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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: My 997.1 Progress so far Reply with quote

Thought it might be helpful to others to put it down how 997.1 ownership and modification is going for me so far.

Bought a 2005 C2S a few months ago with 38k on the clock. A very good example, immaculate inside and out from a private sale.

I only had a couple of weeks with it before I went away for work so all I did was drive and enjoy. I've had a few quick cars in the past, a couple of twin turbo Supra's and a TVR T350t but was very pleasantly surprised how fantastic the 911 was. Such a capable car all round.

So following my return I have set about a few mods that other new owners might be thinking of.

1. Upgrading the key. I just had to look at both the original keys and they would split apart. I bought the 20 quid key fobs off ebay and set about hacking the old key apart to get the transponder out. I must say a bit nervous but all worked out ok in the end. The transponders are quite tough and both keys worked out spot on.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: My 997.1 Progress so far Reply with quote

AslanC2S wrote:


I only had a couple of weeks with it before I went away for work so all I did was drive and enjoy. I've had a few quick cars in the past, a couple of twin turbo Supra's and a TVR T350t but was very pleasantly surprised how fantastic the 911 was. Such a capable car all round.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2. The Gundo.... Well I had a look under the car and discovered that most of the fastenings where completely f&%ked. At this point I thought it was better to get someone with a ramp to extract the mufflers. It was coming up for a minor service so thought I would combine the 2 jobs.
Booked it in to Auto Strasse for the service and for them to remove the mufflers. Once removed I had the hack done by a local fabricators and the put back on.
A new tandem pump was required but all up for a smidge over 1K it was all good.

Now I can't recommend a Gundo strongly enough. Just fantastic. Love the sound. FYI I went for a 1.5" pipe.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3. Short shift kit.

I bought the budget version of ebay for just over £30 delivered. Thought is was worth a punt. To be honest it's not the most precision engineered bit of kit but once re-shimmed and washered it's fine. take all the play out before it's fitted and all good. Really pleased with the result. Nice precise change and all the slop has been removed.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4. Trazitblu HF. Bluetooth box for the original stereo. Bought again of ebay for about £95. To be honest I wasn't expecting great results but am very happily surprised. Removed the PCM, cut into the supply and routed the mic up to the cabin light housing blanks in the head lining. Must say for the money I cant fault it. Very good sound quality, calls are very good, no issue with the sound quality on the other end even when calling car to car. Cant recommend it strongly enough if you want to retain original PCM but add Bluetooth.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5. Lowered. Picked up the car today from AMD Tuning in Grays after fitting of the Eibach Pro lowering springs. I wanted to drop it slightly but was worried how it would effect the ride. After ALOT of research and post reading I decided on the Eibachs. AMD came in with a good price including the alignment so I went with it.
I know Techarts are supposedly the least drop and I have also read that the eibachs are the same sprigs at less cost. I didn't want any compromise in the ride quality (or as little as possible) so cost for cost I thought I would give the Eibach's a go.

Glad I did. So on my C2S it has dropped the back 15mm an the front 11mm. They will probably settle another couple of mm but I'm happy with that.

For all the mass of contraviening things I have read online I can categorically state that the ride is no different, and possibly better. PASM still makes the ride too stiff for normal road use.

Very pleased once again. Big thumbs up.

EDIT. Picture below, the car is also fitted with spacers. Fitted 12mm rear and 9mm front (thanks Phil 997). forgot to mention that earlier.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next up is going to be a few interior mods. Booked in to Linas for some Alcantara before Christmas.

And so it continues.

Induction on the cards also.


Aren't 911's BRILLIANT

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats going on here !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rossi911 wrote:
whats going on here !



Basically that is the end result of having to destroy the old key fob o extract to transponder to put it in the new Gen 2 key fob.

No other way as it's glued in solid.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rage modding??!! PC
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars looking great Thumb

I was lucky enough to buy a car thats had the key mod done this time around, I done it to my last car its a bit of a faf getting the transponder out but so worth doing

Gundo hack is certainly on my list at some point
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lambretta wrote:
Cars looking great Thumb

I was lucky enough to buy a car thats had the key mod done this time around, I done it to my last car its a bit of a faf getting the transponder out but so worth doing

Gundo hack is certainly on my list at some point


Cheers.

For the cost I think the Gundo is brilliant. A nice noise when on the throttle but it won't piss off the neighbors.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AslanC2S wrote:


Aren't 911's BRILLIANT

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They most certainly are!! Thumb Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done mate, car looks brilliant!! Good info on the lowering springs, will keep in mind for whenever I get around to it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AslanC2S wrote:
2. The Gundo.... Well I had a look under the car and discovered that most of the fastenings where completely f&%ked. At this point I thought it was better to get someone with a ramp to extract the mufflers. It was coming up for a minor service so thought I would combine the 2 jobs.
Booked it in to Auto Strasse for the service and for them to remove the mufflers. Once removed I had the hack done by a local fabricators and the put back on.
A new tandem pump was required but all up for a smidge over 1K it was all good.

Now I can't recommend a Gundo strongly enough. Just fantastic. Love the sound. FYI I went for a 1.5" pipe.


Lovely looking car Thumb

Been tempted with the Gundo myself but the silencer is brand new and debating whether I should be hacking away at it Dont know Do you find any drone at motorway speed?

What future mods have you got in the pipeline?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thread, I used to get my R32 services by AMD as it goes. I am tempted to lower my Cayman, purely for the look.

Nice work on the keys by the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about LED conversions for the interior and exterior? Worth doing IMO.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AslanC2S wrote:
4. Trazitblu HF. Bluetooth box for the original stereo. Bought again of ebay for about £95. To be honest I wasn't expecting great results but am very happily surprised. Removed the PCM, cut into the supply and routed the mic up to the cabin light housing blanks in the head lining. Must say for the money I cant fault it. