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    BMW 330 Coupe/ Porsche Boxster/ Lexus GS
  1. I just flipped mine my from white/chrome to black...its working for me now, but keeping the white/chrome in case i want to go back...
  2. That was what I was afraid of...not sure what is better - more comfortable seat or more head/leg room...I'll probably try the center console delete first...see what that does for me...thats probably the least difficult project to tackle...
  3. Hey everyone, I replaced my 2 way power seats with 8 way power seats in my 2000 996 Cab. I wanted the power lumbar function for the longer trips. I have all the functionality (except for memory and heat - I live in FL so that's not too big of a loss). However, after completing the installation - I now find myself riding 2-3 inches higher than I did with my previous 2 way seats. Not a problem for some - but I am 6'3 and my legroom/headroom is completely gone. Does anyone have any experience with adjusting the mounting points on the 8 way power seat to lower it (or push it back) a bit? I am considering doing the center console delete to pick up some extra leg room (I'd lose the DSP control and CD rack). However, I'd rather just adjust the seat. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
  4. Interesting concept - I'd definitely be interested at that price point...features most important to me would be: -Open the windows with your key -Put the top up or down with your key I live in FL, so it would be nice to vent the heat from a parked car. I am on my second key fob - battery constantly drains out and no range...quit working completely a few weeks ago...i really would like to avoid going for key #3... 2000 996 Cab
  5. Good afternoon, I am looking to upgrade my speakers in my 2000 996 C2 cabrio - I have a couple questions for the community: 1. Is there anything I need to consider prior to purchasing speakers due to the DSP (Digital Sound Processing) option I have on my car? The DSP is located on the center console and allows you to select several different sound profiles (dynamic, DSP, position, etc.) 2. Can anyone recommend some good speakers - most of the "topics" on speaker upgrades are a bit old, and I'd like to see if anyone has any recent recommendations for dash, door and rear speakers. 3. If I was to upgrade the amp - are there any recommendations, and does anyone know if the DSP would be impacted. Also, no plans on changing the head unit - I like the stock look of the Becker and have my Ipod aux hooked up - so all set there. Looking forward to hearing the input - thanks!
  6. Hey - hows it going. I was reading your reply regarding a seat swap in 996. My car came with the 2 way power seats and I swapping them for the premium power seats (8 way adustable with lumbar). I followed your instructions from the thread, and only the power lumber kicks on (none of the adjustments work). I would really appreciate your help as I am stuck. I don't car about the memory fun...

  7. Thanks! I like the look of the white ones too - took a while to find the set up i wanted (white on tan/with a tip), but it was worth the wait...one little thing i did (that I think adds alot to the look), was getting the bumper stops and rear mud guards painted white...gives it a real nice look for not alot of $$....
  8. Thanks!...The wheels look really good when they are clean - but unfortunately they show dirt and brake dust really quickly...for the clear markers, I just did a search on Ebay - there were a few on there. As you mentioned double check to make sure they are clear and not "smoke"...
  9. Got the ride detailed the other day - thought i'd share
  10. Hey everyone, My brake sensor just came on - so I'm thinking I need to replace my brake pads/senors. I'd just as soon take it somewhere to get fixed, but lately I've had this urge to do some of my own work on my car. Unfortunately though, I live in a highrise and have no tools or place to do work on it. Anyone in central florida want to help me change out my brakes on a saturday or sunday? I'll bring the beer! Also, if anyone has advice on a good set of brake pads (that don't get too dusty) I'd appreciate it. I have white wheels and they attract brake dust like a magnet. thanks!
  11. Congrats on the new ride. I guess it just depends the look you are going for and how much you want to spend - I did a couple minor things to mine that weren't too expensive that made a nice difference. Went with clear side markers, clear brake lights and painted the black rocker clips and bumper stops white to match the body color. I also have staggered 19" wheels which fill up the wheel wells nicely and gives it a nice aggresive look. Just my thoughts -good luck!
  12. Hey hows it going - I had the same issue with my 911. Its called delaminating - and its a pretty common thing. Unfortunately, any of the adhesive repairs won't last long. I had this guy fix my top - i think it was around 400-500 dollars and it looked great. He stitched in a new plastic window. You will see the thread around the outside of the window on top, but it doesn't look bad at all. I'd show you a pic of mine, but I actually had a new porsche top put on (after someone had cut through my top and stole my ipod). In my humble opinion - its the most reasonable way to go unless you want to spring for a new porsche top (mine was ~6k installed at the dealer) After market tops are cheaper, but from what I've heard the aftermarket tops don't fit too well. Best of luck! Xtreme Auto Upholstery 549 N Goldenrod Road, # 7, Orlando, FL 32807 (407) 447-9077
  13. Good morning everyone, I just rolled over 60k miles and i am looking into getting my 60k mile major service done - I called over to my local porsche dealer and they quoted me $1200...that seems a little high to me for belts/filters/plugs - does that seem about right?...anyone know of any good local indy shops in the central florida area? I usually like to get my service done at the dealership - but that just seems a bit pricey... Thanks! sorry - forgot to add its a 2000 911 carrera....
  14. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...c=25109&hl= Check out this link - hope it helps...
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