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About Ubermensch

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  • Present cars
    2001 911 C4
  • Former cars
    1994 Toyota Supra TT
  1. It's a fairly common complaint on the 996s. As was mentioned, the two best solutions are the aero front bumper and/or lowering the suspension a little.
  2. I've got my new boots and clamps and I'm ready to tackle the job on my 996 C4. Just one question: This is one of the clamps that arrived and I'm a little confused about how you tighten it. I've got CV boot pliers for eared and earless clampes which the other ones are. This one just looks like a metal zip tie. Do I just pull it through and bend it over? Thanks, S.
  3. This one? : http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/showthr...ht=extinguisher
  4. I just wanted to follow up and say that I followed your technique and paint recommendation with good results. That color paint is a very good match. Thanks! Shawn
  5. Disregard, I figured it out. For anyone wondering, there are two white clips under the front edge of the seat. There is a "pin" that goes through it into the base. Pull on the pin to release the rivet. Then pry the white clip away from the base and it will pop out releasing the front edge of the seat. The back edge is just wedge in and can be slid out. Shawn
  6. I've located a bad heating element in my seat heaters and I'd like to see if it can be repaired or if I need to replace it. Does anyone have tips for removing the bottom seat cushion to access the heating elements? Thanks, Shawn
  7. Thanks, that's exactly the type of thread I was looking for.
  8. I'm going to replace the lower control arms on my 2001 C4. Obviously I need to seperate the ball joint to accomplish that. Does anyone suggest a specific tool and I can pick up locally? I'm familiar with the seperator forks, but the manaul shows a lever type contraption... Thanks, S.
  9. 2001 C4 with 80k miles. Replaced all six coil packs after four found bad (~55k miles) Alternator replaced (-75k miles)
  10. Thanks guys !! It's done !! The alternator was out, I accessed the tubes behind it. I had to use a ton of WD40, a few cuts & bruises on my hands, a jammed finger, a ton of pushing, shoving, pulling, mallet hits, using screw drivers as levels etc to get the generator out. Nasty one - but done with no damage to the precious alternator (or around). At some point I felt the right side was probably welded in my case !! I'm going to write a little DIY soon - taken snaps just for that. Did you ever happen to copmlete the write up? I think my voltage regulator is on the way out and it
  11. If they're newly designed it's not the center section raising...mine do that from the factory. Look stock to me.
  12. Am I missing something. That's the stock cup holder, isn't it? S.
  13. Any luck with this? Do you have any details on removing the elements? Thanks, Shawn
  14. I have a C4 and the stock amp is located in the center section of the trunk. You need to remove most of the trim panels in the trunk to access it as they all overlap and the center section is the bottom-most. Shawn
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