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tyinsky
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: June 1997 Carrera 2 S. Ambers or red/clear? Reply with quote

My June 1997 Carrera 2 S wide body car has clear front turn signals, and red rear turn signals. What should it have?

After an image search on Google I'm no wiser. There is a photo of a car owned by David Beckham that must be period of the year as footballers don't buy old cars - it has clear front turn signals. Yet somewhere I am under the impression they should be amber. Same for the rear and sides?

I need to replace my rear reflector, rear turn signals and front fogs (maybe just the lenses?) so need some help on buying the correct items.

Dont know
 
  
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dommorton
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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your car has amber front indicators and amber/red rear lights as standard. All then have amber side repeaters.

It's been popular to swap out the amber front and rears for clears as per the Carrera 4/4S and Turbo, so likely your car has had them changed at some time in the past. Now the trend seems to be for many to take them back to the period correct look. I prefer that approach, but each to their own.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2wd amber front / amber rear
4wd clear front / red rear

My C2 had been changed to C4 spec but I've gone back to amber fronts and kept the red rears because I think they work better with the red central reflector.

I say choose whichever you like the best whilst it's your car. It's easy for the next owner to change back to the "correct" spec if they want to. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst also remembering that period correct doesn't include a Becker unit with Bluetooth or tyres not rated N2. Or remaps or modified back boxes and sport cats. The period correct debate is interesting but always applied selectively. For me, the side repeaters were oblong.
VW made some that were clear. They are identical bar the colour. If your car has no amber front or rear why would you want it on the wings? The period correct argument is not consistent.
 
  
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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They left the factory with amber sides. I prefer the factory look.

I like little quirks like the 2WD having had different indicators and badge colour to the 4WD. Those things were subtle differentiators added by the factory and so I like them to remain.

Generally speaking the car looks right as it came new to my eye. Mods are a matter of taste, but few will argue a standard looking car looks anything but good.
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......... don't you just love our foibles ...... Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're all lunatics let's be honest Grin
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....... indeed ....... Grin
 
  
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tyinsky
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, good to have the correct information. Matters less to me now I know whichever units are period correct even if not model specific. Might save some money too thumbsup
 
  
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