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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Take 3: 996.1 C4: Update June 2017 - SOLD Reply with quote

So, after my first 996 C2 and the subsequent 996 Turbo I though I'd introduce my latest 996



2000 C4 in Schwarz with a savannah interior with 75k miles on it. Very lightly optioned, with only hardback seats and extended leather to write home about it. Cars got a decent history having been looked after by Northway and the previous owner traded it in against my turbo which Ray sold on SOR.

I've been over with a fine tooth comb and it is all in very decent nick. Had to sort a few problems including replacing the front top mounts and the boot strut, and a few bits of trim but nothing too testing.

I am going to mod this one a bit, I'm starting on the inside where I've done the GT3 console delete and am in the process of spraying the centre console and horseshoe in basalt to break up the savannah a bit.

I've also lowered the car on H&R springs and have some 15mm spacers waiting to go on. I'm torn between painting the centre of the wheels in body colour or going mad and getting some black OZ Allegritta's.

Bodywork wise I have just had a full paint enhancement detail with TK Detailing which has shown the paint is in frankly unbelievable condition except for the front bumper which as been resprayed by Stevie Wonder!

I will be getting a RPM CSR ducktail on the car, but am waiting until I can work out what to do at the front of the car to balance it out. I don't think the duck tail will work with a standard bumper, but maybe a GT3/Aero bumper will work. I don't want to put skirts on as I like the side lines kept simple like this:



Longer term I'd like to put some Recaro poles in there- Had them in a previous car and loved them.

I'm stunned at how good this is for what I paid, and how much you get for your money. Its actually too good for a station car, but the upside is that i'm not afraid to actually use it.

Lets see how this goes!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see the interior once you have done the painting.
It must seem a little underpowered after the turbo.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JKH112 wrote:
I would like to see the interior once you have done the painting.
It must seem a little underpowered after the turbo.


Should be done in a week or so. I'll get some pics up when its done.

It is, yes, but as I said in the last post of my Turbo thread, as much as I liked it I didn't connect with the turbo in the way I thought I would. In many ways I actually prefer the way the naturally aspirated cars drive. I'd love to try a 996 GT3 as I think that would be a sweet spot for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car...Liking the wheels in the 2nd photo.. What are they?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lethallegend72 wrote:
Great looking car...Liking the wheels in the 2nd photo.. What are they?


Not totally sure, I think they are fifteen52 formulas. Great looking but ££££!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. I think Savannah in a black car looks great too Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks very nice love the colour combo thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so things are moving along. Some good stuff, some not so good.

Car is still ticking along nicely no sign of any mechanical issues. I've done the resonater delete and i'm really happy with the slight change in engine note. Still thinking about a sports exhaust though.

New black wheel bolts have arrived (got black in anticipation of the new black wheels), so I can get the spacers on at the weekend.

I've gone google images mad looking at different front bumpers and have decided which way to go. Was looking at a GT3 bumper, but having seen a few installed on cars without skirts (I don't want skirts on this car) they look a bit too deep so have decided to go for this one:





It's the OEM aerokit from an early 2.7 Boxster. I know some may cringe at a Boxster part on a 996 but I think it will look good. It's not as deep as the GT3 but it has a nice deep frontage that sits a little lower than standard, and solves the 'underbite' issue that would have unbalanced the RPM ducktail planned for the back. Wanted to stay OEM and didn't want a GRP bumper so this ticks all the boxes. On the subject of the ducktail I've been in touch with RPM to talk about painting and fitting costs and am awaiting a quote.

In less pleasant news, I finally got my new V5 through so took off the number plates to put on my personal reg. Front went fine and tidies the front up nicely as I removed the ugly plinth and screwed the much smaller numberplate directly into lugs that held the plinth. Rear was going well until I took the plate off and found that the previous owner had had the bumper resprayed and hadn't bothered to remove the adhesive pads when they did it. Net effect is nice glossy lumps that were hidden by the plate that now show as the new plate is much shorter. Really don't understand it as the rest of the bumper is a perfect job with a great match and blend to the surrounding panels.

Oh well, I'll just have to get that redone when I do the new bumper and ducktail!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spacers went on today.

