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    '87 944 Turbo Track Car, '99 996 C4 Aero, '52 Ford Woodie Wagon, '91 Audi TQ 20V, '01 Audi S4 Avant, '10 Audi S4,

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  1. There is also a factory LED optional headlight for the Macan. I have no experience with it other than seeing it advertised on the Suncoast Porsche Parts site. IIRC the price was >>$4K.
  2. clord

    997 Front Brake Ducts: Good Idea?

    Hi Oscar.... I can't speak to the fitment of 997 GT3 brake ducts to a 996 GT3, but, I can confirm that in 60K of driving the 6GT3 that the ducts are definitely a consumable item. I have used the 996 stock ducts and the 996 GT3 Cup ducts which extend downward a bit more. All have been scraped and hit and some have exited the car. I now use zip ties to hold them in place which can tear away.
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    Front Strut Dust Boot Replacement

    Hi Oscar..... I've not done this (yet) myself on my 6GT3, but, if you do disconnect the top of the strut, you will have to realign the front end. (to state the obvious). It would be a good opportunity to check the alignment all around to, since our cars are so sensitive to alignment.
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    997.1 GT3 radiator cooling fan question

    The '04 and '05 996 GT3 did come with only one fan on one side. That may be what the OP had read.
  5. I have an update to my post above about the jack stand points for under car work on the Macan. To do an oil change, you have to remove the rather large fiber composite under tray from under the engine/sump. The under tray extends back and right around the inner mount points for the lower front control arms where I recommended putting jack stands. Depending on your jack stands, it may be difficult or impossible to remove the under tray after the car is resting on the jack stands since, in my case, the hockey pucks overlap the under tray. My solution is to use ramps to lift the front, then remove the under tray, then if necessary lift the whole thing to jack stands. My driveway slopes down from the garage so putting the Macan in the garage backward and putting the ramps on the down slope leaves the car near horizontal for a good oil drain. Alternatively, if the RennStand ever comes to the market, I'll be using them. I'm on their notify list. It's a better, height adjustable, version of a jack point stand. http://www.rennstand.com/
  6. For 2004, 996, GT3 Searching for the part number of the 4 quarter-turn plastic rivets that attach the black plastic trim piece over the front hood latch release, between the front bumper and the trunk gasket. Thanks!
  7. Hi Ford... I use jackstands under chassis mounting points of the inner ends of the lower control arms. I first lift both sides of the front end fairly evenly with two floor jacks under the factory provided lift points on the rockers, then place the jackstands. I cushion the jackstands with hockey pucks before placing them under the control arm mounting points. I use the same process for the rear end. If you have air suspension, don't forget to disable the self leveling action by holding down the suspension lowering button with the ignition on for about 30 seconds until you see the deactivation message in the driver's info display. When you are done, another 30 second push will reactivate the suspension.
  8. Great! Thanks Loren!!
  9. Hi All..... I am sourcing a new set of TPMS sensors for a second set of wheels for the new 2016 Macan Turbo. I can find a OE part number listing for the '15 but no one has the '16. It may be the same as the '15 which I think is 5Q0 907 275. This shows for a variety of recent Porsches. Two recent TPMS sensor readers I've tried do not list what's in my wheels now. Can you confirm what the OE number is for the '16. Thanks!!
  10. I just did a quick GPS comparison with the displayed speed in my '16 Macan Turbo..... Mine reads +3MPH vs GPS. Same as the OP.
  11. Hi jzwu.... I have no personal experience with lowering a steel springed Macan but can offer a couple general observations. All lowering spring kits will change the spring rate somewhat inorder to prevent bottoming out. Given that, the PASM has been calibrated to the original spring rates. So, there may or may not be some different spring-damper interactions with different PASM settings. I've seen lowered Macans on the 'net and they do look good!
  12. clord

    Rear Wing Gurney

    Hi Chris.... As you know, the US didn't get the MKI GT3, but the wing parts are the same as the early 996 Aerokit which I did acquire and install on a '99 C4 that I used to own. As I remember, the Aerokit included a tube of black adhesive with which to install the Gurney. I don't remember any included instructions on locating the lip. I just glued it on centered and a mm or two from the rear of the lower wing. Today, I would use 3M Trim Adhesive as it is clear and sets flexible but holds firmly. Let us know how it turns out.
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    London 996 GT3

    Welcome Matt! We look forward to sharing. Just looking at the pic of your car.....is it missing the front spoiler lip?
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