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  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?
  16. I dont have a response except 2 things 1. How much was everything with install? 2. Take some pics and post them up. I am seriously considering a supercharger kit as well
  17. i think its pretty simple. What is the price difference? If it were me and there was a huge difference in price and not performance.....I would opt to go with the C2 and then spend the money at a performance shop for a new exhaust, intake, suspension etc. Of course I am assuming there isn't that big of a difference in performance between a c2 and c2s. weight out the prices
  18. exactly. I have an 2003 C2 with 45K miles and not one issue as of yet. I drive it very hard every single day! I have no leaks or any issues. For the most part these cars are built like tanks. Like a German Panzer. If you have to worry about every little thing you will never enjoy the car. Should I drive it hard today or is something going to break? come on. Drive it hard and have fun. Life is too short to worry about the little things. If something happens with my car I will have to deal with it....but till then I am not going to sweat it and am going to drive it hard and do all the proper maintenance. I do know that people who have issues with these cars IN GENERAL leave them stored for winter and because of the long periods of sitting dry rot can take place causing RMS leaks. If you are going to leave it stored I recommend starting it and taking it for a drive every couple days or you might be asking for trouble. These cars like to be driven unlike some other exotics/supercars
  19. I have the same smell on my car. Its a 2003 C2 with Michelin PS2 in front and Pilot sport AS plus in rear which I recently switched to. Great tires. I haven't found a better tire yet. The smell on these Michelin's I believe is the same as what you guys are experiencing. Nothing to worry about. I thought it was my clutch at first but its definetely the tires.
  20. 14 hours of work would involve them going to a bar to get drunk and then passing out and then fixing the car. WTF? How can a job like this that involves removing the transmission take this long? You are getting screwed. My dealer can take the whole car apart in less time. I was quoted like 5 1/2 hours if it ever needed to be done. I am only speaking to the RMS leak. I would only get one done and then submit another claim for the extra time and pay the small deductible.
  21. I checked ebay with no luck. I want the ones that have the porsche lettering on them. I saw these pedals a while back on 6speedonline.com but now I can't find out who to contact.
  22. I have been looking all over the internet for these pedals. Any idea's where I can pick these up? Anyone here have these installed? Any input? Thanks, Beau
  23. I have tried a bunch of different tires. Pirelli Pzero Rosso's are garbage!!! I would have to say the best summer tires are the Michelin Pilot Sport Ps2. I have them on my car but they are also the most expensive. go to Tirerack.com to see all reviews on tires. They agree with me. I have Michelin Pilot Sport All season plus tires on my c2 right now and they have been nothing short of fantastic. Also mcuh less expensive than the ps2's. The Pirelli's just take forever to heat up to get grip and wear way too fast!!! My P zero's also had a sidewall bubble from stress. Never again would I purchase a pirelli tire. Do yourself a favor and get either the Michelin PS2 or Michelin AS plus tire. You won't regret it. They also wear better and last longer than some other comparable tires. Also your tires shouldn't cost anywhere near $920 a pop. More like $900 a pair. Do yourself a favor and go to www.tirerack.com to compare tires. You will see the PS2's are one of the best tires...and so is the Pilot Sport AS plus. i also believe they can ship the tires anywhere in the world for you.
  24. In my experience if the clutch is very heavy it is a sign that the clutch is bad. it should cost around $1300 US to have a new kit with installation at a independent shop. The clutch is made by Sachs. My shop charges me around $90 an hour for labor here in chicago. I would get it taken care of soon as you don't want to get stranded somewhere with a clutch that is burned out.
  25. I have a 03 996 and same thing for me. Mine makes a sound like rubber rubbing against metal when going up.
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