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  1. Sorry for late reply ;^) prices for used porsche engines has gone way up since I did my conversion 10 years ago. they are now averaging 9-12k for an engine. When I did my conversion I got the engine for closer to 6-7k with my old engine and a core exchange. .. The Labor took about 40 hours. So multiply that by the hourly rate of your favorite mechanic, but figure about 4k for labor... Now... I would not necessarily do this conversion at today's prices and with the prices of 2007 987 Boxster S /Cayman S 3.4 liter cars selling for 20-25k.... I would just buy a
  2. I have an 06 C4S and recently switched to 245/35/19's on the front and I have 305/30/19s on the rear. the 245 is 25.8" diameter compared to 235 25.5". The GT3's wear the 245 size too. adds just a touch more width and looks Great!! Just my opinion, but going 235-40 route, the tire may look a bit too tall compared to the rears. Even though my current setup still has the front diameter slightly smaller than the rears, they look almost the same diameter when looking at the car. the 40 aspect ratio may make it look a bit off balance with the fronts being taller. just something to think a
  3. Hey guys, my friend did a short film project on my Carrera 4S. We tried to capture the sights and sounds of driving these awesome cars in a great "Porsche" short film.. Check it out and pass along to your car buddies! Enjoy!
  4. If you are gonna stick with the 997's, then definitely hold out for an "S" with all the options you desire. The regular Carrera has all the goods, but the "S" comes with better power, brakes, suspension and wheels. In the long run I think you will be happier with the upgrades and it will be worth the extra $7-8k difference. Interior options are just as important as the exterior, so I would be picky there too. There are lots of great bargains out there if you are patient and do lots of research. Phillip and I had very similar experience. Our local dealer salesman and a good mechanic both
  5. The staggered wheel idea is an interesting option. But the sport design wheels I have are 20x9 all the way around so I would like to keep all the tires the same size. i have a feeling the 315 would have that "muffin top" look on the rear 9 inch wide wheels. I wonder what 295/40's all around would do for the handling? hmmmm something to think about. thanks for posting all that info. It would be nice if anyone can post some pics of their larger/taller tires on oem 20's... any takers ;^)
  6. hey dervin1968 and swflhomes, were you able to figure out how to post those pics. I am contemplating this same idea. I purchased my wife an 04 CS 6 yrs ago with 20 inch sport design wheels and 275/40/20 tires. It continues to be a great suv and family car, will probably get her a 2011 CS next year, but for now I am about to move on to my 3rd set of tires. 1st I had oem Conti's on it, and now Hankooks Ventus with about 20k miles on them. Hankooks are not absorbing the bumps very well any more and getting louder. The car still handles great, but just getting tired of the hard tire sla
  7. Hey Joe, Looks to me like you have other factors to consider too.. Manual vs tiptronic? Not sure how much it means to you, but that's a huge decision too, regardless of 2wd vs 4wd. There is also the 2 inch wider rear end on the C4S, in my opinion stands out more and looks awesome, and wider rear wheels/tires (305 vs 295 tire size). The better balance with the front axle, psm for awd, preloading brake cylinder feature are different and nice upgrades on C4S. Also, consider how much time is left on both CPO's and when they expire. New extened warranty's will run ya around $3k
  8. Not sure if you did your project or found your answers... but I was very frustrated at how little information there was out there to do this conversion. People said it could be done and was, but little actual specifics. Here is what I experienced with my 06 Carrera 4S face lift project. I just turned 40 this year in February and it was a great time to do a little something special for myself, or atleast that's what I told my wife :thumbup: I wanted to upgrade the look of my C4S and the 2011 Carrera GTS, Speester, and sport classic came out from Porsche and I absolutely love the new Sp
  9. Hey Tony, I realize you are looking for answers for yellow lens tint in particular and if it is legal... Do you have any cop friends? Maybe a good time to just ask them if they look for that kind of stuff to ticket. I can only tell ya about my experience with the clear bra material and that it can be easily removed if you get into trouble from your local traffic cops.. If it is just the lens you want material for you can buy the material pre-cut and it is very easy to apply yourself. It is also not that expensive for just the lens'. Any thing beyond that I would have a profes
  10. I LOVE stickers ! :jump: LOL . I hear stickers are good for 10 more hp. Phillip, Turbo's like yours are much easier to squeeze more power out of, and when i had a turbo (mitsubishi) I was like a kid in a candy store buying every upgrade possible. I did see major gains in power, but I also inherited major frustration from all the little things that started going wrong too. Seemed like I was always fixing or adjusting boost problems like little leaks or vacuum lines popping off all the aftermarket stuff. I feel your pain. You still have an awesome beast with or without the upgrades
  11. Just wanted to share an article I came across concerning headers and pipe diameters. I currently have the K&N Cold Air Kit 57-7000 and IPD Plenum. The K&N kit alone did an amazing job of eliminating most of the dreaded "flat spot" in power for the 3.8 liter between 4500-6500 rpm. I can not say enough about it, my favorite mod so far. Pulls significantly harder through 4500-6500 rpm and screams to 7300 rpm. The sound alone was worth it to me. 5500-7300 rpm shrieks like a GT3 and the performance is noticeable. The IPD Plenum further eliminated any remaining flat spo
  12. I have the porsche oem sport shifter on my 997.1 C4S . I love it and and the precision is much better then the stock shifter. I also have the Porsche/B&M unit on my Boxster 5 speed.. No comparison. the 997 short shifter feels smoother, more precise and less notchy then the B&M. Stick with the Porsche oem short shifter for the 997 rather than aftermarket. Order it from Sunset imports and get a decent price. Still pricier then B&M, but over the long run you will be very happy. Just be sure to mark the cables correctly while installing. I would not even think twice about
  13. I upgraded my 997.1 Carrera 4S to the Sport design front bumper and side skirts that match the 2011 Carrera GTS. I LOVE the new look of the GTS. Really adds a bit more of an aggressive look. I would also definitely get the "sport shifter". Porsche has come a long way in the feel and precision with the short shifter kit. WAY better then what they had in the 996. The shorter shifts and precision make the whole car feel that much more solid and in tune with your inputs. The GT3 RS front and fender flares are going to look awesome! Nice option. Have you thought about adding sp
  14. Upgrading my front bumper to Carrera GTS specs. Sport design bumper with spoiler and led lighting! pics to follow soon.

