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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

elee wrote:
The silver car you have is the best looking car I think I have ever seen Grin Must get one Razz


Haha!

Welcome. Lovely looking thing but I guess I would say that. You may know the spec of all the Z3Ms here but time to get to know all 181 993 4Ss ! Welcome to the mad house.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off I'm a little tipsy so may have to edit psots in the morning Embarassed

The car definately has hollow spokes, I checked all 4 and they are smooth on the back with no recesses. I guess they must have been swapped at some point.

I hope Porsche are as accommodating as BMW were in my research. Its all about getting in touch with the right people. Maybe a job for next winter Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream911 wrote:
...... If you want to swap then I've got a set of wide body solids so perhaps we could "do a deal".


Sounds good, swap and £500 your way ?

Did I mention I was drunk, you wouldn't take advantage of me would you Hand
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Dream911 wrote:
...... If you want to swap then I've got a set of wide body solids so perhaps we could "do a deal".


Sounds good, swap and £500 your way ?

Did I mention I was drunk, you wouldn't take advantage of me would you Hand


Only took you 4 posts before your first drunk post. Guess thats why you were lurking for so long Grin

Anyway, pm me if you want to work out a deal.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning 993 C4S. Thumb

I like the red BMW as well. Great choice of cars
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
I211
I235
Most are easy enough to understand but:

- what are the first 2 "I" codes ?
- what does "M599 Roof cover Moulding" mean

Impress me  Mr. Green

ps if anyone says "press car" I'll get my coat  Bandit


I211 = Licence plate holder version 3 
I235 = Change of tyre manufacturer at production (not customer selectable)
M599 = "Dachblende" or roof visor (this is the high-level third brake light/spoiler on the top of the back window.

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up Jon. Felt the same when I was waiting to collect mine, seems like yesterday. Look forward to hearing your first impressions when you pick it up.

Have you gown your beard yet? Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duffle coats also still available on eBay. I'd avoid the hemp shoes combined offer Hand

Also check the option codes for the coat hooks as some cars destined for Eire had heavy duty ones fitted Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Duffle coats also still available on eBay. I'd avoid the hemp shoes combined offer Hand

Also check the option codes for the coat hooks as some cars destined for Eire had heavy duty ones fitted Grin


Rofl Floor Classic Zing Thumb .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:


I211 = Licence plate holder version 3 
I235 = Change of tyre manufacturer at production (not customer selectable)
M599 = "Dachblende" or roof visor (this is the high-level third brake light/spoiler on the top of the back window.


Perfect, thank you

Zingari wrote:
.......
Also check the option codes for the coat hooks as some cars destined for Eire had heavy duty ones fitted Grin


Now that made me chuckle Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car Jon, and nice to hear from some one who intends to keep a C4S long term
Welcome

More pics once you have it home please...........
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stutaler wrote:
Great looking car Jon, and nice to hear from some one who intends to keep a C4S long term
Welcome



+1 long term C4S ownership is the way forward... I've now had mine for more than half its life! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow hollow spokes are in demand aren't they. I've had a few enquiries about them so thought it was worth clarifying that it was a nice surprise when I found they were on the car. As they are OEM and lighter than solid spokes they are an upgrade I would probably have done myself so have saved me some cash to spend on other things Cool

Thanks to those who offered and I don't need a chip shop in Grimsby Question
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and well done for a stirling choice in 993!
Fat arches are they way forward I say.
So with all this talk of hollow spokes do they realy make that much difference to the feel of the car?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, lovely looking car
Hope you enjoy it Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jon, great car, great write up and welcome to the silver club! I didn't know what M599 was either, so I can relax now....

I think yours is the first 993 I've seen with a clear to amber conversion on a C4 model. Great that you are going back to clear ones. I won't ask if you have any plans for the exhaust system, suspension/geo or oil! Wink

The Raid wheel is lovely, I have a Silberpfeil but an Atiwe branded one. It's 340mm and feels great but sometimes I think it looks a little too small. I might try a 365mm one from Gert at Carnewal later this year.

Here's my 340mm installed:



I'll then be up to three steering wheels, so not as bad as your six sets of wheels for the Z3M!

I've also got a bit of a thing for M-cars, having had a few BMWs over the years, including an E39 M5 and an E46 M3, which I've just sold. I nearly went for a breadvan instead of the M5, but that V8 did it for me at the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyruspower wrote:


I think yours is the first 993 I've seen with a clear to amber conversion on a C4 model. Great that you are going back to clear ones.


I've seen it before but on very cheap repair jobs, due to the clears being so exorbitantly expensive. It is good that it is documented by the previous owner... chacun a son gout!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already got the clear lenses ordered. I'm thinking of getting the ducted fog light conversion as I like the look of it and most OEM fog light lenses just don't look right to me for some reason (see I'm tinkering already).

Re the Raid, I have 340mm on my BMW. I've tried 320mm Surprised and you want to stay away from those unless you really do want a go cart. It is surprising how a mm make such a difference Grin I know what you mean about the 340mm looking a little small but I remember thinking the same with the BMW but now I think it was the best mod I ever did to the car. The BMW also suffered from a bus size wheel that was too thin. Reducing the diameter and increasing the thickness not only looked better but really transformed the tactile drive of the car and made cornering so much more fun.

Not the best of vids of it in action:
http://youtu.be/OzzsijbuMaw



I'm itching to get one ordered but I should really wait until I've got the car and driven it more to decide frustrated

Re the suspension the dampers and some other related bits and bobs where replaced by Ninemeister a few thousand miles ago together with belts etc... and full geometry check so should do me OK for year one before I consider a full suspension refurb. Given the history with the car I'm sure whatever was needed would have been done within the last 5k miles.

The car comes with a 3 month / 3,000 mile in house Strasse warranty. So my plan is to run it for a couple of months and then get an indy to check it over for any jobs that need doing before the warranty expires. I believe there are some great indy's around my area (Ninemeister, Unit 9, Hartech, etc...) Any recommendations on the best one for a check over please let me know but I assume they are all capable of that task.

Must get off the internet and get some work done, well just one more google for 993 then Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car - and a great spec and mileage!!

Welcome to the OCD club!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: 993 Reply with quote

Great choice and depreciation proof

I paid £45000 for mine 12 years ago and with only two owners and 50,000 miles + full Porsche history I can't have lost much money

But my annual service bill is always around £2000 + VAT . The car needs a little more tlc than most , but worth every penny

Never to be sold!

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