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HSC911
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RXP. wrote:
Have to agree with the comments on this page.

I love to modify my cars. It just is what it is.

I have a CAE shifter ready to go in:

A marmite mod if there ever was one.













That is just pure car porn Cloud 9

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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
Final call.



Just for fun, and whilst I order a black 911 badge.

I have a modified “C” in stock so I’m going to badge it one of these to confuse (& possibly upset) a few purists at the next Ace Cafe meet.

Can’t wait for your comments. Very Happy

BTW. The CT3 was officially used by TechArt for a 993 special edition. Who knew that!
GTC & GTE both on, ahem, Vauxhall Astras


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Rik b
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should stop worrying about what other people think.....

Do whatever you think is right. I think your car looks ace by the way.

My car is completely modded and i love it, i know it may upset some people that think owning a Porsche is a massive deal. But this is a sub 20k car. My wife’s Mini cost more 😂
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik b wrote:
I think you should stop worrying about what other people think.....

Do whatever you think is right. I think your car looks ace by the way.

My car is completely modded and i love it, i know it may upset some people that think owning a Porsche is a massive deal. But this is a sub 20k car. My wife’s Mini cost more 😂


Yeah

Don't remember you asking permission with the 996 Dont know

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 to comments above.

In the words of Paris Hilton or probably someone on TOWIE...

"Oh my god doh, do what u want, joo know what tigh meeeen"
 
  
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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve spent the last few weeks tinkering with the car ahead of a Wales driving holiday this weekend. (Can’t bloody wait. Hope the weather is kind).

I’ve removed the H&R front springs to give the front spoiler lip a chance of surviving the London speed humps. The car had been lowered but the car was left with about 5mm of travel before taking up the new bump stops. Back to standard springs whilst I explore a bespoke nose lift idea. The ride has been transformed and I’m super happy with the result.

I’ve removed the front bumper lights and polished out 80% of the gravel rash. I’ve also ordered some Philips filament 501 bulbs to replace the LED bulbs fitted by the last owner. I went LED mad in the 996, but I’m kinda liking this car being the last of the non LED Porsche’s.

So. Where am I at with the GT3 delete? Well........

.......I’m quite enjoying investigating the subtle cosmetic differences between a standard 997.1 & a 997.1 GT3.

I was lucky enough to find the spoiler less switch pack which is only found on the GT2/GT3 cars. This has been fitted & the TC off switch is working. Result.

So. I’m thinking to tweak a few more items to make it a little more of a cosmetic clone.

Want to join me on the adventure?

First quite obvious visual detail that is bugging me is that the Aerokit spoiler is lacking the 2 raised intakes & the gurney strip.

The genuine parts are not cheap. But I have located these carbon versions.
I could paint these (still much cheaper that OEM plastic ones. Crazy huh?)
Or leave them carbon? What do you think?


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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So. I don’t think Bose was available on any GT3 but it was possible to spec the multifunction steering wheel. Here’s a 997.1.5 GT2 with one fitted.



I love the convenience of mine so I’ll be keeping the rear seats, Bose & MF wheel for now.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So have you removed the GT3 badge off the engine lid yet?

If not you’ve gone from “How much GT3 wish-it-was tat do I delete?” to “Oh I’m adding more GT3 wish-it-was tat and not even genuine Porsche parts”.

Oh dear. nooo

This may not end well. Grin
 
  
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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things already done.

GT3 front bumper vent.
Full Genuine Aerokit.
GT3 door sills.
GT3 wheels & centres.
GT3 instrument cluster & DME coded to GT3 RS 2007
GT3 rear bumper with centre exhaust exit
GT3 style centre exit exhaust
GT3 non spoiler switch pack
GT3 style Alcantara handbrake, gearshift gaiter & steering wheel re-trim with straight ahead market in yellow
GT3 style speed yellow seat belts
GT3 RS style fabric door pulls
Wheel spacers
Quick-shift.
H&R springs & Bilsteins. (In the process of removal/adjustment)
Non sunroof & non rear wiper helps the look.

