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9962997 replied to sTTevo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Check to see if you have any wind noise at cruising speeds coming from the targa top, when the weather stripping gets old there seems to be a whistle at certain speeds and you may be able to get the dealer to address it if it's there. Also, ask if they can lubricate/service the targa track, this will help with other trademark targa noises!
I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of lowering springs for my 996 targa...now I need to hear who has experience with the various spring makers and which they prefer? Thanks in advance and lets keep it PG:> Choices: VOTGLAND, H&R, BILSTIEN, CHAMPION, ???
9962997 replied to 9962997's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)dr7699...The kit was a lot of work! 100 hours of labor at the body shop, disassembly of the entire front end...and some alterations to the existing frame to accomadate the new body style (nothing major...just some extra beef that had to be cut off the front bumper support. $3k for the kit not including the gembella hood and oem gt3 bumper, needless to say a long expensive process that produced excellent results! Maybe I should have just bought a 997 but oh well live and learn:> I will not be cutting my springs just looking for somthing between lowering springs and coilover kits in the $1000 range but I don't want the m030 because I have heard the lowering is unpredictable. My best option is a used gt3 suspension off a 996 or a used pss9/h&r setup but they're hard to find!
9962997 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Well I've been patiently trying to find a used pss9 or h&r setup up for my 997 conversion project and I'm thinking I need to just settle for springs. I don't race it, nor will I ever. I only want to lower my car to match the look of the gt3 conversion I did on the front. Further compounding the problem is my conversion was fiberglass and thus lighter so I think the front is even higher because of it. I would love to do an adjustable coil over to get it just right but I can't afford the 2k kit. Is there any suggestions for springs or other ways to lower my 996 to 997 gt3 conversion? I already blew my $$$ on the conversion ($10k+) and need to find a cheap alternative to the coil over kits!
I'm glad I read this forum! I could not figure out why my headlights kept turning off when I went over bumps and stopped abruptly? Turns out my headlights were not locked in place....I was close to losing mine too:>
9962997 replied to 9962997's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for all the help! I'm still learning about these cars and appreciate all of the helpful info:>
Today I had my oil changed at Niello Porsche in Rocklin, CA. When the job was complete they stated that they over-filled the oil but seemed to not be very concerned about it stating it was just barely over the full mark. However when I got home I noticed the car was spitting smoke and black watery mist out the tailpipe. Should I be concerned, should I try to drain it? Can it damage the motor? Thanks to all those who know enough to post answers and not just questions like me:> Thanks again!
9962997 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have the worst high speed wind noise at between 75-80 mph (freeway speeds) and am wondering if there is anything I can do. It seems to be coming from the drivers side front edge of the targa roof area and is so loud I can't hear my radio over it! Please help:>
9962997 replied to chipper's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have the same issue on my 03 targa after it went into the body shop for a new front end...checked the fuse and it's fine. Is there a special tool to remove the deck so I can check for the fuse on the back of the radio if there is one? I realize this is a newer cdr23 radio that does not need a code so it must be the power to the deck???