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    2001 Carrera 4
  1. Bit the bullet and send it to a reputable body shop.
  2. Is there anyway to have the fan switch on at lower temp? Change thermostat? Prolly a ECU job.
  3. There are a lot of things that can factor into the cost of a good paint job. One of the first things is where you live. In California I know that a "show quality" paintjob can cost between 6 and 10 thousand dollars. That same quality paint job here in Florida costs between 4 and 6 thousand. The other main factor is if you are changing the color or keeping your factory color. If you are keeping the factory color they don't "have" to paint your door, trunk and engine bay jams. They can sometimes just fade the paint into there and you will never know the difference. That depends on how good your jams are. The main thing is to make sure they do all the prep work correctly. Make them take off all the doors, engine lid, hood and mirrors etc. If you want it done "perfect" have them take off all of your window seals and glass etc. Then put all new seals in. This isn’t as important if you are keeping your original color. Keeping your original color a good job should cost about 3,000. If you are changing colors and want it perfect expect to pay at least 6,000. Make sure you see customer cars that the shop has done. Don't let them show you their personal shop cars, those always look better. Paint is one of those things that you really do get what you pay for with. +1 on this. It serisouly is all about the prep. Good paint will look like S**t if not applied to a properly prepped ride.
  4. Not that I am aware of. The GT3 is Porsche's "designated" production race car. I like the design and was just curious. It fits directly into intake and the design scoops the air into it. As for the MAF I would just cut it off since it would just get in the way....JUST KIDDING!
  5. Intake from Factory Porsche Motorsports and I cannot find it anywhere. Any ideas? I know this one is for GT3 but is there one for 996 C4?
  6. I have seen the silver rings from different sources and they are ALL the same. Guy on eBay has them for $60 with shipping. Don't get me wrong..bumper Plugs has great stuff. I have ordered through them before.
  7. Yeah and expensive!!! ****..if I get all the add-ons I want I could buy 2 996s or a 997 Turbo!!! lol Thanks Tool Pants..I knew one of yall had an idea :) I am assuming side and rear panels come off and the center stays attached when putting the top up so you donr have to remove the entire thing. Really nice...over $3K painted!
  8. Would be a cool Cabriolet add-on! I know, I know, prolly easy to find but I have yet to find it on web for sale. Pic attached. *Looking for the Open hard Top
  9. it always depends on what you want. Do you want a nice cruiser..997S or do you want to go tracking and keep up with those Z06es? Decisions, decisions. it appears that this will be your daily driver, if so I would go with the 997S. I wish I could get my ride warrantied...total pain in CA.
  10. I could see what the guy at the dealer is trying to say. You can lose traction in the front wheels if there is enough lift but when hitting turns you will have to hit the brakes so the momentum will hit the front wheels. Personally I would get new coil overs or springs to lower the ride height. The front should be .5" lower. There are front spoilers out there but I do not think it is as necessary as the suspension change.
  11. Hi, I've got a thread relating to engine problems see http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...t=0&start=0 The thread shows a complete history of the situation. As a brief summary of my actions, I took a series of photos of my problem engine the main complaint about which is a defective crank cradle identified when the engine was disassembled by the independent I use. Because I use the car for business I had to buy an exchange engine as I had to limit the amount of time the car was off the road. It was still off the road from November 11th 2006 to the middle of February this year anyway. I have complained to Porsche GB Customer Assistance under the terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 within English Law and after a series of e-mails and letters they advised me to get an independent report done on the defects. This was done by The RAC (Royal Automobile Club) a motoring organisation in the UK. I subsequently got a specialist metallurgy company to report on the evidence as well as recommended by The RAC and submitted this to Porsche GB. Both reports said the component in question had manufacture-related defects, was sub-standard and should not have been fitted in the engine in the first place as it was not fit for purpose. The latest letter I received last Friday from Porsche GB still refused my claim so I have obtained the direct e-mail address of Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, President and CEO of Porsche AG and have e-mailed him today with the details of the defects and have requested his assistance in resolving the situation. I'll keep my thread updated with the next events. Rgds John This is very disturbing!!! Porsche prides itself as a Top Notch Quality Behemoth. So far (knocking on wood) I have been lucky with mechanical issues (minus minor issues non-engine related). But when buying a Porsche you should not wonder if you are going to be lucky or not. Would be nice if a major Auto Organization did a report on the quality of Porsche. 20/20 or 60 minutes anyone???...lol. It appears that you drove the hell out of that C4S. I am sure you did the recommended services.
  12. Ok, OE I trust your skills, I'll wipe it off tonight too. It's almost done! I would not let it sit over night, especially if left outside. Risk a chance of something landing on the car and when wiping off can cause swirling..ouch! An hour or two should be more than enough time. I just a new bottle recently and will apply soon. What is the best way to apply and remove wax? I know the circular motion is very bad, especially when removing. I typically rub in straight lines or long ovals and do the same when removing.
  13. Porsche boxer engines should not be modified without serious care. By adding nitro you are increasing engine pressure and temperature. Would I do it? No? Should I want more power/torque I would look at PAG's X51 or a RUF or Gemballa mod. At least those have some serious testing behind them. thank you.... i personally dont really know a thing about porsche's but i can tell you everything you need to know about a corvette or camaro..... the owner basically just came to me and said he wanted a nitrous kit.... so i sold him one..... he should have done some research before wanting one.... but were gonna start with a 50 shot i think that should be fine in my opnion.....i told him to not go over 100..... oh and i got the rear speaker off..... Not to be an A$$ but I personally would not let anyone that does not know a thing about Porsche's work on an engine that can cost up to $20K to replace. The owner of that C4S got balls...lol. I like Camaros and Mustangs and they have much larger displacement. I def would tell the owner to start small and work his way up. Perhaps throw it on a Dyno attached to a diag comp and test away. it honestly doesnt matter if its a porsche or a tractor.... every engine is an air pump..... any engine can take nitrous..... as long as it has enough fuel.... were gonna start out with a 50 shot which will be perfectly fine on the size of the engine in his car.... and i told him at the very most go to 100.... All good. Not to question your expertise. Do us a favor and tell us how it goes if possible. I am sure more then one of us is curious :)
  14. Porsche boxer engines should not be modified without serious care. By adding nitro you are increasing engine pressure and temperature. Would I do it? No? Should I want more power/torque I would look at PAG's X51 or a RUF or Gemballa mod. At least those have some serious testing behind them. thank you.... i personally dont really know a thing about porsche's but i can tell you everything you need to know about a corvette or camaro..... the owner basically just came to me and said he wanted a nitrous kit.... so i sold him one..... he should have done some research before wanting one.... but were gonna start with a 50 shot i think that should be fine in my opnion.....i told him to not go over 100..... oh and i got the rear speaker off..... Not to be an A$$ but I personally would not let anyone that does not know a thing about Porsche's work on an engine that can cost up to $20K to replace. The owner of that C4S got balls...lol. I like Camaros and Mustangs and they have much larger displacement. I def would tell the owner to start small and work his way up. Perhaps throw it on a Dyno attached to a diag comp and test away.
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