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Old 02-21-2018, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by qikqbn View Post
well, if you look closely at the side view and rear 3/4 view pic you can see how nicely the 3rd brake light area is pretty flush with the leading edge of the rear deck lid/duck tail. In most cases, without adjustment, the 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness of the misha duck tail will seem taller at that transition. So if you were sliding your hand from the 3rd brake light area on to the duck tail you would feel a slightly taller lip at the leading edge.. Which gives away that fact that the duck tail is sitting on top of the decklid. By making the proper adjustments you can lower that leading edge so now it is a smooth transition from body to deck lid... I hope that makes sense... I attached a photo showing the not so flush vs flush with a little adjustment..
Hello 6 Speeders, first time poster on this site. (Lordy, I first wrote 'first time poser', that would've been a bad start.) Anyway -
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I read your posts about 'lowering' the front edge of your Misha tail. That is THE thing that bugged me about mine (still uninstalled) and so I wanted to ask for clarification from you since yours looks absolutely fantastic. It is so much cleaner.

I can tell that there are pairs of adjustment holes per side in my 997.2 GTS decklid brackets. You mentioned enlarging the holes 'toward the back of the car'. However, it seems that I'd enlarge the front most holes ''toward the ground' to sink the lid lower, right? That's what threw me.

Was yours on a 997.2?

Any clarification would be super helpful before I wallow out the hole in the wrong way!

Realizing this thread/quote is pretty old, am looking for answers from anyone who's made this adjustment. Thanks to all.
 
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Hello 6 Speeders, first time poster on this site. (Lordy, I first wrote 'first time poser', that would've been a bad start.) Anyway -
Hi There,

I read your posts about 'lowering' the front edge of your Misha tail. That is THE thing that bugged me about mine (still uninstalled) and so I wanted to ask for clarification from you since yours looks absolutely fantastic. It is so much cleaner.

I can tell that there are pairs of adjustment holes per side in my 997.2 GTS decklid brackets. You mentioned enlarging the holes 'toward the back of the car'. However, it seems that I'd enlarge the front most holes ''toward the ground' to sink the lid lower, right? That's what threw me.

Was yours on a 997.2?

Any clarification would be super helpful before I wallow out the hole in the wrong way!

Realizing this thread/quote is pretty old, am looking for answers from anyone who's made this adjustment. Thanks to all.

Yes, you are partially correct in your thinking. I used a circular file to enlarge the holes. Downward to allow the ability to sink the lid lower. This is true, but what I discovered after doing that first is that the way the deck lid pivots and swings up will squeeze, scratch and damage your Misha ducktail as you swing the lid up without further adjustment. This is the reason it is important and you must enlarge the holes a bit towards the back of the car as well. The closing edge of your decklid should still remain flush with your rear bumper so I am not suggesting you give your rear decklid an overbite on the rear bumper just enough so that you can make micro adjustments and make absolutely sure you don't accidentally sandwich or squeeze the misha tail along that leading edge. the corners there are fragile and paint will chip if you are not careful.. I hope that helps!!
 
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by qikqbn View Post
Yes, you are partially correct in your thinking. I used a circular file to enlarge the holes. Downward to allow the ability to sink the lid lower. This is true, but what I discovered after doing that first is that the way the deck lid pivots and swings up will squeeze, scratch and damage your Misha ducktail as you swing the lid up without further adjustment. This is the reason it is important and you must enlarge the holes a bit towards the back of the car as well. The closing edge of your decklid should still remain flush with your rear bumper so I am not suggesting you give your rear decklid an overbite on the rear bumper just enough so that you can make micro adjustments and make absolutely sure you don't accidentally sandwich or squeeze the misha tail along that leading edge. the corners there are fragile and paint will chip if you are not careful.. I hope that helps!!
Bingo. I get it. Thank you a ton for this clarification. Well, more than that is the 'why' behind it. Really appreciate your seeing a great way to resolve an issue that looms large to the OCD among us. And honestly, if Porsche isn't OCD, nobody is! Thanks again.
 
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hmm.. so there's no manufacturer that makes a version of the ducktail that can just replace the spoiler alone and still be tall enough to need it's own brake light?
Basically.. one that is installed like a Misha tail, but is taller like a Getty tail.. or is this asking too much??
 
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who makes this mini duck? I like the singer type swoosh rendering
 

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who make this mini duck? I like the singer type swoosh rendering
This was a oneoff, custom spoiler that platinum997.2 made for his car.

Here's the post: https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...ml#post4616655
 
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