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To wing or not to wing....

That is the question.

I'm into month 2 of my ownership and your looking at a 77 911S that has been updated by the previous owner.

He did a great job.....the paint is flawless, motor is built by Steve W. and he also didn't skimp in the interior.

At first I loved the look of the wing but now I'm thinking about removing the GT2 wing and going sans spoiler.

We can discuss the sideskirts and mirrors next

I also had the tint removed yesterday so strike that off the list.

Thoughts on the wing?




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With the flares, I think it needs a wing. But, use a '76 Turbo style wing. That would look much better with the lines of the car than what you have now.
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No wing please!
If I could go without I would. I love wide bodies with no wing. It's just dead sexy.
If you have no turbo and a wing even with wide body it just seems poser-ish to some like me. And I wish I could go without even with the turbo back there but there just isn't enough room without.
But kids love the wing.
I like the idea of getting another deck lid painted with all hardware to switch easily. I did that on another car.
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No wings... looks amazing as is...
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How can someone that uses the phrase "Turbo powa!" make any comments about kids as if he is somehow more mature than they are????? Lol....

I am 53 years old and think that a turbo-bodied car looks better with a '76 Turbo whale tail. Plus, the chin spoiler and tail are quite functional reducing both lift and drag..
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Depends on how old you are.
Nonsense - personal taste 100%.

I'm older than Brandon/quattrorunner above, and I think a widebody 911 looks totally dorky without a wing (the opposite of him, in other words). Other than that, he and I agree on almost 100% of the other details about these cars.

To be honest, it floores me each time I see someone post saying they prefer the widebodys without wings as that looks just awful to me.

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If you have no turbo and a wing even with wide body it just seems poser-ish to some like me.
Total agreement here - I wouldn't even drive a widebody 911 that isn't rocking a turbo engine as I am far too badazz for all that (just ask Bob K)! Each to their own, buttofcourse.

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I prefer the looks without tail, but as aggressive as that front dam is I think you'll want something back there to keep things balanced. I'm also a fan of the early turbo wing, but that may be a bit conservative on that green car.
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How can someone that uses the phrase "Turbo powa!" make any comments about kids as if he is somehow more mature than they are????? Lol....
It's hard to tell from his post, but I assure you that Brandon meant actual "kids", such as his own, love the wing. He does not consider himself more mature than the next guy here or take himself too seriously.
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I take it your car is the own in the lower picture and at some point was white (the pic above)?

My vote is for no wing if white and a more subtle wing if it's the bolder color below.

What about a ducktail…
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It's hard to tell from his post, but I assure you that Brandon meant actual "kids", such as his own, love the wing. He does not consider himself more mature than the next guy here or take himself too seriously.
Winders has made that comment before about my maturity based solely on that small detail in my signature. It must have struck a nerve in some way eh?
O well, life goes on.
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Yes, the car was white and sans tail / side skirts and rear 3 piece bumper.

Im 44, yet very immature if that clears things up.
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The wing compensates for the front end. Loose the wing you'll likely have to change the front. Consider a less aggressive rear wing or ducktail.
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That car is begging for an early carrera/turbo tail!
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I'm 43 years old and love wings--especially on wide body cars. If you like it, I say do it.
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yummy, I approve.
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depends on your driving.
I love wide body with no wings. It makes the car appear even wider.
That being said, if you plan of driving it the way it's meant to be driven, get a wing! - you'll thank me later.

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