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Everything posted by balefire

  1. Often the wheel is not perfectly seated until the second lug is placed. Thus, the first lug usually must be readjusted after applying the remaining lugs. I bet someone forgot to retighten the first lug.
  2. Your source is wrong.Wheel diameter can be changed independent of suspension or alignment provided the fitmentis correct.Your 255 width is incorrect and would undoubtedly cause speedometers errors and psm errors.
  3. Serg, The wheels will fit your car. They may be a good winter set since they are narrow, but would not make an ideal summer set since stock tires may have tire squirm on that narrower wheel.
  4. Although some people can run a skinny tire to solve this problem, that is not a good solution. http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator There are plenty of other 996 and 997 wheels that have a better offset to fit your NB mk1 996.
  5. I guess I wasn't very clear in this thread. The front 997 wheels and tires WILL FIT with a 7mm spacer. The rear 997 wheels and tires WILL NOT fit your mk1 996. The rear wheel WILL RUB the fender unless you do the following: 1) extreme negative camber which will probably cause premature inner tire wear 2) roll the fenders which can damage the paint. As I said before NO spacer will fix the rear wheel offset. 99% people would NOT get that wheel tire combo for their mk1 996.
  6. I never noticed a reduction in torque with my bypass pipes on the street and definitely not on the autox course. But with my stock headers and cat and bypass pipes, I'm at the sound limit 100 db for my local autox region. I can't imagine how loud your setup would be.
  7. I'm not sure this is correct. Toe will affect a greater portion / almost all of the tire whereas camber can cause inner tire wear. Although you would like to reduce tire wear, remember reducing camber and making the toe close to zero as many have recommended will loosen the rear of the car which might make the car unstable in emergency situations for your girlfriend.
  8. 36f/44r psi is porsche stock rec. i flip my tires regularly due to the negative camber. when in doubt, alignment is always a good idea.
  9. I think your old tire pressures were fine and were close to Porsche recs. Your alignment will affect the inner tire wear 100x more than your tire pressure will. Yes, the stock porsche alignment has negative camber. You can dial it out, but understand the consequences in handling.
  10. The stock wheels for a 997 NB such as the targa have a higher offset front wheel and lower offset rear wheel. The bolt patterns are the same. However, the 17" wheels were not stock. So it is guess work whether they would fit unless we knew the dimensions (width, offset, tire size, etc) Good luck
  11. NO spacer will correct the wheel offset in the rear on those carrera 3s. however, 997 tire size works fine on a 996 provided the wheel is the correct offset and width.
  12. Mk1 1998 to 2001 Mk2 2002 to 2004 The rear suspension changed for mk2 that allows a wider or more offset wheel. That wheel will rub on the outside of the tire with your fender in the rear
  13. I have the same wheels and tires. although they fit my mk2, the rear wheels will not fit your mk1.
  14. I think my car may have a bad coil pack. Flashing CEL, heavy vibration on acceleration. 63k miles. New plugs 5k miles ago. Original coils. Is it ok to drive to the dealer 15 miles away in stop and go traffic? Or will it toast my cat by doing that? Thanks!
  15. i am going to plasti dip the spokes of my autocross wheels blue next weekend. my son loves blue
  16. ssr wheels. to the OP, the champion rg5 wheels are great wheels and would make any 996 look better, but the tire sizes are not perfect i have 19 in wheels and couldnt be happier
  17. I know this is an old thread, but I'm about to order Porsche OEM Sport Techno wheels with 11x18 ET 63 and 295/30x18 rears for my 2001 C2 (narrow body). This is the same as the GT3 spec, so I'm wondering whether I need to get the rear fenders rolled. Pac911, how did this work out for you? Did you get the GT3 wheels without fender rolling? In the event I need to get the rear fenders rolled, how big an expense is this? Thanks. There is a difference in rear suspension between mk1 and mk2 996 NB that allows a mk2 NB to fit a wider wheel and still clear the fender. However, 18x11 et 63 on 295/30/18 should fit a mk1 NB assuming stock suspension and alignment.
  18. What about bosch coils? Any reason to choose Bosch over Beru coils? Part 0 986 221 016
  19. what about k&n oil filters? and which filter is OEM? mahle or hengst?
  20. On my dectane LED 997 tail light for my 996 mk2 car, the install took 5 min total. One 10mm bolt. One connector each side. Truly plug and play. No CELs despite multiple LED lights throughout. Unfortunately, the cost is prohibitive. Carlightpro is the official distributor of dectane in the US and they charge $850. I saved $250 by getting mine from Pitlane which is an overseas european company which exported the lights to me over a 1 month process. Still, thats a lot more than the Asian older style LED lights, but to me the quality and look was worth it.
  21. I've searched all the TSBs and whatever FSMs I could find. No luck for the 996 non GT3 I did find this for the GT3. http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/4611961-post8.html Any other references for a slotting/shim/camber bolt for the 996 non GT3 in a TSB or FSM I would appreciate. Thanks!
  22. after lots of phone calls to parts places and internet searching, 3 weeks later my dealer found a random plug in a porche tool kit that matched. picked up my car yesterday logray thanks for all the help.
  23. The part number was the same cost on each side which suggests to me they are the same harness, but perhaps porsche just charges the same. I'll tell my parts guy and go from there. I have a 2004 anniversary with the turbo front bumpers if it helps.
  24. Thanks for the link. As far as I know, only the plastic socket is damaged. However, my dealer has been unable to find the part number for either the plastic socket or the entire wiring harness That pic shows a wiring harness on both sides, with similar prices. I thought the ambient air temperature sensor is located only on the passenger side? Here's another link with the part number for the temperature sensor, but not the plug it goes into. http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/32425-outside-air-temperature-sensor-failure/ Any ideas? Thanks.
  25. A semi truck cast a piece of its retreaded tire right in front of me and it made a small hole in my bumper. Unfortunately it also damaged the plug that the ambient temperature sensor goes into. My local Porsche shop has tried finding the part number for the plug and have been unsuccessful. They have also tried calling Porsche Germany and that hasn't worked either. It has been 2 weeks and still no luck. Any ideas or a part number to look up? The sensor is number 25 in the attached picture, but I need the plastic plug that it goes into. Thanks!
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