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2010 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Olive is stunning! Saw a 997 Turbo in Dark Olive once and immediately wanted it. It had just sold that morning... It is a colour which is black most of the time until you catch the light at which time the green shows. Love it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
Yeah

Looks stunning as is. If it ain't broke.....

They can always sound better though, so that's where I'd be focussing my attention\money.


Definitely +1 here; love the unassuming nature of the colour. I might be biased though, I had an Oak green 16 valve Golf GTI for 8 years!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! The colour is definitely growing on me! Shame the new headlights are such poor quality as from afar (I.e. over the internet!) they look really nice. Can't speak highly enough of centre gravity, really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Haven't regretted spending more and taking the car there.
 
  
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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote to leave the colour it looks lovely!!

I'd change the steering wheel for the round version, in fact I think phil got one spare 😉 Plus I'm a fan of body colour centre console!

Good luck with the mods
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for the kind comments.

For now, the colour stays as there is a lot of other stuff i want to do. I feel like my list of mods keeps getting bigger the more I do hehe

Yes, new steering wheel is on the list, ideally something that is upholstered in alcantara with matching handbrake and shifter thumbsup

Also have to sort out the wear on my seats, have some stark marks on the drivers side, but that's something for later in the year, need to do some research and find a place that's good at restoring leather, for now probably not worth getting it all re-trimmed

Anyways, hopefully picking up the car tomorrow with the new exhaust!! Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collected the car yesterday with the new Tubi exhaust and Cagraphics Sportscat. Was a bit stressful the Oxygen Sensors had to be replaced, so I organised them myself and of course only 3 out of 4 were in stock and the last missing that got delivered later was wrong PC Anyways, it all worked out now.

Really like the look from the back now with the Tubi tips





First impression: wow it's loud Surprised . Louder than I expected. It's hard to describe, it sounds very raw and loud, and it is so different from the original PSE. You can still drive it fairly civilised when you are gentle on the throttle, but when you dip the pedal or even floor it, the gates of hell open, especially from 4k onward. I will try to do a better recording, have just quickly filmed cold start and idle with my phone when I picked it up yesterday.


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Personal Opinion: In all honesty, I am feeling a bit mixed, I haven't had much time to drive around and test it a bit, planning to do that tomorrow morning. I feel like it has lost a bit of that Porsche sound/flavour and it's just brutally loud now - which funny enough is what I wanted in the first place. Anyways, need to have a bit fun with it and see how I get on Thumb . Also, let's see if it will change/bed in/burn in a little bit over time.

Here some pictures from below, unfortunately no installations pics.






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neil_911
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to some full chat videos Smile

Exhaust is my next venture, through i'm gonna go custom. Problem with the engine is low RPM it does sound very lumpy, doesn't have a natural rumble like a V8, or other VR6 engines. But up top passed 4k is where they sound their best Cool
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TBE997
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil, that's spot on. The lumpy sound in the low revs is not very sexy unfortunately and i rarely drive with 4k+ RPM in the city, but when I get to a bit of open road, it sounds good

Here a quick comparison video, before and after (sorry for the amateur quality, filmed with my gopro) - Tubi at 0:58


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job on the video Thumb

Sounds really good.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much more of a raspy sound and lots more pops. I like it although I'm not sure I could live with it all the time!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still getting used to, it's not my daily driver

I feel like i need to match the exterior now to the sound hehe

Next mods will be the alloys in black (potentially with tirestickers Pop Corn ), lowering springs and wheel spacers

then investigating whether i put on the black project headlights as they are or take them apart and grey out the LED ring, potentially respray the inside matt black (the projects are in chrome, looks a bit cheap, not sure i like it) including the grey frame/border (if possible, if it's not "engraved" into the glass, alternatively headlight covers)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to put my dark hood crest on. Also, booked in with center gravity to get my springs and spacers fitted as well as a new geo (and also to review the suspension and see if anything else needs attention).






It was a bit DIY then I thought. The rubber gasket was too small,and i tried to force it in, but it didn't really fit as you can see here:





After some googling, I found a shop in the US that sold the same Emblems and to my luck, they had instructions on the page and also advised to cut the rubber gasket inside along the edges so it can be stretched:




Final result (the bottom bit fits snug, just looks a bit off on the picture):


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