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Rik b
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject: Good specialist South Wales Reply with quote

Afternoon all
I’m looking to get my car health checked. I’d like to see what upgrades i can do to get some more oomph.
I’m in Newport and I don’t know a good Indy that’ll be able to tell what’s been done prior to my ownership and what’s the best way forward.
Anyone know a good one close ish to me?
Cheers
Rik
 
  
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saxon46
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameron.....bristol/bath, not too far from newport
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Rik b
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, I work in Bristol so that’d be easy. Have you used them ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik b wrote:
Thanks for that, I work in Bristol so that’d be easy. Have you used them ?

I have.
Nothing but good words to say about them. They are busy so give yourself a bit of time to book the work in.
A professional outfit, great facilities and fair pricing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Denning in Cardiff is the go to South Wales specialist. He’s ex OPC and very highly regarded but is probably more about thorough cost-effective servicing and repair than assessing, planning and doing upgrades. He occasionally posts on here and may correct me though!

Forza in Caldicot are good (not quite so cost effective) but use their initiative to chase and solve problems. Plenty of experience on Porsches as well as BMW, Maserati, TVR, Lamborghini... I’ve used them for years.

As an example I used Chris for a major service on my 996 plus one or two preventive replacements. I went to Forza to have the exhaust removed, welded and refitted.

I’m in Chepstow, work in Newport.
 
  
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peterg1955
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barry Ellis-Jones runs The Ramp Room a Porsche Indy in Cwmbran, Barry drives a 996 himself (and contributes lots of helpful advice etc on the 996 Carrera owners FB page) and is highly recommended by people that have used his services. thumbsup

http://theramproom.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Chris Denning. No frills workshop, and your suspension will hate the entrance drive to his place, but he certainly seems to know his stuff. Get him talking about new cars and your eyes will water. He is scathing about the build quality of new pork.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
Barry Ellis-Jones runs The Ramp Room a Porsche Indy in Cwmbran, Barry drives a 996 himself (and contributes lots of helpful advice etc on the 996 Carrera owners FB page) and is highly recommended by people that have used his services. thumbsup

http://theramproom.co.uk/


Another vote for Barry - knows these cars inside out and passionate about the cars and service. Did an incredibly thorough inspection on mine giving me peace of mind to drive back to Scotland - he would get all the work on mine if it wasn’t so far to travel!!
 
  
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