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BocaTarga

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  • Present cars
    2003 996 Targa
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    BMW
  1. Sorry to be an amature, but how do I find this TSB? Haven't quite mastered this application and searching seems to not yield the results. Thanks B)
  2. Has anyone successfully installed the Dension Gateway 500 in a MY 2003 with a CDR23?
  3. Does anyone know if this model radio (from a 2003 996 Targa) has an AUX input anywhere? Also, should this model/year Targa have a microphone? Thanks for any help!
  4. contact BT, Short answer is the larger rear tires ( lower profile) are to provide a larger patch ( traction) in the rear to compensate for the heavier weight distribution being in the rear of a rear engine porsche. The rolling diameter of the front and rear tires are the same. Demosan Sorry, but the "rolling diameter" is NOT the same. The diameter of the rear's are about 1/2 inch shorter. Check your own car using a level and measure to the pavement from the top of the tire. With the same diameter rims, which is OEM, it stands to be logical that the front's with a "/40" vs "/30" wall height would higher. I am not interesed in changing the rims since I do not intend to change tire width, but am wondering why the front's would be designed to us a higher wall, hence larger diameter? BT, You are correct that there may be a slight difference in "rolling diameter" in some of the standard factory fitments of tires, although the difference is not as significant as you think as the sidewall height is theortically calculated by the product of width and aspect ratio. For example, for my C4S, the standard tires are 295 x30 rears and 225 x40 fronts (18's both axles). The sidewall height of the fronts would be calculated as 225x.40 or 90mm. Rears sidewall height would be 295 x 30 or 88.5mm. SO you are correct there is a difference of 1.5mm, which is within the guidelines of being with 1-2% of theortical to ensure the AWD performance of the drivetrain is not compromised. I am not trying to sell myself as a tire fitment expert here as I had some of the same questions when I replaced the tires recently on my C4S. If you go to the tirerack.com website, there are several articles dealing with Pcar fitement issues that you may find helpful. Regards, demosan :cheers: Ok, thanks. You guys are great input. I appreciate the help. Going with OEM specs.
  5. Please see my response earlier. The wheel diameters are NOT the same. This is why I am puzzled. If I am not mistaken, the "285/" and "225/" refer to the width. I am not interested in putting the same tire widths on front and back. I am interested in understanding why the difference in the tire "wall" heights. In other words I would like to put "285/40" on back instead of the recommended "285/30". This is not what is spec'ed and I wish someone could explain why? Thanks
  6. contact BT, Short answer is the larger rear tires ( lower profile) are to provide a larger patch ( traction) in the rear to compensate for the heavier weight distribution being in the rear of a rear engine porsche. The rolling diameter of the front and rear tires are the same. Demosan Sorry, but the "rolling diameter" is NOT the same. The diameter of the rear's are about 1/2 inch shorter. Check your own car using a level and measure to the pavement from the top of the tire. With the same diameter rims, which is OEM, it stands to be logical that the front's with a "/40" vs "/30" wall height would higher. I am not interesed in changing the rims since I do not intend to change tire width, but am wondering why the front's would be designed to us a higher wall, hence larger diameter?
  7. I am in need of replacing my rear tires but upon reviewing the OEM specs I noticed that the front and rear have different tire wall sizes (i.e. Bridgestone Pontenza S-02A (Rear) 285/30 ZR18 (Front) 225/40 ZR18). The issue here is the 30 vs 40. Does anyone know why the front tires are bigger (40) than the rear (30)? Must I replace the rear with 30's or can I replace them with the same size (40) as the front? Anyone know what Porsche was thinking about these two different sizes?
  8. Recently discovered that pressing the key-button quickly twice sometimes causes the horn to "beep" but not always. Is there anyone who has an understanding of this circuit function? It's not worth a service visit.
  9. Have the same problem on my '03 Targa with only 7k miles. Has anyone looked into the Mercedes Benz "Anti Squeal Paste" for the CL 600???
  10. Check with the guys at Sunset Imports in Portland. They set me up with the right one.
  11. Well, finally got to the good guys at Champion Porsche and they repaired it in a few hours. Looks like it was the electric motor (#996-624-101-05). Must be some internal parts of the motor that were faulty. Good thing was, it was all warranty work! :)
  12. Well, based on all the information (thanks Loren) I decided that there was too much that could go wrong with a DIY on this one. I am going to visit the service guys at Champion to fix this. Let you know what the damage comes out to be. Thanks
  13. Thanks Loren, Now for the next series of questions - Where do I locate the Window Regulator? Is the door microswitch something for the DIY'er of would you recommend the Dealer? Appreciate the help greatly.
  14. Just started happening. When the door is opened with or without the key in the ignition, the window opens nearly half way. If you physically swing the door open, it opens all the way down. It's a pain because I have to keep the ignition on to close the window before I can get out of the car. Must be to coinside with the "Omen" I guess? Any ideas? Faulty relay somewhere?
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