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JM30
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Glacier White 996.1 GT3 Aero Kit 1999 Reply with quote

Hello all,

Wanting to share my new purchase, after selling my 2001 996.1 C2

I sold it to pursue another car, I wanted to keep it forever but this required selling the 996 at the time to make it work, always thought of trying to get another later on however It all went a little sour and If I'm honest I missed how much bang for the money the 996 was!, soon after selling the 996 I purchased a E90 M3 Saloon to try give me some buzz back while using It daily too but this fell short of my expectations as I missed having something for the weekend/shows and tinkering, had many M3's love them and this one is a cracker with 1 years BMW warranty (currently for sale if anyone is interested)

Anyway missing the 996 and felt I would struggle to find another anything nearly as nice as i felt mine was I put a Wanted advert on here and a really nice guy called Tony PM'd me and the rest is history Thumb

I'm so chuffed with It, being white I hadn't even thought of white being on my radar for a 996 (rarely optioned I believe?) Specs are Factory Aero kit black Sports seats, 18" Sport design Wheels, premium sound, and some more nice bits, but for me the most important bit is the Kit and black sports seats, anything else is a bonus,

I'm very happy how clean It was inside is very nice little ware on the seats and plastics all look amazing, Service history is amazing like my old one It's got a huge folder of invoices and a Fully stamped book, Letter of authenticity among other extra books the previous owner took time to collect so all making a really nice package with the car,

Recent clutch and service at Northway however Due a service now on time so I will get that booked in ready to try enjoy while the weather is still nice,

1999 C2 3.4l only 56400 miles

When taking it for a test drive I noticed something felt 'loose knocking feel' when driving over bumps in the road this has to be sorted ASAP while in for a service, and a slight whine coming from the rear (wheel bearing maybe?)

Plans and bits I'm buying straight away are

Koni Sport damper H&R Spring kit (had this on my last one and loved the stance and feel)

997 GT3 SS Gear shifter box (as fitted to my last one)

Wheel spacers for that nicer stance and feel (again same as before)

GT3 centre dash Delete kit

Change exhaust tips to larger Porsche OE oval ones, has a DANSK sport silencers fitted to OE cats so might change it all to TOPGEAR or try find a PSE and refurb it,

Fit Low temp thermostat (Kindly supplied by Tony)

Service using Millers oil and check over the whole car for anything needed

Change the tyres (at some point) Toyo Proxies currently fitted but would like to try something else,

Other bits like full paintwork detail wheels off arches etc etc will be done when all work is complete, can't wait to get started, I will update this thread on my progress, like my old thread on the other one.


So my old one




New one (previous owners images until I get mine done)













Really happy and looking forward to getting It looking/felling how I want,

Really nice to have met Tony (previous owner) many thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God that looks clean! I reckon wheels with a light grey centre would look amazing. Once lowered it will be spot on, aero kit needs to be low.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early C2 with aerokit, you are clearly a very sensible man. Looks great.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic and love those sports seats thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, Yes early car has It's plus points too,

And yes you read my mind forgot to mention the black centre's are not doing it for me either, I was either going to go for anthracite like my last set or (don't shoot me down!) red or blue and try go for a nod to a car I dream of owning see picture below of my inspiration and only because the new one is white, I know It's not a GT3 nor an RS! but I wonder?! I do fancy a set of GT3 Buckets black leather ones at some point too.

Am I Mad? bit of fun?




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous! Nice purchase. Cool

This must be Jimmy P’s old car on here then?

Enjoy, and do what you like with it. Have a mess about with wheel colour and side stripes by all means. It’s all easily reversible if you don’t like it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:

This must be Jimmy P’s old car on here then?


True story, Jimmy P beat me to buying that car by one day so I ended up with the arctic silver.

OP, congratulations. I think it looks superb in white with aerokit. Funny white wasn’t fashionable then so it’s such a rare colour on 996s.

Have the centre console painted in white; I’m a fan of body colour centre console.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi matey, that bloomin’ Jimmy P eh. Mad (Only joking Jimmy. Very Happy )
It’s a small world the Porsche world. There always links once you get talking to people.

Good shout on the centre console. The front delete then body colour combo is very cool. Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, like the idea of a Body colour centre console, I will update when I get started,

Doe anyone recommend Carnewal.com for parts?

And yes I was told by the previous owner It was known on the forum, hope it's a good one! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi yes it was my car.
It looks fantastic. I always fancied getting the centre console painted white, it would really set off the interior which is one of least worn interiors I have seen on an early 996.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jimmy P, I agree it’s very well kept over the years, how long did you own it for? Was it you that had all the work done by Noble Motorsport?

The previous owner purchased it from a dealer a few years ago only covering around a 1000miles, he had a service and clutch done at Northway last year, I want to use it more and improve on certain things so looking forward to it,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive pm'd you
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks superb in white, great condition too.
If it were mine I'd only change the colour of the wheel centres to silver or a light grey.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, Yeah I'm going to change the centre of the wheels most likely bottle it and go Anthracite Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back to the GT3 Kit club, thats a lovely looking car you have there!

Sorry to hijack your thread but if anyone reading is interested. I am going to be selling my Speed Yellow factory GT3 kit car very shortly 67k mint, lots of extras. I will post details once I have done the ad.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, welcome back to the 996 family!

In relation to the suspension knocking I had similar with my 1998 C2 and found it was the track rod ends. One was really knackered despite showing no play at all when testing with car jacked up.

Various other things that could cause similar but as my track rods were original I decided it was worth changing anyway.

https://porsche911owner.blogspot.com/2019/08/porsche-996-front-suspension-knocking.html


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jay Man, shame your thinking of selling but sure It will find a new home fairly quickly, sounds nice and rare colour,

996driver, I had my thoughts on it being a track rod end too, after speaking with Jimmy P he said before he decided he was selling he had Centre gravity pin it down to being steering rack joint but was never rectified beforehand, Lots had been replaced by CG so cross fingers it’s simply,

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome in white and super clean. I’d be needing buckets in there ASAP though personally.

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