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  • Present cars
    2000 911 C2 996
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    2000 BMW 540i
    98 BMW 528i
    72 BMW 2002tii
    98 BMW M3
  1. Wow. Well glad its nothing major. On the other hand, if this is "acceptable" clutch wear then I am really disappointed in Porsche. Performance wear items like tires and brakes I can understand but a non abused clutch? Weak!
  2. This weekend I was out for a quick run to pickup some food for dinner when I came onto an aggressivly driven E36 M3. I ended up next to him at a light (couple of punk kids) so I figured I'd show them whats up. I did a moderately high RPM clutch drop at green (maybe 3500rpm) and took off. I ate him up pretty good as expected but forgot to shift into 3rd and spent a few seconds bumping the revlimiter before I let off and shifted into 3rd and then let off before I got going too fast and went on home without incident. At least I had already opened up a big gap on the M3 :) in spite of my miss
  3. Its not that hard to fabricate a custom bezel. You probably saw my post regarding installation of a Double DIN Eclipse AVN unit into my 2k 996. I ended up taking 2 parts of a bezel designed for another unit and sticking them together with a glue gun. Next, I used body filler to cover the entire bezel and then sanded it down until it was smooth. This also fully integrated and covered both pieces of plastic making one solid piece of material. Then painting (and sanding) and painting (and sanding) until it was perfect. I dont think it would be very hard to even start with a piece of cardboa
  4. Ok pictures. I finally finished the trim ring. Looks good for a rookie. I am still not happy and am going to raise up the unit and flip the trim ring so that the narrow portion of the trim is at the top and the wider portion is at the bottom where it is barely seen.
  5. I have been holding off on the picts until the trim ring was done...its drying now. Not perfect, still have some mods to do but looks good. Picts coming tomorrow.
  6. Deck: 1799 on ebay. If you go this route, be sure it comes with serial numbers as some Eclipse dealers are really sensitive to this and I had a couple shops threaten not to install it if they were not there. Mine were. Amp: JL Audio 6 ch amp - 399 new, with warranty from dealer. Can be found on ebay - again be sure your getting serials. Install: 800 ish from high end shop. Still have speakers to go...expecting another 400 for a subwoofer (thats just for sub and box, I'm going to fiberglass and paint myself). Another amp - 300$ and upgrade speakers - probably another 1k. (focals seem to
  7. The AVN unit doesn't have any knobs, only dedicated buttons. They are small, but larger than the buttons on the factory deck. Almost all of the major functions are articulated via the touch screen. I think the ergonomics are great. Screen seems very good in all sunlight conditions so far, but recognize a cab is a different matter. Screen seems great and you can 'tilt' if you get a bad angle. I think it would be easy to integrate the ipod, not sure if it has a dedicated input for the ipod but know I can integrate a separate video/audio input (ala PS2 or other video source) so could do i
  8. I just got back my 00 996 C2 from the installer. Took out factory amp, factory CDR220 and replaced with Eclipse AVN5435 Double DIN Navigation, DVD AV Deck in the same location in the dash as the factory Navigation. I replaced the factory amp with a JL Audio E6540 6x50w Amp, mounted in the trunk under a custom cover. Next I plan on replacing the factory speakers and putting a custom subwoofer into the rear deck area behind the rear seats. My impressions: The car: 00 996 C2, Silver on Grey - 6sp with 18" turbo look (not hollow) wheels. Alum Gauges, Alum E brake, Alum Shifter and Trim
  9. I am installing the new Eclipse AVN5435 Double DIN Navigation unit into my 2000 996. I need to move my climate control unit down to the bottom portion of the dash so as to open up the space for the deck. I want it to relocate the climate controls in the upper of the two slots down below. (where the CD storage is now), and keep the storage tray in the lower opening. Does anyone know the part numbers for the trim ring required for the climate control if going into the top slot? (its square) Thanks. My local dealer gave me the trim ring for the lower slot, which is slightly rounded at
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