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How does one reset the "needs service" indication on the 997.2? The yearly service is now due and I have changed the oil myself.
Hi Paul, THANKS for responding again! Appreciate your advice. I have driven manual transmission sports & race cars for over 40 years and have never had to replace a clutch. Guess I am just lucky. I guess if I lost my left leg I might try the PDK.
The Carrera Sport wheels are wider thereby requiring 305/30/19 tires to fit better. The spacers some people use on the narrower wheels are purely for cosmetic purposes (to push the wheels closer to the edge of the wheel wells). In most cases, the use of spacers is likely to make handling worse, since it throws off the steering geometry when used on the front wheels. People generally select wheels based either on the looks or the weight, or both. The Carrera Sports look great in my opinion, but are the heaviest of the factory wheels. When I had Sport Designs, I just spent the time cleaning them, which only amounted to a few extra minutes per wheel. But I didn't attempt to do the portion of the rim on the inside of the spokes. I'm not that obsessive about it. Another option is to purchase the cheapest wheels with the car, and then change them out to after-market wheels which come in more varieties and lower weight. Hi Ken, THANKs for your response and insight. Seems like I should go with the lightest wheel without spacers. Would you know where the various 997 wheel weights are listed? If they were all equal in weight, I would go for the Carrera Classic wheel since I know from my Boxster how easy it is to clean.
Hi Paul, THANKS for your prompt response. The limited slip option is less than $1K and even less than Sport Chrono! Still a bad deal for the street with 385 HP? I don't understand the rest of your response. I wasn't discussing lowering or changing sway bars. Any suggestions on the other questions? Best regards, Gordie Austin, TX
Presently have our '04 986S 550 Anniversary Edition for sale in preparation of purchasing an '09 997S Cab. :jump: Appreciate any opinions on the following: Wheels - A. How does one clean the Sport Design wheel?? Presently have the Carrera Classic wheel and it is so easy to reach through the spokes and clean the rim. B. What are the advantages of the Carrera Sport Wheels over the other wheel types offered? Seems that the additional tire width in the rear (305 vs 295 on other rims) would just cause the car to understeer more. Unless the purpose is to allow one to have more stability when kicking out the rear. C. All rims except the Carrera Sport are a little narrower which allows using the 5mm wheel spacers. Do the spacers help handling at all or are they just for looks (wheel more flush with fenders)? Limited slip option - Worth getting for mostly road driving? Short Shifter - Worth getting for mostly road driving? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and experience. Best regards, Gordie Austin, TX
Looking at purchasing a Boxster S 2003 vintage. Have tried several and find that the left foot rest is approx 2-3" too close to me due to my height, AND my left knee is up in the air (and unsupported) with the seat all the way back.......... Wondering if anyone has discussed possiblity of modifying, and/or modified this foot rest for taller folks? Realize that I can pay $20K more for a 2005 with better legroom. Best regards