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A few weekends back we had a pair of brand new Porsche 991 Carrera S in at the ModAuto install facility to see Mod Expert Blake. A  Porsche that doesn’t look its best is kind of like the Mona Lisa with a black eye – and unfortunately every Porsche out of Stuttgart lately looks like a damn 4×4. You can’t just leave it that way. That’s why these 911s had come in, to eliminate the disgusting and visually offensive wheelgap that ruins the aesthetics of every stock Porsche. The Mod Experts like Blake know just how to remedy the problem – and how to do it without ruining the PASM.

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The first order of business was a new set of wheels for Porsche 991.

As we’ve said before and we will certainly say again, the best first mod for any car is a set of wheels – and they’re certainly off to the right start with a set of HRE FF01 Wheels for Porsche in custom IPA finish.

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This set of 911’s is a pair, and as such we’re going with two matching set of the FF01s from HRE Performance Wheels.

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The Mod Auto Techs get to work on each side of the facility on the other mod we’re installing today – what else goes with a set of fresh wheels but a drop? To give the Porsche 991 Suspension the drop it needed, we’ll be installing a set of Vogtland Sport Springs for Porsche 991 Carrera to eliminate the wheelgap. Vogtland springs are different than other lowering springs in that they’re specifically engineered to retain comfort as much as is possible while still lowering the car and enhancing its handling performance. It’s a balance that’s difficult to achieve.

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Vogtland Lowering Springs for Porsche 991 Carrera

 

We installed a set of Vogtland Lowering Springs for Porsche 991 Carrera, which drops the 991 by 1.2in both front and rear. Importantly, these springs are also fully PASM compatible, meaning the system is unaffected by the drop.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

With the first of the two on the ground, we can already see the huge difference the drop and the wheels made on the car.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

The drop in ride height brings down the car to where it should have sat stock – just enough wheelgap to clear.

 

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

Out in the light, even on a cloudy overcast day like it was, the wheels and drop look incredible on the Porsche 991.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

After we snapped a few photos, the 2nd Porsche was done.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

The IPA finish on the FF01s looks especially sharp contrasted against the darker finish of the 2nd Carrera.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

The drop in ride height is perfect for the car. Not too aggressive so that it’s “slammed”, but tasteful and practical low.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

With identical wheels and an identical drop, these two Porsches are like P-Cars in a pod. (We know, bad pun)

 

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

With just wheels and a drop, these 991s are real lookers.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

 

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From every angle, we love how this pair of Porsche car came out, and it’s a prime example of how just wheels and a drop can make all the difference. Want to get your Porsche 991 looking like these two? Give Mod Expert Blake a call at 714-867-5309 x8011.

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HRE FF01 20×8.5 ET50 20×11 ET60 IPA on Vogtland Lowering Springs

Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the photos!

Need something installed? Talk to the Mod Experts, give us a call at 714-582-3330 to chat with our team of experts like Blake (x8011) or stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra CA during business hours (8-5 M-Sat) and talk to our experts in person.

Story & Photo Editing Nick Gregson

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