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
992 : 2019- 1
991 : 2011- 17
997 : 2004- 80
996 : 1997-2005 32
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 3
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 0
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 25
Cayman : 2005- 16
Cayenne : 2003- 2
Macan : 2014- 4
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
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 [992] 2018-Current
Porsche 911 [992]
911 [991] 2011-2019
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-2012
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
Marky911
Magny-Cours


Joined: 04 Jun 2009
Posts: 2517



PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Vauxhall Astra GTC lookalike. It could catch on. Grin

Fair play Cobra you’ve taken a bit of stick over this but have remained polite and upbeat. Thumb

As you know already it’s nothing personal and these type of threads always raise a lively debate.

I’ve said what I would do, lose the obvious “free to do” stuff then enjoy the car, but really as long as you’re happy that’s all that matters.
I often do subtle mods and things, I just think a line is crossed when a car is badged as something it isn’t, but you aren’t hurting anyone so don’t sweat it.

Good luck with it and enjoy the good times with your sons. It’s all about experiences at the end of the day.
I look forward to your updates. As has been said, your last thread had some great content.

thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C4Silver wrote:
I’d get that patented sharpish...... 😂


Done.


_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
A Vauxhall Astra GTC lookalike. It could catch on. Grin

Fair play Cobra you’ve taken a bit of stick over this but have remained polite and upbeat. Thumb

As you know already it’s nothing personal and these type of threads always raise a lively debate.

I’ve said what I would do, lose the obvious “free to do” stuff then enjoy the car, but really as long as you’re happy that’s all that matters.
I often do subtle mods and things, I just think a line is crossed when a car is badged as something it isn’t, but you aren’t hurting anyone so don’t sweat it.

Good luck with it and enjoy the good times with your sons. It’s all about experiences at the end of the day.
I look forward to your updates. As has been said, your last thread had some great content.

thumbsup


Dammit. Now I can’t un-see the Astra badge.

Thanks for your comments.
_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robert SausageTrousers
Monza


Joined: 02 Apr 2018
Posts: 206



PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:


Fair play Cobra you’ve taken a bit of stick over this but have remained polite and upbeat. Thumb

As you know already it’s nothing personal and these type of threads always raise a lively debate.



Fully agree! Enjoy the car thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C4Silver
Silverstone


Joined: 14 Aug 2019
Posts: 139



PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
C4Silver wrote:
I’d get that patented sharpish...... 😂


Done.



Thumb

You'd might a swell do the GTE aswell, But flip the 3 so it reads like an E.....That too was on a Vauxhall Astra Dont know

Just in case they might want to make a Grand Tourer Electric ? You never know, when we all have to have Nuclear power to charge these millions of vehicles, Some one might want to go for a 13 mile drive before running out of power and Claim that to be a long distance drive,

There's no point doing GTW, you can water from a tap in the garden or a lake and theres no way it can taxed so theres no point even going down the H2O Route...

Meanwhile......
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
drmark
Monza


Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 151



PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windy101 wrote:
isysman wrote:
Wow all the preachers here: ‘remove anything that says GT3’ ‘it’s an outrage, sacrilege, taking the name in vain, a travesty of a mockery of a shame...’

I think you all need to chill out, telling him to remove the dash because it dares says GT3. That’s crazy, and as someone who has changed the dials in a dash, a lot of work and expensive.

Bottom line is this, if it makes you uncomfortable to have the badge On the rear then by all means remove it. I’d leave everything else, because it’s expensive and difficult to replace sills etc (I know if done all of this). However if it makes YOU happy to have it there then leave it and enjoy. It’s just a car and it’s all about fun. Remember it’s your car and it’s only needs to make you happy. If anyone tells you to remove the badges just say ‘when you buy it off me feel free to remove them’.

I have modified my 997 Turbo to exact GT2RS spec and yes it has the badges. I don’t care what anyone else thinks about that because it’s my car and it makes me happy. This is the closest to a 997 GT2RS I’ll ever get and every time I remove the cover it makes me smile like the 10 year old me at Christmas. So furk everyone else.


