Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 12
997 : 2004- 70
996 : 1997-2005 31
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 3
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 2
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 13
Cayman : 2005- 16
Cayenne : 2003- 2
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 2
912-914-924-928-944-968 2
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Ade_MK
Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2019
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Incoming 991 C4S Reply with quote

Hi Everyone

As a follow on from my newbie intro thread I thought I'd add some more details here about my incoming 911 purchase.

I've always respected 911s but never really had the desperate urge to purchase one until the 991 was released (please don't hate me for admitting to that Surprised )

It was after I saw one with the Sport design kit ducktail that I was sold and started the search.

So fast forward some years later and here I am waiting to collect my first 911 on Friday.

It's a white 2013 991 C4S PDK with the main options of;
SportDesign package
SportDesign Steering wheel
Sport Chrono package
Sports Exhaust
Sport seats 14 way
Bose
Sunroof
Light design package etc

Anyway i'm properly excited and expect the next few nights to contain very little actual sleep....
frustrated

Ade
 



911 front indoor sm.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.6 MB
 Viewed:  1534 Time(s)

911 front indoor sm.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Norfolk & Idea
Albert Park


Joined: 15 Jan 2016
Posts: 1515
Location: South Yorkshire


PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks absolutely fab! thumbsup
_________________
2012 997.2 Turbo Basalt Black. Bit of a 9E ing.
2008 Ducati 1098R (Track)
2016 Macan GTS
2008 Vito Sport- Household Star!
2018 Ducati Panigale V4S (Track)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
gilford
Monza


Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 228
Location: Anglesey

2014 Porsche 991 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ade,

lovely car!

I nearly purchased this exact car myself last October but could not decide on whether I liked the duck tail or not so didn't proceed.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
G2
Barcelona


Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 1342



PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb
_________________
997 Gen2 Turbo S - Speed.
991 C4S - Riviera.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
BHZ661
Barcelona


Joined: 03 Feb 2015
Posts: 1302
Location: Milton Keynes


PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look good Ade , going to be along week till Friday Smile
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jonttt
Zolder


Joined: 20 Aug 2012
Posts: 5531
Location: Liverpool

2014 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic Thumb
_________________
"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds" Einstein
#lastoftheaircooled
1997 Porsche 911 993 C4S My Journal
2014 Porsche Boxster GTS My Journal
2017 BMW 740 Msport
2017 RR Evoque Autobiography
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 15311
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I didn't say in my post on your newbie thread.

Me = Envy
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ade_MK
Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2019
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. I'm really chuffed, I certainly do have a long week ahead of me though.

I could have collected it sooner but i have a funeral on Thursday so thought I'd collect it Friday as the perfect way to cheer me up afterwards.

I've been watching this car for quite some time and it was the ducktail that kept me coming back to it as I really think it finishes the look of the car IMHO. It's funny how it was the same thing that put you off Gilford, but I've always said if everyone liked the same things, life would be pretty dull.

The last few price reductions plus the aforementioned family passing made me decide that life is too short and can change quickly so you'd better enjoy it while you can!
After a visit for the test drive it really was just a matter of time...

Anyway I'm planning on collection then a run down to Caffeine & Machine for a photo op and some lunch as a way to get some extra time in it during the drive home Cool

I'll pop up a few more pictures if the weather stays nice and I get any good ones during collection day Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
gilford
Monza


Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 228
Location: Anglesey

2014 Porsche 991 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually enquired about the car when it was being sold privately, Porsche then bought it and whacked £8k on it which was just ridiculous and as you I watched the price drop and drop.

I do like the ducktail but as I was split on it I thought when I come to sell it would be the general opinion so decided against it in the end, it is lovely though!

I’d be intrigued as to what you paid, PM me if you want, I know what I got them down to after backing out so could compare figures Grin
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
spongebob squarepants
Zolder


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 5081
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilford wrote:
I actually enquired about the car when it was being sold privately, Porsche then bought it and whacked £8k on it which was just ridiculous and as you I watched the price drop and drop.

I do like the ducktail but as I was split on it I thought when I come to sell it would be the general opinion so decided against it in the end, it is lovely though!

