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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread, looking forward to some future updates!

Is the dream all exterior/performance upgrades or do you have plans for an interior change too?

I have to admit that since I've had my gen1 turbo over the last few months I finally think its a keeper too!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
In fact this kit is only compatible with the 997 Turbo not even other 997s at least according to the literature.


The presence of centre locks on the 997 GTS proves that they can be fitted to a Carrera, though the parts kit may be different to that for the Turbo (that said, I cannot think how that might be).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
isysman wrote:
In fact this kit is only compatible with the 997 Turbo not even other 997s at least according to the literature.


The presence of centre locks on the 997 GTS proves that they can be fitted to a Carrera, though the parts kit may be different to that for the Turbo (that said, I cannot think how that might be).


I know what you mean, I'll rephrase, they only sell kits for the Turbo.

On Suncoast website (where I originally discovered it) they have listings for both available kits.

Kit for ceramics

Kit for non ceramics
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We'll you know what I think , superb.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised WOW!!!! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Job, Looking really good Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, will look even better when you get the GT2 bootlid on the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well the CL kit was £1250 from Porsche. And it was 3 hours labour per wheel but the did the whole job for £2500 including cost of the kit which was cheaper than two Indi specialists quoted!


So you got the wheel and tyres for £3000? Sounds cheap. Was that new from an OPC?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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isysman wrote:
Well the CL kit was £1250 from Porsche. And it was 3 hours labour per wheel but the did the whole job for £2500 including cost of the kit which was cheaper than two Indi specialists quoted!


So you got the wheel and tyres for £3000? Sounds cheap. Was that new from an OPC?


No the wheels came from a GT2RS via teile.com. The tyres where the ones already on the car. I do plan to put Sport Cup 2 tyres on but not until I change the front wings so they will be covered properly.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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a1topdog wrote:
isysman wrote:
Well the CL kit was £1250 from Porsche. And it was 3 hours labour per wheel but the did the whole job for £2500 including cost of the kit which was cheaper than two Indi specialists quoted!


So you got the wheel and tyres for £3000? Sounds cheap. Was that new from an OPC?


No the wheels came from a GT2RS via teile.com. The tyres where the ones already on the car. I do plan to put Sport Cup 2 tyres on but not until I change the front wings so they will be covered properly.


That was a result. I've been keeping an eye on that website for spares. They do have some good bits, but still seem pricey , but then again paying 50% second hand is better then 100% new!!

Loving your project. Keep the updates coming.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slackster wrote:
Great thread, looking forward to some future updates!

Is the dream all exterior/performance upgrades or do you have plans for an interior change too?

I have to admit that since I've had my gen1 turbo over the last few months I finally think its a keeper too!


I've made a couple of interior changes so far. Ive added a GT3 alcantara Gen.2 steering wheel and last week I changed the sun damaged centre console lid for a new one from Porsche also covered in alcantara. I'm going to change the gearstick also. Currently it has an aluminium one which is nice but I want to try and get the one from the GT3RS 4.0. It's made from alcantara and carbon, looks the business. Although The parts guy at Wilmslow said he's not sure I can buy one without a vin number!

New steering wheel. (I'll take some more photos of the interior when I've made more mods)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you also painted your sat nav surround silver?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you also painted your sat nav surround silver?


No that's the standard colour.

EDIT 26/11/15: At the time I wrote this I believed it was standard. However it turned out it was an option from the build. You could have 'aluminium colour painted'. It matches the seat backs which I also believed where standard but they too were painted in aluminium look.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Although The parts guy at Wilmslow said he's not sure I can buy one without a vin number


That is just plain daft!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need one of these Tequipment shift levers, something around £1300 IIRC! Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a top job, and I take my hat off you for the huge financial
commitment !! But why, oh why would you want to elect to have c /locks
with all the inherent issues (with few tyre centres having the kit/knowledge
or competence to change tyres). So a lot of owners get stuck with getting
the local OPC to supply and fit replacement tyres....then there's the re-
torquing issue, if you don't have the torque wrench/breaker bar etc.

Most of us who have the c/locks wished that we had the 5 lug hubs....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
You need one of these Tequipment shift levers, something around £1300 IIRC! Surprised


This is the one I want


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:
It looks like a top job, and I take my hat off you for the huge financial
commitment !! But why, oh why would you want to elect to have c /locks
with all the inherent issues (with few tyre centres having the kit/knowledge
or competence to change tyres). So a lot of owners get stuck with getting
the local OPC to supply and fit replacement tyres....then there's the re-
torquing issue, if you don't have the torque wrench/breaker bar etc.

Most of us who have the c/locks wished that we had the 5 lug hubs....


It's expensive yes, but I do make back some of the money when I sell off the old equipment that is removed.

For example the steering wheel was £250 and airbag £550 so in total £800 but I sold the old wheel for £180 and the old airbag for £275 so deduct £455.

So actually £345 for the 'upgrade'. I fitted it myself so I saved myself a few hundred.

If people on here were offered a GT3 Gen.2 wheel for £345 fitted, the people who would be interested would jump at the chance I think.

As for the centre locks. I did a lot of research on it before I committed. I read everything there was to read about it, and at the time it was still an issue with it only just being resolved. The forums were still busy discussing it. I also had copies of letters sent out to customers from Porsche etc. The realities were that only a handful of cars had failures. All were GT3s (I think 3 cars had failures) and all had been driven hard on track. With the revised equipment fitted there haven't been any more failures.

My car is not tracked - ever, so I decided there was no risk to my car. Also my car had the revised equipment fitted and if it was tracked then I'd follow the procedures Porsche have recommended. Yes it's a bother if I want to remove my wheels but I never do that anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on CLs Thumb

A lot of the trackday boys do have very valid concerns about their practicality and more importantly their longevity, but since not everyone tracks their car and are happy to swap tyres/wheels at an OPC then there is no reason not to have them if you like them...
 
  
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