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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: 996 GT3 mk2 Guards Red Reply with quote

so before the GT3 I had a silver grey m3 CSL. great car, second one but I always had the GT3 itch to scratch and glad I done it.

bought the car back in June this year and spec:

996 MK2 GT3 in Guards Red
03 Plate 69k miles
RS front bumper with vents
RS carbon rear spoiler with the ram air ducts
RS 29 pads all round
sports exhaust
Porsche bucket seats with Shroth harnesses
Porsche half cage in rear
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all shocks rebuilt by Bilstein in 2013 with new H&R springs














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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

previous owner had removed the silencers which was not very sociable and it lacked low down torque/pick up.





Steve at Viper Exhausts in Essex is a real genius with exhaust metals and bends. used to work in an F1 team making their exhausts. top grade 304 stainless steel rear boxes and 2mm steel thick piping at right bore.
























end result is LOADS quieter and it drives so much better now. actually has some back pressure at low revs and torque. still a sport sound but very liveable.

much better pick up and has that GT3 sound back. still sounds nice. very happy and very good pricing. about one third what it would have cost to do OEM stuff!! Porsche want £950 plus VAT for the OEM rear silence and you need two. oh yes plus the brackets that hold the boxes....they are £250 each plus VAT sir. Perfect.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very very nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wheels needed a refurb so off to lepsons which is about 15 mins drive from home. old wheels had some odd gold flakey finish which was nice but any sort of issues then how do you match the paint.
back to gloss black!







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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was never a fan of the leather wheel and the totally black interior so recently done some changes in October 2014.

old wheel:



sent off to Jack at Royal steering wheels in Aylesbury who re done the steering wheel and gear lever in 9002 dark grey alcantara with matching red stitching. put a red band at 12 oclock too. man is a genius and done a great job for the money!!




















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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and finally to today....

centre console and seat eyelets for the harnesses done in guards red. really pleased with the outcome and really brings out the changed wheels and gear lever with the red stitching.



















have also changed the tyre to some semi slicks which have helped a lot.

the other piece was changing the ARB settings around. was on full hard setting so very harsh on the road. went down 2 on the front and 1 on the rear. feels easier on the road and less crashy. handy if u get caught in the wet too.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

car had new plugs and coil packs as a few of them had cracked so was running lumpy. that was October 2014.

have been busy getting bits over winter....

BMC panel air filter:


RS style rear air ram duct to help get more air in:





some black mesh for front bumper to protect rads n air con.

GT3 kick plates/side sill protector from OPC as mine were missing!

Michelin Pilot sport cups all round (awesome prices on tyreleader)

997 GT3 front and rear brake ducts - blow me down it was like just over £20 for all 4.



997 GT3 Front Ducts - £2.18 each plus vat
997.341.483.92
997.341.484.92.

997 Rears - £6.30 each plus vat
997.331.487.92
997.331.488.92

fronts will look like this:





rears:






front and rear bumper as well as bonnet getting some paint.

will report back when done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally got round to fitting. thank god for bank holidays and good weather Wink

took about 1 hour to do all four what with getting car on the wooden board to raise it, jack it up, do again but worth it. bearing in mind I am distinctly average with spanners in fact bordering on utter shite...

Front near side:



no duct:




duct added:




(underneath looking up at back of disc)


Rear near side:









Rear Off side/PX

no duct:








for the rear ducts I needed to trim one of the top plastic curves that stick out the most as was catching the wheel. circled in yellow. easy to do as softish plastic and done with a new Stanley knife:





View of front ducts from under the car:





from rear of car - just see the front ducts as lowest point of car, hanging down:



rear caliper duct from rear of car:



hope that helps and will see how I get on with them.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BMC panel filter fitted. seems to breathe a little better.

popped up to Design 911 to get the carbon rear air ram duct. now that is a ruddy DANGEROUS place to visit and your wallet winces as you walk in Wink nearly walked out with a set of equal length headers and 200 cell cats. paint first, paint first!!!







what it would look like on the car:





I would love to keep it carbon but its a different effect to the Manthey RS spoiler I have so best option is to paint Guard Red so it blends in.

need to get it bolted and fixed in next.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised

AMAZING!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice motor. You don't often see them in red, makes a nice change from the white ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very nice , shame you will need to paint the rear air dam
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dropped her off Friday for paint. always a little nerve wracking to leave it somewhere for 2 weeks but will be worth it.

mirrors are going to be red again so better for the rear air ram to be red too. I did think about doing the RS rear spoiler in red but that would be sacrilege. RS style decals are coming off too.

hoping it will sth like this:

rear:



front view:



apols to the owners cars that I have clearly robbed the pics of Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and so it begins....

the old girl went in a couple of weeks ago and progress has been good. I expect the prep and paint to take around 4-5 weeks. I want them to take their time and they have really gone to town with getting all the chips, dings and other bits.

its currently in primer and settling this week before more blocking and flatting and then paint . staying with guard red.

no rush as its a weekend car and am sure it will come out looking the part.










































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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!! That's going to look amazing when finished, so surprised they found so much of the paintwork needed fixing. Can't wait to see the end result. worship
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurv....its a bit like buying an old house....you start picking at sth and before you know it you are in way deeper than you thought!! its a 12 year old car after all, been on track, its been used (70k) so its not garage queen.

talking to a mate who details high end cars he said the paintwork on a new 918 spyder he got recently was utter shite for the value of the car. spent a week sorting it out. new paint is not like old since they took the lead out. in fact German cars are amongst the worst.

my neighbours Kia thingy has great pant on it...better than her husbands 50k merc sat next to it!!

ok so progress on the paint front....

shell has been done as well as the doors, bonnet, front and rear bumper. just a few other bits to go. hoping end of week once trim and windows are all back on.

its a deeper red than I had before and I guess 10 year old paint has oxidised and changed colour.


















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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picked up the old girl after what was a long 5.5 weeks wait but well worth it. the paintwork is just superb and its like glass. massive thanks to Manor Coachworks in Erith and Scotts Performance in Dartford who have looked after her (and many of my other cars)

RS style black decal delete
GT3 RS rear air ram duct added and painted
Mirrors painted in red
GT3 kick plates added as were missing?
new clips in the roof rails as were broken
loads of other things done I am sure!!

























very happy with the results.

new windscreen goes in next Tuesday.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread and lovely example! I bet you'll be scared to use it now Smile
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