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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D90s a great shout and really lightweight too. Love the colour of your 964 btw!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bullet bit: 9 Apart are refurbishing a set of Design 90s for me. And I'm about to order four new P Zero tyres from Camskill or similar...[/url]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newly refurbished D90's from 9 Apart with metal centre caps and a fresh set P Zeros N4's:



I much prefer the ride. And it's nice to be 'period correct' (ignore the mirrors, and the steering wheel, and the exhaust mods, the radio upgrade, the Bilstein shocks, the H&R springs...!)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is it about these full-width reflectors...?!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, the 964's Certificate of Authenticity confirms the factory colour as 'Grand Prix White' but the code in the Service Book was then updated by Porsche Cars Great Britain to reflect the conversion to 'Brilliant Red Metallic':


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and if you participated in the 'Exclusive' programme in 1990, you got this tiny sticker on the bottom of your expensively-painted, offside wing!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That just looks lovely Salut
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thesmithsUK wrote:
What is it about these full-width reflectors...?!




The 996 looks like she is 'smiling' at me Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would love to hear your thoughts on how the two 911s compare - handling, sense of speed, sound etc
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, now 850 miles in...the difference? In a nutshell (and I know it's simplistic), but it's like the difference between analogue and digital. Between lowering the stylus on a heavy AR turntable and clicking on a track via Spotify! Both have their place, and being able to flit between one and the other is the real joy!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is anyone looking for an RS front splitter?

Exactly like this: https://www.porscheshop.co.uk/porsche-body-trim-parts/porsche-964-body-trim-parts-1989-to-1993/porsche-964-body-styling-1989-to-1993/front-splitter-964-rs.html

Except in Brilliant Red Metallic!

I've just removed it from the car (I'm going back to stock).

PM me if interested...
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