Things to do will follow.
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Phil 997
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Le Mans


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The carbon scoops from Porscheshop are a reasonable price is that the ones your talking about . they seem half the price of some of the others . the gurney needs to stay black but its personal if you paint or leave carbon the scoops . I am not sure that going back to stock ride hight might lose the GT stance . fully understand the H&R are too low for your needs they are the lowest of the three main brands , but would look at either techart springs which are the least drop of the main brands or search out some used coilovers . TBH getting the stance and hight right are more important to achieving the aggressive GT look than the scoops and gurney so that would be where my money went first. Thumb keep us posted as its an interesting thread Thumb

oh yes and are you getting the alcantara lower dash to finish the interior , mine is aftermarket retrimmed as you can see compared to the OE gear knob and gator an excellent match
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
The carbon scoops from Porscheshop are a reasonable price is that the ones your talking about . they seem half the price of some of the others . the gurney needs to stay black but its personal if you paint or leave carbon the scoops . I am not sure that going back to stock ride hight might lose the GT stance . fully understand the H&R are too low for your needs they are the lowest of the three main brands , but would look at either techart springs which are the least drop of the main brands or search out some used coilovers . TBH getting the stance and hight right are more important to achieving the aggressive GT look than the scoops and gurney so that would be where my money went first. Thumb keep us posted as its an interesting thread Thumb

oh yes and are you getting the alcantara lower dash to finish the interior , mine is aftermarket retrimmed as you can see compared to the OE gear knob and gator an excellent match


Love the Alcantara dash. I will add that to my Trimmer’s to do list.

As for the standard front springs. It’s just a short term fix whilst I consider a permanent fix to ride height/comfort balance.

Here’s a quick shot of the car as it stands (from last Ace meet).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Keep the scoops carbon for me Thumb


Might look quite subtle on my colour hey?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here’s the car on H&R’s all round. Nicer stance. But undriveable.


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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why have you changed the thread title? you've now made the thread very difficult for anyone to follow Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you removed the GT3 badges yet?
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="C11BRA"]
Phil 997 wrote:
The carbon scoops from Porscheshop are a reasonable price is that the ones your talking about . they seem half the price of some of the others . the gurney needs to stay black but its personal if you paint or leave carbon the scoops . I am not sure that going back to stock ride hight might lose the GT stance . fully understand the H&R are too low for your needs they are the lowest of the three main brands , but would look at either techart springs which are the least drop of the main brands or search out some used coilovers . TBH getting the stance and hight right are more important to achieving the aggressive GT look than the scoops and gurney so that would be where my money went first. Thumb keep us posted as its an interesting thread Thumb

oh yes and are you getting the alcantara lower dash to finish the interior , mine is aftermarket retrimmed as you can see compared to the OE gear knob and gator an excellent match


Love the Alcantara dash. I will add that to my Trimmer’s to do list.

As for the standard front springs. It’s just a short term fix whilst I consider a permanent fix to ride height/comfort balance.

Here’s a quick shot of the car as it stands (from last Ace meet).

I do prefer the lower stance in the other pic ,but as you say no good if you cant drive it . the H&R drop 30mm the techart drop 20mm . I haven't noticed a reduction in ride comfort using either H&R or techart , they seem the same as stock springs
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C11BRA
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil.

I think Centre Gravity were spot on. Who ever fitted the H & R springs (with new Bilsteins, top mounts & new full size bump stops) didn’t allow for the suspension travel. Centre gravity recommended different bump stops which probably would have given me the ride you have experienced. However, the car is simply too low so going back to standard (temporarily) has killed two birds. Nose clearance for this weekends road trip & the comfort we desired.

My ideal plan would be to fit coil overs with a nose lift kit. I’m working on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
have you removed the GT3 badges yet?


I’ve decided to leave all the GT3 references that have already been fitted.

Still not decided about the single badge on the car.

It’s so damn obvious to Porsche experts (like you guys) that it’s not a GT car. But to the less educated, I quite like the challenge of making them look twice.

You have to remember that I have history of simply liking iconic cars. I class GT3’s in this league, especially the 997. So to drive a (cosmetic) replica does it for me (and I keep the £50k in the bank for other projects)

My first project when I was 19 was a Cobra (hence my plate C11BRA).
V8 yes. Ford V8 No.
Halibrand wheels yes. 15” deep dish No.
Awesome paint yes. Traditional colour No.
Did I love it yes. Was it trying to be a replica No.
I just built it for me. And it was awesome IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Why have you changed the thread title? you've now made the thread very difficult for anyone to follow Dont know


I wasn’t sure I could. So I tried it.

I thought it was more relevant tbh. If people subscribe then surely they can still follow.
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