I think people were only responding to the direct question the OP asked! Question


Touched a raw nerve methinks. Surprised
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
MisterCorn
Dijon


Joined: 08 Jan 2011
Posts: 7209
Location: Nottingham, England

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WRT to the instruments, if the car is running a GT3 rev counter, is it just a GT3 dial on a standard rev counter? I expect that the GT3 rev counter goes to 9k but the carrera goes to 8k. Does this mean that currently the car is not reading the correct revs on the rev counter, or does it have a full GT3 dashboard? If it has the latter then it would be relatively easy to swap over but could have issues with the odometer reading. AFAIK there is no way to rescale the rev counter without the sort of nonsense I have been getting up to.

MC
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
WRT to the instruments, if the car is running a GT3 rev counter, is it just a GT3 dial on a standard rev counter? I expect that the GT3 rev counter goes to 9k but the carrera goes to 8k. Does this mean that currently the car is not reading the correct revs on the rev counter, or does it have a full GT3 dashboard? If it has the latter then it would be relatively easy to swap over but could have issues with the odometer reading. AFAIK there is no way to rescale the rev counter without the sort of nonsense I have been getting up to.

MC


Looked into this today.

Not sure it’s as simple as I first thought. The increment markers on my speedo, fuel gauge etc are in yellow. From what I’ve just seen on Google, the standard 997 markers are white/grey.

I quickly searched for GT3 cluster and they are all yellow. Hmmm.

Like this?

[https://ebay.us/S82HMc]

I will continue to explore.
_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I think I have trouble considering un-modifying a Porsche.


_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a lovely day getting to know my new car today. Re-gassed the air con, inspected on a ramp, plugged in my old 996 Durametric laptop & explored the car electronically too. (Luckily it’s a version that has upto 2006 models included)

Feels like my car now it’s on C11BRA plates.



What a car. So exciting to drive. Found 2 tunnels & 4 underpasses. Can I share video? Recorded my mate driving it! Sounds incredible.



Ignore the badges.


_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great , my gen1 was very similar but I didn't want to badge it as a gt car as it wasn't so here's what I did . I decided that I was going to use a theme on the Porsche edition 918 turbo that they produced as a limited run for those buying 918 while they waited. So I called it Edition 911 sport using the same font .The dials are about an hours work to remove and an hour to replace , I had custom ones made . these can be any colour background or script etc. I badges the lower doors the same, I asked RPM to custom make me the oval door sill inserts in carbon which they did along with the carbon insert for the airbox . neither were silly expensive. the dials were about £100 custom made . oh yes to clearly your original post. the aero rear wing doesn't have the gurney strip as you noted and also is fixed whereas the gt3 wing is adjustable to 3 positions , clearly underneath the fans and air intake are different between the two.. Its your car and you do what makes you happy but thought you might be interested in what I did when in the same position as you.
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



26614238205_93cb17c887_z.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  68.18 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

26614238205_93cb17c887_z.jpg



28685658252_5637ed60a0_c.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  163.02 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

28685658252_5637ed60a0_c.jpg



IMG_0445.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  104.76 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

IMG_0445.JPG



IMG_0356.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  88.83 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

IMG_0356.JPG



IMG_0168.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  101.47 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

IMG_0168.JPG



26614238205_93cb17c887_z.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  68.18 KB
 Viewed:  415 Time(s)

26614238205_93cb17c887_z.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gen2 is again not badged GT anything and also has RPM custom made door sill inserts .
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



26184892_533194627048495_7254378897439981568_n.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  111.34 KB
 Viewed:  397 Time(s)

26184892_533194627048495_7254378897439981568_n.jpg



IMG_2927.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  135.42 KB
 Viewed:  407 Time(s)

IMG_2927.jpg



21227431_479908529048748_1063134483139526656_n.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  129.95 KB
 Viewed:  407 Time(s)

21227431_479908529048748_1063134483139526656_n.jpg



26357730_1758799674190865_1875228505784975360_n.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  113.17 KB
 Viewed:  407 Time(s)

26357730_1758799674190865_1875228505784975360_n.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
C11BRA
Montreal


