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Old 04-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Metal Crest or....GT3 Crest Decal?

If, and it is only if, i were to refresh the paint on the front of my 2002S ....
should i keep the metal crest on the 'frunk' or get the holes filled and replace with the GT3 crest decal... ?

Saves weight!

Opinions please....
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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If, and it is only if, i were to refresh the paint on the front of my 2002S ....
should i keep the metal crest on the 'frunk' or get the holes filled and replace with the GT3 crest decal... ?

Saves weight!

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I would be filling the holes & if & when I missed the crest apply the decal.
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The crest is an icon...especially in gold. I would never consider removing it
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Keep it, the badge is a proud honor.
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The crest is an icon...especially in gold. I would never consider removing it
+1 on this. The crest isn't what made me drive the car, but the crest is what made the car I drive.
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Keep the metal crest!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 AM   #7
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Thanks Gentlemen - Metal crest has won a stay of execution!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
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This shouldn't even be a question; metal crest, of course.
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it can't be the weight; is it the colour? if so, this guy does black/silver crests:

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If, and it is only if, i were to refresh the paint on the front of my 2002S ....
should i keep the metal crest on the 'frunk' or get the holes filled and replace with the GT3 crest decal... ?

Saves weight!

Opinions please....
WTF is a GT3 crest decal? I suggest when you actually own a GT3 you can badge it as such. But, if you own a 986, don't put GT3 stuff on it. That's poser.
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A GT3 crest is for a GT3 not a boxster.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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call of the dogs folks; it is just a porsche hood crest as a decal instead of a metal emblem. used on the gt2 to reduce weight:

https://www.****************************************************.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=587cd9282a7eac7d5b90a02292 4123ca&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=09112955699

but really, we're talking a few oz at best. hence my question as to intent - reduce weight or different look.
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I went with one of these
72mm tall Silver 3D Decals sticker Hood PORSCHE Crest Badge - 3D-Decals
for a different look on the cheap after my original hood crest did its vanishing act .
I rather like the silver crest on my Arctic Silver car, and, at $12 shipped, perfect for this tightwad squarehead.
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Reduced weight...sure, lol
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Reduced weight...sure, lol
It would certainly affect f/r weight bias, ya think?
Oversteer anyone?
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The weight savings are negligible, but I would consider doing a crest if I got a carbon fiber hood. Would rather have a sticker stolen than a chunk of carbon fiber ripped off, and no drilling.
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Reduced weight...sure, lol
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It's not about weight savings. Couldn't you tell, it is about reducing aerodynamic drag!
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Who'd have thought....

....it was such an emotive subject!

Anyway - i was only talking about replacing the metal hood crest with the 'GT2/3 style' decal crest. I was not passing my 986 off as a GT3. I thought if the 'hood' or bonnet for my UK brothers was being painted was it a consideration to fill the holes, save weight & reduce drag into the bargin.

Anyway, i hear you loud and clear. Its a 986, and it needs a metal crest. Job done.

Love you guys!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #20
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Just for Kicks....

Are GT2/3 (996/997) bumpers, splitters etc for GT2s or GT3s and not for 986s? Are 987mirrors and LED tail light for 997s and not 986 - just throwing it out there!



My car is currently visually factory/stock - and very pretty it looks too.
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