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Old 04-04-2019, 10:21 AM   #101
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no discount, but improved version (so they say…)

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Old 04-04-2019, 11:55 AM   #102
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And they do look mighty sharp there, Mr. Stone.

Dang, what's the car in front of you running? From this angle that looks to be 1/4 mile front end lift and rear squat - LOL.

Sharp!
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:32 PM   #103
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Car to car comparison from racing last weekend. Everyone who saw the new style love them!

Definitively revitalizes and modernizes the rear end
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What's the latest on these? I'm waiting until the buggs are worked out. Any update on this?
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:43 AM   #105
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What's the latest on these? I'm waiting until the buggs are worked out. Any update on this?
If you want a realistic answer to that, you need to wait at least 6-12 months before asking.
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If you want a realistic answer to that, you need to wait at least 6-12 months before asking.
I may not make it that long 😐
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:35 AM   #107
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I may not make it that long 😐
...that is my credo.
Mine should arrive on Friday...shop says they have no flaws anymore...but we will see. And yes, we will see in a few years how good they really are, if we make it that long
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:32 PM   #108
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I may not make it that long 😐
Yeah, you'll end up fabricating your own before then
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:37 PM   #109
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Man I really like these, but at that $639.95 price? Plus $47 for shipping makes them $686.95 in total.

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I might consider them at $300, but definitely not a dime more.
I think they look terrible on anything other than the darker cars, though.
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I might consider them at $300, but definitely not a dime more.
I think they look terrible on anything other than the darker cars, though.
I dunno about that. I went to Porsche's site and checked out a silver 718 Boxster.




Get one of those Joe Toth gen 2 duck tail spoilers for the 2003 and 2004 Boxster and add in the PORSCHE lettering.




I think that would look pretty sweet.
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My opinion is based on the pictures in this thread. They look out of place on silver and white...too dark.
They should offer lighter versions. Maybe aluminum finish (not chrome).

Looks great on black, though.
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I think they look pretty killer, but almost $700?? . Plus I remember the $1000 headlights that burn out in six months with no way to replace most of the bulbs. I think i'll wait for Fred to build something if he ever comes back.
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My opinion is based on the pictures in this thread. They look out of place on silver and white...too dark.
They should offer lighter versions. Maybe aluminum finish (not chrome).

Looks great on black, though.
I agree that there is too much area between the lights on lighter colored cars, but break up that area with the duck tail spoiler fixes that issue for me. I'd paint the top of the spoiler silver to match my car's paint, but leave the backside black.
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My opinion is based on the pictures in this thread. They look out of place on silver and white...too dark.
They should offer lighter versions. Maybe aluminum finish (not chrome).

Looks great on black, though.
Yeah, I'm with you. Frankly, I bought my car for the way it looks, not despite, the way it looks.

But, to each their own
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Yes, I agree with particlewave, a lighter colored version would have been nice (silver trimmed, with a dark grey inner color). But I am quite confident, that the black ones will look almost as nice. At least the black trim could be painted to match the car color. Now I just need those head lights for the 986...
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I think these 718 style taillights look great on my black 986 with the Joe Toth ducktail spoiler and the GT3Tek diffuser (etc. too many mods to list ). They really made more of a difference than I expected, but everyone has different taste... that's what keeps thing interesting. I have thought about the new style PORSCHE lettering on the back of the spoiler (not sure it would fit) but I like the clean/de-badged look.




To those that have bought these lights, do you have a small molding defect in the left side taillight on the top of the silver upper left brake light extension? I didn't even notice it first and I am not sure it bothers me enough to do a return/replacement... just wondering if others have seen it also. I don't have a pic, but you'll see it if it's there.
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I think these 718 style taillights look great on my black 986 with the Joe Toth ducktail spoiler and the GT3Tek diffuser (etc. too many mods to list ). They really made more of a difference than I expected, but everyone has different taste... that's what keeps thing interesting. I have thought about the new style PORSCHE lettering on the back of the spoiler (not sure it would fit) but I like the clean/de-badged look.




To those that have bought these lights, do you have a small molding defect in the left side taillight on the top of the silver upper left brake light extension? I didn't even notice it first and I am not sure it bothers me enough to do a return/replacement... just wondering if others have seen it also. I don't have a pic, but you'll see it if it's there.
Your car looks great! Do you happen to have a straight on rear view picture you could post? One like this, but lower and not tilted?

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Your car looks great! Do you happen to have a straight on rear view picture you could post? One like this, but lower and not tilted?

I have one, although my car isn't black.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #120
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I have one, although my car isn't black.
I already have that picture. I'm looking for a picture of a car that has the duck tail spoiler on the car that isn't tilted like the picture I posted. They view in that picture is exactly what I am looking for, just need the duck tail spoiler in the picture.

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