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  1. Hello fellow Porsche enthusiasts, My 2006 C2 is equipped with the Bilstein SP shocks, combined with Eibach Pro-Kit springs. I'm not too happy about it, because the nose is WAY too low, and the ride is a little too stiff for normal daily use. After some doubting of reinstalling the OEM suspension, I've noticed nothing but good stories about the Bilstein PSS9's. Supposably they last a lifetime, and they still (if adjusted as so) can be very comfortable. Is this true? My main objective is, to have that nicely lowered look (not too extreme) but still be able to normally drive around on a less
  2. Berty, Do you have a website of REAP automotive? Or any other contact information? I couldn't find anything about them... My car is recently equipped with the M536 Euro standard alarm. I also had to extend it with a gps tracking system, is a requirement for high class vehicles now in the Netherlands. Thanks!
  3. The US schale goes till 200mph, which is 320kmh. The Euro schale goes till 330kmh.
  4. Hello, I am trying to find a set of new gauge faces, to convert my US spec car to a Euro standard. I had contact with a company that makes the gauge faces, and they told me that i needed to send in a 1:1 scan of my originals, because if they would just send me a Euro face, the indication of the analog speedometer would be off. Does anyone by change have a 1:1 scan of a US spec gauge face? I don't want to take it all apart, and then wait a couple of weeks till i have my new faces in... it's my daily driver. Thank you.
  5. Hmm... After about 28k i replaced my stock springs for Eibach Pro-Kits springs, drove that for about 2k, and installed the Bilstein SP shocks because i didn't like the combination of the OEM shocks with Eibach springs. Now, at 33k i want to reinstall the complete OEM suspension, because the ride is WAY to hard! But after reading this, i don't know if it is smart to put the original shocks back, or purchase a new set. It would suck that after 10k i have to change it all out again...
  6. I have my '06 C2 equipped with Bilstein SP shocks, combined with Eibach Pro-Kit springs. I love the look, and love the handeling, but REGRET it big time! Car is WAY to harsh, and here in Holland we have speed bumps everywhere! So i'm gonna bring it back to the dealer soon, to put the stock set back on the car.
  7. After moving back to Europe last summer, i went to Germany to try out my '06 997 Carrera. Could be even a littlt faster, but it was late afternoon, so little busy... Great roads though!!!
  8. Hello, I have a question about a very annoying sound that my '06 997C2 makes when i drive on a windy day. It sounds like one of the plastic covers on the bottom of the car starts tapping on the bottom. I went back to the dealer, and they couldn't find anything... The strange thing is, that it only occurs on windy days?! Anyone knows how to fix this problem? Thanks!
  9. Well, i guess no one has any experience with those shocks, so i went ahead and ordered the SP versions.
  10. My 997C2 was about 5mph positive on the speed when i checked it with the gps. What is funny though, is that my wife's new VW Jetta is dead on with the indicated speed... Too bad Porsche couldn't do that.
  11. Guys, i would like to know if anyone have some experience with the Bilstein shocks on their 997. I have an '06 997C2, with an Eibach Pro-kit lowering kit installed. I heard that your stock shocks will wear out pretty fast with lowering springs, so i'm looking for some shocks, and heared that Bilstein is one of the best choices out there. They have 2 options, the HD, and the stiffer SP. Which one would fit best wit the Eibach springs? Thanks!
  12. Today i went to Performance Alignment in Cincinnati, OH, and i have a total different car! The owner of that place, Bill Braucksick, has tons of experiance with racecars, and did an excellent job! (for 1/4 of the costs at the Porsche dealership) What really upset me, is that the entire balance/alignment was completely off! White Allen Porsche in Dayton, Ohio is the worst dealership i have ever seen in my life! they claim that the alignment was right, so don't want to reinburs me for their 'alignment', which i believe they never did! Does anyone have experience with fighting for reinbursment fr
  13. Ha Piet-Hein, At the Porsche dealer they can plug your car into the computer and just and just change the settings from the side markers. Very easy. I don't know if they can also change the daytime running lights in the computer settings...? When i talked to a dutch Porsche Dealer in Rotterdam recently, they told me that they install a Clifford klasse 5 alarm in each new 911 that they sold. I'm glad there are more people importing 911's! We can learn from eachother's experiences! Groetjes! Ed.
  14. I made an appointment at a racing shop, where they have lots of experience with race porsche's, even 997's out of the American Le Mans series! They will first check the roadforce of the tires, and then they will 'Strobe Light Spin Balance' the front wheels. They are also going to re-allign the car, so hopefully the whole issue will be gone by then!
  15. I recently had my '06 997C2 lowered with the Eibach Pro-Kit (-1.2 inch), and immediately installed 4 new tires (Conti sport 2) at my local Porsche dealership. The car looks great, but the handling is very bad! I have a constant vibration in the car, and the steering is suddenly extremely light! I went back twice, and they claimed that they re-balanced the wheels, and checked the allignment, but no improvement at all. Does anyone has any experience with this problem? Thanks!
  16. I Currently live in Ohio, and will move to Holland next summer. I have a '06 997C2 which i will import as well. I informed about the alarm, and the insurance companies require a class 5 alarm (GPS tracking). What i did is changed the side indicator lenses for clear ones, and changed the setting in the computer so they will blink now with direction. Can the daylight running light setting be changed in the car's computer as well? i was also wondering if the units that they placed next to the rear license plate can be removed, so a standard NL plate will fit? (p.s. What is the PWIS unit?) Thanks!
  17. I have tried the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position on my '06 997C2, and took them off the same day! The car was all over the place! Absolutely no stiffness at all! Dont do it!
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