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06-13-2001, 10:12 AM
I just got an '81 911SC. It has a 'whale' tail which I'm guessing isn't stock (?). It's not the bolt on type but part of the deck lid.
I have some questions...
- Does a 911 really need that much down force in the rear?
- Is this contributing to the lightness in the front (it must be because as speed increases so does the lightness up front)
- Are 911's typically light in the front end ?
- Where can I find a standard / non spoilered lid??. All I've seen so far are spoilered lids for sale.

Thanks in advance for anything you can shed light on !! I'm a new owner and have much to learn.

David McDowell
07-30-2001, 04:55 PM
Kevin -

The "whaletail" spoiler is designed to used in conjunction with a front spoiler. Many make the mistake of installing the "whaletail" for performance and apprearance and do not take the aerodynamic design into thought. Installing the rear spoiler indeed does upset the aero and will create a "light" frontend. I believe you have two choices. I think you know both.

Dave McDowell

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