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JM30
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the look of this congrats on the new purchase,

I did notice this for sale I do like a Kitted car, My last two 996's have had Aero Kits a few people had mentioned putting a GT3 badge on but I said I never would as I wasn't trying to make people think it was! I said it's and C2 and do think most people that really know the brand would sooner know it's not a GT3 Wink this isn't a dig at yours at all, I believe its completely fine and up to personal opinion, doesn't and shouldn't offend anyone,

Looks great mate enjoy It witch ever way you keep it, like you say you have only had it 5mins! you can tinker on what you feel looks better,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were you I’d leave the GT3 badges on, that way people will think it’s a proper 911 and not one of those that melt like choglitt or chew thro IMS Bearings.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car, great colour and I love the mods BUT I'd definitely replace the GT3 engine cover badge with a simple 911 and replace the GT3 wheel centres with simple Porsche ones.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Lovely car, great colour and I love the mods BUT I'd definitely replace the GT3 engine cover badge with a simple 911 and replace the GT3 wheel centres with simple Porsche ones.

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No better advice to be had Cool my zenith blue 996 had the aerokit , looked great but the GT3 boot badge it came with was off within 24hrs , replaced with a black 911 & slept so much better Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be very interested to see what the drive is like between the two.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car. Well done and congrats!
Lower dash in alcantara might be worth considering - it would go nicely with the rest of the alcantara and an easy diy job.

Did you sell the 996?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who cares what badge you have on it Dont know up to you!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DucatiRob wrote:
Great looking car Thumb

Who cares what badge you have on it Dont know up to you!


Agree

Don't get all the "take it off b0!!ocks..."

You paid for the car, you do what you want with it Judge

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently a bad idea to fit the third rad... the way the system works means the engine will actually run hotter, took me quite a while to get that figured into my head but once you do it makes sense. Read some good info on this thread from the faq:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=86467&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=80
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve read all that previously, I did chuckle at your cross questioning as I too couldn’t fathom out how that worked out but as Bas so eloquently and expertly advises it then does read correct.

As far as I can gather and at risk of hijacking this thread this slows down warm up ? Which is a bad thing But helps cool the Oil when it gets hot which is a good thing ? I’ll be fitted a thermostat to the 3rd rad inlet so if it’s ever needed it’ll open and come into use,

I won’t be using mine over winter neither will I tracking it so there’s not much point in me adding the kit, but I’ve bought it now and apart from anything else it will look good which is basically what having a 911 is all about.
Tinkering, tweaking and looking good.

As for running hotter, according to a source this Is accentuated by the use of Sport Plus, over revving by selecting the wrong gear at high revs.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:


DucatiRob wrote:
Great looking car Thumb

Who cares what badge you have on it Dont know up to you!


Agree

Don't get all the "take it off b0!!ocks..."

You paid for the car, you do what you want with it Judge

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