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Illuminated Door Sills 981/991 Retrofit Instructions

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Looks great, very good write-up!

Any prices that you can share for the kits for comparison to adding these at order time?

Al

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Ordered from Suncoast parts in the US as they where cheaper than the UK dealers, price was 599.95USD, the factory installed price in the US appears to be 775USD.

I paid about 100GBP more as I had to pay postage etc and the UK factory price is cheaper (£445). But ordering the factory option wasn't possible for me as it wasn't available when I ordered the car.

If you add a dealer install at 5 hours+ it obviously going to be a good deal more expensive ........

Nick

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Thanks for the details Nick, as I am in Canada I checked the CDN configurator and it an $890 option for us, if your kit was complete then $600 is a good deal!

The only reason I mentioned the completness of the kit is because of this note in the configurator:

Outer door sill guards (left/right) in stainless steel with white illuminated model logo. Note: preparation for illuminated door sill guards (order no. XES) will be included in the order at no extra cost

I may consider the addition of this option after delivery...

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Thanks for the details Nick, as I am in Canada I checked the CDN configurator and it an $890 option for us, if your kit was complete then $600 is a good deal!

The only reason I mentioned the completness of the kit is because of this note in the configurator:

Outer door sill guards (left/right) in stainless steel with white illuminated model logo. Note: preparation for illuminated door sill guards (order no. XES) will be included in the order at no extra cost

I may consider the addition of this option after delivery...

Hi Al,

Yes I'd seen that note before, I think in Porsche terms that means they fit the wiring loom for free, which is kind of helpful as it wouldn't work without it! Anyway, the retrofit kit should be fine for all 981/991s regardless of the original option specs (having reviewed the Porsche tech note). If you decide to add at any stage and need any assistance just PM me.

Hope you don't have too long to wait for your car? You're going to love it :)

Cheers

Nick

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Thanks for the clarification Nick, it is tough not to call the dealer and ask if this can be added now, problem is there are so many cool options, I need to take a breather! ;-) At least I know I can add them later.

My sales asscociate tells me a March 6th completion date, so in time for the late spring, perfect timing.

So, the Channel Islands, I hope you have enough roads to keep to busy? I too live on an island, somewhat bigger, Vancouver Island, it would take most of the day to drive from one end to the other, still by ferry there are a lot of nice drives on the mainland only 1-1/2 hours away.

Al

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Options are always a tough call, add value to you, little added value at sale time :) I must admit I ticked most of the boxes, but you only live once!

Driving is a bit limited here an hour and you would have completed a circuit of the island not that detracts from the car's daily use but fortunately France is only a short ferry ride away. Actually took the car for a 1500 mile around trip to the south of France in the second week I had it in early October; it was a good trip :)

Sounds like you've got a couple of months plus to wait then? I'm not sure what the timeframe is for you guys from completion to delivery? It was only a couple of weeks for me but we're a good deal closer to Germany.

Good luck with the options, I guess you've got a few weeks before the spec locks and enjoy the car when it comes, the time is probably ticking by a little too slower for you.

What colour/spec/options have you gone for?

Cheers

Nick

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Sorry the link broke a good while ago and I haven't got around to fixing it.

Please just PM me your email address and I'll send you the instructions.

Thanks

Nick

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Hello Nick,  Just wondering if it is still possible to get the instructions to install illuminated door sill on the 981?  If so could you please email them to me at gglozowski@gmail.com.

Thanks so much.

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