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Chuck - thanks sooo much for your prompt and complete response. This is my first Porsche so I am very new at this and I appreciate guidance that real owners give me. One last question - With All of these mods that you have done, how much horsepower do you think you have added? With the added horsepower, have you had any engine cooling problems?
Does anyone that lives in or near Ellicott City, MD have a recommendation on a trusted detailer? My 996 C4S needs some TLC...any help is much appreciated.
I have an '02 C4S and absolutely love the car, but I would like more horsepower. I was considering upgrading to a 997, but it would be expensive and I am not sure I can swing it for another year or so. I am thinking of getting a supercharger kit in the interim to give me more horsepower and I have two questions: 1. Is the drivetrain in the 996C4S the same as in the 996TT, and could the C4S drive train handle the added power? 2. SharkWerks sells a supercharger kit - Does anyone have experience with this kit and do they feel they really get the advertised 470HP out of the car? I figure that someone out there has experience with this, and I cant be the only guy that wants more ponies out of his car... :P Thanks in advance
Lightfall: I just bought my first Porsche this past November. I had all the same feelings that you did, and was very unsure of the financial commitment I was about to make. I bought a 996 C4S with 43K miles on it. I love this car but only have one regret: I wish I would have done this sooner. I had been dreaming about a Porsche since I was a kid in high school. I spent so much darn money on boats, motorcycles, jet skis, and other toys. I should have just done it sooner. I am 38. Dont wait that long. Do it now. Just make sure that any car you buy comes with a full set of maintenance records that shows the vehicles history, and consider getting an indie mechanic to give it a look-see. Everything you will ever do comes with risk. One day you will get a flat, you will have a fender-bender, you could even have a major mechanical problem. You should look at all of those potential misfortunes as an opportunity to modify your car and make it even faster and cooler. :D I envy you, as your are young but smart enough to get into this over 10 years before I did. Go for it dude, and dont be afraid to ask advice to the folks on this board who have LOTS of knowledge from which others can learn.
kurtkrum replied to Jorge332655's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)There was a thread similar to this on a thread in the PCA tech forums. This does not appear to be an isolated problem. Here is a link to the thread - I hope this works... http://www.pca.org/tech/tech_qa_question.a...1-0BC54A2E6507} -Kurt