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roocat
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: First Porsche - 997.2 C2S Reply with quote

Evening all,

Been lurking for a couple of months so thought i'd just say hello.

Finally got my dream car recently and i've really enjoyed the forum, I haven't posted much yet but thanks for the info and advice i've already gleaned so far from other threads/posts.

I'm looking forward to a little bit of modding, nothing major but, well you know how it is....

So far i've not done a lot, here's a few pics...

Gave it a good clean, then a week in bird poo had etched the clear coat on the bonnet so decided to give it a machine polish - came up lovely although phone pics don't do it justice.
http://911uk.com/files/img_3138_104.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3152_291.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3218_167.jpg

First (sort of) mod was hardwiring front and rear dash cams. I can't help but use this thing as my daily and so will need to leave it in a station car park every day (naturally right down then end where no one else can be arsed to park) but i needed the dashcam for some peace of mind, not only driving but parked up too.
Installed a Thinkware F800, nice bit of kit and speed cam alerts was a bonus. Had a Blackvue before but think this is a better setup.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3282_200.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3284_163.jpg

I looked for a car with PSE but i still wanted a bit more sound from the exhaust, so i had a Milltek rear silencer delete installed (i live on the same road as Dovehouse which is handy). Sounds good!

http://911uk.com/files/img_3238_145.jpg

Did an interior bulb change to LED, plus the rear number plate bulbs.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3164_179.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3170_308.jpg

^couldn't resist, i love how the rear end looks in the dark Smile

I can't seem to ever resist going for a stealth look, so i swapped out the stock exhaust tips with some GTS ones as i prefer the black surrounds.
http://911uk.com/files/img_3236_143.jpg
Then i plastidipped the read badge to see how it looks, quite please with it.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3262_125.jpg

I think thats it so far, i'm sorely tempted by the DSC V1 as my next mod.

cheers
 



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roocat
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and now you all know i have no idea how to post pictures PC
 
  
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toffeeman
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car. Thumb

Are you happy with the performance? What car did you come from?
 
  
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Seventy Seven
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Thumb

Congrats!
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.

thumbsup

Looking good, nice reflections of dusk sky in the Just washed pic.

Please tell me you have a garage!

Not taken you long to jump into tasteful modding. Very Happy

Camera install looks very professional, I’m sure you know that your own footage can be also used as evidence against you.

I’ve also been considering black rear badge.... still undecided about the matt finish.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very nice. Some good mods also - good man!
Enjoy.
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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and cracking motor!!! Like the subtle mods thumbsup

You are spoilt for choice for Porsche support with Dovehouse and DW Performance on your doorstep. I will be off to DW in Wellingborough myself next week to get a service done. I pulled the trigger on the DSC v1 group buy this week, I am assured it's a good investment so looking forward to finding out for myself.

Enjoy!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I also have a black 997.2 c2s, and i'm a couple of miles down the road

Dove house are utterly brilliant, if i lived in scotland i would drive down and have them look after my porsche
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car roocat and some nice mods there.

When you said about parking at the end of the car park at the station made me think of a black 997 always parked at the end of my local station - seeing your pics, it’s you! I park in the other car park there right at the back Smile I don’t like all the loose gravel in ‘your’ car park
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum and well done finding a lovely looking car. hope to hear more as you get into the mods . Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great first post!

Can I ask where you found the GTS exhaust tips (if not the dealer) and the ThinkWare F800 dash cam set up?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Loving the subtle mods thumbsup

Car looks great too

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911DG
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Joined: 23 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: First Porsche - 997.2 C2S Reply with quote

roocat wrote:
Evening all,

Been lurking for a couple of months so thought i'd just say hello.

Finally got my dream car recently and i've really enjoyed the forum, I haven't posted much yet but thanks for the info and advice i've already gleaned so far from other threads/posts.

I'm looking forward to a little bit of modding, nothing major but, well you know how it is....

So far i've not done a lot, here's a few pics...

Gave it a good clean, then a week in bird poo had etched the clear coat on the bonnet so decided to give it a machine polish - came up lovely although phone pics don't do it justice.
http://911uk.com/files/img_3138_104.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3152_291.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3218_167.jpg

First (sort of) mod was hardwiring front and rear dash cams. I can't help but use this thing as my daily and so will need to leave it in a station car park every day (naturally right down then end where no one else can be arsed to park) but i needed the dashcam for some peace of mind, not only driving but parked up too.
Installed a Thinkware F800, nice bit of kit and speed cam alerts was a bonus. Had a Blackvue before but think this is a better setup.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3282_200.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3284_163.jpg

I looked for a car with PSE but i still wanted a bit more sound from the exhaust, so i had a Milltek rear silencer delete installed (i live on the same road as Dovehouse which is handy). Sounds good!

http://911uk.com/files/img_3238_145.jpg

Did an interior bulb change to LED, plus the rear number plate bulbs.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3164_179.jpg
http://911uk.com/files/img_3170_308.jpg

^couldn't resist, i love how the rear end looks in the dark Smile

I can't seem to ever resist going for a stealth look, so i swapped out the stock exhaust tips with some GTS ones as i prefer the black surrounds.
http://911uk.com/files/img_3236_143.jpg
Then i plastidipped the read badge to see how it looks, quite please with it.

http://911uk.com/files/img_3262_125.jpg

I think thats it so far, i'm sorely tempted by the DSC V1 as my next mod.

cheers


Congrats buddy and welcome. Lovely motor - if its your first 911 you certainly wont look back.

