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Riviera Bob
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flightrisk wrote:


If you're coming over the Channel on the way to Wayne's you have to pass through Kent so could be worth popping into Powerspeed for a cheeky pair of 100/200cel cats beforehand? Would be rude not to.

Of course on the way back you then pass close to Chris at Center Gravity you know?


Center of Gravity already ticked off list - Chris Franklin is a magician!

On the 200 cell cats - I've read the reviews on the group buy and it seems they're the ticket. Despite that, like Jonttt, I'm a little worried that combined with the bypass mufflers (Fister 2s in my case) they may be too loud. If I hadn't already bought the mufflers I think I would have tried sports cats on their own first - but having looked at the decibel readings from Darin Fister in the States, 200 cell cats with Fister 2s are louder than Fister 3s which may be too much. So I've decided to go with a Wayne remap first and live a while with it. I appreciate if I then go for the 200 cats at a later date I'll have to redo the remap, but I'm being Mr Cautious....must be getting old!

Exhaust note is so subjective....to me, no question, the original 993 setup is too quiet.....but with a range of mods, at what point does it become too loud for the street? Some people want race car loud - and if that's what's wanted, go for it - but I personally don't like the idea of a car sounding more powerful than it actually is. It may be that the chip/sports cat/muffler bypass combo gives the perfect sound, I don't know as I haven't heard it 'live', but I'm doing it in incremental steps.
 
  
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Condor
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please forgive me for starting a new thread regarding the modifications to the 993. I'm a newbie to the 993 & would love to know what changes are worthwhile making.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and that interior is perfect! Very Happy
Enjoy!
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ch3tman
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s been a while, so time for an update! Smile

Just over 2 years into ownership sees ~10.5k miles covered. The car was acquired to be driven & enjoyed and I’m glad I’ve managed to do just that yes . Yes that includes all weather driving, all year round - considered blasphemous by many fellow owners here I’m sure, but I didn’t buy it to keep locked away in the garage… nooo

The downside is it does of course get quite filthy…Evil or Very Mad









Since the last update, apart from scheduled servicing, a few items have been addressed when time and budget have allowed:

- Full AC diagnostic [showing no problems, full regas carried out]
- Suspension refresh [Bilstein B6 + H&R springs + full geo]
- DME relay [didn’t have a spare, the fear got to me]
- CTEK MXS 5.0
- New bonnet struts
- RS Steering Wheel
- HVAC diagnostic followed new footwell mixer servo/mixing flap motor
- New brake discs & pads on all corners [Sebro + Textar]

A reminder of how the car sat on the tired factory suspension:







…and how it sits now….







The aim was to firm up the ride and fill the arches better; the height was set to RS+10, give or take factory tolerances, and geo was completed to Sport specification via Peter Tognola’s Beissbarth set up. I’m very happy with the outcome as the objectives were fully met! Smile orangecurry was particularly helpful via PM on suspension options and set up, many thanks Thumb .

One area that I was struggling with was the size of the steering wheel what . Put simply, at 380mm, it just felt too big to impose full control in the tighter corners. I’d contemplated the RS wheel for quite some time and following some encouraging posts by wozy & HPNer, finally went for it Very Happy.

A reminder of how it looked before, with the retrimmed 4-spoker:









…and how it looks now…









I really shouldn’t have waited this long to make the change - am kicking myself for it - the new wheel is pretty much perfect in so many respects; size, tough, weight… its spot on! Really pleased with how it looks at home amongst the other retrimmed interior too Cool.

Speaking of the interior, it’s still holding up really well which is fantastic:







We all know how good the brakes are on these cars, and I hope the new components will now last for many years to come. Interestingly, the reason for the refresh was not down to wear, but rather corrosion to the inner faces of the discs - something that had been flagged on past MOTs and services, and hence always on the ‘to do’ list.

Finally, taking advantage of the recent drier weather, the car benefited from a deserved and overdue clean last weekend:













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Zingari
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. Thumb Does the wheel now have a better (closer) reach with the added boss Dont know If you're tall IMHO the wheel reach in standard fare is too far away when you put the seat back, or you find your knees clip your ears when you change gear and brake what

Hand As I'm still trying to get accepted into the Illuminati I need to point out that in one of the pics it looks like the wiper widget is missing (or you're running non standard blades) which to some could be an 'ultimate fail' and direction to park in the outfield nooo
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ch3tman
Montreal


Joined: 08 Dec 2012
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Zingari Thumb.

Zingari wrote:
Looking good. Thumb Does the wheel now have a better (closer) reach with the added boss Dont know If you're tall IMHO the wheel reach in standard fare is too far away when you put the seat back, or you find your knees clip your ears when you change gear and brake what

Much improved in that sense, definitely. It only protrudes about an inch further than the 4-spoker but this makes all the difference Wink. I don't any have problems relating to being too tall... much the opposite in fact Laughing Embarassed, and the boss on this wheel means I'm able to retain my preferred seating position without feeling like the wheel is fractionally further than I would've liked anymore.