Joined: 30 Mar 2015
Posts: 538
Location: North London. Herts.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Car looks great , my gen1 was very similar but I didn't want to badge it as a gt car as it wasn't so here's what I did . I decided that I was going to use a theme on the Porsche edition 918 turbo that they produced as a limited run for those buying 918 while they waited. So I called it Edition 911 sport using the same font .The dials are about an hours work to remove and an hour to replace , I had custom ones made . these can be any colour background or script etc. I badges the lower doors the same, I asked RPM to custom make me the oval door sill inserts in carbon which they did along with the carbon insert for the airbox . neither were silly expensive. the dials were about £100 custom made . oh yes to clearly your original post. the aero rear wing doesn't have the gurney strip as you noted and also is fixed whereas the gt3 wing is adjustable to 3 positions , clearly underneath the fans and air intake are different between the two.. Its your car and you do what makes you happy but thought you might be interested in what I did when in the same position as you.


Incredible cars. And the concepts are right up my street. Thank you SO much for your comment. Brilliant.
_________________
Racing Gold. We turn F1 & Exotic car parts into gifts, art & furniture.

2006 997 C2 Man. Non sunroof.
2018 Audi A4 Avant Black Edition.
Ex 996 C2 Man.
Ex Ram Cobra V8.
Ex Series 1 RS Turbo.

 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Sy
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 24 May 2010
Posts: 253



PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on loose all the fake badges but keep the rest.
_________________
He who dies with the most toys wins!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Myasinax
Newbie


Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 29



PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a question and not an observation, but are the rear hind quarters on a GT3 like the Turbo and 4S rather than the 2S?
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 15891
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myasinax wrote:
Just a question and not an observation, but are the rear hind quarters on a GT3 like the Turbo and 4S rather than the 2S?


No. The 997GT3 is narrow bodied - 1808mm (like C2/C2S) not 1852mm (like C4/C4S/Turbo).
_________________
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
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myasinax wrote:
Just a question and not an observation, but are the rear hind quarters on a GT3 like the Turbo and 4S rather than the 2S?


GT3 is narrow body like the 2 and 2S and GT3RS is wide body like the 4 , 4S and turbo Thumb Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C11BRA wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Car looks great , my gen1 was very similar but I didn't want to badge it as a gt car as it wasn't so here's what I did . I decided that I was going to use a theme on the Porsche edition 918 turbo that they produced as a limited run for those buying 918 while they waited. So I called it Edition 911 sport using the same font .The dials are about an hours work to remove and an hour to replace , I had custom ones made . these can be any colour background or script etc. I badges the lower doors the same, I asked RPM to custom make me the oval door sill inserts in carbon which they did along with the carbon insert for the airbox . neither were silly expensive. the dials were about £100 custom made . oh yes to clearly your original post. the aero rear wing doesn't have the gurney strip as you noted and also is fixed whereas the gt3 wing is adjustable to 3 positions , clearly underneath the fans and air intake are different between the two.. Its your car and you do what makes you happy but thought you might be interested in what I did when in the same position as you.


Incredible cars. And the concepts are right up my street. Thank you SO much for your comment. Brilliant.


Glad it helped with food for thought , it doesn't have to be badged GT for it to look or be special. One of the guys in our local 911uk group has dropped a 6.2ltr Corvette engine in his Cayman and has also adopted the "Edition" theme. Thumb Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



57000831_2238693573047249_2423285002977411072_n.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  117.59 KB
 Viewed:  319 Time(s)

57000831_2238693573047249_2423285002977411072_n.jpg



56848131_10161497843810431_9098674425988907008_n.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  95.21 KB
 Viewed:  319 Time(s)

56848131_10161497843810431_9098674425988907008_n.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When rebadging just dont make the same mistake as Dubai Porsche centre Floor Floor Floor Floor Grin Grin
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



29097a8d00000578_3095041_image_a_27_1432480339906_152.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  73.48 KB
 Viewed:  318 Time(s)

29097a8d00000578_3095041_image_a_27_1432480339906_152.jpg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 15312
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other thing to think about and is very in vogue at the moment add some race livery wrap you then really dont need GT badges to bring it alive . another of our local group has added a dirty martini wrap over his black paintwork Thumb Thumb and it will protect the paintwork as well Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



IMG_3524.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  135.51 KB
 Viewed:  310 Time(s)

IMG_3524.jpg


  
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 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Page 4 of 6

 
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 can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum