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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: A few exterior mods Reply with quote

I normally change my car every 2 years or so but have stuck with the Turbo for 4 years now, Ive decided as its a keeper that i would have a few mods on the exterior just to freshen it up. These mods are as follows:

1. Fixed aero wing
2. Aero front Splitter
3. Painted Sill covers
4. Painted rear lower valance
5. Gen 2 Wheels
6. GT3 Smile vent

Along with the led lights and quad tailpipes i think it gives a total diffrent look to the car which im very pleased with, I have however, just on the off chance that i do sell kept all of the origional parts taken off the car including valance, splitter etc
 



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Phil 997
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason a really nice set of subtle and personal mods none of which should affect future desirability or the car, the turbo aero kit looks fantastic, in one of your photos it looked like a nice set of spacers would help the stance, but that again a personal thing, but a great looking car make even better IMO good job Thumb Thumb Thumb
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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phil, I did have a set of springs to lower the car 20mm, the garage who were fitting them didn't have time to do them so I decided Against them as I was unsure if it would give me problems with clearance especially given the profile of the splitter. I think there comes a point where you need to draw a line and stop
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Taylor wrote:
Thanks Phil, I did have a set of springs to lower the car 20mm, the garage who were fitting them didn't have time to do them so I decided Against them as I was unsure if it would give me problems with clearance especially given the profile of the splitter. I think there comes a point where you need to draw a line and stop


Hi Jason, Yes agreed with your thoughts on not lowering it especially as the front lip is painted ,but without lowering it I still thinK some spacers on the front and rear to pull the wheels out a little would improve the stance and easy to do, and just remove the 4 wheels remove the 4 spacers and its back to stock. Thumb no geo needed with just spacers hard to tell from the pics but maybe 7mm or 10mm on the rear and 5mm/7mm front ah yes and I like the number plate Grin Grin Thumb
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basildon993
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lower it Jason, lower it! Cool

I've just had -20mm springs fitted to my Turbo and it improves the looks immeasurable. In normal road driving the front spoiler doesn't hit, over road humps it just ''kisses' the surface if you aren't careful. I can live with that as the ride height now looks spot on to me! thumbsup

This weekend the wheel spacers go on. Very Happy
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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basildon993 wrote:
Lower it Jason, lower it! Cool

I've just had -20mm springs fitted to my Turbo and it improves the looks immeasurable. In normal road driving the front spoiler doesn't hit, over road humps it just ''kisses' the surface if you aren't careful. I can live with that as the ride height now looks spot on to me! thumbsup

This weekend the wheel spacers go on. Very Happy

I was very tempted, but when I've caught the front splitter in the past and heard that horrible scraping noise it turns my stomach. I did actually look at the car graphic suspension set up which raises the front end, up to I believe 40mm but the cost was prohibitive, maybe that's a mod for next year
 
  
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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basildon993 wrote:
Lower it Jason, lower it! Cool

I've just had -20mm springs fitted to my Turbo and it improves the looks immeasurable. In normal road driving the front spoiler doesn't hit, over road humps it just ''kisses' the surface if you aren't careful. I can live with that as the ride height now looks spot on to me! thumbsup

This weekend the wheel spacers go on. Very Happy

I was very tempted, but when I've caught the front splitter in the past and heard that horrible scraping noise it turns my stomach. I did actually look at the car graphic suspension set up which raises the front end, up to I believe 40mm but the cost was prohibitive, maybe that's a mod for next year
 
  
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AdeD
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Taylor wrote:
Thanks Phil, I did have a set of springs to lower the car 20mm, the garage who were fitting them didn't have time to do them so I decided Against them as I was unsure if it would give me problems with clearance especially given the profile of the splitter. I think there comes a point where you need to draw a line and stop


Yes! Fit spacers and lower it!! Smile Smile

Here's mine with a painted splitter and lowered, no issues yet as long as you go steady over the speed humps... Smile


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KJD
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where you go after a turbo I've no idea!!

Lovely Thumb
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdeD wrote:
Jason Taylor wrote:
Thanks Phil, I did have a set of springs to lower the car 20mm, the garage who were fitting them didn't have time to do them so I decided Against them as I was unsure if it would give me problems with clearance especially given the profile of the splitter. I think there comes a point where you need to draw a line and stop


Yes! Fit spacers and lower it!! Smile Smile

Here's mine with a painted splitter and lowered, no issues yet as long as you go steady over the speed humps... Smile




Ade, That does have a great stance mate lovely.
My front lip is unpainted so I really don't worry about scraping the front lip, which is hard to avoid on this countries third world roads.
It has now just been added to my annual disposable list next to oil filter etc. Thumb
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Jason Taylor
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdeD wrote:
Jason Taylor wrote:
Thanks Phil, I did have a set of springs to lower the car 20mm, the garage who were fitting them didn't have time to do them so I decided Against them as I was unsure if it would give me problems with clearance especially given the profile of the splitter. I think there comes a point where you need to draw a line and stop


Yes! Fit spacers and lower it!! Smile Smile

Here's mine with a painted splitter and lowered, no issues yet as long as you go steady over the speed humps... Smile


I must admit the stance of your car does look very aggressive.
I may need to re-visit the lowering option at some point, i would be much more willing to try the car with spacers first and take a view from there. What spacers did you use on your car (Brand/size)?
 
  
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basildon993
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'standard' spacer sizes seem to be 7mm front, 15mm rear. You can even buy sets with this size pairing.

However, it appears that some prefer their wheels a bit further out so that they are flush with the body. 15mm front and 20mm rear seems the preferred choice for this, although some seem to go 12mm front? Guess it depends what looks right to you?

Also if you have a fast road geometry done on the car it will be set up with more negative camber which of course pushes the top of the wheel further into the arch. This may again effect what spacers you need.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Where you go after a turbo I've no idea!!

Lovely Thumb


A GT2 of course Smile
 



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