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loren i am having a hard time finding these parts, any suggestions? thanks again
wow. that was easy loren, thank you. now the most important question: can i borrow some money so i can afford to fix my car? lol
i have a 99 996 and i have nothing left of any warranty. i own a motorcycle performance shop so i have a decent knowledge of motors and a very good knowledge of automotive electronics. there are so many things that break on the car that would be easy to fix if i could just have the factory manual handy. can someone help me to find the appropriate book or cd? thanks in advance for the replies
I bought the dunlops 265/35/18r and 225/40/18 front. I don't have any badges on my car (99 996 C2) and you would swear that it is a C4. I have had bilzzaks on an M3 and pirellis on an Mcoupe. I have nothing but good to say about the dunlop. I know that the 996 has a better weight distrbution for the snow but I think I will buy dunlop again.
bddgsxr posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have had my 99 996 for almost three years and have about $60k in insurance claims. None of the accidents have been my fault. At least that is what the insurance company says. Maybe it's my fault for driving a nice car in a city with such bad roads and drivers. Boston is the worst. In 98 I bought a totalled 96 993 twin turbo and drove it about 50k miles. I sold it because the cost of repair was so high. Now I am considering buying another. Two problems: 1. I can't find one that I can afford (with a bunch of miles) 2. Did I have so many problems because I pieced it back together? I feel as though my 996 is an old man's car because it is so easy to drive. Does any one else feel this way or am I just being too critical?
Loren, thank you. I've requested that the car go to porsche for a full suspension check. Now the insurance company wants to pay Porsche $35 / hr for the work. That should be fun to deal with. I went back to the pothole the next morning to take pics and the darn thing was already fixed. A state trooper hit the same hole(the construction company forgot to put a plate over it) and damaged his cruiser. The company has accepted responsibility so i hope I am okay. The really terrible part is that I was on my way to the wheel shop and some moron rear ended me and put me in the hospital for 2 days. Needless to say I have to make another claim and then sell this bucket of bolts. I think I am going to get another 993 turbo.
bddgsxr replied to dcsmd007's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)CD changer cables are no problem but rca cables are a different story. They will pick up signal interference. I've done countless installs on 996 and 986 where about 50% get some noise from the battery. If you don't have to mount the amp in the front its better not to .
Thanks everyone for your replies. The insurance company is sending a new adjuster down to my shop to take a second look. I live in Boston (You know the world series champion Red Sox City). The insurance company gave me some phone numbers to call where they said I could find the wheels and all of them said that those wheels were a "dealer option only" Loren, the second page of the rear suspension view shows the cross member brace (#6) and that is what is bent. Is that something that could bend without other things bending?
bddgsxr replied to dcsmd007's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I'm going to get my camera and bring it to work tomorrow and take how to and where to pics. I don't think running wires to the bonnet will be the best thing for you to do. The only hole in the firewall is directly behind the battery. If you run the signal wires past the batt you will most likely get some interference(engine noise). Sub under the seat? I have a bunch of great ideas as I am finishing my 99 996 show car. By the way.. this is what I do for a living
bddgsxr replied to D_Man's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I removed mine and painted them as well. You have to be very careful. Just look at the little tabs that the slats fit into and pry them out. But again be very careful. The best thing I can tell you is to make sure to sand the vents down to bear plastic then paint. The assembly is exactly opposite of removal. But this time you have to be even more careful because you might scratch the paint
bddgsxr posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I recently hit the biggest and I do mean the biggest pothole that I have ever seen. I managed to break 3 wheels and bend another. I also bent the rear subframe crossmember(I'm not sure what it is called). I have 18 X 8f and 18 X 10r sport classic 2's. The insurance company is telling me that they will give me $217 to replace each wheel. How am I supposed to explain to them that the sport classic 2 is a dealer only option and that it costs around $800 per wheel? And where can I find a parts list that shows an exploded view of the rear suspension( you know... that computer thing that the dealer won't give me)? Thanks ahead for your replies
bddgsxr replied to bddgsxr's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)see if this link works... http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/417fb9d7_289c/...fw37fBBqXgzCEWY
Audio and video installation is what I do for a living. It is a fairly simple job. However it is fairly costly. In what part of the country do you live?