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Y2K
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Will you be using Brookspeed in Eastleigh ,they are my indy of choice. As your only 25 miles away and I have a business in Southampton so I am sure we will catch up at one or another meet. Grin Thumb


Thanks that's good to know. Where do you take your car for MOT please? Mine is due in June.

Yes I'll keep an eye out for any southern events.


@Mat59 - yes vtec and 8,400rpm is addictive!

I’d say the DC2 is closer to ‘GT3 Comfort Spec’ than to ‘Carrera’. Meaning the DC2 is very capable on track even in standard form. My car is standard apart from baffled sump and JDM manifold (slightly larger than UKDM one). Just top up oil and it’ll track all day.

My DC2 stays; it’s my daily, track car and ‘do-it-all’ car; it’s a bit tatty cosmetically but it’s low maintenance and very reliable. Fantastic machine.


Floor eh! Hand what a donut nooo


@Marky - yes that's the PH thread. Great car history!

Yes visited the Highlands in Sept 14. Amazing roads and hope to go back soon.




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Will you be using Brookspeed in Eastleigh ,they are my indy of choice. As your only 25 miles away and I have a business in Southampton so I am sure we will catch up at one or another meet. Grin Thumb


Thanks that's good to know. Where do you take your car for MOT please? Mine is due in June.

Yes I'll keep an eye out for any southern events.


@Mat59 - yes vtec and 8,400rpm is addictive!

I’d say the DC2 is closer to ‘GT3 Comfort Spec’ than to ‘Carrera’. Meaning the DC2 is very capable on track even in standard form. My car is standard apart from baffled sump and JDM manifold (slightly larger than UKDM one). Just top up oil and it’ll track all day.

My DC2 stays; it’s my daily, track car and ‘do-it-all’ car; it’s a bit tatty cosmetically but it’s low maintenance and very reliable. Fantastic machine.


Floor eh! Hand what a donut nooo


@Marky - yes that's the PH thread. Great car history!

Yes visited the Highlands in Sept 14. Amazing roads and hope to go back soon.





Well stupidly I used the OPC for an MOT last time but that's a lesson learnt
cost twice as much and because they know the cars so well they failed it on something so minor and that had been on the car for several years meaning other MOT stations didn't fail it as they didn't know it wasn't stock.
I will probably use Brookspeed they have a guy round the corner but they will do any of the bits it needs etc.
or just use kwikfit as its only the MOT
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^ Thank you. Not been in this area long so still searching for reputable place.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi mate, sweet looking 996 thumbsup

im also a previous corrado owner, had 3 over the years, ended up with one the same colour as yours, ice grey violet, bought it from Kev Haywire......it was a pretty sorted car, don't know if you'd seen it on the raddo forum, by the time i had it, Kev had fitted an R32 motor, LSD, slightly modified box, kwv3's, whole bunch of good stuff, she was an animal and now missed! sold it to get my 996 so not all bad!

this place is pretty good, lots of info available, enjoy Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car.

No lairy driving around Hampshire - people will think it's me!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
^^^ Thank you. Not been in this area long so still searching for reputable place.


I and others on here rate Brookspeed highly, they know the cars and its not a grease monkey outfit .Labour prices are half the OPC . They don't try and rip you off with unnecessary added work. and the coffees quite nice while you look round their 991 Carrera cup cars.

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http://www.brookspeed.com/czsdm5agn8dyl2zbhobuuwn69yzt5j
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool pics and cool convoy! Thumb

Also, you have to come off on track otherwise you aren't trying hard enough. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers everyone.


Lj911 wrote:
hi mate, sweet looking 996 thumbsup

im also a previous corrado owner, had 3 over the years, ended up with one the same colour as yours, ice grey violet, bought it from Kev Haywire......it was a pretty sorted car, don't know if you'd seen it on the raddo forum, by the time i had it, Kev had fitted an R32 motor, LSD, slightly modified box, kwv3's, whole bunch of good stuff, she was an animal and now missed! sold it to get my 996 so not all bad!

this place is pretty good, lots of info available, enjoy Very Happy


I remember Kev's car from the forum! IIRC it was turbocharged before turning into R32. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, i`m another corrado convert looking at getting a 996.... my old corrado was C5 OEM .......
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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lol, i`m another corrado convert looking at getting a 996.... my old corrado was C5 OEM .......