Zingari wrote:
Hand As I'm still trying to get accepted into the Illuminati I need to point out that in one of the pics it looks like the wiper widget is missing (or you're running non standard blades) which to some could be an 'ultimate fail' and direction to park in the outfield nooo

I did wonder if anyone would pass comment puh - I guess I should put it on the to do list Confused I've never actually had one on the car what. Running Bosch Aerotwin flat blades at the moment but they're not overly impressive, so I think when the time comes they will be replaced with the PIAA ones that seem to get favourable comments...
 
  
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madalaa
Yas Marina


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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just so pretty ....... who needs a fat arse ....... gorgeous ....... Smile

 
  
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HPNer
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
Just so pretty ....... who needs a fat arse ....... gorgeous ....... Smile


+1 from me too, really pretty car in a rather cool colour, mean and purposeful without being a sheep in wolf's clothing. Grin

The RS wheel is a no brainer! Thumb
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NottsRS
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, ride height and steering wheel look much improved Thumb
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MattyR
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate some lovely pics right there. I swear my Aventura never looks that green! Looking more Forest Green. Very glossy and understated and that's what's so great about these cars; one can just mooch around town, run an errand or two and then.. whoosh.. you open up and you have naughty boy with a big wide grin. Plus all the kudos of classic car ownership naturally.
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72911E
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good

What size spacers did u use to bring the wheels out to fill the arches? 5mm? 7mm?
 
  
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ch3tman
Montreal


Joined: 08 Dec 2012
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Location: RBWM & W.London

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HPNer wrote:
madalaa wrote:
Just so pretty ....... who needs a fat arse ....... gorgeous ....... Smile

+1 from me too, really pretty car in a rather cool colour, mean and purposeful without being a sheep in wolf's clothing. Grin

The RS wheel is a no brainer! Thumb

Thanks madalaa & HPNer! Thumb Totally agree regarding the RS wheel - if anyone is contemplating it... go for it Very Happy.

NottsRS wrote:
Looks great, ride height and steering wheel look much improved Thumb

Thank you, NottsRS Smile Both have made a significant difference.

MattyR wrote:
Mate some lovely pics right there. I swear my Aventura never looks that green! Looking more Forest Green. Very glossy and understated and that's what's so great about these cars; one can just mooch around town, run an errand or two and then.. whoosh.. you open up and you have naughty boy with a big wide grin. Plus all the kudos of classic car ownership naturally.

Thanks for the comment thumbsup - interesting comment regarding the colour. I went all out on polishing and waxing, which took far too many hours and far too much effort Laughing (I should probably invest in a DA Polisher or similar). As you will know, the hue changes under different light conditions and I think the polished/glossiness affects it too! Must keep clean...

72911E wrote:
Looks good

What size spacers did u use to bring the wheels out to fill the arches? 5mm? 7mm?

No spacers used! Not sure if it's the photos being misleading what but the front wheels especially are very much 'tucked within the arches' - a little more that we'd all like...
 
  
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ch3tman
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A random update...

Tramont Cup wheels were added in Spring:









I was and still am undecided on centre caps (coloured crests vs black and white) so by default I'm running without at the moment Very Happy, especially as it seems there are no adverse risks of running without.

More info on the wheels here: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1223325.

ch3tman wrote:
As of last week:



Smile Cool


The subsequent milestone to that photo in 2014 was passed this summer:



...the next one will be the biggie!

Also finally found a suitable phone mount; the ExactFit Magnetic Phone Mount - an absurd cost for a glorified magnet (more so if you need to ship it) but does the job very very nicely:







Finally an overhead pic from when the 200 cell cats were installed Smile :

 
  
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Nik
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats sir - just read all four pages. Lovely example!!

Final pic above - is that the place in Ashford? Looks very familiar!!

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Bund
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And really like the new wheels. They are rather pricey these days but you negotiated well .
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MattyR
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bund wrote:
And really like the new wheels. They are rather pricey these days but you negotiated well .


Brett is getting excited.. he's already visualising wheels on my car (although he currently owns a portion of it as deposit paid) Thumb

Have a fab holiday chap!
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Bund
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattyR wrote:
Bund wrote:
And really like the new wheels. They are rather pricey these days but you negotiated well .


Brett is getting excited.. he's already visualising wheels on my car (although he currently owns a portion of it as deposit paid) Thumb

Have a fab holiday chap!


Smile I really need to find a home for another car lol

Ive also fired off an email about the 200 cell cats and stereo!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nik wrote:
Congrats sir - just read all four pages. Lovely example!!

Final pic above - is that the place in Ashford? Looks very familiar!!

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Many thanks Thumb ...and yes that's at Powerspeed - your video amongst others sold it to me Smile.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks tidy does that.
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Thanks! thumbsup
 
  
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