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    GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

    As far as modifications go, this one surely has to be one of the easiest to accomplish. I was left with so much extra time on my hands that I decided to shoot some video as well. The process was so short that while I took a picture of the time on my sport chrono clock to show the start time, it was over so fast that I didn't think taking an end time shot was even relevant. Yes, really it's that easy.
    So what does this part do? It stops that annoying cavitation effect that you get when you roll only one window down, in this case on a 981 Cayman GT4 but it is applicable to several new Porsches (see AWE's website for a complete list - link below). What happens is that when you roll the window down the pressure differential between the outside air and the inside of the cabin causes a resonance or pulsing of the pressures as they try to equalize that is downright annoying to the ear drums. There are a couple of ways you can alleviate or greatly diminish this effect and the method employed by the AWE Tuning Foiler is to disrupt the airflow over the side window and break up the pattern that causes the annoying sounds.

    Although I did capture video of the pulsing effect prior to installing the AWE parts I found it difficult to capture on video as I suspect microphones are tuned to cancel out some of these effects naturally whereas our ear drums cannot. I certainly spent more time trying to capture it on video than I did actually installing the product.

    The rest of the Article, Pictures and Video can be found here: AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article


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    Re: GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

    I think it is a great idea and I've got one on my desk awaiting this coming weekend. Unfortunately, my car is the early design and I have to remove the full door panel to get to that one screw. Had it been the later design, it would have been installed already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager6 View Post
    I think it is a great idea and I've got one on my desk awaiting this coming weekend. Unfortunately, my car is the early design and I have to remove the full door panel to get to that one screw. Had it been the later design, it would have been installed already.

    V6
    That means it is time to trade your car in on a newer one!

    Best of luck with removing the door panel for the older style, I looked at the directions on AWE's website and it didn't look like a lot of fun...

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    Re: GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

    As far as the new car.... Too much invested in the current one. Should have bought a GT3 in the first place!

    I upgraded the tweeters and door speakers to Burmester in early June, so I have done the door panel remove/replace thing before. It is not hard, the trim pops off pretty easy.

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    Re: GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

    Do i have to take off the door panel, if my car is 2012 991 C2S? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTP View Post
    Do i have to take off the door panel, if my car is 2012 991 C2S? thanks
    I don't know, you have to pull off that little plastic piece inside the window and see if you see a screw behind it or not. If there is a screw then the answer is NO. If there is no screw then the answer is YES you have to pull the door card off.

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    Re: GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

    Installation was easy - works great.

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    Re: GT4 AWE Tuning Foiler Install Article

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