Re the Cams - some twat clipped my front bumper the other day and look a nice layer of paint off. Not the end of the world as £150 will get it sorted but those Cams look like a good idea. Are the motion sensored - how much were they and did you fit them?

Cheers

Dan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! great first post you obviously learnt we all like pictures Thumb

Looks great enjoy, not sure what car you come from but take it easy until you get used to her.
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2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Your car looks great and the good news is they get better every day.

You've inspired me to go and wash mine.

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s70rjw
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Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely subtle mods there. Welcome to the forum.
Do you have part number for the led bulbs, interior and rear number plate. You reminded me I need to change mine. Bob
 
  
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roocat
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry for the delay responding and thanks all for the comments, great forum!

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Are you happy with the performance? What car did you come from?

Yes, very happy. My other cars are a Classic Mini 1275GT, a JCW BMW Mini Clubman and a modified mk7 Fiesta ST. This is my first 'proper' sports car though (the missus has had a Cayman for a while but i don't really drive it).
The 911 is a different beast (stating the obvious i know), it didn't feel massively quicker than the Fiesta initially but you can tell the power will just keep on coming, long after remaining within legal speed limits. I would love to track it one day to see what it can do but that'll be in the future once i am 100% confident with it. I was also surprised how light the front end feels when doing ~ 70mph, it definitely keeps the driver engaged all the time.


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Please tell me you have a garage!

Not taken you long to jump into tasteful modding. Very Happy

Camera install looks very professional, I’m sure you know that your own footage can be also used as evidence against you.

I’ve also been considering black rear badge.... still undecided about the matt finish.


Yep i have a garage but at the moment its full of 'house' as we have just started a renovation. It means it's on the drive with various vans, lorries, skips, builders working all around it - sure you can imagine how on edge it makes me.

I've done a few dashcam installs now and they're pretty straightforward once you figure out what fuses to use. And yep i'm aware footage can be used against me, i've disabled speed stamping on the footage although i'm a sensible driver 99% of the time so i should be ok Wink

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You are spoilt for choice for Porsche support with Dovehouse and DW Performance on your doorstep. I will be off to DW in Wellingborough myself next week to get a service done. I pulled the trigger on the DSC v1 group buy this week, I am assured it's a good investment so looking forward to finding out for myself.


Yeah i only stumbled across DW performance the other day after seeing something on Facebook, no idea they were there so i think i will definitely be using them, Kevin(?) seems to get great comments from everyone. I've asked him for a quote on a ceramic coat.

Quote:
Nice. I also have a black 997.2 c2s, and i'm a couple of miles down the road

Dove house are utterly brilliant, if i lived in scotland i would drive down and have them look after my porsche

Yeah my wife got her cayman from them a few years ago and they have been really good. I really wanted to get my car from them but they just weren't getting what i was after in stock, then Paragon got one (who also seem to get very positive comments) and so i snapped it up. Great to hear there's some owners so local to me!

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When you said about parking at the end of the car park at the station made me think of a black 997 always parked at the end of my local station - seeing your pics, it’s you! I park in the other car park there right at the back Smile I don’t like all the loose gravel in ‘your’ car park


This made me smile, it's funny how we check out the other owners cars wherever we go regularly. I see a 991, Cayman and a 996 regularly in the car park i use, i'll have a nosey for yours next Wink know what you mean about the gravel btw but your car park seems busier, i rarely get anyone next to me where i park Laughing


Quote:
Can I ask where you found the GTS exhaust tips (if not the dealer) and the ThinkWare F800 dash cam set up?


I was going to get the tips from design911 but i asked Dovehouse if they could source them any cheaper, they managed to for nearly £40 less but i'm afraid i don't know who they used.

I got the Thinkware cam straight from them - https://thinkwaredashcam.uk/product/thinkware-dash-cam-f800/ < front and rear, 32gb, with hardwire lead.


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Re the Cams - some twat clipped my front bumper the other day and look a nice layer of paint off. Not the end of the world as £150 will get it sorted but those Cams look like a good idea. Are the motion sensored - how much were they and did you fit them?


Yes they are motion censored when parked providing you use the hardwire kit, essentially one wire goes to a permanent live fuse and the other to an ignition live. Motion sensor sensitivity is configurable. The set was £349 and i installed it myself.

Best thing about the rear cam so far? - it allowed me to check my spoiler was going up and down as it should Laughing

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Do you have part number for the led bulbs, interior and rear number plate. You reminded me I need to change mine. Bob


I suspect i paid over the odds for the bulbs but i couldn't be bothered to try and find out what ones i needed, so i got this set from eBay for the interiors - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271739897539 and these for the number plate http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281062821530

I forgot about one more mod which i am planning to do today, i was on the fence about the zunsport grill set and still am, so will see what i think when they are on. Naturally i'll post a pic.

thanks again for the positive comments!

Have a great weekend..

btw, went to the classic car show at the NEC yesterday, what an absolute treat!. Of course there were some amazing Porsches but so much more - great show i thought.
 
  
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Thanks. Got them ordered. Very Happy
 
  
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