I remember C5 OEM from the forum with its BBS wheels. Smile

Good luck with your search! Porsches seem to be natural progression for us ex-Corrado owners. My imaginary 'lottery garage' would include a blackberry Corrado VR6. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brief update; my car had a service last week and had a lower temperature thermostat and FVD oil sump installed.





Inspired by ELA's thread, the car has gone on a diet recently. So far I have removed the rear seats (-9.7kg), rear floor mats (-0.9kg) and rear low speed impact bar (-2.9kg). I have also experimented removing the rear centre carpet (-2.3kg) with the added bonus of emitting more flat-6 noise into the cabin. So a total of 15.8kg can be removed without too much effort. I'll update the first post regarding weight loss for future reference.

Jack, tools and spacesaver would save around 13.4kg; I'll remove them when on track. #becauseracecar



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I had been looking at different wheels as well; the GT3 wheels look nice but they're quite heavy. The popular choice are the Alleggerita HLT from OZ Racing which are extremely light (EVO Magazine Jethro Bovingdon's 996 has them), but at almost £2000 they are out of my price range. So on Sunday I picked up a set of Carrera wheels locally, complete with good matching Bridgestone tyres for £600. The wheels are not in perfect condition but are presentable. The Carrera wheels are the lightest Porsche standard-fit 996 18' and saving 10kg over the GT3 wheeels. Smile



That's all for now. MOT tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting about those wheels, what sort of weight are they?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
That's interesting about those wheels, what sort of weight are they?


Carrera front - 9.3kg, rear - 10.3kg
GT3 front - 11.5kg, rear - 13.1kg

Marginal saving really but they're direct fit and inexpensive.

More info here:
http://www.944racing.de/wheelweights.php
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or hollow-spokes?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decent weight saving. Only 10in rear so no good for widebody cars.

Going hollow spokes for me would save 2.2kg front and 2.5kg rear per wheel. Interesting to see what you think with yours in terms of feedback and overall ride.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you doing with the original wheels.....? selling...?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are you doing with the original wheels.....? selling...?


Keeping them; they were refurbished by one of the past owners and are still in mint condition.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car and I'm sure these are on the up price wise. Interesting thread i'll be keeping an eye on Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the car on rolling road last week; according to Charlie, who runs Surrey Rolling Road and ex-996 turbo owner, my car is fine and healthy, it's just the engine is not very powerful. He said from his experience non-Mezger 996/7s tend to be under-powered whereas Mezger cars are stronger than advertised. So it's just a case of TADTS.

Am I disappointed? Slightly. Has this dampened my ownership expereince? Not a bit. It drives well, it looks good and as my mate said to me on the day, it's still a 911. And it is my 911.




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
scutler wrote:
lol, i`m another corrado convert looking at getting a 996.... my old corrado was C5 OEM .......


I remember C5 OEM from the forum with its BBS wheels. Smile

Good luck with your search! Porsches seem to be natural progression for us ex-Corrado owners. My imaginary 'lottery garage' would include a blackberry Corrado VR6. Cool


Haha! Yeah I remember your car, wasn't it in PVW magazine?? Silver right?Sure there was a centre full page photo spread that I lusted after, very nice thumbsup
Yup mine had previously been supercharged, then turbo...then when I had it R32, pretty epic for what it was!

Liking the weight saving, it's something I'm aiming to do.....not going to go nuts and want in all reversible.....don't think it takes much to tweak a 996 into something really fun!
Already got a non sunroof car, which I specifically wanted after having corrados with roofs that always fail!!
Few more bits to get up to std before I really start playing with it.....
 
  
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