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Old 10-13-2019, 12:57 AM   #1
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Hood aluminium?

Ok, here goes..

Is the oem frunk hood for 986 in aluminium or steel? I just realised that I donīt know and I cannot live with that.



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Old 10-13-2019, 01:48 AM   #2
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me neither, it is magnetic...

usually I always have a little magnet when checking on cars
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:12 AM   #3
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me neither, it is magnetic...

usually I always have a little magnet when checking on cars
I was offered a hood that is supposed to be a 996 cup in aluminium, then I was told that ALL 996/986 hoods are in aluminium, is this correct... ??
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:42 AM   #4
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Nope, not correct
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:17 AM   #5
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Nope, not correct
There you go.. So the standard hood is steel?

Anyone heard of Cup-hoods in aluminium, do they even exist?
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:13 AM   #6
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If you bought a Miata, then your front hood would be aluminum. But our crappy Porsches are steel. That is just so pedestrian!
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:39 PM   #7
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Now - if you have a first generation factory aerokit, your rear deck lid is fiberglass.
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:24 PM   #8
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If you bought a Miata, then your front hood would be aluminum. But our crappy Porsches are steel. That is just so pedestrian!

Miata need it for weight distribution as their engine is in a particularly pedestrian location.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:12 PM   #9
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i'd read rumours that the gt2 got an alu hood, but in checking the pet the gt2 has the same part # as a standard 911. perhaps there is a porsche motorsports part #, but i think the racing guys use fiberglass mostly. 987 spyder and cayman r got alu hood and doors, but no interchange w the 986 unfortunately.
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The newer ones are aluminum... ours are steel
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:00 AM   #11
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The hoods on my 987.1 S's are aluminum, the doors are steel.

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