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MaxA
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new Ultraleggera's finally showed up - they're looking good. I've dropped them off for a bit of ceramic coating (the super-hard grade 70 stuff from Feynlab) and will get them mounted with the Michelin's asap. I hope the TPMS valves are transferable, or I may need some new ones.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The replacement discs also showed up: you're left in no doubt that a 997 is running some serious brakes as each 330mm discs weighs around 22-23kg, even drilled... the rears are narrower than the fronts, but still chunky. Funnily enough Design 911 delivered 2x front Pagids (in grey) and 2x rear Brembos (in black). They make the OZs feel featherweight. They'll be installed with a set of Pagid RS29 pads all round, and some stainless steel Goodridge brake lines, with fresh fluid all round. The car needs a bit of a shove to come to a halt nowadays.

And I can really see the logic behind two piece discs, or even ceramics. A 45kg box of these in the front end seriously reduces lift...

In the meantime, the car's going back to the garage to investigate an odd squeaking and squealing from the rear. It's become a bit louder and is now officially a worry.

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MaxA
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 9972 with it's new matt graphite OZs
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love those wheels, nice choice.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car has been fixed under the extended warranty from ARM: it seemed to be one of the aux belt pulleys/belt tensioner. I was getting worried...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still away at the moment (up in Finnish Lapland with aching legs, massive calves, big bags full of ski boots and skis, and nothing at all to drive), but the car's looking good - apparently. My brother was out and about giving it some exercise and some bloke just walked up and asked if the car was 'available for sale'. Which it isn't...
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DucatiRob
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great with those wheels Thumb I'm currently dithering over buying a set of Leggera HLT's but those Superleggera's are making me think again Confused Are they 19's or 20's?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....did the wheels accept the TPMS sensors ok? Also, I love the dished look to the rear wheels, is this a function of the width/offset? Can't find details on the Oz website!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rob

These are 19" OZ Racing Ultraleggera's (they haven't made Superleggera's for many years). I dithered about Allegeritas but I read on the US forums that the spokes have cracked on some of the race cars...

I don't recall the offsets just now, but they're pretty close to stock. The rears are actually 11x19 which is half an inch narrower than the 11.5x19 Carrera Sports I was running before, but I'm still running the 12mm TPI mag-alloy spacers. The TPMS sensors were simply swapped over, not an issue at all.

I'm pretty happy with these, even if the matt grey doesn't quite match the black side stripes... and most importantly they are seriously lightweight compared to the OEM rims, and the car feels a just a little less podgy, if you see what I mean. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another view down Al Yalayis
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rear 11x19 OZ
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Max, sorry I meant Ultraleggera's! The wheels look great and the matte black suits the white car really well. Good to know the TPMS sensors can be swapped over easily Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
rear 11x19 OZ


They are good rim protector tyres, what brand/model are they?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are good rim protector tyres, what brand/model are they?


Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N2 235/35 R19 87Y and 305/30 R19 102Y
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
....did the wheels accept the TPMS sensors ok? Also, I love the dished look to the rear wheels, is this a function of the width/offset? Can't find details on the Oz website!!


I ordered 2x OZ Racing Ultraleggera 8.5x19 ET53 and 2x 11x19 wheels ET50 (i.e. close to/at stock fitment). But I'm running them with 12mm spacers. I think I'll test fit the 7mm shims on the front to see how they look, as the front track looks a bit too wide to me. On the other hand, I do want a realignment and to add more more negative camber at the front (which would bring the tops in): those new PS2s are pretty scrubbed on the outside. Bear in mind, I have the widebody C4S.

I think the 'dished look' is just the way the spokes reach to the end of the rim, unlike, for example, the Allegerita's.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just dropped off the car at AUH in MotorCity for some fresh brake fluid, new discs all round, Goodridge hoses, and a set of Pagid RS29 pads. I'm really looking forward to the improved bite and feel. Grin

Sadly though the recent rains have washed away some of the approach roads to the Jebel Jais mountain at Ras al Khaimah, so the weekend plans to have a little hillclimb with a few other keen drivers are scuppered. At least until there's an update on the repairs... Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turned out that the approach road to Jebel Jais was fine, so we had a nice run with a 996 C2 tip, and a 5.7 Hemi V8 Challenger R/T...

In fact, we had so much fun we did it twice. And then all winced as we looked at the fuel gauges!
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that the brakes are bedded in, I'm just getting a little bit of squeaking when coming to a halt, but only if brakes aren't hot. It would have helped if Design911 (who have otherwise been very good with my orders to Dubai) could have supplied 4 correct brake discs (and I should have checked all 4 on delivery. Stupid me, I only looked at three of them). I need to get one wrong disc picked up and one replacement despatched before the summer so I can run new discs all round. Fortunately the rear discs still have some life left....
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered a nice package of handling related parts:

H+R springs (for PASM)
RSS Tarmac Series engine mounts
TPC Racing DSC module

And some more boring, wintery parts:
fresh windscreen wipers
rubber mats

And a new monochrome mini Porsche shield for key no. 1 which seems to have gone AWOL Confused

I'd like to say that this will get the car to where I want it to be, but I reckon that I'll want some stiffer transmission mounts or bushes, and some adjustable front top mounts to dial in a bit more camber at the front. Dont know

And in terms of long term plans (ie next winter), I'll need a DEFA engine block heater and some Nokian studded winter tyres.
Grin
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

List of Modifications:

Stop
• Brembo 330mm drilled discs
• Pagid RS29 pads
• Goodridge brake lines
• Motul RBF600 fluid

Go
• Tequipment paddle shift steering wheel
• Hayward & Scott rear centre cross pipes
• K&N air filters
• RSS Tarmac Series engine mounts

Corners
• TPC Racing DSC Module
• H+R springs
• TPI spacers 7mm front and 12mm rear
• matt graphite OZ Racing Ultraleggera rims:
• 19x8.5 front with 245/35-19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N2 tyres
• 19x11 rear with 305/30-19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N2 tyres
• Porsche Competition wheel studs & bolts

Looks
• R-style black side stripes with red PORSCHE script
• de-badged, with PORSCHE script added to rear red strip
• de-shark finned
• Feynlab ceramic coating

Extras
• Porsche outdoor cover
• Porsche roof rails
• Rennline tow hitch/GoPro mount
• Nite-Ize Steelie (phone mount)
• Porsche rubber mats

Wish List
• DEFA engine block heater
• Nokian Hakkapeliitta8 (studded winter tyres)
• Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2s
• H+R anti-roll bars/drop links and poly bushes
• 997 GT3 camber plates (re-alignment with -1.8F and -1.5R camber)
• 997 GT3 or RSS split lower control arms (re-alignment with -2.5F and -2.0R camber)
• Stiffer transmission bushes
Cool
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