    1. MichaelJamesDeitch

      MichaelJamesDeitch

      did you need any special mounting hardware for the new bumper. i a doing the same conversion on a c4s convertable 2006

  15. If you are not careful, and what I think a lot of your Porsche brothers are saying is, decide what you want to use the 911 for and wait and get the car you really want. By the time you finish adding all the modifications to engine and suspension and getting the car dialed in and spending all that money... you could have just sold your car, and put that extra money down on a used GT3 or Turbo that is already a lot more car and dialed in the way Porsche meant it to be.. I also have gone down the modification engine swap trail and have a very unique 3.4 liter boxster that drive
  16. Hey Donny, I know this topic was a few months ago and hopefully it's not like you are in your engine bay all the time to fix something.... But... I have the GAHH glass rear window convertible top on my 1998 Boxster and I love it... I would never go back to plastic and doing the Boxster Kung Fu Chop again everytime I wanted to put down the top (using hand to soften plastic window fold when lowering top) I use to do extensive work on my car as well as all my own maintenace. All you need is a decent tie strap with the ratchet mechanism and that has the hooks rubber coated. Put you
  17. Picked up my 3rd Porsche (1st 911) just last week. She was a garage queen and only has 6300 miles on her. 2006 C4S Meteor Gray, fully loaded. Previous owner paid close to $110,000 brand new. I was making myself sick inside trying to justify buying her, but the moment I saw her all my anxiety faded away. She is in showroom condition. still smells new. There is such a joy that you get inside everytime you take a 911 for a drive. It is good for the soul. if anyone is hesitant and nervous about pulling the trigger like I was, don't be. You will never regret it. Just make sure to do y
  18. So excited and blessed. Just purchased my dream 911 C4S ;^)

  19. I just saw this post, where was I ??.. Thanks Phillip for the very kind words. you the man. Many, many thanks to all the Renntech Porsche Nut Guru's who helped me out tremendously over the years answering all my silly questions and getting me out of many jams. :renntech: This Forum is the first place I go whenever I need to find out anything Porsche. Thanks Guys! Bill Diaz
  20. 1998 Boxster @ 29 2004 Cayenne S @ 36 2006 911 C4S @ 39
  21. Sorry for the late response Jinster.... If you are still interested in seeing some wiring diagrams you can download a few here' http://www.apexi-usa.com/info/?id=5383 these will give you an idea... they are a bit technical and the afc-select for german cars can only be found on ebay or yahoo shopping since it was discontinued and replaced by newer units... I have the special diagrams for the boxster if interested that show the wiring harness and what number ecu terminal to plug into. Basically you open up the wiring harness to the ecu and there are 5 wires to connect.
  22. I found it hard to believe as well, until i dug a little deeper. Turns out, theres this option for something LIKE a LSD... on cars with the stability management option, apparently the computer already has alot of control over the brakes. so what it can do is take constant measurements of both rear wheels, and apply a tweak of brake to the spinning one. on a conventional open differential, this makes more torque goto the other wheel. it does this so fast and so well, if you dump the clutch (with PSM off) it will leave two black marks... if you have one wheel off in the sand and the ot
  23. My original 1998 986 boxster maf housing measures inner diameter of 70-72mm. (76mm or 3 inch outer diameter) The 3.4 liter 996/Cayman maf housing measures inner diameter of 83-85 mm (90mm outer or 3.5 inch outer diameter) A difference of close to 20 percent in size.
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