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About Max405

  • Birthday 10/16/1963

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  • Present cars
    1999 911 Carrera 4

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  1. I just installed it last night. I bought mine from Directcartoys. The quality of the piece is outstanding. Fit and finish is perfect. The paint match was perfect. The installation went very smoothly. I Love it. Joe D.
  2. I'd like to thank all the great folks here who helped me with this. I ended up calling another AutoZone and they had the 4 pc set in stock so I went and bought them. The bits are more substantial than I thought. They require a 1/2" chuck or Socket. They did the job perfectly! thanks for everything guys. Joe D.
  3. Thanks for that. I looked down the list and found a 4 piece set that has the majority of what I think I will need. THANKS!! Joe D.
  4. I went my local Autozone here in NJ. When I asked them if they had any triple star bits, they looked at me like I had 3 heads and then told me to look in Eisle 4. When I turned the corner and looked up Eisle 4, there were 1,000's of bits hanging. I was in my glories.. 15 minutes later I left empty handed because they didnt have a single triple star bit. Today I called my local NAPA. I asked them if they had Triple Square bits. There was silence on the other end. Then I said they look like torx bits with double the amount of points. Then the guy said, Ooooh serrated bits, we got them". I will visit the store later with cautious optimism... JD
  5. Hi, I tried to be self sufficient but I cant find anything on this. I want to buy the right bits for tightening things on my 997. Does anyone know the Triple Square equiv to T-40 and T-30 (torx)bits? Any help would be appreciated. JD
  6. You spec'd your new car almost exactly as I would have if I was lucky enough to get a new one. I love the Makassar wood on Cocoa. It looks so rich. Did you get the Makassar center console? In my case, going from a Midnight Blue to a Meteor Grey (in my case) I was a little dissapointed at 1st. I loved the Dark Blue. However after owning my Meteor Grey 911 for a couple of months, I must admit, I am not as critical with a little nick here and chip there. I just cant see them as easily as I did with the Dark Blue. Now I honestly think I like the new color even more. Switching to a White will have an even greater affect. Consider yourself very lucky. Enjoy it! Joe D.
  7. Carlos, Once again, I really appreciate you helping me. Just an FYI.. The T40 bit is not the correct bit. Its really a triple square and I dont have them. I've yet to find one in my area. I dont know what the triple square equivalent is to the t40, so I cant buy it online. Also, the torx bit that fits the latch mechanism on door is t30. That is a triple square as well. So both bolts were tightened with the wrong bit. I was able to crank it down good though. Thanks, Joe D
  8. Just an FYI on my DIY... I tried fixing this with a regular ratchet wrench and a t40 bit. It turns out the bolts were VERY loose. Not only the latch bar, but also the 2 bolts that hold the latch to the door. I moved them to the perfect spot, snugged them up and now the doors are perfectly aligned and I even hear less rattling when I hit big bumps. I think someone fell asleep on the assembly line. My baby is perfect now! Joe D.
  9. I love it. I was looking at the same exact piece for my car. I will probably do it after the holidays.
  10. Ok, I am trying it. Any idea what kind of bit I'll need to buy for this? Is it a Torx? Or a Triple Square? I'll need the size too.. JD
  11. Thanks for the response. I actually thought it would be easier than that. Considering I wouldnt know the difference between an impact driver and a TV remote, I'll probably leave this to an expert. I really appreciate the time you spent trying to help me. Thanks, Joe D
  12. Aha! Just the answer I was praying for. I should have known it was nothing. That puts my mind at ease. Thanks! Joe D. I went to a local Porsche dealership and looked at the new 911's. My doors are out further than the new one's are (when they are closed). So they will need adjustment. One tell-tale sign to me was the rubber molding along the beltline (by the bottom of the window) is not lining up with the molding (around the stationary rear seat window) before the B-pillar. It sticks out 1/8" farther than the molding before the b pillar. That said, does anyone have a good method for adjusting the door lock depth? I want the door to close better and set a little deeper into the opening so it lines up properly. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe D.
  13. Aha! Just the answer I was praying for. I should have known it was nothing. That puts my mind at ease. Thanks! Joe D.
  14. The PCM does read MP3's on CD's when placed in the slot in the PCM. I was amazed with the quality of the sound that the BOSE system produces from measely 3 meg Mp3's. I made 3 jukebox CD's with almost the entire contents of my Ipod on them and I am very happy. JD
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