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Old 04-14-2015, 06:10 AM   #1
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wind flaps under the car near engine ...

anyone knows if these are important? they seem to be directing air flow into the engine compartment ... i guess for better cooling ...

my flaps have fallen off with age (the side ripped and the fastener that holds the middle in place broke.

is it important enough that i need to buy a replacement?

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Old 04-14-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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Yes they are important - without these, there is not enough cool air redirected for cooling the engine bay.
They call them a spoiler in the parts catalog
Up to 2000 Part # 986 331 361 02
after 2000 Part # 986 331 361 03
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:53 PM   #3
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Lost one last month to a piece of road debris. Just ordered a new one from our host, listed as an "axle joint air guide" , fairly inexpensive at $16.75 with the fasteners.
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I've seen nice ones made from aluminum but they might be easy to scrape off. just fold them up and pop rivet them on.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:05 PM   #5
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Yes they are important - without these, there is not enough cool air redirected for cooling the engine bay.
They call them a spoiler in the parts catalog
Up to 2000 Part # 986 331 361 02
after 2000 Part # 986 331 361 03
+1; cools temps in engine bay/transmission.
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They wouldn't be there if they weren't important.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:20 PM   #7
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They wouldn't be there if they weren't important.
"I wouln't give Porsche, or any other manufacturer quite that much credit. What about emblems?
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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Suncoast sells them as a kit of two with fasteners, I used it to replace mine (well to replace the raggedy remnants of the one that was there). I'm not sure if the price was competitive but I think it was. It was certainly convenient.
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thanks guys!
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Is there a picture of these so I know I am ordering the right one? Mine came off too...online people call them squirrel scoops...so naturally I didnt go to my local dealer and ask for them
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Is there a picture of these so I know I am ordering the right one? Mine came off too...online people call them squirrel scoops...so naturally I didnt go to my local dealer and ask for them

Underbody Air Scoop Replacement Kit

Underbody Air Scoop Replacement Kit:Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories

Convenient?
Absolutely, and really easy to replace. Fasteners were included when I bought mine.
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Squirrel scoops eh? That's funny.

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