agree w/ JimB proposal about the front and the sideskirts!

cheers,

Tony

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I don't know where the original information was obtained from but the info below was posted recently, in this forum I think. I don't know what model year this refers to. The facelifted one I guess if Jim has had noticeable problems at 145mph...

Here is a little trivia for you about how even the "little" stock wing on the carreras impacts the just the lift aspect of aerodinamics (996 carrera):

Wing down

Front lift (at 157mph) --> 64 kg

Rear lift (at 157mph) --> 136 kg

Wing up

Front lift (at 157mph) --> 5 kg

Rear lift (at 157mph) --> 14 kg

BTW:

GT3 rear lift at 200km/h (124mph) --> 0Kg

GT2 rear lift at 200km/h (124mph) --> -8Kg

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Yeah I doubt within normal speeds that you can drive on roads within most countries (especially the US) that you'll notice much problems. I've heard the problems occur with lift starting at 120mph+ speeds. Personally, I would wait till you can buy the full kit as the painting would be smarter to be done as one unit using the same paint for consistency.

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