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Marmoset
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Finally got myself into a 996 Reply with quote

After lurking on here for a while I took the plunge on a 99 Carrera 4 last week. Picked it up on Saturday and ticked off a 30 year old ambition to get a 911.

Only issues so far is I’m getting a few rattles from the suspension which I suspect is ARB link and bush related, and also a big vibration from the rear wheels, tyres are nearly dead so I suspect it’s a balance issue.

Here she is, black with a space grey interior, which I’d not seen before but really liked it.
 



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. Looks really shiny. Enjoy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t get to close to it and it looks okay, it’s peppered with stone chips though but it was bought to be driven so I’m not too fussed about that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats and we’ll wear. There is plenty on here about suspension and tyres.i changed all my links and dampers last year. Kept it all standard. It completely transforms the feel of the car - not just from a rattle point of view, the ride is much more supple.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats looks a nice car. I love cars that show they have been enjoyed
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911 ownership at last.

Looks great on those wheels. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't see many in black. Looks superb.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost 4 years is quite a while to be lurking.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’re right, I was living down under when the thought entered my head that I may be able to get one when we came back to the UK. Hence the long time lurker status!
 
  
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marmoset wrote:


.... I was living down under when the thought entered my head that I may be able to get one when we came back to the UK.



Out of interest what would your car have cost you to buy in Australia. I've heard of them being ridiculously expensive Question
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably anything between 3 and 4 times what I paid for it over here, European cars are just expensive full stop in Oz.

It was also always cheaper to buy parts from Europe for the Landrover, despite paying £100 for postage. The upside being that a 30 minute job usually took that because there was no rusted up bolts etc.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been that fussed about living in a sunny climate but that is certainly 1 massive attraction. Must be so good to work on a car without dealing with rust.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Cool car!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one and welcome.

Black with grey trim looks good. People always whinge about grey interiors but I honestly like how light and airy they feel.
My most favourite car I’ve owned was a 964T in red with grey trim. Loved that car and I really liked the interior.

Enjoy and good luck sorting the niggles. It’s half the fun. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I enjoy sorting niggles out, and there’s no pressure to get this one working again for Monday mornings either!
 
  
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