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you might ask Dave (TRE) for advice based on the similar project he did for a customer - he may even have some specialty parts lying around from it
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My car came with a carbon fiber duck tail in the back seat. As far as I can tell it has never been installed though it is not in pristine condition as it has two scratches in the jell coat. I think I'll sell it but I don't know what it's worth. It only weighs 11lbs!

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Haha nice can finance some of the build!!! Heck I'm sitting here thinking about how I've thought about getting a ducktail and installing in on my 911, I'm just too lazy to want to go get it painted
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Haha nice can finance some of the build!!! Heck I'm sitting here thinking about how I've thought about getting a ducktail and installing in on my 911, I'm just too lazy to want to go get it painted


Then leave it carbon. Bad Arse!
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All loaded up for the RallyCross tomorrow. I hope we get to run. Because the car was in pieces last week I didn't preregister so I am 2nd and my co-driver 4th on the wait list. Hopefully four people have too much to drink tonight and can't get out of bed in the morning.

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Paul,

Looks like a fun project. I always like driving my car on dirt roads in VT. Some may blanch at the thought.

Interested in the ducktail if you are looking for a home for it.

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Can't wait to see how things go. My son started doing SCCA RallyCross this spring with his 1988 Audi 90 Quattro. He saved up and got a 2004 Subaru WRX this summer. I made a few runs in both cars over the season and the sport is a blast! We have a guy who runs a 944, but a 911 would be particularly awesome!
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It is nice to see the sport gaining more popularity in the states. I would like to see it get to UK/ Europe levels where door to door racing can take place, hell I'd settle for better club SS racing.
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Sorry about taking a while to get back to everyone about the duck tail. I was out all day Saturday racing our car and when I got home, late, I was overwhelmed by requests for more information, pictures and shipping quotes. As I can't respond to everyone I've posted the duck tail on eBay as they are good at this stuff and I'm not so. Here's the link:

Porsche 911 Carbon Fiber Duck Tail Getty | eBay

if you have any questiuons let me know.
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Here is Chuck's Thread:

Rally car suspension project

some more fun stuff:
953 Rothmans Paris Dakar Rally Off Road For Sale
Dakar Porsche
Dakar inspired C4 anyone?
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Great those links. Thanks
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OK, time for a race report. Literally, I finally have time for a race report.

So the car performed flawlessly. Better than that it won it's class! Proof of concept-check.

It was a bit touch and go weather we'd get in but the poor weather kept a few preregisterds away so we were OK. I say we as I shared the car with 9Magazine's Brad Brownell. He knows 911s better than me and needed a ride so we both drove it.

The weather really was appalling, cold and wet. The two things I left England because of. I think it worked in our favor though as some of the other rear wheel drive cars couldn't even get off the line without a push. The rear engine in our 911 was just the ticket though the steering was a bit light in some of the soupy bits. Speaking of which I didn't notice any of the understeer people had warned me about. Once moving the car would only really over steer, throtle on and throttle off. Kind of fun. As always in these conditions slow is fast so I just took my time, especially as I had no idea what the car was going to do as I've only really driven it up a down a main road a few times. Got my first ever cone-free event too. This car is going to be great.

So the car works and people love it too. It could use a limited slip diff and those Yokohamas would have been better than the snow tires we had on but we can't complain. Now I have to clean the thing though It's not that dirty on the outside but the wheel wells are full of thick goopy mud. I bet it weighs 2-300 lbs more right now.

Here's some pictures: 3-2-1-GO, er go, go on then, go.

225899_2665571455050_847912505_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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Look for a story about the event at 9 Magazine - The Porsche Enthusiasts Magazine soon

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All dirtied up (underneath)

406609_2667384260369_1824734677_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

TIM(3) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

and some video

More rallycross action - YouTube
First rallycross for 911 - YouTube


next event is January 5th. Fingers crossed for snow.
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Another picture from the weekend's RallyCross. This is what it's all about.

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I just had an idea in the shower this morning. The 2013 Porsche Parade is in Traverse City, only 4 hours north of us so we were planning to attend and take this car, my colleague's Carrera and the BRAID sponsored 996 up there and join the fun. Now I'm thinking would't it be fun if there was some kind of RallyCross related event as part of the festivities? This could be either:

a) an actual RallyCross
b) a RallyCross demonstration
c) a RallyCross demonstration with ride-alongs

There are at least two more RallyCrossing Porsches in the Detroit area, possibly more further afield.


What do you think?
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I don't see any jumps in that photo...
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That is so awesome! Great result on the first outing. When is the next event?
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I don't see any jumps in that photo...
No jumps, not allowed.
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That is so awesome! Great result on the first outing. When is the next event?
Thanks. Next event January 5th.
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Our RallyCross 911 came with some polished original Fuchs wheels in 16x6 and 16x7 in the correct offsets for the car: +35 and +23. They really shined up well with a little polish too. Not that I would ever admit to owning any polish mind you. Needless to say we are not going to rallycross 28 year old 16" polished classics like these so they have to go. They are in great shape with no evidence of cracks nor any curb rash. 100,00 mile on the car so 100,00 miles on these I guess. Tires are 205/55 and 215/50 Michelin XGT all seasons with 6/32" of even tread depth but we will sell with or without. My partner Dick put them on eBay this morning:

Porsche Fuchs Polished 16 x 6 16 x 7 Wheel Tire Set | eBay
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Sorry about taking a while to get back to everyone about the duck tail. I was out all day Saturday racing our car and when I got home, late, I was overwhelmed by requests for more information, pictures and shipping quotes. As I can't respond to everyone I've posted the duck tail on eBay as they are good at this stuff and I'm not so. Here's the link:

Porsche 911 Carbon Fiber Duck Tail Getty | eBay

if you have any questions let me know.

Only one day to go on this Carbon Fiber duck tail auction. let me know if you prefer a different shipping method to the one eBay quotes. Greyhound for example.
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