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Old 02-04-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Rear Diffusers

I am thinking about going with these and have used the search and read the threads.

Can anyone give me some direction of where to get them? Is this about the price and what I'm looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-02-PORSCHE-BOXSTER-REAR-BUMPER-DIFFUSERS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36475QQihZ011 QQitemZ320077775197QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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I just purchased a strut brace from Maxspeed Motorsports, $179 for carbon fiber. Cheapest I could find. Same guys that sell the difuser your looking at. Delivery was quick and the brace was in excellent condition, but it doesn't fit. I'm exchanging emails with them now to figure out what's wrong.

I guess my point is they're responsive and did have the cheapest price. I'm hoping I didn't get what I paid for.

Depending on how my current fit problems turns out, I plan on buying the difuser you're looking at from these guys.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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There used to be a carbon fiber diffuser on ebay, now I can't find it. I think the price was $379 or something like that. I've heard of fiberglass pieces such as the side skirts and rear diffuser cracking, any truth to this? If that's the case the carbon fiber one's would be the better buy as carbon fiber is alot stronger than fiberglass.
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they are just cosmetic pieces, they will not see any strength tests i dont think
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I have seen a number of Boxsters here with them, hopefully they can share where they got them. I don't want to make a quality mistake.
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ok ...ok.... I bought a pair of those!

Now if I would do it again.... nope!

Bought them from the same folks, and they shipped fast and what they said they would, no issues there.... But they are what they are "Fiberglass"

I have had mine on for almost a month and they have gone down hill quite fast, first with installing them you need to make sure they fit flush on your bumper (which they do not) then of course paint and mount, which is a pain to reach the nut.

Then after installing and driving around (during winter and salt/dirt on the road) they have gotten pitted & chipped. And sort of look like crap. If I had to do it over I think I would go another route (Polyurethane)

Oh and make sure to not tighten the bolts (fiberglass cracks real easy )
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:35 PM   #7
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Travis it snows in Texas you are kidding right.
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Not snow, but cold enough to ice over some of the bridges.

We (Texans) think it is an Anti-Texan plot hatched by folks in Montreal !!!
Now close your door so it can get warm here again.

And yes when it gets below 60 degree's here the news reports it as a "Cold Wave"


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Travis, you moved from Southern California last year. Since when did you become a naturalized Texan?

I think you have to live in our great state for a lot longer than that to be naturalized. I've lived here 40 years and my wife, who was born in Texas says I'm still a "damn yankee" <-- born in Harrisburg, PA... home of 3 mile island.
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Front or Rear?

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I just purchased a strut brace from Maxspeed Motorsports, $179 for carbon fiber. Cheapest I could find. Same guys that sell the difuser your looking at. Delivery was quick and the brace was in excellent condition, but it doesn't fit. I'm exchanging emails with them now to figure out what's wrong.

I guess my point is they're responsive and did have the cheapest price. I'm hoping I didn't get what I paid for.

Depending on how my current fit problems turns out, I plan on buying the difuser you're looking at from these guys.

Did you buy the front or rear strut brace? There are 2 you know. Could be you are mixing the 2 up or they did not specify which one they are selling. I to have ordered some stuff from them before with no problems. I have the carbon fiber diffusers on my car which I ordered from them. Pain in the as to get them on without removing the bumper. But I got them on.
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It's the front strut brace. Tried to insall them just like the picture on their web site and others, but there is no way it's going to fit.
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It's the front strut brace. Tried to insall them just like the picture on their web site and others, but there is no way it's going to fit.
Is it possible they sent you the rear by mistake?
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Other possible rear ends....

You could always buy the type "S" rear bumper which looks like it comes molded with the diffusers onto it. Or you could try these other ones. I like these better personally. I'm not sure about the cost.




http://www.kokeln.com/street_diffuser.php

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Hey Spyder,

Really nice...first time I've seen those. They are very subtle, yet lthe look is agressive!! I looked on the link and I couldn't find the prices??
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Hey Spyder,

Really nice...first time I've seen those. They are very subtle, yet lthe look is agressive!! I looked on the link and I couldn't find the prices??
Yes, I don't see them either. I think that's their way of making you call them to find out. They are probable going to be VERY EXPENSIVE since they are made of Carbon Fiber. I would have bought them myself if I had seen them first before I bought my regular diffusers.
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those definitely have to be over a grand or so

and btw 986Spyder, did u know they using ur pics on here or no?

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Not snow, but cold enough to ice over some of the bridges.

We (Texans) think it is an Anti-Texan plot hatched by folks in Montreal !!!
Now close your door so it can get warm here again.

And yes when it gets below 60 degree's here the news reports it as a "Cold Wave"
I have no choice but to keep my door closed it's -21 C. today, talk about shrinkage factor

Please open your door and send up some heat.
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those definitely have to be over a grand or so

and btw 986Spyder, did u know they using ur pics on here or no?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-986-Boxster-rear-Wing-Spoiler-NEW-TA-Style_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33638QQihZ002QQit emZ120082601978QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
YES, I SAW THAT, AND STARTED LAUGHING! I sent that company some of my pictures because he asked to see it on my car. I did NOT KNOW he was going to post them. It's okay, guess its like a compliment, him wanting to use them for selling the spoiler and all.
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Actually I moved "Back" to Texas
(Besides... California, Arizona and New Mexico is still part of Texas right?)

And before being re-admitted I was able to take (and pass) the Texan Nationality Test (TNT)

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Travis, you moved from Southern California last year. Since when did you become a naturalized Texan?

I think you have to live in our great state for a lot longer than that to be naturalized. I've lived here 40 years and my wife, who was born in Texas says I'm still a "damn yankee" <-- born in Harrisburg, PA... home of 3 mile island.
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Bite your tongue, Travis. New Mexico is NOT part of Texas!!!!


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