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Numbercruncher
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Jon

Dave from Strasse is a good guy, remember speaking to him about your car at the Boxster launch last year, not sure why it took a while to sell but sounds like its gone to a good home Thumb

jonttt wrote:
Reducing the diameter and increasing the thickness not only looked better but really transformed the tactile drive of the car and made cornering so much more fun.


I've got a 340mm Raid fitted the same as Cyruspower's above, your findings above will be replicated in the 993, great upgrade.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Numbercruncher wrote:

Dave from Strasse is a good guy, remember speaking to him about your car at the Boxster launch last year, not sure why it took a while to sell but sounds like its gone to a good home Thumb


I'm, not sure how long its been for sale but I know the last owner picked it up as part of a collection (trailored delivery) and did not drive it. It was then part ex'd against a low mileage 993 Turbo they got in which never went on open sale. This is the 3rd time they have sold this car in 8 years. Their story seemed to check out with the mileages and paperwork and was told to me by different people on different visits so I have no reason to doubt them.

They have 3 other 993's in stock and all are priced realistically given the dealer in house warranty that comes with them (which I prefer, I've had bad experiences of the off the shelf rebranded packages which are next to useless). They all seem genuine cars and I nearly bought a nice polar C4 they have in but the sports seats put me off it.

Also I think one of the beauties of a smaller indy is that they do not present cars in the same way as shall we say the more glamourous outfits. You have to be able to see past a bit of dirt here and there. I'm pretty sure a large part of the potential market for this type of car would have been put off before ever driving the car just on presentation. Those are the hidden gems (hopefully).

I've bought plenty of one owner cars off the trade unprepped over the years. I like to see them as they have really been looked after Wink

ps thanks for the confirmation re the 340mm wheel. Your pushing me into getting one ordered Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Reply with quote

Bieldside wrote:
Great choice and depreciation proof

I paid £45000 for mine 12 years ago and with only two owners and 50,000 miles + full Porsche history I can't have lost much money

But my annual service bill is always around £2000 + VAT . The car needs a little more tlc than most , but worth every penny

Never to be sold!

Enjoy yours


Thats cheap motoring cost per smile Very Happy

My last daily driver car cost my company £60k in depreciation in less than 24 months (I did put 70k miles on it though Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just adding my warm welcome jonttt. Bring out the sun.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Wow hollow spokes are in demand aren't they. I've had a few enquiries about them so thought it was worth clarifying that it was a nice surprise when I found they were on the car. As they are OEM and lighter than solid spokes they are an upgrade I would probably have done myself so have saved me some cash to spend on other things Cool

Thanks to those who offered and I don't need a chip shop in Grimsby Question


I don't blame you on wanting to keep the hollows but who were the sneaky ***** going behind the scenes trying to purchase them should you have wanted to sell. nooo
 
  
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Julian Weston
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Welcome ! Lovely car !

I thoroughly recommend Unit 11, they have rebuilt my engine and lots of bits and bobs on my RS. I drive all the way from London to use them, excellent in every way. Happy to discuss. In fact I have to go up there in the next month or so for a service so you fancy a coffee. I have always wanted a breadvan.

If your ambers are in excellent condition then I would be interested in buying them

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you Jon welcome, looks like you have yourself an awesome looking car, hope you are pleased.

More pics would be good, inside too.

Cheers

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jonttt
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol I feel like I'm parting the car out already and I have not even picked it up yet.

As per PM you have first refusal when they are off the car Wink

I've had another great recommendation today from a friend who has owned some nice porsches over the years and he always used them. Would be great to meet up there and I may even arrange an inspection with them at the same time. I'm out of the country a fair bit over the next couple of months but let me know when you are going and I'll do my best to make it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parksey wrote:
Nice to see you Jon welcome, looks like you have yourself an awesome looking car, hope you are pleased.

More pics would be good, inside too.

Cheers

DP


Don't worry one thing you will always get from me is plenty of pics.

I'll get plenty up after the first detail.
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madasasnake
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Jon.

It looks a lovely car.

Look forward to hearing more about it over the coming months.

What on earth was your last company car Question

Fulla wrote:
So with all this talk of hollow spokes do they realy make that much difference to the feel of the car?


I suppose it depends upon what what you compare them to Fulla.

