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  1. The 911 has always had an e-brake drum inside the rear rotor. Removal of the rotor doesn't always require they be adjusted though.
  2. I don't think it's a DIY job unless you were a window tint installer in a previous life. When I had the Invinca-Shield brand installed on my Boxster S it was almost a 4 hour job and the guy doing it was a trainer for Invinca-Shield. I've already contacted him to install the film on my GT3 before it leaves the dealer's lot.
  3. Could someone post the template for what to cut on the side panel? Thanks.
  4. Actually we need a photo from the other side of the car. I'm thinking that air guide might interfere with the A/C compressor and/or the lines to the compressor on the street GT3.
  5. Tony: When you read "blip" think "heel & toe" as in using your heel/side of the foot on the gas pedal to bring the revs up while your toes are mashing the brakes.
  6. carl: Haven't gotten my GT3 yet but a few months after I got my 968 the temp gauge started to occasionally peg itself and then drop back to normal range. After two sensors and a thermostat were replaced without solving the problem a new gauge did.
  7. Do you like repairing the CV joints on your car? I had a friend decide a handbrake turn was required for an autocross several years ago so he taped down the button on the handbrake lever so he could just let go to disengage it. That was the theory at least. Unfortunately when he actually used the handbrake the tape slipped, the brakes stayed on and when he jumped back on the throttle he popped a CV joint. As for ABS, I think the emergency brake system used in the 996 is still the small mechanical drum setup inside the rear disc so ABS would not apply.
  8. Arthur: It sounds like you and I have almost the same build with long torso and short legs. I strongly urge you to sit in the sport seats before you buy a set and have them shipped from the US to Oz as I do not find them comfortable.
  9. gt3Steve

    GT3 Specs

    rockitman: Did you not notice the ;) in my post? Maybe I should have used <sarcasm></sarcasm> instead. :)
  10. Arthur: The seat back is the only difference between the "sport" and standard seats but AFAIK Porsche does not sell the base and the back seperately. You could ask Gert at carnewal.com if he can provide them though. I would strongly suggest sitting in a car with the sport seats before swapping them out on your car. Personally I don't find them more supportive than the standard seats but that could be because the "wings" hit me right in the shoulders. Strangely enough the GT3 seat, which I'd call a real sport seat, fits my shoulders fine.
  11. gt3Steve

    GT3 Specs

    Cool, according to the Porsche doc Don posted the GT3 comes with a Ceramic Composite Clutch. I bet that's gonna ***** off some Carrera GT buyers that thought that clutch was unique to their cars. And we've now got VarioCam Plus with variable lift instead of just the variable timing of VarioCam. Maybe it's a good thing my GT3 hasn't been built yet or I'd have missed out on all these upgrades. ;)
  12. There's 2 issues with the US GT3 gas tank. The safety aspect is placement relative to the front axle and regulations prohibit the gas tank extending forward or below it (I forget which). You can't simply swap out the 23.5 gallon tank as the US tank has a different vapor recovery configuration/parts and you'd get a fault on the OBDII system.
  13. You have to order the finishing piece separately as it either comes as black plastic or leather covered. The black plastic part # is 986 552 241 01 B12
  14. You'd be talking about Christophorus magazine. I never figured out if it was PCNA or the dealership that initiated a subscription. Try asking the sales manager if your sales person can't tell you.
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