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Eric (Plug Guy)

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  1. B&M makes the shift kit for Porsche....and we stock the B&M as well. Seems to be the standard in this market. Easy to install (about an hour), reduces throw around 30%. It is a bit more notchy than stock, but if you are used to short shift kits, you know that already. Factory piece is nice, and comes in its own tower so you don't have to break out the old bushings to install. But it comes with a price, about $500 over the standard B&M.
  2. Could be low, but I bet it is the reservoir. Common problem.
  3. Porsche does it the same way we do. Laminated Carbon over existing parts. We factory-match the grain/texture/color and finish exactly like the factory, putting it right over the existing part. The only difference is our 3-stage clear allows ours to age perfectly, whereas much of the factory carbon turns yellow. These are 997 parts. The grain it completely different from 996/986 carbon, which we also stock.
  4. They simply pull out. If you are referring to the storage units, they may need to be coaxed a bit by pushing the edges of the frame (top/sides) but they will pull straight out. Just don't hit yourself with them when they do! I have found they often will ease out from one side a bit, then you work the other side, then back, and so forth until you have them out. Keep pulling.
  5. A lot of our customers put the second storage unit in place of the cd holder. You can have a custom plate made for aux stuff like a Sat radio control. The storage box is about $35 from any dealer. Same as the lower one, different outer shape to fit in the upper cubby.
  6. When we first set up the system for painting these vents, the charge is fixed based on labor and materials. These are extremely difficult parts to paint. Probably one of the toughest things we have ever faced. Because of the cavity, and our own anal-retentiveness, there are small areas that will tend to create runs or spots after they are done. We end up doing them about six times to get perfection. This involves a ton of prep, then buildup for the layering, then resanding, etc, etc. We were also mistakenly informed by our Porsche source that it was a plug-and-play deal, and only the ex
  7. The product is now officially in release. We are not their spokesperson, just a distributor. But we have a large standing order that should be to us within a couple of weeks, three at most. To get on the list for the group buy, just email me your year/model, whether you have nav/bose/cd changer, and your name. I will add you to the list and when we have the actual product in hand, the order site will list it. First models are for '03 to present, MOST bus, NAV only cars. Next model in about 30 days for non nav. eric@bumperplugs.com
  8. We produce both finishes. Until the '02-ish time frame, alumalook from Porsche WAS Arctic Silver. Then they lightened the tone and beefed up the metallic flake content. We produce exact matched alumalook in nearly all the trim. Where did the Arctic one come from? What else in the car is Alumalook? If you look at the alum/leather shifter/brake, that is true alumalook. Take a look at our Gallery page for a full blown aluma interior we did recently, and you will see why it is different from Arctic. Email me anytime: eric@bumperplugs.com
  9. Nothing listed in Brazil, but corporate (AG) is: Company address: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Porscheplatz 1 D-70435 Stuttgart Phone: +49 (0) 711 911-0 Fax: +49 (0) 711 911-25777
  10. Sounds electrical....any chance the battery has not been touched since '00?
  11. One of our customers is battling with his 997 rear center console. The silver trim at the base of the shifter won't come off the old console that he is removing. This is the long trim that sits below the shifter leather and rests on top of the console at the front. Anyone have some suggestions? I thought it pulled off from the clips, but apparently his is adhered more strongly. Thanks.
  12. One of our customers is battling with his 997 rear center console. The silver trim at the base of the shifter won't come off the old console that he is removing. This is the long trim that sits below the shifter leather and rests on top of the console at the front. Anyone have some suggestions? I thought it pulled off from the clips, but apparently his is adhered more strongly. Thanks.
  13. Ditto that. Loren puts together (along with the 'family' here) some of the most useful info for us.
  14. Not the same. Turbo and C4S bumperettes are different from pre '02 Carreras, and different from Boxsters as well. And of course, if you simply want body colored Turbo bumperettes.....go here: http://www.BumperPlugs.com and order them. Swap them with you.
  15. We offer them painted all day long (core swap). Easy solution. or.....remove them, weld off the brackets, replace the bumper cover with a euro bumper cover, fit, prep and paint. $245 vs $900+. Your call. B)
  16. Depends on what you need. We manufacture some of the finest factory-matched carbon. MA does carry a few things that I believe are good quality as well. Our stuff is more custom oriented, things Porsche does not offer or carry. Take a look at our order and gallery pages for more info. Thanks. BumperPlugs.com
  17. I had this problem on my old '99 (since sold). The window separated about 2" from the canvas at one spot. When replacing the window, I was told that half the time the zipper breaks. So they tried, and yep, zipper broke. Required new canvas. $1000 labor, and about $3000 parts later, new top and window looked fine. Pissed me off...car was 3 months out of warranty and PAG told me to shove it.
  18. This is odd. We get requests all the time, and have produced this piece quite a bit. But now we have an installation problem. This piece goes where the 3rd brake light would go on the 996, and it should snap right into place. From all the installation info I have, the light comes out and the piece snaps into position where the light was. However, one of our customers has his in, and every so often one end keeps popping out! First I thought maybe he ought to put the lens back in, and tape the cover on it, but that is not how it is supposed to install. Anyone? Thanks.
  19. No such thing. Sorry. Just the standard Porsche font.
  20. Thanks. Yes, I'm on head unit #2 also, same upgraded Bose system. Just had some info passed along from someone in the know (vendor related), and it sounds like an amp replacement. I'm going to dig a bit to see if they can upgrade the system using the CDrom as well. Thanks!
  21. Last week I cranked up the '04 C4S Cab and the radio came on properly but without sound. Well, except for a high pitched whistle. Display was fine. Just no true audio. All memory settings and stations were fine. Turned off the car, restarted, radio was fine again. Happened again last night. Turning off just the radio won't solve it. But turning off the car, then back on a minute later, seemed to. I'm sure it's a head unit replacement issue, just wondered if anyone has had this happen. Thanks.
  22. 996 C4S Cab, '04. Put the back seats down for a few things the other day. Popped them back into place, now I can't move the seatbelt from it's closed and locked position on one of the seats. Can't even lower the seatback it's so tight in there. Sheesh. Is there an easy release, or do I need to take the rear apart? TIA
  23. OK, so let's say you have a 997 console, and the lighter is in. The console is removed from the vehicle completely (no power), and the lighter is pushed down into the slot. How can it be easily removed without damage? :unsure:
  24. We're working on a group buy on other boards for this unit. Email me anytime. eric@bumperplugs.com Should have pricing/availability in a week or so, may begin carrying it soon.
  25. GAG. Pardon my own humble opinion, but why in the world would you want to put the world's ugliest Porsche steering wheel in the already stunning interior of the 996? I mean, have you looked at a VW Bug or Mini yet? That wheel with the center round hub looks so ridiculous (again, my opinion) I still don't understand why they did that. 3-spoke thicker all leather 996 wheel was a beauty.
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