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Hey, everyone. I'm looking at buy a 996 Turbo (still, I know...getting closer on this one!) and apparently the hydraulic rear wing is not playing nice. I know that this is a common problem, which is why I thought to ask about it, but I am wondering what my options are other than just leaving it down with the fuse out for the life of the car. I've done some research and it looks like up to $1,300 in parts to replace the entire system enough for it to definitely work again.

But what options does everyone recommend for fixed wings? I don't want to spend $7,000 on a body kit or anything, but if there are some elegant, safe, and ultimately not-just-for-looks options at reasonable prices I'm all ears. Thanks!

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One of the most popular is the GT-2 style wing. You can find a good example here Misha and also here Mashaw. Both are of a good quality. See discussion here : Rear wing.... And if you don't care about having the stock wing up all the time some people sell a fix device see here: Fix wing

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Someone mentioned sometime ago that he removed the hydraulic motosr and rams, disconnected the lines and filed them up with PS fliudand leak preventer and it worked.

Did you check the rams themselves when the wing is up. These tings catch a .lot of dirt, and sometimes just need to be cleaned up.

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I am currently putting a GT-2 wing on my 01 TT I looked at Misha and found a man in So Cal that had some good reviews, spoke with him a lot and his customers. I am having it preped and painted (seal grey) It was a little rougher than I expected but body work has never been my thing. It was reasonable and I the painter I use is great. It fits nice so far, but that is the body guys doing. PM me and i will send you contact info and price I paid.

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I was going to add that I went through the fix process for my stock rams. Did it myself with help of Tech articles on this site. It was involved,but worth savings. Later I found rams on ebay for under 200 with warranties I would consider buying if I had to do rebuild process again. Parts are out there if you dont want to do the work on worn parts.

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