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About midlifez

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    2003 996 Cabriolet
  1. Got a Palm Treo? Show off your colors by modifying the dialpad with the Porsche crest.. go from the dull, same as everyone else out of the box boring to this: For those of you good at GIMP or Photoshop, you can do much more with it too. You will need a Palm Treo, PALM OS VERSION NOT Windows Mobile, and Skinner software which can be found here http://skinner.79bmedia.com/ Skinner is shareware so try before you buy... With Skinner you can also change the splash screens that display when the phone is turned on or off. Tried to find a "911" logo to see how that would look but no luck. If you have a 911 image in a format that can be scaled well send it to me.
  2. Looking at some 19" wheels, 8.5" Front and 10.5" Rear. Wheel Offset: ET45 Front and ET52 Rear OK for a 996 Cab (Narrow Body) Thanks! Here are the wheels I am considering, if anyone has opinions (appearance as well as quality) please let me know! Miro Wheels -OR- Scroll down to Race Inc, RPK 038
  3. VERY NICE! Wonder if there is room in my cab to do that.... Will check tomorrow AFTER I finish up the final bits and pieces left of my new clutch and AASCO lightweight flywheel install.
  4. Clutch seems to be slipping a bit in 3rd-5th when floor it starting at RPMS around 4k (RPMs increasing faster than acceleration). 46k miles. Here is my Parts list.. missing anything? Is there a list of what parts are replaced? i.e. what I need to order? Here is my list so far, missing anything? Prices below sound about right? Suggestions for different parts (flywheel or clutch kit) - Porsche Flywheel Torx Bolts (One Time Use Only) PN# 999 073 092 09 (Quantity 8) - Porsche Torx Case Bolts PN# 999 385 004 09 (Quantity 4) - Porsche Torx Balance Shaft Cover Bolts PN# 900 385 275 09 (Quantity 3) - Clutch kit (looking at the Sachs) ~$400 - Flywheel (Fidanza LWFW) ~$400 Is there a special alignment tool for the 996? If so suggestions on where to get it other than the stealership? Any other special tools might be needed or helpful. Have a pretty good setup already (compressor, tranny jack, etc.)
  5. Looked (search terms +clutch+replacement) and was unable to find any results... Are there any DIY instructions for replacing the clutch/flywheel?
  6. The parts costs were: - Rear TechArt spoiler: $850 from Suncoast These are not listed on their site and normally cost MUCH more than what I paid. The one I got was one that they had installed on a customer car and had some very, very minor cracks. Was able to get repaired for about $100. I chose the rear wing because it was good quality part, great price and like you did not want one that stuck up too high. Overall very pleased. - $65.00: 3rd brake light/fan wiring from Suncoast - MKII Side Skirts: $650 from Suncoast Suncoast MKII Skirts Link - '02 GT3 Front Lip; $221 from Suncoast The rear spoiler is fixed and basically replaced the entire OEM movable spoiler and mechanism including the grill area. Fitment was perfect. I installed all the parts myself, very, very easy. Check ebay, search for "Porsche 996", and you will find lots of stuff. Then if you find a spoiler or other body part you like post here and on other P car sites like 6SpeedOnline.com to ask about fitment, etc. Try to go with OEM if you can though they are uber expensive (not that many others are not). Highly suggest urethane as well... Below are some more pics of my 996, before and after... Since the pictures were taken I have replaced the 3rd brake light with a grey colored one that is lit with LED's. Matches very well, did not like how the red OEM one stuck out like a sore thumb.
  7. I did this recently, pretty much remove all the torx bolts you can get at and the 6 small longish bolts holding the acuator to it. Should not take more than 15 minutes.
  8. Here is mine with recently installed TechArt, MKII Side Skirts and '02 GT2 front spoiler lip. Install of all was a breeze! Paint for skirts and rear wing was ~$575
  9. What is the weight of 18" SPORTDESIGN WHEELS? These came with my 996 and am considering getting different wheels?
  10. which hollow spoke turbo twist fit a 996 Cab Narrow Body? Some I am looking at are part Number On the Rear Wheels is 993.362.140.00, and the Fronts are 993.362.136.00. rear offset 40, and 52 on the front. Are these the correct ones for mine or does it matter if they are off a turbo or not?
  11. I found then on ebay... Not mine, wish they were the correct ones for my year 996
  12. Seems pretty simple 1. Have side markers wired so they are on when the headlights are on 2. Move the rear fog light 3. Purchase EU version headlights
  13. My 996 is an '02 Cab. The part number on the back of the gauges I am looking at are 996-641-103-01-70C Will these gauges fit my 996? Asked what year it came out of but have not heard back from the seller. THANKS!
  14. I did not want to replace the whole bumper either and the lips that attach to the bottom I found were either fiberglass (break too easily), ugly, or uber-expensive.. I went with the '02 GT3 lip, see the write up here >>>> '02 GT3 Front Spoiler Lip Install Here is a pic of my 996 with it installed Cost was around $250 shipped... very easy install too. Not sure how much difference it makes by itself since I added the MKII side skirts and rear spoiler the same day...
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