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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to learning all about the 997.

Might call it GT3 Komfort Replik


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks ace! 997s with genuine aerokit are a rare thing.

Must admit though, anything with a GT3 badge on it that isn’t a GT3 screams of an inferiority complex but hey, each to their own. Grin

If you ever want to move the centre caps on I can swap you some genuine brand new silver/black crested ones or buy them off you. I’m having my wheels done silver from gunmetal so need some silver ones for next year.

Good luck with it. Cool

PS. You need a GT3 baseball cap and shirt to complete the look. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous looking 997 , looks great with the aerokit , even after 7 years of bonding with the 996 i really can't imagine you will have any regrets making the switch Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
Quite liking the more modern interior. But it still feels quite retro.



That interior’s more retro than the 996! I like it though. And the car overall looks fantastic - good move!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car. 911's look so much more focused with fixed rear aero.

Nice colour. Wheels look chavvy but it's on your to do list.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore the random wheel comment. I thought it had black centres with diamond rim
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking car and aerokit cars look great. Good colour too

Previous owner done a lot of gt3 details there such as the centre exhaust pipes which are not cheap!!

Please remove the GT3 badges though as it just looks wrong and I think it ruins the car. Just have it plain at the back or have the 911 badge

The brakes are tiny compared to gt3 and it’s not low enough to be a gt3. Does it have a sunroof?

Plus the gt3 does not have the multi function wheel
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
Nice looking car and aerokit cars look great. Good colour too

Previous owner done a lot of gt3 details there such as the centre exhaust pipes which are not cheap!!

Please remove the GT3 badges though as it just looks wrong and I think it ruins the car. Just have it plain at the back or have the 911 badge

The brakes are tiny compared to gt3 and it’s not low enough to be a gt3. Does it have a sunroof?

Plus the gt3 does not have the multi function wheel


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering about that moustache ?

I quite like the look of that, I’m not bothered about the fact that it’s not a GT3, has it got a 3rd rad up front and does it vent upwards as opposed to down ?

Just been and seen Rennline do a steel template for cutting out the hole in the bumper, the problem I have now is should I
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the GT3 clones aren’t to everyone’s taste. Let’s just remember, that I’ve only had this car a few days so it’s how it came.

I love the look and feel of the car, so the wheels, stance, terrorist centre exhaust, aerokit & Alcantara touchy feely parts are staying. So. Do I remove the GT3 wheel centres, door sill, rear badge & rev counter? Do I leave the rear badgeless? Surely a Carrera badge will also look wrong.

Essentially, I had the funds for a real 997 GT3 and on paper, it was a better financial move. But for about a third of the investment, I have a car that still looks how I like, but with considerably less risk. My final decision was based on less risk = more fun. (For me anyway). Seriously, I would worry so much about putting miles on a real GT3 that I think it would seriously effect my fun level. So this is the decision I made.

As my signature says. Purists look away. (I stand by that).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guywilko wrote:
Ignore the random wheel comment. I thought it had black centres with diamond rim


Forgiven.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
Nice looking car and aerokit cars look great. Good colour too

Previous owner done a lot of gt3 details there such as the centre exhaust pipes which are not cheap!!

Please remove the GT3 badges though as it just looks wrong and I think it ruins the car. Just have it plain at the back or have the 911 badge

The brakes are tiny compared to gt3 and it’s not low enough to be a gt3. Does it have a sunroof?

Plus the gt3 does not have the multi function wheel


Exhaust is insane. Love it.
I am considering having a plain rear. I’m not trying to fool anyone. The car is for me & my family, not for anyone else.
The brakes are tiny. And thank heavens for that. They are ample for spirited driving around Europe and incredibly less expensive than PCCB.
Not low enough! Are you mad! Any lower and it would need hit pebbles.
No sunroof.

It has rear seats too. Which I need.
I spotted that GT3 never had MF wheels. But tbh. I like the MF so this is a bonus. Again, I am not creating a clone. Just cherry picking what I like about the GT3 at a fraction of the financial risk.

Honestly. I would be too scared to drive a real GT3 around Europe and mountain passes. And this is where I have 90% of my fun.

Oh. I haven’t mentioned the mild engine upgrade yet. Later maybe.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
NLW73 wrote:
Nice looking car and aerokit cars look great. Good colour too

Previous owner done a lot of gt3 details there such as the centre exhaust pipes which are not cheap!!

Please remove the GT3 badges though as it just looks wrong and I think it ruins the car. Just have it plain at the back or have the 911 badge

The brakes are tiny compared to gt3 and it’s not low enough to be a gt3. Does it have a sunroof?

Plus the gt3 does not have the multi function wheel


Exhaust is insane. Love it.
I am considering having a plain rear. I’m not trying to fool anyone. The car is for me & my family, not for anyone else.
The brakes are tiny. And thank heavens for that. They are ample for spirited driving around Europe and incredibly less expensive than PCCB.
Not low enough! Are you mad! Any lower and it would need hit pebbles.
No sunroof.