I’d be intrigued as to what you paid, PM me if you want, I know what I got them down to after backing out so could compare figures Grin


Ducktail worship
_________________
991 C2S PDK with X51 powerkit in racing yellow, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Sports design kit and ducktail. “Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated”

EX 997.2 Carrera 4S PDK
EX 997.2 Carrera S PDK
EX 993 C2 manual in guards red
EX 997 C2 gen 2 PDK
EX 993 Targa
EX 993 Carrera 4 manual
EX 996 3.4 Cabriolet
EX 986 boxster

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
MLB9911
Newbie


Joined: 09 Jun 2018
Posts: 39
Location: Hertfordshire


PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice ! Here is mine ! Twins !!
 



IMG_E0352.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.1 MB
 Viewed:  1149 Time(s)

IMG_E0352.JPG


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ade_MK
Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2019
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Friday was pretty much a perfect car collection day! Nice and dry, sunny but not too hot Cool

Well i'm not sure i can't tell you all much you don't already know. It's such a different place to be than my outgoing M3. It's funny that a lot of the criticisms that were levelled at the 991 in most reviews really don't seem apparent when you've not come from an earlier 911.

The steering that pretty much all reviewers mention as not be very special etc seems to be perfectly fine for me and very comparable to the M3. I'd say there is more feel in the 911 even though the steering feels lighter.

The road noise/ tyre roar, again is at least as good or better than the M3 was so another point I'm happy is not likely to bother me at all.

The chassis is soo much more composed to my mind. Whilst there is movement over bumps and camber changes in the road it feels much more confidence inspiring and rewarding rather than uncontrolled and worrying.

Then the sheer grip on offer is truly another level altogether! I actually feel like i can enjoy the power available rather than have to tip toe around when the tyres are cold or it's damp or it's a bumpy road etc etc
I haven't been going wild, but just being able to pull out of a junction at something more than a crawl without going sideways and tyres slipping is very nice.

Power wise it's not as quick as the M3. It's not far off mind, it takes a different driving style as the raw torque from the M3 means it could make rapid progress in most gears most of the time etc but referring back to the sheer grip comments that also works against the M3 in many conditions and circumstances IMHO, it is probably the main reason I wanted to change out of the BMW. So I'm certainly very happy in this respect.
Thumb

Sound... well there's simply no comparison here. The M3 as standard is very quite so I had a few things done to help it find a voice but even then it was very raw and loud without much finesse to the noise, it was never going to win awards in that department no matter what you. The C4S on the other hand, well it's just bloody lovely! It's worryingly addictive trying to hunt out the high end of the rev range just for the sound alone Mr. Green

So overall I'm really pleased with it so far and am very much looking forward to getting better acquainted with it over the coming months/ years Cool

Ade

oh and I managed to forget the memory cards for my decent camera, so collection day pics are iPhone only frustrated

And lastly MLB9911, they're really very close to full identical twin status
Cool you clearly have impeccable taste Thumb
 



Photo 31-03-2019, 19 32 45.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.23 MB
 Viewed:  1103 Time(s)

Photo 31-03-2019, 19 32 45.jpg



Photo 29-03-2019, 12 20 36.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  1.84 MB
 Viewed:  1103 Time(s)

Photo 29-03-2019, 12 20 36.jpg



Photo 29-03-2019, 11 00 17.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  810.19 KB
 Viewed:  1103 Time(s)

Photo 29-03-2019, 11 00 17.jpg



Photo 29-03-2019, 10 12 14.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  989.58 KB
 Viewed:  1103 Time(s)

Photo 29-03-2019, 10 12 14.jpg



Photo 29-03-2019, 10 51 27.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  957.96 KB
 Viewed:  1103 Time(s)

Photo 29-03-2019, 10 51 27.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Zolder


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 5081
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

👍 Loving the side decals worship And the sound, one of the 991.1’s best kept secrets
_________________
991 C2S PDK with X51 powerkit in racing yellow, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Sports design kit and ducktail. “Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated”

EX 997.2 Carrera 4S PDK
EX 997.2 Carrera S PDK
EX 993 C2 manual in guards red
EX 997 C2 gen 2 PDK
EX 993 Targa
EX 993 Carrera 4 manual
EX 996 3.4 Cabriolet
EX 986 boxster

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Ade_MK
Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2019
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
👍 Loving the side decals worship And the sound, one of the 991.1’s best kept secrets


Why thank you Very Happy

You're not wrong about the sound, it's just so addictive....

The only things i'm thinking of changing for now is the valve stem caps... green is just not working for me Floor

Possibly red seatbelts although I fear it may end up being a very expensive process to upgrade them, so i'll need to do some more research on that one.

