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  1. I did a rear brake job (pads and rotors) on my '02 996 this weekend following these directions. It was a piece of cake. I just wanted to thank this community again for providing such a great resource!
  2. When my RMS was changed they did not do/need to do an oil change.
  3. I have a question about PSM I understand there are two aspects of the PSM. One is for stability (YAW) and the other is for traction. How is traction defined? How does it relate to the LSD function of the car? I understand that when the PSM switch is turned off, that once the brake pedal is pressed whiles its "safety zone" is being exceeded it automatically turns it's self back on. Does the LSD function continue to operate while the PSM is in the off mode? I.E. will it continue to apply braking to the spinning wheel in-order to transfer power to the wheel with more traction? How much braking force will it apply attempting to get traction? If both the wheels don't ever get traction will it allow me a smoky burnout or will it eventually apply brakes until the car starts moving forward without wheel spin? My question arises from this. In my other cars with a torsen sensing LSD, I could charge into a corner and use the gas to "step out" the back end, inducing oversteer to get me through the corner. The LSD made sure that both wheels kept going. (not doing the one legged chicken scratch). With the 996 with PSM on of course it limits the amount of sliding, hits the brakes and flashes the little orange light at me. Now if I turn off PSM, will it allow me to get the sliding/wheel spin in the corner but STILL modulate the left/right rear brakes to assure that both wheels are spinning and trying to get the power down? OR will I just get that chicken scratching going? Porsche of course doesn't publish such detailed data on how the PSM works. I just don't see it as a good replacement for a LSD. Thanks! Andy
  4. I did a quick search and didn't find the answer right away so I posting this. How thick are the OEM rear rotors and pads when new? I want to do a little measuring to see where my wear is at. I don't trust the dealers measurement or their claim that rotors must be changed with each pad change. Thanks! Andy
  5. Turbos, GT2's and GT3's use a very different motor from the other cars. They are not prone to the RMS leak.
  6. Your question is really to simple. There are many M030 options of varying height. There is also the x74 kit from Porsche that you should consider. The Porsche kits all come with swaybars and they are an important part of upgrading the suspension. The PSS9 does not come with swaybars and you would need to source them elsewhere as well as find new end links for the swaybars. With PSS9 you will also have to have your ride height adjusted and the car corner balanced leading to higher install costs. Do some more searches on the US M030 and ROW M030 as well as the x74 kit. Look here as well: http://www.forums.rennlist.com
  7. So I have failing catalytic converters. The both are rattling. Drives me nuts, I hear it every time I leave my house and drive over our cobblestone driveway, everytime I hit a "dot" in the road, etc. I have not had a CEL yet but I'm sick of listening to the racket. The car is still under California's emissions warranty and should cover the cats. Can some one recommend a dealer that will not give me a hard time about not having a CEL and just replace them because of the noise? I have no dealer experience as of yet. I have only had my car for 9 months and I haven't had any problems (knock wood). I'm located in Campbell. The car is 2002 coupe Thanks! Andy
  8. If you like the bridgestone I would stick with Bridgestone. Look at the new Potenza RE050. They come in a variety of types "A" or "PolePosition". They are a great tire, similar to S-02's in traction, but quieter and longer wearing. Andy
  9. Why bother - I just use the classic X pattern rotation... Steering is a little odd, but its great on tire life... :soapbox: :clapping: :D You cannot rotate them in the X pattern since the front and back tires are of a different size. ONLY removal of back tires from the rim and reversing them will help even out the inside wear, but why bother? I think John from IL was joking... I have heard of this rotation method in other car forums and have almost unanimously heard that it is not a good idea. The tires get a certain run in shape that you are working against once you move the tire to the other side. You will feel like you are running the car on the tires edge.
  10. The kit is the same where ever you get it. Porsche claims 20mm front +/- 10mm. That is some peoples complaint about this kit, the lowering is inconsistant. As far as the labor costs go, that is all over the map. shoot for the lower range. Corner weighting/balancing is not possilble with the ROW M030 kit or any kit that is not adjustible coilover. You would need to go to a PSS9, JIC, etc. set up to do that. If you want to stay stock and go lower, look at the x74 kit. It costs about twice as much, but is from porsche, lowers more is coilover and is more refined and sport oriented. Look at Carnewal for the best price on that. Andy
  11. I heard it at Santana Row about 2 months, ago. Loud as hell. Nice guy, nice car. I don't know how he gets away with driving it on the street though.
  12. So I'm considering getting the x74 suspension for my 996 coupe. I would like to get a ride in a car equiped with it before I go for it. I have been unable to find some one near me that has this option but have been told many times that the GT3 suspension ride is very similar. Is there some one near me that would be willing to give me a ride in their stock GT3? I live in Campbell (near San Jose/LosGatos) and occasionally go to the Santana Row Saturday meet. Thanks, Andy
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