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Hello All,

I just have a couple of noob questions to pose since I am new to the porsche addiction.

I was wondering which OBD tool(s) you guys recommend and where to purchase?

Also, I was wondering if you could link up some good porsche OEM part suppliers preferably canadian spec parts. I saw the link to that "porsche parts at cost" in one of the previous topics, but they only sell US spec parts and will only ship to the US. I will need a new CDN spec instrument cluster to pass canadian certification so I am looking for a place that might supply this part.

For those who have the Eagle F1 GS D3s how do you like them? These are the tires I was leaning towards purchasing since I will need new rubber soon

Finally, once I have gotten all of that done, I was wondering what are sort of the first mods that most people do to 996 cars? I assume that most of them entail suspension upgrades, exhaust upgrades etc. Does upgrading the ECU with a chip make a big difference perfomance-wise to normally aspirated engines?

TIA for all your help and opinions.

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Try www.weissach.com for P car parts, they are a Ruf dealer in BC but also sell oem stuff.

Popular 996 mods are:

1. Suspension upgrade to ROW(Rest Of World) 030 sports suspension (about$2KUSD installed)

2. Exhaust upgrade to PSE (Porsche Sport Exhaust, about $1500USD) or aftermarket (Fabspeed/GHL...around $1000USD or less)

3. Short shifter (B&M...aboout $225USD or OEM...about $500USD).

The exhaust and ss are easy DIY projects.

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