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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Nick's C2S Modding Thread Reply with quote

Afternoon all,

As promised, the start of my record of mods, maintenance and upgrade work to my lovely Vesuvius C2S. I had a small op a couple of weeks ago so starting with the easy stuff!

First up switch to 996 Turbo Wheel with the hand stitched leather airbag




Much prefer the look and feel of the wheel. Better view of the dials and breaks up the chestnut nicely I think. Picks up the black contrast panels well.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job number 2. Fit Brodit kit for Samsung Galaxy 8. Love these kits and have always used them. Rock solid and safe to use.

Nice clean install and good to see Brodit now offer second USB port in the charger






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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignition switch surround very scratched and annoying me. Found this little number at Carbone which matches the interior well.




Nice 1969 'Weltmeister' airfreshener as a freebie too



Cabin now more functional and looking better IMO


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most exciting packed up my Work Meister 3 piece split rims to go to paint shop for dark metallic platinum http://www.alloypaints.com/porsche-0b5-platinum-met-seidenmatt-grey-1-ltr-or-aerosol-561-p.asp

Handy having a 180mph estate car for such occasions


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next job to fit the sports Airbox cover. Hopefully feeling up to it during the week.




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next job to fit the sports Airbox cover. Hopefully feeling up to it during the week.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on whether it's worth it Smile.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
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Next job to fit the sports Airbox cover. Hopefully feeling up to it during the week.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on whether it's worth it Smile.


Will make the engine bay a bit shinier anyway Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
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Next job to fit the sports Airbox cover. Hopefully feeling up to it during the week.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on whether it's worth it Smile.


Seriously considering removing mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gunner wrote:
ch3tman wrote:
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Next job to fit the sports Airbox cover. Hopefully feeling up to it during the week.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts on whether it's worth it Smile.


Seriously considering removing mine.


Interesting. Why?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motorsound airbox is really just a little bling for the engine bay. Some owners say they can hear a difference in induction noise but I honestly couldn't, hence I've left my latest 993 with the basic unit.

Some nice additions Nik. Black Steering Wheel in any Non-Black interior works well. 3 Spoke full leather wheels are definitely the connoisseur's choice.

Looking forward to seeing the wheels once painted and fitted.

Apart from suspension which you mentioned in an earlier thread, what other bits have you got planned?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Motorsound airbox is really just a little bling for the engine bay. Some owners say they can hear a difference in induction noise but I honestly couldn't, hence I've left my latest 993 with the basic unit.

Some nice additions Nik. Black Steering Wheel in any Non-Black interior works well. 3 Spoke full leather wheels are definitely the connoisseur's choice.

Looking forward to seeing the wheels once painted and fitted.

Apart from suspension which you mentioned in an earlier thread, what other bits have you got planned?

C.


Still a bit of a moveable feast at the moment, but roughly...

Fit the 18" rims
Retrim front seats in Chestnut and retrim dash in black leather
BergvillFX headlights and tail lights conversion
Ohlins shocks and whatever else needs done there.
Sports Cat/Backboxes or possible custom exhaust if I do the following...

Top end engine rebuild, rework heads and live remap to 325-340ish bhp which I'm assured by Richard Chamberlain is relatively straightforward without stressing the engine too hard.
Do the rod bolts at the same time for belt and braces approach.
I'm down to either CTR or Unit 11 on the above as costs not looking too terrifying.

If I do this I will get a Quaife LSD (or similar) fitted. Maybe the OEM Porsche diff. I would also go with the Turbo brakes if I go down this route.

I appreciate that there are other less expensive ways to go and that others are very happy with the remap and sports cat route to 300bhp. I may still go that way but probably not! This car is a keeper for me and I'm planning on putting 100,000 miles on it if I can!

I might eventually look at some weight saving (aside from wheels and exhaust which will be covered) but I want to keep the interior civilized and touring friendly. I suppose this could be looking at the door skins/bonnet but probably not TBH. i won't be going down lightweight fly wheel or short shift kit for the same reason.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice list and amen for doing it your own way. Thumb

Quaife are good but have a look at the OS Giken LSD. Highly regarded in the 993 World.

Looking forward to further updates.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Nice list and amen for doing it your own way. Thumb

Quaife are good but have a look at the OS Giken LSD. Highly regarded in the 993 World.

Looking forward to further updates.

C.


Cool. Will look into that diff. Default to Quaife as it's kept me from the ditch on many occasions in my E55k

I reckon the above is 18 months worth of fun and in my experience it's better to do it in phases so you get to feel the difference the mods make individually.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to that top end rebuild with head modding.
Is this the ‘billet’ head conversion offered by the likes of 9M?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ballcock"]Looking forward to that top end rebuild with head modding.
Is this the ‘billet’ head conversion offered by the likes of 9M?[/quote

Hey there. Not looking at new billet cylinder heads or indeed a new ECU. If you go with these options it will double the cost of the build. Only necessary if looking for 350++ BHP race type engine

Basis of what Richard has spoke to me about is

New more aggressive cams
Port cylinder heads
Live remap
Custom exhaust (maybe)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:

New more aggressive cams
Port cylinder heads
Live remap
Custom exhaust (maybe)


Hey Nick, this sounds like a very interesting plan .. I’ve seen the results of Richard chamberlains work on a friends 993RSR, very impressive indeed.

I hope you don’t influence emptying of my wallet! Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nickjonesn4 wrote:

New more aggressive cams
Port cylinder heads
Live remap
Custom exhaust (maybe)


Hey Nick, this sounds like a very interesting plan .. I’ve seen the results of Richard chamberlains work on a friends 993RSR, very impressive indeed.

I hope you don’t influence emptying of my wallet! Grin


Ha. Probably best to unsubscribe from this thread!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Nice list and amen for doing it your own way. Thumb

Quaife are good but have a look at the OS Giken LSD. Highly regarded in the 993 World.

Looking forward to further updates.

C.


These guys can supply and fit the OS Giken diffs. Abiut 60% more than Quaife but I keep seeing that maybe Quaife quality control not what it was. Decisions decisions.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
cableguy wrote:
Nice list and amen for doing it your own way. Thumb

Quaife are good but have a look at the OS Giken LSD. Highly regarded in the 993 World.

Looking forward to further updates.

C.


These guys can supply and fit the OS Giken diffs. Abiut 60% more than Quaife but I keep seeing that maybe Quaife quality control not what it was. Decisions decisions.


I'd be interested in a price. I've got a few jobs to sort over winter and will be looking at adding an OS Giken LSD sometime next year.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi , all sounding great. But have a think on installing the RS shifter (i haven't the golden rod fitted and personality believe it's not required), but the RS stick is taller and makes for a more more comfortable change compared to the original, the actual reduction in throw is minimal. I've toured a lot and it's a lovely upgrade for the car. You'll notice the difference straight away.
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