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  1. After much research, I just bought a set of HTR ZIII for the rears. Research seems to point to them being very "sticky" and very predictable as to how and when they "break traction".... My only fear is that they look/sound like "squealers" on the videos I have seen. I prefer a tire that is rather quiet when it spins/slides. Too early/cold to bring the car out as of yet so have no personal experience with theses to share yet. If I like ...I shall scrap the yoko fronts and match tires....as is safest. Price vs reviews= A+... definitely a good tire to be considered. The only negative
  2. Guess I got my answer today... Just posting in case another like me wonders about those tabs. btw it's a 2000 996 C2 regular halogen headlamps It's a headlight height alignment/level tab- it's got little graduated lines (lines that indicate height by tab moving in/out) Got tired of staring at the yellowish/burnt inner lenses so decided to do something about it. Being the cheapskate that I am and not willing to splurge thousands on new headlamp units (not yet anyways);decided to attempt the "projector install MOD. If it goes wrong I guess I will buy new complete headlamps. Got
  3. This may sound like a stupid question but what is that little tab sticking out of the inner lens of regular (non projector) 996 headlamps? Mine , as seems to be common, have yellowing/burn marks on the top of the inner lens..(maybe somebody stuck an overated bulb sometime)... So, I was pondering of the possibilities of attempting to "open" the assembly and modifying it with projector type units. That little tab thingy kind of puzzled me. If I mess it up, guess I'll just buy new "modern" units.
  4. Even though there are no unusual noises, leaks etc... The internet and my "new to me" 2000 996 is almost making me lose sleep. Don't know how "REAL" this IMS issue is, but it sure cast cast doubt. Being a 2000 I would expect to find a double IMSb once opened, but one never knows! About to hit 160k km (100k miles)...so now time is as good as ever....if I want to enjoy the car and not worry .....for a while anyways. Two simple questions: what is the average useful life expectancy of a 3.4? this will impact what "type" of IMSbearing replacement I chose.... (as example, If these engines only
  5. Any help would be appreciated. Picked up a 2000 996 cabriolet with a few "bugs". slowly trying to sort them out. My trade is a dealer tech (but for a Domestic brand) so am not quite so fluent in Porsche systems.....but very fluent in understanding body/wiring/automotive systems. here is the first "bug" I am dealing with I noticed the dome lights don't work, either when the drivers door is opened....or with the rocker switch on the lights.- with the ignition off.... but..... everything seems to work normal when the ignition is in the run position. Is there a dome overide switch elsewhere?
  6. So happy I found this site...and thread any help would be appreciated: type 4462 Y5037237
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