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Old 08-17-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Air Scoop on front Boxster S

So anyone know why Porsche placed a cutout (black plastic) between the two radators on the front bumper? Seems as if that would catch air but maybe it was designed for that? Downforce? Just curious
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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So anyone know why Porsche placed a cutout (black plastic) between the two radators on the front bumper? Seems as if that would catch air but maybe it was designed for that? Downforce? Just curious
I believe the "S" model has a third radiator (front)... That is why there is a 'cutout' there.
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yup, S model has 3 radiators, so it obviously needs another hole for air
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I think this information needs to be corrected. The 987S, for example, not sure about the 986S, only has 3 radiators if you have a Tip transmission. The car only has 2 radiators if you have a manual gear box.
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I think this information needs to be corrected. The 987S, for example, not sure about the 986S, only has 3 radiators if you have a Tip transmission. The car only has 2 radiators if you have a manual gear box.
The 986S has 3 radiators.

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On the 987 the third opening is blocked off unless you have a tip.
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:04 AM   #7
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On the 987 the third opening is blocked off unless you have a tip.
A fake vent? That's not like Porsche.

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A fake vent? That's not like Porsche.
not really fake, but just versatile, so on tip its open, on non tip its closed.
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not really fake, but just versatile, so on tip its open, on non tip its closed.
It's not there at all on the base models, so they have a molded bumper without a vent that they could use. In my mind, that makes it fake.
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It's not there at all on the base models, so they have a molded bumper without a vent that they could use. In my mind, that makes it fake.
i guess you have a point man, its not supposed to be versatile, its not a honda
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