Chris W noticed that mine had replicas on from a photograph that I posted on here. Evil or Very Mad

I changed them, courtesy of Chris, to a set of hollow spokes. The difference was absolutely immense.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: BMW pics? Reply with quote

How about some more pics of your BMW? Looks lovely. Swap you a ride in the BMW for a ride in the RS?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madasasnake wrote:


What on earth was your last company car Question



It was a specced up Mercedes S class. Nearly £90k on the road and traded in for just over £20k !

I got fed up with paying high car taxes and so am running a specced up E350 sport now, much cheaper for me and cost less than the depreciation on the S class. I do get to drive some nice company taxi's though Very Happy

We have quite a pool car list:

- x2 Phantoms (coupe and saloon)
- Ferrari F430 roady
- Ferrari 458 coupe
- Nissan GTR
- numerous Rangies (just picked up a new shape)

We've had lots of nice exotica including Lambos, R8's, Mercedes McLaren etc....

I don't tend to take many pics of them but I'll get some up the next time I bring one home for the weekend. I tend to use the phantoms for weekends away as the ferrari's get too much attention of the wrong sort in my experience and lose their sparkle pretty quickly.

He are some older pics for your perusal:












but my fav car of the lot, running at c350BHP and a twitchy ar$e Very Happy










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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: BMW pics? Reply with quote

Julian Weston wrote:
How about some more pics of your BMW? Looks lovely. Swap you a ride in the BMW for a ride in the RS?


That sounds like a fair deal but you have to drive it like you mean it Very Happy

Its no good coming back nice a clean Wink


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993S_Ocean
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice first post. welcome to the 993 club!

that car you have bought looks nice... look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing more about it and what you think of it compared to all the exotica you have driven and get to drive.

Lovely Beemer too. Are those schnitzer (sp?) wheels in one of the pictures?
 
  
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elee
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well jonttt,looks like we have got even more in common.Just asked the mrs to go and give em a feel.Are they bumpy or smooth.To my delight she said smooth(on the back bit)other than what feels like some raised letters or numbers .So have I got hollows as well. Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elee wrote:
Well jonttt,looks like we have got even more in common.Just asked the mrs to go and give em a feel.Are they bumpy or smooth.To my delight she said smooth(on the back bit)other than what feels like some raised letters or numbers .So have I got hollows as well. Question


Elee you had me worried for a bit there and then realised you were talking about your wheels Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

993S_Ocean wrote:
......Are those schnitzer (sp?) wheels in one of the pictures?


I've got a few sets for the beemer all 18 inch apart from the OEM which are 17's. The beauty of the Z3m is that it has a very narrow rear axle and wide arches which means you can get away with some wicked dish due to the very low offset (OEM is ET8). However it does mean getting full sets in the correct offsets for the car is not easy and some of the ones I have are rare:

- AC Schnitzer Type III Race (2 piece) (brand new)
- AC Schnitzer Type III (brand new)
- AC Schnitzer Type II Race (3 piece)
- Hamann PG2 (3 piece)
- Rondell 0021 (brand new)
- OEM deep dish

I sold the Breyton Magic Racing shown in one of the pics above. May not mean much to none BMW owners but each of the above are iconic BMW wheels from the 1990's
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I could not wait and replacement 340mm Raid steering wheel has been ordered.

One justification I had for this was that airbags have a 10 year shelf life. Thats not to say they won't work but that is what they are approved for. So this is officially a safety upgrade if anyone asks Grin

There is a fair range of choice but I don't really like alcantara or the silver options and carbon did not appeal in this case so finally settled on perforated leather with gloss black trim. Reminds me of a wheel I had on a previous car which I loved.



Should be a straight swap with the hub adaptor onto the 993's single stage system. The last time I fitted one of these I had to convert a 2 stage airbag system to the single stage airbag fitted to these wheels which took some research to make sure I got it right.

I'll be keeping the OEM wheel so will be an easy reversion back to OEM at any time.

I have the added luxury that if I don't like this one in the 993 I can swap it with the full perforated leather one I have in my Z3m.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice cars worship

jonttt wrote:
I tend to use the phantoms for weekends away as the ferrari's get too much attention of the wrong sort in my experience

So true... So much easier to blend amongst other cars in a phantom Hand Grin

Funny, out of all that exotica, it seems you find the s54 beast so thrilling thumbsup

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Z3m and can never see myself selling it. I think an element of the fun I have with it is due to the fact it's mine.

It's great being able to drive some exotica but I have better memories with the Z3m Wink

The phantoms are fabulous occasion cars but we used to have the reg BOY1 on one of them and people used to pull up alongside taking pictures assuming it was some boy band inside so we took the plate off.
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