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Old 12-27-2014, 10:14 PM   #1
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Rear spoiler ideas?

The back of the Boxster IMO is kind of lacking, looking for something to kind of beef it up and thinking a spoiler could help...but many of the results on Google were disgusting.



No offense if that car is anyone here, just not my taste at all.

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Old 12-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #2
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The back of the Boxster IMO is kind of lacking, looking for something to kind of beef it up and thinking a spoiler could help...but many of the results on Google were disgusting.

No offense if that car is anyone here, just not my taste at all.
"...kind of lacking, results were disgusting, not my taste at all" geez, you truly sound like a good man there lol

I love this guy's car and spoiler. Definitely better looking than yours anyway!
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:09 AM   #3
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I have also hoped to find one for both the boxsters and the c 4, but most of the ones I find are still pretty small and insignificant looking. Most of the ones I find for the boxster I think sit too far forward on the trunk lid and just look like a frog sitting on the rear of the car. I have not been able to find one that looks like it belongs on the car. Will be interested to see what others find.
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Here you go. Nice low profile and no 3rd brake light.

Crud, the link I gave wasn't for the sell of the spoiler. I'll look for it.



I can't find a link selling that spoiler. I want that spoiler so when I find it, I'll post back here. You could look for it too and post back if you find it for sale. That's if you're interested in this one.


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Old 12-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #5
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The cars design doesn't lean itself well to a spoiler, there is no slab of a rear end like a gtr or anything to put one on. You'll notice cars with flat rear ends are what look good with spoilers, think WRX. I think the best thing you can do to improve the car without taking a step back, is the cayman style spoiler where the current one already is.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Well, some inspirations for the guys who need to compensate.





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Old 12-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #7
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Well, some inspirations for the guys who need to compensate.





HELLO, I said I want a large spoiler, not one of these dinky ones
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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actually something that is missing from the market - 986 wing base / ducktail that replaces the oem spoiler. there are a few out there that mount higher up the trunk so as to keep the oem spoiler, but they tend to look very 'aftermarket'. probably doesn't exist as most of the boxster racing development is for spec cars that keep the spoiler.
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I would like to see a subtle spoiler that would bolt/screw onto the top of the existing OEM retractable spoiler. It would breakup the smooth line in the down position and hopefully look good when at speed in the up position. Does anything like that exist ?
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I would like to see a subtle spoiler that would bolt/screw onto the top of the existing OEM retractable spoiler. It would breakup the smooth line in the down position and hopefully look good when at speed in the up position. Does anything like that exist ?
Not yet

I've been looking for a tasteful spoiler that actually flows with the car for years. I've decided to make my own.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:46 AM   #11
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There was a OEM Tequipment Porsche Spoiler for the 986. But not a bolt on the original one. This was part of the Aerokit (XXA).



If you want a big rear spoiler, i think you also need a wide body. Something like this:






But i have to say i like the smaller version without rear spolier more:




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Old 12-28-2014, 10:59 AM   #12
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I would like to see a subtle spoiler that would bolt/screw onto the top of the existing OEM retractable spoiler. It would breakup the smooth line in the down position and hopefully look good when at speed in the up position. Does anything like that exist ?
I think an OEM Cayman spoiler may be what you're looking for. Some have replaced their Boxster's spoiler with one. Forum member 'Cheetah' did it and you can find pics of his car in the 'Boxsters for sale' section, specifically "thinking of selling 02 S with 3.4 swap".

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Old 12-28-2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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Here's what the Aerokit I rear spoiler looks like. It removes the pop-up spoiler and adds a longer decklid that extends to cover the gap where the pop-up spoiler lived. The Aerokit II kept the original deck lid and spoiler and just added the spoiler. Both I and II have a 3rd brake light w/in the body of the spoiler. JMO the Aero I spoiler is the way to go.
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The back of the Boxster IMO is kind of lacking,... blah, blah, blah....
Sell your Boxster, get a Miata. Mebbe add sum JDM stickerz.

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The Porsche engineers do not refer to the Boxster "spoiler" as a "spoiler" they call it an air dam. The design, with the wide piece of metal attached to the part we call a spoiler, is to channel a large volume of air that keeps the rear end stable at high speeds. They also do not recommend removing the metal dam as it changes the dynamic of air flow at higher speeds.
The Boxster design, especially the rear, is so clean I can't imagine bolting one of those hideous things to it and possibly changing the handling.
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actually something that is missing from the market - 986 wing base / ducktail that replaces the oem spoiler.
I like that idea! It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to make.
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Something with nice legs

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Every car group has the smart ass that has nothing to add except for a snide useless comment.

I do kind of like that Cayman spoiler, some type of "whale tale" addition to the factory one would be nice.

I don't want some flashy aftermarket Fast and Furious crap, I'm just trying to find something subtle that basically looks factory. To me the proportions of the Boxster are kind of off, the front and back are basically the same.
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Screw duck-tail, whale-tail is the way to go lol

$30, good old fiberglass, ebay endorsed and all. Beat that!

Leaving your fingers where the trunk slams will lead to instant amputation. Not one of the lightest kit lol Had to add something disgusting to it sorry


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