Lastly i'm considering some spacers just to help the wheels fill the arches fully. It seems that there is not a huge amount of information around about what is recommended for the 991 though? I've looked at a number of places and very few seem to list them and fewer still have any black spacers at all?
Does any one have any useful experience in this area? Aside from the Porsche 5mm ones I can't find much solid info.

Ade
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Zolder


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 5081
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ade_MK wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:
👍 Loving the side decals worship And the sound, one of the 991.1’s best kept secrets


Why thank you Very Happy

You're not wrong about the sound, it's just so addictive....

The only things i'm thinking of changing for now is the valve stem caps... green is just not working for me Floor

Possibly red seatbelts although I fear it may end up being a very expensive process to upgrade them, so i'll need to do some more research on that one.

Lastly i'm considering some spacers just to help the wheels fill the arches fully. It seems that there is not a huge amount of information around about what is recommended for the 991 though? I've looked at a number of places and very few seem to list them and fewer still have any black spacers at all?
Does any one have any useful experience in this area? Aside from the Porsche 5mm ones I can't find much solid info.

Ade


Seatbelts can be done relatively cheaply, place on e bay. Re the arches, does the C2S look an different? Dont know


_________________
991 C2S PDK with X51 powerkit in racing yellow, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Sports design kit and ducktail. “Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated”

EX 997.2 Carrera 4S PDK
EX 997.2 Carrera S PDK
EX 993 C2 manual in guards red
EX 997 C2 gen 2 PDK
EX 993 Targa
EX 993 Carrera 4 manual
EX 996 3.4 Cabriolet
EX 986 boxster

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Hamster75
Monza


Joined: 07 Sep 2017
Posts: 228
Location: Chester


PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely cars & like the duck tail kit, not had my 991.1 for long & it sounds ace with the sport exhaust.
_________________
991.1 C2S Red
997.2 C4 White
924 Blue
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ade_MK
Newbie


Joined: 25 Mar 2019
Posts: 26



PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:

Seatbelts can be done relatively cheaply, place on e bay. Re the arches, does the C2S look an different? Dont know



Thanks for the tip ref seatbelts. I'll investigate further.

It's not the arches themselves that look spectacularly different mainly where the wheel sits within them. I find the rears on both C2 and C4 look a bit too tucked in for my tastes. It's not a major thing as they still look pretty sweet but i think they could look better if they were closer to being in line with the outer arch edge.

I've read quite a bit about people using spacers for this and the common consensus seemed to be 7mm front and 15mm rears would get them to look more how i'd like but there doesn't seem to be any info for the UK regarding recommended brands to use or suppliers etc
I've found some places that do them in silver as a kit but not black.

https://www.design911.com/Wheel-Spacers-7mm-and-15mm-Kit-for-Porsche-5-130-stud-Pattern-with-long-bolts--DesignTek/prod14105/
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
gilford
Monza


Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 228
Location: Anglesey

2014 Porsche 991 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check that adding spacers will not interfere with warranty, OPC can be very funny with non OEM parts.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
911Time
Monza


Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 150
Location: Staffordshire


PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Ade Thumb

As Gilford says, you need to be careful with mods if you want to retain the Porsche extended warranty - I looked into a few options with the OPC that supplied my car but certain things I wanted were a no-go.

Regarding the wheel spacers, I know that Eibach, RSS and DesignTek do hubcentric spacers in black to fit the 991 - you will obviously need extended bolts/locking bolts.

5mm, 7mm and 15mm black spacers are available and it should be possible to fit Fr 7mm + Rr 15mm with your current wheels but I think Porsche only approve a maximum 5mm spacer with the Carrera S alloys.

Kits are available to order online - the RSS kits include bolts and the screw in shaft to make wheel removal easier or you could speak to the folks at RPM Technik, JZM or Design911.

HTH Smile
_________________
Mark


I'm not a perfectionist - I just want everything done 'Right' Wink

Current: GT Silver 991.1 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car) plus boring company cars. Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.

Last edited by 911Time on Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:10 am; edited 1 time in total
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Rhodris-dad
Hockenheim


Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Posts: 649
Location: RHYL

2015 Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilford wrote:
Check that adding spacers will not interfere with warranty, OPC can be very funny with non OEM parts.


+1.......and if you decide to extend your warranty after 2 years, they can be really pedantic to the extent that non Porsche wiper blades will fail the 111 point check.

White does look nice with the black contrasts...wheels, roof, decals. Thumb
_________________
2015 991.1 C4GTS PDK
2010 997 C4S PDK sold
2003 996 C2 Tip sold
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum