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Hroussard

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About Hroussard

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    Sports cars, flying and gorgeous, smoking hot, slim, slender women weighing less than 105 lbs , with lots of money.

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    Foster City, CA
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  • Present cars
    Audi Allroad Turbo 2.7T
    Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen TDI
    Porsche 2003 Turbo
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    Depending on who has to pay for them, the list will be different.
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    Porsche C2
    Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
    Bentley R2
    Rover V8
    Detomaso Pantera L
    Morris Mini Cooper S
    Mercedes 190 - Factory built
    Lancia Fulvia
    Mooney 231
    Beechcraft Sierra
  1. That is cool! Where did you get the Porsche crest and how did you adhere it to the paint? It is actually a magnetic "sticker" that you can peel off at any time without damaging the paint. Can you tell me where you purchased it? Thanks ! http://www.ebay.com/itm/YOU-GOTTA-SEE-THIS-PORSCHE-BOXSTER-BADGE-EMBLEM-BODYKIT-/180842833150?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a1b12a4fe
  2. That is cool! Where did you get the Porsche crest and how did you adhere it to the paint? It is actually a magnetic "sticker" that you can peel off at any time without damaging the paint.
  3. Some pointers for folks that are looking into buying a 996 Turbo. They are THE best value on the Porsche market right now and, no matter what people tell you... this is the FIRST of the NEW Porsche (water cooled etc) with a GREAT GT1 engine (no known engine defects). The car is well understood in the aftermarket tuner and modification market with a wide array of aftermarket options available at reasonable prices. It is also 1/2 price compared with the 997 versions if which more than 100,000 copies ( all variants) were made worldwide. There are very few gotcha's with the 996 T assuming it was accident free and maintained correctly. The gotchas's are: a/ 2nd gear pop-out - modification is available. engine needs to be lowered to repair. b/ coolant pipes not welded but glued prone to dumping our coolant - engine needs to be lowered to be repaired c/ check front differential for wear if previous owners have used incorrect tires sizes back / front d/ Porsche batteries have short life and are hugely expensive - so replace asap is best option e/ Brake system and clutch servo system uses Pentasin and can leak - modify clutch master/ servo to GT 2 system is the solution f/ air leaks in turbo system - pressure / leak test the system So here is a write-up on my hunt for the right car. I started off thinking that I did not want any mods or " enhancements". My initial criteria were: 1/ 2002 or later 2/ nice exterior color / interior color combo 3/ California car 4/ low mileage 5/ DME read-out acceptable - no over revs that matter 6/ six speed 7/ preferable a 1-owner car 8/ Carfax solid 9/ PPI acceptable. 10/ only meaningful mods (wheels, suspension etc) 11/ full documentation I looked a several cars during my chase and I ended up purchasing a 2003 T 996 with the following build / options 1/ metallic basalt black / natural brown full leather 2/ Cal car 3/ 23k miles 4/ no overrevs 5/ 6-speed 6/ 3 owners - last owner 6+ years 7/ carfax solid / docs complete 8/ PPI done by Porsche dealer OK When I was done, I also ended up with additional goodies such as: 1/ Factory Aerokit 2/ 19 inch Sportecs instead of 18 inch Hollows 3/ Fabspeed headers / exhaust 4/ Evoms airbox 5/ Tial A28 turbo/s 6/ Evoms ECUtune to 520 -550 HP 7/ Upgraded sound system to Alpine, including JLA amp / cross-over complete with 2 x12 inch woofer box custom built on parcel shelf, etc 8/ K-40 installed incl Laser scrambler 9/ full ruffled leather interior, headlining Alcantara 10/ complete JIC coil over installation I am estimating that I paid no more than $2,000.00 for the complete mods / upgrades. I am also calculating that the cost of the mods - when NEW - including the various installation(s) would have been pretty close to $20K. So , I recon I paid 10 cents to the dollar for the mods. One rule: Take your time... there is ALWAYS another one just around the corner to look at. _
  4. Could not resist so I acquired a set of 18 Inch Porsche Original Hollow Spokes - Turbo rims. They are currently tireless :thumbup: And.. I am starting to think about what set of tires I am going to put on them. My plan is to swap the 19's Sportecs out for a while, just have some summer fun with the 18". Ahhh the hunt !!!
  5. Always trying to do something.... Got the idea from... Ferrari of course... So cheezy or cute??
  6. Check this out... Just a little tidbit to personalize the car. Ferrari does it so it's OK, I guess.. :-)
  7. Very unusual.... congrats... How much for the wrapping job??
  8. Topping off the oil you said?? I hope you read the manual and understand how to check your oil level. Over filling can cost you your engine.... and, it still does happen to either owners or to mechanics that are not familiar with the dry sump engine that we have in the 996 Turbo ( and others).
  9. OK, thanks folks. So.... here are the part numbers from the mufflers : 996/20 996.111.121.57 996/19 996.111.122.57 So are they the cans belonging to the 3.6 liter engine or the 3.4 liter one??
  10. Question. Are the mufflers for the 996 Carrera 2 - 3.4 liter engine (1999-2001) different from the 2002-2005 version with the 3.6 liter motor??
  11. Update after exhaust change. Folks, it is a different car for sure and I must say that I do like the way the engine sounds now. The sound is "there" for sure and gets a " urgency" when running above 4K revs. I am thinking that perhaps this exhaust is "tuned" by Porsche to give a quite uniform sound foot print at a set of frequencies that is pleasing to the ear ( hey I am a musician so I hear that stuff). Somehow, the engine seems to be pulling just as hard as before and more importantly, the engine sounds "happier" and more linear in power build-up with this OEM exhaust. It just could be me of course!! :-). Also, I notice that - unlike the 996 - the 996T seems to have less of a problem with ambient temperatures, the engine temp sits just at 180 degrees and does not move too much north whereas the 996 temps goes pretty high up to 200 + in the summer months. It was something I did not like too much and yes, I kept the radiators clean. All-in-all it is a very positive change. Happy face <here > :drive:
  12. Fabspeed sold! Still have a 3.4l C2 exhaust complete with EOM tips available... 450 buckaroos!!
  13. Thanks Loren, great insight there. I was anticipating something like that because a turbo / exhaust system creates a lot of heat in minutes from when the engine is started and if the engine was hot to start off with .. WOW .. It's cookin' !!
  14. This is what happened last week....I exchanged my Fabspeed Loud Gen 1 for a factory OEM exhaust. What a job!!! FabSpeed is for sale...
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