Without:



With:



15mm TPI hubcentric spacers all round with Bimecc extended black bolts. Very happy with how it looks and feels no different to drive. Took it out for a spin that included some runs at various speeds and no nasty wobbles or vibrations occurred.

Very happy. New front bumper and rear bumper repair up next.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching this thread with interest, good work fella.

As a point of note I've just had to roll my rear arches - when I'd fitted 15mm spacers the tyres rubbed if I had rear passengers or went on a spirited drive down a bumpy road. This was worse after I'd fitted Continental SC2's which seemed to be a little wider than the previous Falken tyres.
I have aftermarket wheels, 18" but with standard offsets/widths for a C2 and standard Geo.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebig25 wrote:


It's the OEM aerokit from an early 2.7 Boxster. I know some may cringe at a Boxster part on a 996 ........



Not at all. It will match the Boxster headlights perfectly. Grin

Seriously ..... I'm looking forward to seeing it with a ducktail Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
thebig25 wrote:


It's the OEM aerokit from an early 2.7 Boxster. I know some may cringe at a Boxster part on a 996 ........



Not at all. It will match the Boxster headlights perfectly. Grin


And the Boxster doors on a 997 turbo............ puh
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thebig25
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
thebig25 wrote:


It's the OEM aerokit from an early 2.7 Boxster. I know some may cringe at a Boxster part on a 996 ........



Not at all. It will match the Boxster headlights perfectly. Grin

Seriously ..... I'm looking forward to seeing it with a ducktail Thumb


Lol, I suppose I had to expect that!

Got the quote for Ducktail back from RPM, just need to decide whether to just laquer it or paint it body colour. For the cost I'd quite like to see the weave, but this may look a bit 'Barry'!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks so sweet and original in the first pics I can't see any of these proposed external mods improving it Sad though I agree the all- Savannah dash does need breaking up a bit
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Begun to make some changes!

First change was to refurb the wheels in dark anthracite. Really good job by MyAlloys in Basingstoke, but still not sure if I went for the correct colour? Keep thinking I should of gone for gloss black.


Next up: interior. I've really grown to like the Savannah interior, but there is a lot of it!



So I decided to break it up by replacing some of the hard plastics with plain black, and also swapping the standard wheel with a cup wheel from Gert at Carnewal. Also did the centre console delete and added a Alcantara gear lever.



It was all pretty easy to do, with the exception of the trim piece that goes under the passenger airbag, which was a pig. Total time to do the entire swap was about 6 hours, with about 3 hours on that one piece alone:



Turned out pretty well though, and I don't seem to of added any rattles or creaks. Also swapped out the cdr22 for a colour-correct Becker Mexico Pro- same oem look but a bit more functionality and much better radio receiver :





Most of the black parts were eBay bought so I think it stands me in at just over £150 for where we are now. Im on the lookout for some of the side / screen defroster vents and some rear speaker covers in black to complete the job.

Last job was to swap the seats for some fixed buckets. I had recaro pole positions in my RS4 and loved them, but didn't want to go to that expense. Had a look around the market, and eventually settled on the new track day seat from Corbeau. Really easy to fit in the end, had to do some cutting of the runners to fit on the oem sliders, but it was all pretty simple. I did have some little threaded 'top hats' made up so that I mount the original buckle on the side brackets (as per oem gt3 recaros), but you don't have to do this if you are willing to play around with other buckles from a breaker.





Really happy with them. Very comfortable and supportive. I'm 6'0" and 15ish stone so went with the XL version as the standard was too small. As a side note, I collected mine from Corbeau in Hastings and I can tell you that 2 seats, minus their boxes, will fit in a 996!

They are booked in for a retrim just after Xmas- not sure whether to do all Savannah or Savannah with black Alcantara centres to match the wheel.

In between now and then I'm hoping my friendly sprayer will find the time to paint the new bumper and ducktail. Then, on to the oily bits!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread, good work Thumb
I'm liking the idea of customising/back-dating these early 996's
Think this style looks really cool Grin
I will be watching and waiting on the exterior (ducktail) pics thumbsup
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