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Everything posted by threeOh

  1. Its rather simple to prevent scrapes on most of Porsche's chin spoilers. Simply put a row of wide flange pop rivets along the bottom edge. I space mine 2" apart. You can't see them unless you stoop down and the 1/8" of extension lifts the spoiler enough to prevent virtually all scrapes from reaching it. If you don't have a lift, a hole punch will easily go through the plastic.
  2. Finally had the X74 installed on our '04 40th Anniversary. My wife and I did our normal 400 mile loop and here's some comments after 550 miles on the suspension. The drive consists of back roads through the center of Florida, highway and urban areas. The best summary I can make is the car feels like it shed 300 pounds. For us, with the exception of ride height (which is more a function of the 996's front-end overhang than the ride height), this should be the stock 996 sport suspension. Handling: Given that the limits of the car have increased to the point public roads can no longer
  3. Dell, Deja Vu. Been there but I needed the light on when the circuit is closed. PSM lights when PSM is off so here's something off the top of my head to get you started. As you know, the 3 middle terminals are switching. The terminal under the light is the negative (ground) for the LED. The terminal at the other end is backlighting and also negative. I used this switch for a modulator (off a latching relay) and wired it into the minus between my relay and the modulator. The relay is closing ground and the LED lights. My guess is P's PSM relay is always open and PSM is on by defaul
  4. Tool Pants, Found one, now all I have to do is figure out which 3 of the 9 lugs I need to use.
  5. Having now done my homework, this post has been edited. There's more than enough information between Renntech and 6speedonline to get a good idea of the X74 package. When we picked up the car my wife proclaimed "it looks like a frog with long legs". Today she reminded me that the cars we liked the most and drove the hardest were the more competent ones. The others resulted in iterations of suspension mods, wasted $'s and trade-ins. Looks like we're heading to X74 and an occasional chin spoiler replacement.
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  7. Thanks all, I got the answer I expected though not necessarily wanted. Looks like I have to educate myself on the relay side and see if there's one that remains closed, irrespective of power, until it gets another prompt from the switch.
  8. Hank, Thanks for the input. Its street only. The harshness is upfront. The rear feels fine and the less porposing is a welcome change from the '87. If I DE it, its just to get it in a controlled environment and learn its limits. Right now the lack of feel is unsettling. I know the car is nowhere near its limits but some feedback would not hurt. I would only put factory parts on. No knock against tuners but there are variables on the street that P tests for and tuners don't. The X74 puts the car down further than I want to go. Therefore the ROW MO30 approach. Finally ordered a
  9. At the risk of starting an emotion filled topic, let's just say I believe we're getting close to the day when hanging an engine in back of the the rear wheels is reaching its limit. This car rides ROUGH. That's OK if the handling was commensurate with the ride but its not. Compared to my '87 Carrera w/sport suspension and the little chin spoiler up front (unspoiled in rear) the ride is substantially harsher, the car is less stable at speed and though far more neutral, is also far less communicative. Yes I know DE would help and will begin soon. Let's start with I have no plans to replace
  10. I need to wire in a modulator (yes I know but its MOST on an '04 40th). To fill up some of the switch blanks in the car I'd like to use the Porsche footwell light switch. My take is every switch in the car is momentary and operates a relay. No problem wiring in a relay but its not a good solution. With a relay, when the ignition is shut off the modulator will hand the signal back to the radio tuner. Due to the mismatch in output voltage (iPod) when I restrart the car, the radio will be blasting. So, I prefer a regular on/off switch. Are there any Porsche on/off switches available that
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