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About tccack

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  • Birthday 10/10/1967

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    Adelaide, Australia
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  • Present cars
    MY02 996 C2
  • Future cars
    996 GT3, Westfield Megabusa
  1. There is a GT2 for sale with the following vin.. wp0zzz99z2s695578 I have put this into scousers decoder but it comes up as a GTx 381 BHP model car. The turbos come up as a 420 bhp twin turbo coupe. Is this normal or does this car smell funny? Thanks
  2. Hankook TD (but only up to 295s (dubious wet performance though I would say) 888's are very popular here around Adelaide, but again the reports arent favourable on wet roads. I understand that Bridgestone is releasing an R spec tyre soon that meets CAMS but also gives up to 8000km of road use (without punishing it). Its supposed to have considerably more "temp cycles" in it than the 888's. This was from a Bridgestone rep of course. Personally I would still go for 888's myself and just not drive bravely in the wet. A friend just put a set on his RUF 930. 315's on 18 inch rims but his car wears them well due to adustable suspension all round (toe and camber etc)
  3. Nah its the clock knob stalk in the cluster itself, not a turn signal type on the steering wheel assembly.
  4. I was hoping it would be something simple, but given that Porsche dotn sell the stalks, got me thinking there may have been something hidden there that required a million dollar tool or something. Thanks
  5. Hi all... I have recently gotten a set of replacement stalks for my 02 996 from Brian P of this forum, as one of the knobs broke off flush with the instrument binnacle. I grabbed a set of new knobs from local Porsche Centre, so now armed with both the required items I want to install the new stalk. I have searched and read up the various "how to remove the instrument clusters that are here and on Pelican's site, but cant see anything on how to actually replace the stalk in the cluster itself. The removal of the cluster seems simple enough. Some screws, a few disconnects, a tab here and there and its out, but what then? Anyone done this who can enlighten me before I pull my dash apart? Tony
  6. Theres no need to abandon us at all surely. How can you be sure that you wont be the owner of another 911 once you realise the Range Rover just cant corner properly. :drive: Tony
  7. I wish I had a GT3

  8. Have sent the VIN off to them, but they seem to be constantly busy with auto shows etc.. Just wondered if there was another way of checking the vehicle.
  9. Hi there Was wondering what options there are available to identify if my car is a genuine RUF? Can this be determined from the VIN? Any info greatly appreciated (alternatives to RUF if any) TIA Tony
  10. Well thats some excellent food for thought. I guess I'll be better off just waiting for the right 996 turbo or GT3 to come along. I'll have to check amazon for this book too, sounds like a good read.
  11. The SC option is certainly attractive and quite cheap given the current exchange rate USD:AUD.
  12. Hi all... I have a 2002 C2 996 Trip car, that I am looking to revitalise in the power department. I would really like a turbo car (996 manual) but given the cost difference here in Australia between my cars value and what I can have to pay for a suitable turbo car, its making financial sense to retro fit a turbo engine to my car. I understand that the MY02 trip transmission is the same unit as fitted to the 996 turbo models, so I figure that the gearbox and balance of driveline should be retained. Essentially giving me a 2WD Turbo Auto which could be fun :-) Apart from the addition of the complete turbocharged engine assembly and the third radiator I cant see much in it. The advantage I think is that I would have a rebuilt engine installed versus the 57,000 km orginal engine. What do you guys think of the idea? Do you think this is a logical choice? Am I going to bastardise the car and have resale value issues? (I would retain the original engine assembly ideally) I dont really want to turbocharge the existing engine as the rebuild and the kit pretty much just equates to a factory spec turbo motor I think. Thanks in advance for any pearls of wisdom or flames thrown at the idea.
  13. 2002 996 C2 Trip - 56000km - not a penny spent other than servicing and tyres
  14. Hi there... I have a 2002 996 Carrera Tip Coupe, which while it doesnt see much road time (generally under wraps till the weathers right or the local Porsche Club is having a run) when it does get out there it spends a remarkable amount of time travelling about the countryside at some "interesting" speeds for some reason ;) . I have a great deal of confidence in the car as a whole, but would really like to know what would be a good value dollar spend (bang for buck) in improving the downforce on the car. Things like front bumpers, rear wings, lowering etc. Its a ROW car (Australian mate) if that means anything from a basic equipment point of view. I really want it to feel "stuck" at this speed obviously. Thanks
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