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dinicor replied to clb0099's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hi guys... so yes I'm resurrecting a thread from 2012. But I'm reading up on the Fabspeed 200 Cell Cat/X-pipes and the numbers they claim are pretty impressive in terms of added hp and torque. Not sure if you'd get the same increase with a universal set up, but either way the cost is not cheap (especially for us Canadians, eh) and I'm reading mixed reviews? I'm also reading here that mufflers and a flash are your best bet - what mufflers and what flash specifically are we talking about and are there any "side effects" to speak of? I've got OEM mufflers with the hack. The car is otherwise stock.
Yeah, so it's official - C2 spring will NOT work on a C4 car. Vendor has been pretty good so far and is willing to work with me as it was their error. Then again, if someone is interested in them, let me know. I'm in Canada, eh.
Good info guys. I'm looking at a set of lowering springs from Vogtland. They specify a different set of springs for coupe vs. Cab/targa vs. I think C4S/turbo. The thing is, they don't specifically say if the cab/targa springs are specific to a C2, or a C4, or good for both, or...... Total disclosure: I'll take the performance upgrade this may provide, but I'm thinking of this mostly for looks.
So no lower than the factory specifies is the lowest the car can go, or are you saying don't go lower than what the factory dictates as the "stock" or recommended height?
In general, is it a bad idea to lower a 4 wheel drive car?
Looks good! The upper grill in the front bumper... is that an insert or a complete bumper?
Thanks Loren. It's funny because H&R shows a 1.25 inch drop for their C2 cab spring and 1.0 inch for their C4 cab spring. Vogtland separates springs between cap and coupe as well, but does not specify a spring for C2 cab vs. C4 cab. They only show a C2 cab spring. Unless they're one and the same in the case of the Vogtland?
Just wondering, there are specific lowering springs for coupes vs. cabs/targas, I believe due to the added weight. What would be the difference for lowering springs between a C2 and C4?
Just noticed your former car was a 1971 Camaro. Same here! I miss that car. Mine was in really good shape. Red on black. 350. Muncie 4 speed. Sweeet!
996 love for sure - very nice. Wheels, did you paint them black or have them done? And the grill in the front bumper just in front of the hood, insert or is it a a whole piece/"new" bumper?
Have a chance to pick-up a set of OEM 997 mufflers for a good price, but just want to make sure they'll just be a "drop-in" for my 996. Any reason to believe this would not work? Thx!
dinicor replied to dinicor's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I'm not sure about winter weathers impact on the shifting, but I installed my short shifter this weekend and love the results. Shorter throws, more precise, clicks into gear, which I like. And yes, winter or not, there is more effort to move the leaver, but it's not bad. Thanks for the feedback guys!
dinicor replied to dinicor's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Ya, I'm a fan of the B&M piece, but by the time I pay the exchange and tax, etc... I'm looking at close to $400 up here in Canada, eh! So my question was two fold I guess... what's the best shifter option at the best price. But I'm thinking B&M is the route to go.
dinicor posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)So I'm aware of a number of short shifter options for the 996. B&M, 997 ssk, Schnell, eBay specials.... and so on. In your opinion, what's the best option for the money? Don't want a cheapo repro, but don't want to spend mega money either.
dinicor replied to dinicor's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Ok, so if some sort of code shows up in the "Model" section, then the part is specific to a certain model, otherwise the part is common to all models. Funny they don't list the felt bag the C4 cars have to hold the jack and jack handle. Strange in my opinion.