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Porkaholic
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Joined: 11 Jan 2009
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking 911, wheels look good too congrats.
Portreath in the background? :thumb:
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Massive thanks to Stotty for the link, ordered this: https://www.cartuningpoint.de/stabilisatoren/porsche/911-996/3-4-carrera/199709-200109/8696/h-r-stabilisator-stabi-hinterachse-hinten-blau-verstellbar-33510ha-33510ha-k.html

I'll run the rear H&R adjustable and stick with the front mo30. And I'll look at some sexy droplinks and new bushes for the front soonish.

Other suspension components look good but shocks are OG so I either need some Konis or save up and Ohlin.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porkaholic wrote:
Great looking 911, wheels look good too congrats.
Portreath in the background? Thumb


Thanks. Close, Porthtowan. Where abouts are you?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porthtowan, of course got my names mixed up.
I'm just outside Newquay. Some good coast drives around here but no tracks
to play on.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

225/45 and 255/40 PS4s ordered from Blackcircles and being fitted Thursday. MOT hopefully next week. Fingers crossed!

Yeah, Cornwall is far from tracks but I love it too Very Happy. Born and semi raised. 666 miles door to door with my fav guesthouse at the 'Ring. Thruxton and Combe aren't too bad, which is good as Thruxton is my fav UK circuit. In my 20s I managed at least 1 track day a month and drove various MX5s to and fro. In my 30s a trailer became an essential purchase and I'm lucky to manage more than 3-4 a year at the mo. Recent first child + work fun + racing and buying a 911 eating my track day budget.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Created a wanted post for a centre console delete kit: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1474336#1474336

All advice/leads/ideas appreciated.
 
  
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MisterCorn
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that there was a reply on that to talk to Gert, also worth talking to your OPC and getting a price from there. They really aren't that crazy and you can often get discount.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I was under the impression they'd be discontinued. Will sort once the MOT is in the bag.

Also...

Blog post for my second race - https://ollybrand.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/second-race-first-fire-last-place/

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turned up today, thanks again Stotty!

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyres sorted, MOT booked for the 8th May, fingers crossed!

 
  
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Stotty
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to help Olly.

For the head unit I'd recommend getting a Continental unit and harness from Bergvill FX. It's a very simple swap, the head unit is superior to the OEM one, and you get bluetooth/handsfree and DAB radio.

https://www.bergvillfx.com/

They are very unobtrusive.



I've also done the Alpine speaker upgrade on mine... dash and rear panels. Sounds very decent for what it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for the exact same wheels for the same reasons. I also have 255 rears and it's definitely the right size for the car, particularly when you realise there is also less weight in a smaller tyre and that tyre technology has moved on a huge amount in the twenty years since Porsche specced a 265 rear for the C2.

I have 205 fronts also, which are just a little too narrow, so I'll be going for 215 or 225 next time.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve got one of those Continental radios and the wiring harness adapter needed to make it work- brand new in the boxes, just come and pick them up as I’m far too lazy to post.

I’ve also got a set of those wheels, I really must work out a good back to back test between those and the Carrera 5 spoke/18” wheels.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin996RSR wrote:
I have 205 fronts also, which are just a little too narrow, so I'll be going for 215 or 225 next time.


My friends wouldn't let me go 205, they insisted on 225 Very Happy. I was keen to stick to factory spec. Agreed re-255s vs 265s. Fingers crossed this is a good move! I'll feedback vs. experience with 18s as soon as the MOT is done Very Happy.


Dammit wrote:
I’ve got one of those Continental radios and the wiring harness adapter needed to make it work- brand new in the boxes, just come and pick them up as I’m far too lazy to post.

I’ve also got a set of those wheels, I really must work out a good back to back test between those and the Carrera 5 spoke/18” wheels.


THANK YOU! And thanks again Stotty for the tip. That looks a great setup for my needs. Yes, be interesting to get your views of 17s vs. 18s too.


Oil analysis came back. Circa £30 with Millers, sample taken midway through draining the sump for an oil change. A big relief!

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major service done, 17s fitted, H&R rear anti-rollbar on, and MOT done!!! It failed on lights, an indicator, and the handbrake. All fixed/adjusted and it passed with no advisories. Pretty chuffed with that! Here it is basking in its post MOT glow on the 17s.



Liking the H&R springs ride height and 17s. Now it needs a serious clean, fix the irritating leak/wet driver side carpet (back to suspecting it's the door-card - UB was right), and need to sort a few interior bits: Console delete kit ordered (http://www.carnewal.com/products/996/p96022/Console-Delete-Kit), new stereo (thanks, Dammit), and climate display fix ready to go.

The MOT man wrote it up as 1600kgs for the brake test. This piqued my friend's interest and he weighed it.



1370kgs with some fuel makes it around 1360kgs dry and 20kgs less than a GT3! The internet doesn't lie, the early 996s are 20kgs lighter than GT3.

So, now I need to get some miles under my belt.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result. It’s sitting nicely. Thumb
 
  
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iOlly
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't resist taking it for a run and vPower top-up. Ended up on Hayle slip.



Enjoyed the coast road there and back. Liking the 17s and PS4s. The ride is noticeably better on our awful roads and the TC light flashes a lot less. Didn't get the measure of the new rear ARB. Slightly worried about Si setting it to hard, bypassing any point in it being adjustable. Feels good to able to drive it again.

Edit: Gert has already shipped the console delete kit. Should be here mid next week.
 
  
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Y2K
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good with the wheels. Love the unfussy clean shape of the whole car.

A PHer had his 996.2 GT3 (comfy chairs, with some fuel) weighted at Centre Gravity recently and it was 1380kg.

Looks like figures are pretty spot on with Porsches.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: My first 911 (C2 gen1) Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
Welcome and good write-up. Thumb

iOlly wrote:
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And, I found it! A 2002 Gen 2 in Silver with full Hartech rebuild, 85k, 5 years of Hartech Service History, recent tyres, black sports seats, and the three-spoke wheel. It wasn't perfect, it had a sun-roof and nav... I watched it fail to sell and contacted the eBayer whilst also finding the original advert here on 911uk. While at the Final Circuit Days' Rockingham Raceway Trackday, it sold. Typical! It had been for sale since September with 0 interest.



I was there! Smile


So was I Smile

 
  
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