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Geshwindigkeit replied to dsnow's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I really think the white C4S is a spectacular looking car, however those wheels look like they "raised' your car significantly?? WHen I look at the Lambo and your car there seems to be a significant difference?? Are those wheels 20's?? Demosan The wheels look like the 19" 997 Turbo wheels to me.
To add my two cents... I added the XPel (which I think is superior to 3M) clear bra to my car this week and am so far happy even though I do have some stone chips and was worried about how everything would look. I'm getting ready to do a DE and didn't feel like the painter's tape route. I worked w/ an installer here in Atlanta, who does a lot of work for many of the exotic car dealers here in town. Cost for full bumper, 1/2 fender & hood, and side mirrors ran a little less than $600. The same install at the dealer was quoted at over $1000! Also, if you're thinking of doing this yourself, I would think twice. I watched this guy do it and while I'm pretty sure I could get most of it done properly, the parts around the curves and corners takes some finesse!
check out the "official 996 C4S" thread at 6speed, if you haven't already done so. great pics and C4S posts... Thanks for the 6speed reference. I will definitely check it out. Its amazing how much there is to learn at this point.
Geshwindigkeit replied to C4Speed's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Great video! Congrats to your son on very well edited and tasteful piece of work, ...and to you on a cool car. Can't go wrong w/ the C4S!
Geshwindigkeit replied to thx1138jtx2's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Welcome to the site. I'm a new owner of an '03 C4S as well. Can't wait to get the car on come great mountain roads her in GA and see how it performs.
Thanks, everyone for the comments. I look forward to learning all I can and hopefully adding a comment or two from time to time. Can't wait to get enrolled in a DE class and learn what a P car can really do!
Geshwindigkeit started following "New to Me" '03 C4S Pics ...and a Headlight question
One of my pics is in front of a "monument to flight". The aircraft represented are YF-23's, which lost in a head to head competition with the F-22 to take over for F-15's. Don't even know if there are any flying versions around anymore. Definitely correct on the side markers, have them on order. What type of bulb did you use - amber of clear, LED's? The headlight question had to do with alignment and the stagger affect of aiming the beams for Bii-Xenon's. My other cars go through a process of self leveling when the lights come on and appear to be balanced. On my P-car, I was told that the self leveling affect takes place when you turn on the ignition and that the driver's side light should be "slightly" lower than the passenger headlight due to oncoming traffic. :unsure:
Thanks for the comments! Nice catch on the YF-23 - the eventual loser to the F-22 in the head to head competition. That pic was taken at the entrance to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. Its located next to the plane graveyard @ Davis Monthan AFB. Pretty cool old warbirds in there, including the SR-71, a couple of Buffs and several neat fighters... Still haven't seen my old plane, RC-135 :notworthy: , on display yet.
Greetings everyone! I've been lurking around the board for a little over a year now as I've waded through the tons of information out there on 996's. IMS, RMS, oil changes, tire size...you name it. About 2 weeks ago, I finally pulled the rip cord and purchased a 2003 996 C4S in arctic silver w/ boxster red interior and only ~20,000 miles on the clock. Took delivery in sunny California and proceeded to drive cross country home to Georgia. Truly outstanding trip. I've included a couple of pics from the road and here in ATL. Sorry on the headlight question. Problem solved!
Geshwindigkeit replied to jrthe1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My research on the subject say that while you're in doing an RMS fix, the generally accepted practice is to go ahead and "at least" do the clutch. Many have stated that the IMS should also be done concurrently, but, I am sure that there are SEVERAL schools of thought on that. If it were me, I would do all three. ...my two cents.
Geshwindigkeit replied to vwrado's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)2003 996 C4S, 2nd owner, w/ just over 23K miles. No RMS/IMS issues to date. Just got it about 2 week ago. Took delivery in CA and drove cross country to GA ~2300 miles. No problems so far.
I have an '03 C4S w/ ~22,000 miles on the clock and I was quoted "Total price for the IMS Retrofit procedure which also includes a new rear main seal, clutch and pressure plate is $3900 for 4wd cars." I think non AWD P Cars are cheaper.