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villaman
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Joined: 05 Mar 2019
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Location: North Staffordshire 997 C2


PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:14 pm    Post subject: Winter Upgrades Reply with quote

Ok..I thought I'd list what I've done to my car whilst it's been tucked away over the winter.

1) Front end respray (Bumper, Wings and Bonnet) . There were a load of quite deep stone chips so,it's really did need it.

2) Andoid Head Unit - (HL-8815GB) - The previous owner had already replaced the garbage PCM unit...but Im a big fan of the factory looking stereos, especially the Andoid variant. This is the 3rd one I've fitted

3) Sport Design Steering Wheel - again the previous owner had replaced the stock wheel with a Gen2 PDK, but I do like the sport design wheel.

4) Wheels - the car came with lobster claws..which I think look great...but as im an habitual wheel changer I put 20" Turbo II's on. Whilst they looked OK it was a mistake. I could feel the weight difference on acceleration...handling was ok and maybe better on turn in due more rubber. However...I've replaced them with a set of black 19" sport design wheels which I've had refurbed. I now need a couple of PS2's for the front two.

4) Brake calliper refurb. The previous owner looks to have had a go themselves...didn't looked great so I've got them booked in for a refurb and repaint. I thought about yellow..as I like the colour..not to pretend I've got PCB's..however because of that perception I'll keep them red.

5) Topg gear Exhaust - I've brought the valued vaviant with the 200 cell cats to replace my Danks super sound which is a little to Lairy for me..my neighbours in the village hate me...I do however like the over run on it but the flexi's have gone, so it had to be replaced. Fitting tomorrow.

6) And finally....a detailer is offering a special offer of full paint correction and detail with a Cermic coat so,this is booked in for the beginning of March

All of this in time for a couple of forum runs to Scotland in March an April

I'll post some pics at some stage.
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Location: Bedford


PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, well done Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spending those ‘funds coupons’! Nice work. Sounds like she has a caring owner!
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chunkymonkey1982
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

How much was your front end respray? I may do the same...

Thanks!
 
  
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bit of personalising and upgrading . Thumb Thumb Thumb
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villaman
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Location: North Staffordshire 997 C2


PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

The front end was £650..which i think was cheap. Its a back to metal job and the colour matching is fantastic...you'd never know unless i told you.

The company i use are based in Leek Staffs and they've done my previous x 2 987's.
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aaron johal
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds lovely mate!!! Do you have any pics of the new bits fitted etc. Would be nice to see
 
  
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villaman
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes fully intend to upload some pics in fact I'd planned to do it today but Derek has put pay to that as the weather is God awful
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chunkymonkey1982
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villaman wrote:
Thanks guys.

The front end was £650..which i think was cheap. Its a back to metal job and the colour matching is fantastic...you'd never know unless i told you.

The company i use are based in Leek Staffs and they've done my previous x 2 987's.


Thanks, that sounds like a great price!
 
  
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villaman
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Location: North Staffordshire 997 C2


PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok..see here is a photo of the new Android Head Unit

(Previous owner changed the center console colour from silver to black)

I also need to clean the inside of my car..its looking a little grubby after the fitting of mods !
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:31 am    Post subject: Steering wheel Reply with quote

This is going to divide opinion.....

Trust me..it looks better in the flesh and brightens up an otherwise very dark interior..

PDK Paddles coming off shortly..i couldn't find a none PDK for sale for sensible money.
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