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    GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    I was riding on my local autobahn ( Florida turnpike) at my usual clear road speed (let's just say that the speed is a certain multiple of the usual limit) When I hear this bang!
    I did not see anything on the road in my rear view mirror or anything in front on me prior to the sound.
    When I got off the turnpike ( I happened to be heading to the Porsche dealer as a matter of fact since they had a 2004 GT2 that I was going to look at) I check the sides and then the front end for possible damage from I don't know what.
    When I looked at the front of the car it looked different. If was then that I noticed that the entire front spoiler lip and all the bolts holding it where totally gone. There was not damage to the holes, there was no damage to the body. The spolier was totally gone.
    When I arrived at the dealership they said they had never seen that before because usually a piece is left and often times the bolt holes are ripped.
    The only thing that felt ripped was when they told me that it would cost almost $700 to replace the spoiler. $401 for it and the bolts, 120 to paint the spoiler that only comes primed and the rest for labor. Labor??

    That brings me to a very important question- Does anyone know where I can get a GT3 front spoiler with the bolts for less than $400.

    Thanking you in advance for any info.

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    Lon,

    Should you make the case with your dealer that this is a case of Porsche warranty? It looks so!

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    time for a carbon fiber one!

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    I lost one at high speed at Mosport (about 230km/h or 145mph) for no apparent reason. It did not rip the holes, and my dealer wanted to charge me a similar price to your quote. I bought 3 splitters from The Racers Group for about $120US each, bought a pile of plastic rivets and installed the new one myself in about 10 minutes. These dealers are getting silly on part pricing lately.

    Call Ryan Dettling at TRG: 707.935.3999

    BTW, I have since forcibly removed 2 more front splitters during off track excursions and both times it popped off intact without damaging the holes. A bit of a racers best friend (duct tape!) and new plastic rivets did the trick in both cases.

    If you track, I would suggest having one or two in reserve. It doesn't take much to remove these things.

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    Thanks all for the responses. I ordered the spoiler lip from Racers Group for $105 + shipping. Then I find out that my local shop Foreign Affairs in Pompano stocks them Bob, who runs the show ther told me that these spoilers are littering every track that Gt3's run on and the only way that they will stay on is with enought bolts and washers. He showed me one on a race car that had approx 25-30 bolts securing it to the front fascia. He claims if you use the rivets you are just going to lose them again. His price for the spoilers is a little higher than Racers Group but still very very low compared to the rip off price quoted by the dealers.

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

    Seems curious that Porsche does not address this problem. It seems unlikely that they are not aware of it. Perhaps an offbeat way to tell how fast their customers are driving?

    Re: GT3 front spoiler disappeared-Where can I get one?

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    Justin said:
    Seems curious that Porsche does not address this problem. It seems unlikely that they are not aware of it. Perhaps an offbeat way to tell how fast their customers are driving?



    Ah, now we know why the other German car manufacturers signed up to a voluntary 250 km/h speed limit. They didn't want the front spoilers to fall off their cars.

    fritz

     
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