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Old 05-05-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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Add CF to 911 or Not?

I was working on the new car last night and realized that the hood between the 911 and Boxster are exactly the same. I had read in on-line forums before that they're different (between fried egg and turbo-style headlights), but some measurements shows me they're actually the same.

So.... if nothing else I have the OEM hood for my Boxster in the same color as the 911. I should at least swap that onto the 911 as the 911 hood has some paint chips and the other hood I have is perfect. While I'm at it though I could simply swap the carbon fiber hood from the Boxster onto the 911 and just return the Boxster to stock. I can also swap over the carbon fiber mirror housings from the Boxster to the 911.

What do you guys think? I'd really like your thoughts. Do I leave the 911 as is, like in this picture:



Or do I swap the mirrors and hood from the Boxster in this picture:



I'm kind of thinking that I should swap the parts over to the 911 to just take it that much further. I mean I love my Boxster and have put a lot of work into converting it from stock to what it is now. But there's no question as to which car gets more attention and looks more radical - it's the 911. Why not then push it more and add some exterior CF bits? Or is that going too far and does it just screw up what's already a good thing?

One thing is that the exterior CF treatment would match the 911 better. I already have some interior CF bits on the 911 and plan to add more shortly. The Boxster interior though is devoid of CF and I've been leaving it that way because of the cost involved of upgrading.

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Old 05-05-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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My opinion is that the Techart kit looks wicked on its own and any carbon fiber will detract from what is now a complete and consistent package.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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I swapped on the carbon fiber hood from my Boxster just for grins and giggles to see how it looks. I don't know, I haven't decided to leave it yet or not. Here are a couple pictures with my lovely Assistant from last night.





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Old 05-12-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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There's a CF hood on that car...???


WHERE...???

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It looks good both ways, but I slightly prefer the stock hood.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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IMHO CF belongs on the rice burners. Our teutonic beauties are best left stock.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:38 PM   #7
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I think the hood better suites the 911.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #8
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I like the idea of all carbon fiber panels/hoods because of the weight but I would paint them body color
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
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Your car, so do what makes you happy.

Personally, I say leave the CF hoods to the import tuner crowd... See below.

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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Eh... I've lived with it a few days and I don't like the CF hood on the 911. I'm going to switch it back to OEM. I just think the OEM hood looks more classy. Ah well, it was worth a try any way. It only took me about 15 minutes to swap the hoods. Thanks for your comments!

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