It has rear seats too. Which I need.
I spotted that GT3 never had MF wheels. But tbh. I like the MF so this is a bonus. Again, I am not creating a clone. Just cherry picking what I like about the GT3 at a fraction of the financial risk.

Honestly. I would drive a real GT3 around Europe. And this is where I have 90% of my fun.

Oh. I haven’t mentioned the mild engine upgrade yet. Later maybe.


It's your car mate, you do whatever you want to it. I think it looks wonderful. Just a word of advice though, don't put "NASCAR sucks" on the back of it if you are thinking of going to Alabama..😀😀
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4Silver wrote:
AND..... it doesn’t have a GT3 Moustache ? 😂

That looks absolutely cracking 👍 attention to detail...... that's gotta bring a smile to your face ,


Well. Actually. If you mean the outlet vent.



It doesn’t have the 3rd radiator. It’s a manual C2 at heart as you know.

It does however, have the correct blank in the intake vent area under the number plate. So looks pretty neat.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m seriously thinking of getting a window sticker made up.

“My other car isn’t a real GT3 either”



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to stop posting pics of that vent, I’m already thinking about which jig saw blade is gonna be best to cut thro the bumper.

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I have the Aero kit from the factory, the centre low vent in the bumper is blanked with what can only be described as a pudding bowl ? Thinking of getting some Rennline vent guards, the bumper needs to come off as I need to get the rads cleaned out. Took about half a pound of grit and gravel out of the bottom of each the other week, there’s some leaves visible so I want to get in there, thinking of fitting the 3rd rad as said but only if there is a means to extract the heat without hacking the under side of the bumper tray.
 
  
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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4Silver wrote:
You need to stop posting pics of that vent, I’m already thinking about which jig saw blade is gonna be best to cut thro the bumper.

😳

I have the Aero kit from the factory, the centre low vent in the bumper is blanked with what can only be described as a pudding bowl ? Thinking of getting some Rennline vent guards, the bumper needs to come off as I need to get the rads cleaned out. Took about half a pound of grit and gravel out of the bottom of each the other week, there’s some leaves visible so I want to get in there, thinking of fitting the 3rd rad as said but only if there is a means to extract the heat without hacking the under side of the bumper tray.


Not sure if my Aerokit was factory fitted. Haven’t explored it yet and still waiting for my build data from Porsche. Yes. Pudding bowl is a great description. I have the same.

No grilles on either side unlike my mates GT4. Will have to look into these. Luckily, this car has been a dry day only car for the last 2 owners so my rads look pretty tidy. I believe the moustache vent become a heat outlet once you remove the pudding bowl. If you are going to fit the 3rd rad, you will need to open something up otherwise the rad will not have sufficient air flow as the void will simply fill with static air.

I quite like the moustache too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a 3.6 or 3.8? Either way I would do the third rad conversion as right now they are dirt cheap at £107 for all the parts from the dealer!!

Go to the 997 FAQ area for the thread on it and how to do it.

Well worth doing for spirited European driving, alpine passes and autobahn runs

Yes a gt3 is going to about 20mm lower than yours if yours is a 3.6 or 10mm if. 3.8 with pasm. They are bonkers Low which is why they always trash the front lower splitter

It’s your car at the end of the day but badge delete is easy to do and the 911 badge looks nice I think. £11 off eBay too in black too

A gt3 is so much of a different experience over a normal Carrera it’s hard to explain until you go out in one or live with one. It’s a completely different machine with a race bred engine and suspension but it’s loads more money and if you use it a lot then more to lose in depreciation

For me 997 gt3 is about as good as it gets and will get one one day as had a 996.2 for some time.

Enjoy the car and great choice. It’s a great looking machine
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11 BRA

I’m keeping my eye on MC’s excellent detailed rebuild thread where he has used the GT3 Chimney to vent up to the bumper, there’s some spacers involved ? But keeping my eye out for some more info as and when he updates !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
Is it a 3.6 or 3.8? Either way I would do the third rad conversion as right now they are dirt cheap at £107 for all the parts from the dealer!!

Go to the 997 FAQ area for the thread on it and how to do it.

Well worth doing for spirited European driving, alpine passes and autobahn runs

Yes a gt3 is going to about 20mm lower than yours if yours is a 3.6 or 10mm if. 3.8 with pasm. They are bonkers Low which is why they always trash the front lower splitter

It’s your car at the end of the day but badge delete is easy to do and the 911 badge looks nice I think. £11 off eBay too in black too

A gt3 is so much of a different experience over a normal Carrera it’s hard to explain until you go out in one or live with one. It’s a completely different machine with a race bred engine and suspension but it’s loads more money and if you use it a lot then more to lose in depreciation

For me 997 gt3 is about as good as it gets and will get one one day as had a 996.2 for some time.

Enjoy the car and great choice. It’s a great looking machine


I’ll certainly look into the 3rd rad at that price. Wow!

The suspension has been modified & lowered on this car. It’s incredibly firm & low. Great for me, but as a tourer, maybe too harsh. I’ll look into options.

Undecided about badging. I’ll give more thought.

Don’t worry. I will tell everyone that it’s not a GT3.
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