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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy who supplied my new silencers was telling me today about his mate who has just sold his Mk I GT3 with "Manthey tweaks" and is waiting for his new 997 GT3 RS to be delivered. Naturally, I said, "Was it a yellow one?" so he said "No, it was Zanzibar and he spent 40,000 on upgrades for it." Bearing in mind what Sundeep has got for Mantheyman's 12,000 to Herr Manthey, WTF do you get for 40,000?

It seems he sold it for 48,000 - $hit, I'd have given him 50. Sad


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was Russell's old car that went to John... it was a brilliant car that was setup beautifully and had virtually every major component of the car fettled/rebuilt. Considering the car had a lifetime of upgrades from original and maintenance over 55k miles, 40k is not so unreasonable (and not all was spent on Manthey!).

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lot to spend on upgrades - more than my whole car is worth!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need to look at upgrades as "improved components on bits you otherwise have to change anyway". Many early 996s are getting tired, if not already, and there are quite a few components which will need changing. If there is a need to change them, OEM is not always the best route imho especially if looking for a higher performing/more capable/longer lasting item.

Take suspension for example... how many owners of a 996>40k miles have changed their suspension? The OEM dampers get tired and start to lose their effectiveness after 30-35k miles - especially if the car has been used as intended, or the car has spent a lot of time in urban (bumpy) environments. OEM suspension certainly isn't cheap, and whilst it is probably less expensive than Manthey KWs (for example), the marginal cost to upgrade to Manthey KWs is far less than the sticker price. The added bonus is that the Manthey KWs are a far superior component that is better built and designed, lasts longer, is higher performing, and will make a significant improvement on the car.

If I were in the market for a used 996, I'd like to see that the PO has spent the money on getting a number of key components "right" (or improved) during the lifetime of the car. Sadly, there are a lot of dogs out there where the car has only had regular services and major components have been left to run far beyond their best-by-date... Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my suspension needs a change (48K miles) - hadn't thought of going Manthey though. May find out the cost - cheers Aid.

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