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Dr. Carrera

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  1. Thanks :beer: Sounds no good. In fact I initially was looking for OE hollow Turbo rims in 2nd hand, exactly the size of today. That's the no worry solution. These Cargraphics looked super though.
  2. Thanks Gregg, These calculations of sizes are not easy. :eek: In terms of rubber I was thinking of Pirelli PZero Corsa's in 225 front and 295 rear.
  3. Any particular reason for this???? I agree that after having driven hard the Turbos need to cool down before turning off the engine but after a "normal" drive as well?? The PAG manual does not seem to formally recommend this way of handling either!?
  4. :oops: sorry wrong forum I've reposted the question in the TT technical forum :rolleyes:
  5. :help: I'm currently looking to buy a set of rims to put racing tires on my 996 '01 Turbo. I could strike a deal to buy 4 Cargraphic Racing rims in the sizes: Front: 9.5 * 18 ET 62 Rear: 12 * 18 ET 28 My regular Porsche AG 18" measure as follows: Front: 8 * 18 ET 50 Rear: 11 * 18 ET 45 Can I fit the Cargraphic's on my Turbo without any problem. I do NOT want to have to fit spacers or other adapters. Thanks for any advise :lightbulb:
  6. :help: I'm currently looking to buy a set of rims to put racing tires on my 996 '01 Turbo. I could strike a deal to buy 4 Cargraphic Gemballa rims in the sizes: Front: 9.5 * 18 ET 62 Rear: 12 * 18 ET 28 My regular Posche AG 18" measure as follows: Front: 8 * 18 ET 50 Rear: 11 * 18 ET 45 Can I fit the Cargraphic's on my Turbo without any problem. I do NOT want to have to fit spacers or other adapters. Thanks for any advise :lightbulb:
  7. Pictures may not look like in real but it is Lapis Blue for sure. ;)
  8. I have recently exchanged my 996 Carrera 2 for an '00 Biturbo, Lapis Blue with black interior. I have it since 2 weeks now. It spent 5 years in Switzerland with a single owner. Considering it's excellent condition (21.000 km and still it's 4 original tires) I suspect it mainly travelled from Golfcourt to Casino. Obviously I'm still discovering the car but right now it's already a GRAND experience :beer: ! It's got nothing do do with a "regular" 911. Accelerations are simply mind-boggling. Brutal yet extremely linear. The engine's got massive torque so early (560 Nm @ 2700 rpm). Roadhandling is
  9. I take it that you mean "resonance". I had some resonance in the 2700 - 3000 rpm range on my 996 C Fabspeed mufflers. Just bought a 996 TT and would possibly consider upgrading the exhaust later on. Europipe (www.europipe.be) close to my place here in Belgium seems to offer very nice gear for TT's as well.
  10. Well I tried to install my new door seal but it's not as easy as it looks. As indicated in Loren's message above, first one has to remove the door panel. In order to do this I tried to follow the Renntech "Door panel removal / Install instructions" but could not remove the door panel to gain access to the holding clip :angry: . The scheme of the "Door panel removal / Install instructions" is not really crystal clear if you are not used to doing these things. I preferred not to risk doing anything wrong so I quit and decided to have it done by a professional. Meanwhile however, I sold my car an
  11. That's grand Loren :clapping: Thank you very much. I'll order the part asap and try to fit it myself next week.
  12. The one shown above has been sold meanwhile. Not to me. <_< I'm still waiting because I'm considering an MkII as well. They are becoming more affordable right now, especially in neighbouring Germany. Moreover, I'm trying to sell my C2 right now. I'll keep you posted.
  13. On my '99 996 C2 I would like to replace the horizontal rubber joint between the window and the door on the outside of the passenger's door. I guess the previous owner must have taken it off for one reason or the other and has not put it back in a proper manner. Due to this instead of being nicely stretched there are bumps in the joint which you notice especially when looking in the rear mirror from the passenger's seat. There's no infiltration of water or anything like it. The problem is purely esthetical. (I could add a photo later on today). Did anyone do this before? Is it an easy DIY? A
  14. Thanks Steve + Greig, The clutch felt excellent. But I will enquire when it was last changed. 65.000 EUR feels like a fair price right now but one can expect a drop in value as of next year when the 997 GT3 will arrive, don't you think so? Mk2's may be available then at more interesting prices. Do you guys use your GT3 as a daily driver as well? How many miles did you put on it already? It would be my intention to use it more often than just for weekends and track-events. The car feels like it being fit for daily use, except for bumpy roads. :thumbup:
  15. Hi to the happy GT3-owners, I would need some advise from you guys. I am currently looking out for a 2nd hand GT3 and tested this one yesterday: Leuze auto It's a Feb. 2000 ClubSport and has +/-19.000miles/30.000km on the speedo. I checked with Porsche engine checking software and the number of hours of operation result in a credible average speed of 44miles/h/ 70km/h. The car runs fabulously compared to my "ordinary" C2. The engine's power development is an extatic experience, particularly passed the 4000rpm. I really think Porsche underestimates the HP of this car. It feels like A LOT
  16. I can only confirm this. I had to deal with rusted clamps when fitting a sports-exhaust on my C2. :angry: Not recommendable just for cleaning of tips.
  17. I tested a Feb.2000 GT3 MKI which is for sale at my dealership. The car is in Clubsport version and has 30.000 km (+/- 19.000 miles) on the counter. Overall it is in mint condition. The only thing is that the front brake calipers red paint has turned shaded red-orange. I guess due to heat of heavy braking :eek: Is this linked to the brake-cooling issue referred here above or is it a bad sign on how the car was treated...Should I worry about this?
  18. At that price-differential, the 997S is by far the best option. Technology-wise the 997S is a superior car. Another thing to consider maybe is that 996C4S models may experience value-drops within less than 6 months due to the arrival of the 997C4S (due for October from what I hear). P.S. How long would you need to wait for delivery of a 997S?
  19. Mine show some signs of corrosion. Can you take that off with a product like "Flitz" as well? BTW, I once heard of an Italian who bought himself a set of Titanium wheel lugs. They looked great, where said to reduce unsprung weight and cost a little fortune. Dunno where he bought it though B)
  20. Peter, I've never experienced that before - my 911 never get's a chance to stay in the garage more than 2 days :drive: . On your question, in view of the a-typical weight distribution of a 911, the specific chassis and suspension set-up it is normal that unproper tire pressure has that much impact. Happy driving!
  21. I'm afraid PS2's do not exist in size 285/30/18. Michelin seems to have a retail stock optimisation issue. Here in Europe also I've heard of ridiculous delays to get the :angry: PS tires.
  22. I could buy an almost new set of 19" 997S rims sizing 8*19J ET57 (front) and 11*19J ET67 (rear) fitted with 235/35 (front) and 295/30 (rear) tires. Can I fit these on my 996 C2? If so, are any spacers required??
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