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adding a chin spoiler should stabilize the car at higher speed by reducing the air under the car. For real down force make it a slant nose.
Ah, if only it were that easy. The devil is in the details. Did you ever notice that the 917-30 had a very blunt nose and made far more front downforce then the slanted noses of the 917K's. A 935 style "Slant nose" provides a number of tuning opportunities that a normal early 911 nose does not, but it's not a given that a "slant nose" will always make more downforce then another arrangement.

In general, adding a front air dam will reduce lift. A bigger front air dam = less lift. Getting "downforce" is a whole 'nother project. For your use, I'm sure that it will be better then nothing and no worse then many "broken in" front air dams at the end of last weekend's Daytona 24 hours (assuming that you have the appropriate hardware to mount it securely).
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