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I have 15mm H&R spacers on my front wheels (17") and they improve the looks noticeably. You'll need to buy longer bolts, but since the original bolts are pretty cheap looking and rust quickly, I replaced all mine with very attactive chrome lug bolts made by Boothe Design. They are very high quality and even have the swivel washer built in. Yeah, Ralph Boothe is a cool oldtimer, good stuff. http://www.boothedesign.com/boltsstudslugs.html I have 7mm front and 14mm rear. I got a great price, otherwise I might also got 14mm in the front. 14mm really pushes the stock 18" wheels out nicely.
der meister replied to bud22405's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I tend to agree with this, probably just take a while for you to get used to the different feel of a rear-engine 911 at speed. Did you have a PPI when you bought the car? Are the tires in good shape? Had an alignment lately? Maybe check the toe-in? I've also had a similar feeling, but then I realized it's a different feel and just highly responsive with a whole lot of grip. Good luck and enjoy!
der meister replied to nstevo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the link. I'm still thinking of doing the PSE mod, that's fine for the sound, but you've still got all the extra weight back there.... I guess everything's a compromise. :)
der meister replied to nstevo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hey Darin, do you have a picture of these stock early 996 muffers split open? Like how they're designed inside? Have you ever tried improving the internal design (?), like maybe removing a baffle? I'm just wondering because the stock mufflers are kind of heavy, which was part of the attraction for me to try the bypass pipes (got on eBay from a shop in Santa Ana for $200 -- which was worth it just for the polished tips). But it's really nice to get ~ 30 lbs off the rear of the car..... Have you ever tried something like a "glass pack" with bypass pipes? Is that even feasible (?) to maybe cut them and modify a section like that? I'd be fine if they could be quieted just enough to run at Laguna Seca where they have a kind of low db limit. Thanks Dave
der meister replied to Izzy's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hey Izzy, how are these working out for you?
der meister replied to tzh's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)In order to show off? Oh. :)
Way to go Walter. I do a lot of work on my '62 Bug Cabrio, but never thought I'd want to do something like this on the 911. Well, maybe it's not so very different after all.... Have fun, Dave
Ha! I haven't gotten any tickets yet, but when I do ... I'll probably need bail. :o Anyway, I'm aware of several early 996s in the 80k range with no motor issues. Perry, you got a great deal, but this just reflects the current market/economy....
der meister replied to kunkstyle's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Congrats and welcome. You'll enjoy it! Come back on the next weekend and post up some pics. :)
der meister replied to s1vyr's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)U-LOL..... :) Have you checked your steering wheel position, RHD doesn't seem, uh, right. Good luck Amigo.
der meister replied to dr7966's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Looks like a worthwhile project, but I guess you can run into some challenges putting it all back together as new. My temp also goes slightly to the right of 180 occassionally. I imagine I've got a similar collection of bug guts. :)
der meister replied to pajamaguy28's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Any other ideas on this? There's another thread on Rennlist and it seems like it's not uncommon.
der meister replied to whs's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Congrats on your daughter, future Porsche driver. :)
der meister replied to Team996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)This is what I see you with. :) Geez folks, the car's designed to go all out on the Autobahn. That might mean cruising at about ~140mph at 5000rpms in 6th (?). No big deal really. I cruise my '93 Eurovan (Audi 5 cylinder with 109hp) at 75mph at over 4,000rpm and it's got about 160k miles and it doesn't miss a beat! Izzy, thanks for the tip on the book, Vic Elford's a legend of course.
der meister replied to vick57's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)XSU Lowered Seats (-10 mm) Congrats and welcome, sounds like a nice ride, pictures are always welcome too, ha. Haven't heard of that option before, wish I had it.