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David4315

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  1. So if I understand it is a different clip than the convertible switch on the center console. That on seemed to require a special tool - was very difficult to remove.
  2. So a question for the group - I just replaced the center console on my C4S Cab and had a hell of a time removing the convertible top switch. Is there some special tool for this. I broke one of the 4 tabs but it seems secure enough. The new problem is I am also replacing the door finishers and there are of course more of these rocker switches for the windows. I was rather hoping not to destroy when moving them to the new part. And help here would be appreciated.
  3. Thanks to all for the replies. Sadly my car is a NA C4S - Great car but not a turbo. It is tempting and my dealer (HBL - Tysons) can do it easily but it would just feel better to hear from others before I drop a grand on the mod.
  4. Is there any consensus which ECU remap is the best option. I have a 2006 C4S witch a gather has 355 BHP. I've added AWE headers, cats and exhaust but no air box at this point. I want to do the ECU and am aware of the offerings from Softronic, Fabspeed, etc but would love some feedback from others. The aftermarket modification options for adding horsepower are similar to all the muscle powders marketed to teenagers who will pay through the nose for over priced protein powder. I guess what I'm saying is that I know better but am still easily marketed to and would appreciate some advise from others.
  5. So I'm driving back from a Cars and Coffee event this morning and in 4 gear at about 50 MPH I can feel the power coming on and off like there is water in the fuel or something. Pulling into traffic a couple of times recently I've nearly stalled and just thought it might be operator error. But in fact it would seem there is some sort of issue with the car and not my clutch foot. I'm not sure if this is a common issue as this is my first Porsche. Any wisdom from the list is as always appreciated . Still under warranty so I'm not too worried but always disturbing. My only real concern is that I installed the AWE exhaust and there could be an issue with the oxygen sensor which would not be covered . Again thanks to anyone who might have more of an idea than I do.
  6. This is one of the most detailed threads on a very desireable upgrade I think I have seen and is a no brainer for performance improvement. Thanks to all for the help. I found this parts list on 6Speed from a contributer: Intake Manifolds: #997.110.115.40 X2 Throttle Body: #997.605.116.00 Distributor Pipe: 997.110.416.40 Rubber Sleeve: 997.110.685.40 X2 Hose Clamp: 997.512.694.00 X4 Electric Line (tank vent line extension): 997.607.130.00 Tank Vent Line Support: 997.110.429.40 Support for throttle body: 997.110.423.40 Support: 997.110.433.40 Tank ventline including Valve: 997.110.129.40 Tank Ventline: 997.110.127.40 It sure would be nice if Porsche just had a simple X-51 CAI including appropriate ECU remap so we could all quit guessing and jerry-rigging our poor cars with Hoover drive belts of all things. When I was deployed in Iraq I first heard the term "hillbilly armor," but I never thought it would apply to my Porsche.
  7. So I spoke to the body shop and I think they are going to install the bumber cover with the sensors and I will later have to get them wried at the dealer. Let's hope I'm not chasing shadows.
  8. Thanks - I suppose all I can do is ask and hope it is not prohibitively expensive. The repair is being done at a Porsche dealer's own body shop - hopefully this is a help.
  9. Anyone know if it is possible to retrofit park assist? My car got scraped while parked recently and is getting the rear bumper cover replaced and I figured now is the time if it is possible. Thanks in advance if anyone knows.
  10. Sounds like I have to take it to the dealer. Between the Bluetooth/Ipod/sat and Exhaust I fear that one of them conflicted with the big brain. Let's just hope there are not warranty issues.
  11. So I'm out of my garage setting up Sirius sat radio with the car at idle for an extended length of time and the Check Engine !! thing comes on. As background I also recently installed an entire AWE system on the 2006 C4S. Any advise before bringing it to the dealer. HELP....
  12. Thanks so much for the kind offer but I found the printout of all my options and it was not listed explaining why I can't find it. I do have the $4k hard top. Wish I could go back in time and swap the stupid thing for a top of options that I actually want.
  13. I hve a 2006 C4S and can't find the TPM. Are all cars equipped or can I assume that mine may not have it.
  14. That makes sense. I had not really even thought of the possible damage to the heads. the car only has 30,000 miles on it but this kind of thing is a roll of the dice.
  15. Can anyone give me a rough idea how much it should cost to install headers, mufflers and cats. I just purchased the AWE set up and have no idea if should cost $500 or $1500 to install. I know it is pretty straight forward and if I had the time and a lift I think it would be fun to do myself - no joy there... Any rough idea is useful. I have a guy who certainly seems very honest and does pleanty of high end work (much nicer than my 997) but always good not to be flying blind. Thanks.
  16. I have been very pleased with Suncoast as well, but as I mentioned, I'm a new owner. I bought the car only in October and keep discovering things long time owners consider givens. Still learning and always very much appreciate the wisdom of the forum. Thanks for the confirmation.
  17. So will the new discs make the maps look a little different or just add more POIs and some new roads. I rarely travel with my car and know the DC area pretty well, but (I know this sounds silly) the 06 maps look a little dated. Just curious.
  18. I have an 2006 C4S with full leather and saw the door inserts at Suncoast that go surround the door release and electric windows. I've also seen them in a friend's turbo - great upgrade. Anyway, just curious how tough these are for DIY install if anyone has done it. Airbags tend to be something I stay away from but I am curious to know how tough they are to install. While I'm at it would anyone have any suggestions where the best place is to get such parts (center console is probably the next purchase). The Suncoast guys seem to be very helpful and prices are the best I've found so far, but at the risk still shopping, curious to know if there are others. Sorry if this one is a bit rambling. Thanks, members have been very helpful for the newbie Porsche owner.
  19. I just got the Dakota - prefect fit and cheap. Thanks to all for the kind replies.
  20. Can anyone recommend a Child Booster Seat which fits in the back of a 997 CAB. I understand that there are a few which are narrow enough in the rear to fit. The actual seat I would think is as safe or safer because it is low and protected. I drop my daughter off at school a mile from home and rearly exceed 25 MPH on the trip but rules are rules.
  21. Agreed, it's such a significant improvement, you wonder why the standard shifter is and has been such junk all these years. We stock the B&M for those who prefer to have a solid as a rock shifter and not spend the dough on the Porsche unit, million mile warranty, etc. I've had both, and like both. Enjoy the ride! I would like to install a short shifter on my 2007 T4S. Is there much difference in the throw or feel between the two? Thanks for the input. Sorry to be slow in reply and I see others have also weighed in - the short answer is that I think it makes the whole car feel tighter and is worth it. As for value, if you can DIY the install it really cuts the price. For time reasons and poor lighting in my garage in winter (I wish I lived in San Diego) I had the dealer do it. Porsche insists on charging a la carte for options that I really think should be included in the car. Maybe they rationalize it because they are attempting to make a 911 within reach for more people, but I still think it is crazy. My last car was an M3 Cab and it had a beefy sport multi function sport wheel and the "M"emblem embossed in the headreast standard. Oh well, still prefer the C4S...
  22. Just installed it. Why the car doesn't come this way from the factory is a mystery. I can't imagine anyone would prefer rowing but what do I know. Again, great if not mandatory mod. Should be standard.
  23. Thanks, as always appreciate the reply. I think I'm going ahead with the mods and will roll the dice. Hard to stop the HP chase.
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