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greenson
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Rear Parking Sensors anyone ? Reply with quote

Has anyone retro fitted any rear parking sensors to their 996 , OE or after market ?
Is it a big job ? , are OE parts necessary or does anyone know of a suitable supplier of after market parts /kits which wouldn't ruin the whole bumper.
Reason - preservation !!
After 5 years of ownership , my wife suddenly decided she might like to have a drive in my car !
 
  
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911Tip
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likely getting them done soonish and definitely aftermarket - and as low profile as possible. This is only because I'm getting the bumper repainted as the previous owner got it touched up and 'tis grim when you look closely at the colour match and (lack of) prep - I actually quite like the clean lines of no sensors and no issues so far, but why not...

The original 996 ones are HORRIFIC if you have ever seen photos online? No wonder they were seldom fitted.
 
  
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sp1ke
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the early 996 ones were huge, the later 996/997 ones were smaller, but still protruded a little.

Mine has a colour coded cobra parkmaster set

http://www.incarelectrics.co.uk/cb4s7r650228/Reversing-Aids-Parking-Sensors/Original-Equipment-Style-Rear-Parking-Sensors/p-1310-2203/

these sit flush to the bumper like the ones on more modern cars eg a 991.

sorry no pic's to hand at the moment, but they look discreet to me & do the job.
 
  
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asterix_the_gaul
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had the electromagnetic strip reverse sensor fitted, it's not a good range wise as the ultra sonics but it's no holes and completely invisible. If I was having the bumper resprayed I would certainly think about aftermarket flush fit ultrasonics they are better, there are plenty of good kits available reasonably cheaply and nothing like the oem warts
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1995 993 C2 Cabriolet, Midnight Blue/Marble grey -gone!
1999 996 C2 Coupe, Ocean Blue/Graphite grey
2002 E46 M3 Cabriolet, Laguna seca blue/LSB

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ballcock
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of suppliers/ fitters out there.
Quite inexpensive, and subtle, if you can see them on the pic below? .. (unlike the original bee sting variety!)but aural only... of the beep beep beeeeeesp variety!
And yes I got mine done for the same reason as you nooo
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‘98 Ocean blue 996 C2 Tip pressed into daily service.

Ex '83 W460 LWB G Wagen updated with OM602 engine and 6 speed 'box
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911Tip
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
There are plenty of suppliers/ fitters out there.
Quite inexpensive, and subtle, if you can see them on the pic below? .. (unlike the original bee sting variety!)but aural only... of the beep beep beeeeeesp variety!
And yes I got mine done for the same reason as you nooo


Nicely done. Who fitted may I ask?

I tried to order the strip sensors from a well known supplier, but my card was skimmed so I'm definitely going with modern ultrasonics instead.

Am toying with the idea of replacing the CDR22 with a Pioneer double din, and maybe putting a camera into one of the numberplate lamp areas, but based on how often I use the radio (pretty much never) but smartphone google maps (always) I'm really not sure it's worth the cost or hassle.
 
  
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mikeluke
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are based near the south coast...

We used these folks the other day:

http://www.reversepark.co.uk/

Front and rear fitted to Mrs L's BMW 140i - colour-matched sensors with audio interface (you don't want to ask how much BMW retro-fit and integrated ones are....) - all in for £350 - they came to the house and it took about 2-3 hours.

Would recommend them - nice guys and a pro job
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ballcock
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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@911Tip I can’t help you really unless you’re planning a visit to Dublin! They cost €240 fitted.
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Ex '83 W460 LWB G Wagen updated with OM602 engine and 6 speed 'box
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sp1ke
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine were fitted & colour coded by Karl from incarelectrics.co.uk but this was kindly organised by 911virgin prior to me picking up the car.
 



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wasz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll swap you my bumper with 100% genuine original OEM discontinued warts on it for your unadorned one?
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kas750
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2006 Porsche 911

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
I just had the electromagnetic strip reverse sensor fitted, it's not a good range wise as the ultra sonics but it's no holes and completely invisible. If I was having the bumper resprayed I would certainly think about aftermarket flush fit ultrasonics they are better, there are plenty of good kits available reasonably cheaply and nothing like the oem warts

I fitted one of those kits on mY T5 van when I bought it new in 2015 and I am really impressed with them.
The only slight fly in the ointment is that they only detect whilst the vehicle is moving.
 
  
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911Tip
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all - think I'll go for the low profile ultrasonics.

Now need to decide whether to do before a repaint, or at same time.
 
  
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