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About beauar

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    feel free to email me at beauar@comcast.net if you live in Chicago and want to go cruising on the weekends

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    Chicago
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2003 Porsche 996 C 2
  • Future cars
    GT3
  • Former cars
    2001 Lexus Gs300, 82 Trans AM, Jeep Wrangler Sport
  1. just an update from a long time ago on this issue. Turns out the tire was warped. The tire store replaced the tire. You could not see anything wrong with the tire initially until it got up to speed.
  2. The lloyd mats are sick. I got mine with silver piping to match the silver package I have inside, black carpet, blue PORSCHE stitching. I must say the quality is very good on these mats. They also have nice clamps to hold the mat in place better than OEM. I would definetely recommend them.
  3. Conti's are garbage, Pirelli's are sticky but not durable and wear really fast in the rears. I stick with Michelin's. I run either Pilot Sport PS2 or I have tried Pilot Sport AS Plus which are also very good. Go to tirerack.com and read reviews. The PS2 are the best tires money can buy. If there was a better tire I would have bought them.
  4. its very even tread wear. I can't figure it out. I only notice the sounds from 76mph to 80mph. It seems to go away over 80 and under 76 or so. Very odd to me.
  5. not sure what your price point is but I would look at a 911. you can get a great example for a great price these days. Either a 996 or 997 depending on your budget would be a great choice
  6. The pads he has on the car are for racing clearly-they will screach but will stop on a dime. I would recommend getting Hawk performance pads for street-low dust. I have Pagid OEM ceramic pads and let me tell you.....cleaning the rims daily is a pain. Go to hawks website and check them out. I am getting them next time on my 2003 996
  7. U had the same thing and the Porsche dealer told me that I couldn't get the info over the phone but said as long as I came in with the car they would print out the service history on it for a full report of what was done. They need to verify you are the owner of the vehicle. They shouldn't be asking for the original owner for service history....unless it had all of his info and they didn't want to give that to you. If this is the case you can ask them to block out the original owners info such as name and address and just show the VIN and service history. Hope this helps, Beau
  8. its probably just our fine chicago highways. I dont have very many miles on my tires. maybe 5000 miles. At least 8/32 left. I just have noticed it more and more recently. Maybe its just the roads. I am hoping that is the case because I sure can't figure it out.
  9. I have a 2003 996 c2. I have Michelin Pilot Sport AS plus in the rear of my car. I noticed that at about 70-80mph I get a loud honing sound coming from the rear tires. It seems to go away at 80+ mph and goes away again at 60-70 mph. Very weird to me. I have no idea what this louder honing sound is. It sounds much like when you take a finger and rub it on a glass. It resonates to a loud humm. Do you think there might be something rubbing against the tire? I checked but couldn't see anything without a lift. Also it seems to only be coming from my drivers side ( left) rear tire. Any idea's to what this is would be appreciated. Thanks, Beau
  10. that sucks. why the hell does it cost so much.....hmmm let me think.....because they can and there is no other solution. I have a friend who is an electronics genius. I will talk to him and see if there is a radio shack workaround that he can make. If there is I will let you know and post the procedure here. I never give up. I will work on this forever until I find a solution that is inexpensive. I really enjoy the sound of the current bose system I have and dont feel like shelling out thousands. I would rather shell out thousands on my home system....which i already have. mObridge is roughly equivalent to the other solutions out there like NAV-TV and Dension. It's a sad fact that all of them cost more than the iPod you hook up to them. As of now, there's no cheap solution for getting your sound on the optical bus. Either shell out $450-600 or buy an inline FM modulator, those are the choices. Maybe one day that'll change, but I'd say this thread is dead. Mark
  11. This is exactly what was happening to me on my 2003 996 c2. I got the sender unit replaced and no more issues. It is scary when it says oil pressure failure and the pressure goes to rock bottom. Get the sender replaced. Have them hook up a manual guage to see if it is trully the sender thats the problem. 99% sure its probably your sender unit
  12. i found this online but not sure on the cost. Take a look and tell me what you think. The attachment is a .pdf That's what the fiber optic cabling looks like, sorry I don't have a better picture. The clear end looks like a plastic Optical Mini connector, and it fits with a locking pin into the black connector on the right. There are two holes in the black connector which are for in and out optical connections, and the black connector is the standard interface on every device in the loop (nav, CDC, amp, HU). The Optical Mini could easily be converted to TOSlink with a cheap adapter. Unfortunately, MOST audio and data transport are on the optical bus so you need a box that converts from digital to optical and speaks MOST; the Ambery does the former but not the latter. Devices that do both exist (Dension, NAV-TV, Dice, etc) but can't be had for less than $450, which is about $350 more than my 60 GB video iPod is worth. If someone came up with a very simple AUX input/charger for iPod that could live in the MOST loop and cost me less than $100 (hell, even $150) I'd go buy it this minute. I can use the iPod to select my songs, my PCM2's interface sucks anyway. Why Porsche couldn't have just put a **** minijack on the face of my radio I'll never know. Maybe one day I'll crack it open in solder in one of my own. Don't hold your breath though! :rolleyes: Mark A2010_Porsche_CDR23_24_Application_Note_v2.pdf
  13. I really wish there was a solution. 80K car. Expensive MOST stereo with no input capability. So if I were to go get a new head unit they would have to rewire the whole **** car away from MOST? Is there any other head units that run on most that can hook up to the current wiring and of course have an AUX input? That's what the fiber optic cabling looks like, sorry I don't have a better picture. The clear end looks like a plastic Optical Mini connector, and it fits with a locking pin into the black connector on the right. There are two holes in the black connector which are for in and out optical connections, and the black connector is the standard interface on every device in the loop (nav, CDC, amp, HU). The Optical Mini could easily be converted to TOSlink with a cheap adapter. Unfortunately, MOST audio and data transport are on the optical bus so you need a box that converts from digital to optical and speaks MOST; the Ambery does the former but not the latter. Devices that do both exist (Dension, NAV-TV, Dice, etc) but can't be had for less than $450, which is about $350 more than my 60 GB video iPod is worth. If someone came up with a very simple AUX input/charger for iPod that could live in the MOST loop and cost me less than $100 (hell, even $150) I'd go buy it this minute. I can use the iPod to select my songs, my PCM2's interface sucks anyway. Why Porsche couldn't have just put a **** minijack on the face of my radio I'll never know. Maybe one day I'll crack it open in solder in one of my own. Don't hold your breath though! :rolleyes: Mark
  14. I think you should take a picture of your Porsche manual that states the car is equipped with ABS and air bags. What is this the 70's-80's when cars didn't come with air bags or ABS? Its a Porsche. You should also take some pictures and send it to her so she knows what she will never have. just kidding on that one. It is seriously amazing that these insurance companies hassle their customers like this. Is this a large insurance conglomerate? I would like to know so I never go with them. I use the Hartford. Very good service with them.
  15. thats exactly what I was looking for. I was just curious. I know things can get complicated and expensive with forced induction. Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just sell your car and pick up a used turbo? I have to assume the 13K difference would have been cheaper to go with a turbo and then Mod from there? of course I could be wrong?
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