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996lee
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:08 am    Post subject: lee's 996 C4 project thread Reply with quote

hello all starting this as a bit of a diary for myself but any comments along the way are more than welcome Wink

recently picked up my new baby
a 2001 C4 with 56k on the clock
a factory fitted aero kit
sunroof
alcantara headlining
rear wiper
and theres probably more but i'm a noob to porsche stuff

anyway heres a couple of pics to start this off!







so far ive only changed one thing as it was untidy

before


after


short term plans are possibly some rear LED lights and rear plate lights
a private plate
may go for a 2nd set of rims
and after seeing this setup i might have to copy and go the ipad mini route as shown here



although have no idea if the mk1 has the same dimensions etc as the guys mk2?

plus i have some starnge equalizer thing at the lowest point in my console so will ponder n do some research on that!

any comments good or bad or advice along the way is more than welcome Thumb
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres a pic of the centre console to show what I mean about the equalizer

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always good to have a project on the go, looking forward to the updates.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all looking good Very Happy

996lee wrote:
heres a pic of the centre console to show what I mean about the equalizer




ICE from that era, was fine but the tech has moved on considerably, just take it all out and replace it with modern gear

keep us posted
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996lee
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been out working in canada for the last 7 months but back in the uk in a couple of weeks missed driving her and cant wait to get back behind the wheel and take the keys back off my mate who's been keeping it ticking over etc
while out in canada decided id buy this



and a pic of it in the bay of a 997 but you get the idea Wink



i know most people are not fans of induction type kits and believe me im under no illusion that im gonna gain anything bar noise and a slightly sexier looking engine bay!

will post pics up when its fitted and a little vid if it sounds nice


next up and also to aid in the sound will more than likely be a kline exhaust system Cool which from what i read is less frowned upon Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The induction kit looks lovely! Bet you can't wait to fit it. Looking forward to seeing the updates. Thumb
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got back to the uk this morning and had a parcel waiting for me! some dectane LED rear lights so got round to fitting them

a comparison pic



and all done



all working no errors etc
and will take a quick vid once it gets dark to show them in action
unfortunately it started raining as i was about to fit the induction kit! Rolling Eyes
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had an unexpected bill today after a blowout on the motorway





£210 for a new bridgestone s02 and nowhere had a 285/30/18 in stock so couldnt get one till 2morrow
and judging by the inner wear there (drivers side rear wheel) looks like a alignment might need doing too! Rolling Eyes
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ouch
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996lee
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quick pic just showing the brake light matching the 3rd brake lights etc
and if the weather is ok in the morning i'll get that induction kit on and do a quick vid!



and looking at that pic i can see my tailpipes need a good polish too Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smart, are you going to get those darkened LED front items too?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice mods. Blowout looks scary.
Looks like a Bridgestone S02 F1.... I had those on mine. Same thing happened to me too. Splat



Needless to say, I won't be putting them on again.
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996lee
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hhhhmm does seem a little suspicious Question

and ref front LED's dont think i've ever seen any i thought looked good but if im honest not really checked many out
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well got it fitted today video is uploading but for the time being heres a before and after

before



after



i've just taken her for a quick spin but roads were too busy to open the taps too much but it now growls like an absolute animal!
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and heres the vid of it with a few revs! didnt get a before vid but it was a lot tamer than now

[IMG]http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt159/m44lee/Mobile%20Uploads/th_20141116_152213_zpszgcbpanx.mp4[/IMG]
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The LED's wont be to everyone's taste but I actually think they look quite smart so well done to you - I also saw a Boxster at an Ace Café meet last month with the LED fronts and we all agreed that they looked realllly good (and that was amongst a bunch of TIPEC members who are as conservative in 'stock vs not' as you can get) Grin

The induction kit is also a great idea as you seem to have identified it'll do more for induction roar than for power. Spot on! I also recommend a Dansk Sports exhaust as well when you get round to it. I had one on mine and it got really positive mentions by all.

Or search Gundo Hack on the forum search (it's old school BTW so you need to dust down your 'AND' and your 'OR' when inputting - think 'BT Internet Explorer' rather than Google).

Plenty of great threads on ICU as well - plenty have done the iPad mini conversion.

Enjoy your car - many on here have genuine affection for the 996.1 Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996lee wrote:
and heres the vid of it with a few revs! didnt get a before vid but it was a lot tamer than now

[IMG]http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt159/m44lee/Mobile%20Uploads/th_20141116_152213_zpszgcbpanx.mp4[/IMG]


Nice bit of sucking!! Like that Thumb
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996lee
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers nick Wink i'm certainly enjoying it although its doing no favours for my fuel consumption

washed her today so took a couple of random pics





cleaned the leathers with gliptone cleaner and conditioner as love that new leather smell it leaves



and then got round to sorting a little niggle i was meant to sort when i 1st got her but got side tracked





so out came the scuff master kit! and shes still drying and its too dark to take a pic now but will post the after pics in the morning Wink Laughing
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the afters





the scuff was a little deeper than i thought so you can if you inspect closely make out a little depression in the leather
but i'll build that up with another coat next week Wink (and thats a rain drop you can see on the seats not a blob of leather dye lol)
but im happy with the results Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love threads like this, good work!

Was this the gliptone you bought?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300936031497?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Want to give mine a clean too.
 
  
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