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JM30
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: My 996 C2 Reply with quote

Hi All, fairly new to the Porsche world but had my 996.1 C2 for 8 months now, really enjoying it and Porsche ownership is very addictive, i will share a few specs of my example below, its pretty stock but some nice options and i have just upgraded the seats to a set of carbon back GT3 buckets covered in Alcantara from design911,

-Late 2001 3.4 C2 Manual, non sunroof coupe with the GT3 Areo Kit
-Full Heated+electric black leather Sports wing-back seats (just changed for GT3 style buckets)
-Alcantara headlining
-Porsche Switchable Exhaust (PSE)
- Original GT3 Sport Design Alloys (as new, recently refurbished)
- Litronic lights
- PSM
- Sound Upgrade
- Aluminium Pack
- Suede headliner
- Air-conditioning
- 78,000 miles
- Full Service History file
-997 GT3 short shift kit

Its had a full Koni sport with adjustable dampers and 40mm springs fitted 1500miles ago and 4 wheel alignment handles superbly looks great for it too, has spacers fitted front and rear.

It had been fully serviced and looked after by northway last year and i have just got it back from PARR a week ago for its annual service and full check over had the water pump done and some other common issues sorted along with new rads and condensers etc all it needs now is its yearly MOT

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All in all very happy love the sound handling and looking forward to the nice weather after having it sorted for the coming months driving.


Any recommendations on upgrades? slowly going through it all to make it even nicer than it already is.

Pics to follow
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Robertb
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great car! Enjoy.

Maybe get a proper geo done by Centre Gravity, to get the best out of the suspension set up and Konis rather than just going with factory settings.

Other than that, don't upgrade, just drive it!
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X51 996
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a nice car, good spec too Cool

Look forward to seeing some pics Thumb
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds lovely car and great spec and upgrades thumbsup
 
  
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T8
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back to 911uk JM.

As you're in Kent why not come and join the Kent posse for breakfast.

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Next one = 14th May.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along.
Car sounds ace. Non sunroof too. Cool
 
  
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JM30
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys thumbsup

I want to keep it as OEM as possible just a few tweaks as already done and just keep plumbing money into service and maintaining it to as best mechanical condition as possible.

popping it down to Goss Hall in Ash to get a few niggles done and one of my PSE silencers showing minor cracking on one seam so want to nip that in the bud now!

T8- would love too, i will check the dates and pop along Thumb

Ok few pics i need to give it a full machine polish in a few weeks and any minor paint defects sorted when i can all be it not many and get more updated pictures try keep this thread udated and log things as i go as its nice for me to look back on for future.

















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adamw
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a lovely 996.1 worship
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Jay Man
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely, nice seats!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Car !!! Thumb
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Jay.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How comfy are the seats? Looks good!
 
  
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Fastlane
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car and some very nice upgrades! I am nearly 2 weeks into my aerokitted 996.1 C4 and very happy.

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JM30
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers again for the good comments guys Smile

Jay, i have yet to take it out after fitting them! i had no time but from just sitting in them its a very nice feeling i can't wait to test them i will let you know how i get on with them Thumb
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those seats look fantastic and so does the car Thumb
I think I've seen it on one of the BMW forums too
Do you also have a m3/m4 too? If so how do you think the 996 compares?
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JM30
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi 996lee, yes i'm a member of M3cutters Smile

Iv had lots of Bmw M stuff 2x e9x V8's, 1M, Z4MC, not the M4 though, the 996 feels more like one of the Lotus exiges i have had in the past its the small cabin, low and so direct also helped by the Koni Sports and 4 wheel alignment but it just give me a special feeling ha! i would like to get another M car but i think i will always keep this too now owning one its hard to think what else would feel as good without spending silly money out of my reach.

Sorry not much of an in depth comparison but one word would be it feels more of an occasion 'Special'!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you feel like parting with your old seats drop me a PM Smile

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Y2K
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JM30 wrote:
Sorry not much of an in depth comparison but one word would be it feels more of an occasion 'Special'!


High praise from someone who has owned some great cars!

Love your non-sunroof Thumb
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those seats look fantastic thumbsup
 
  
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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car JM30, that's very similar to mine except mine has a sunroof and is filthy.

Do you happen to be anywhere near Fleet in Hampshire? I would love to have a look at your seats in the flesh if that's ok, as I think they will be my next upgrade.
 
  
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JM30
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wiggy thanks for the offer but feel its best i keep all parts in tact for future not to mention if i find i'v got too much timber and find them too tight when on a long trip that i plan to do in this lol Razz

Y2K yes it is, i loved each of them but feel quite attached to the 996, i have joined the 911 ownership fairly low down in the price range but i still look at it as a very special bit of kit that deserves love care and enthusiasm that it also returns each time i drive/look at it!

BHX661 thanks mate Thumb

Martin, I'm in Canterbury mate so a fair way from you but of course i'd welcome you to take a look/sit and see what you think no problem Wink
 
  
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