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Everything posted by tccack

  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
  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
  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
  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)
  15. My 2002 996 C2 (56000 km) uses no oil (measureable anyway) with normal driving but will consume a little (nowhere near the Porsche acceptable numbers) when I have the opportunity to spend some time at 250km/h. They do puff a bit at startup if they are not parked level, especially after getting a good workout.
  16. This is the bottom line isnt it really... I have the same discussions with people around here. They tell me how the new Nissan GTR will beat the my C2, not to mention most other cars. Over here in Oz they are around 160,000 AUD for a GTR and about the same for a low mile 996TT. My response is always the same. When the day is done THEY'LL be driving a Nissan... I wont.
  17. Hi there.... Can anyone tell me the steering rack and gear ratio (ie 13:1 15:1 etc) and if there is a replacement set to speed up the steering. I live in an area where the roads are fast but have quite tight turns and I would like the car to turn in rapidly with a LITTLE less movement of the wheel. I dont want to over load the power steering of course as the car is still required to be parked etc in the usual places requiring quite a bit of load on the system. Thanks
  18. Yep thats where it is... Wondered about that but figured that outside air temp wouldnt be located in high pressure air zone due cooling effect. Thanks for the super fast responses folks... Tony
  19. Another quickie... I have a strange looking sensor on the front bar. Its not like the reversing sensor. More like a "kangaroo scarer" that we have on vehicles here. (you hit one of those in a 911 and it will be in the car with you pretty quickly :o ) The difference is that this one is not a passive sonic device as it has a couple of wires attached to it. I have attached a photo in case anyone knows what this might be.... Tony
  20. thanks for that clarification... I have also just noticed that the previous owner (?) has written in biro on the label (label is quite faded) #016. Dunno if thats some extra thing thats been added but another code I cant find so far anywhere.... Tony
  21. Firstly hello to you all. I am a first time Porsche buyer and must say I'm as impressed with these cars as I thought I would be. I have had some interesting vehicles in the past but none quite get out of corners the same way as this one does, even though I have some trouble (well fun :rolleyes: ) keeping the power slides under control. I shudder to think what my life expectancy would be if I had sourced a turbo first up. I'm secretly glad I didnt. This one will be great to learn how to drive properly in. I have a 2002 996 vehicle. C2. Trip. Black metallic exterior and black leather interior
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