I bought this for my 996. The fit is spot on, and I didn't have to drill the two mounting holes. The only area of improvement I can see with this is the original plastic radiator fairing has a little nub that fits into a metal bracket on the oil cooler. This keeps the oil cooler from being pushed backwards. The Bestem CF piece does not have this nub, so the oil cooler can be pushed back. That being said, my oil cooler hasn't moved. The fairing piece is a thing of beauty though. I could not find a thing wrong with the finish. Appears to be quite sturdy. I did not buy it for the reduced weight, but the CF is very light. I simply bought it for the 'bling' factor.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Micah Berry from NW Arkansas.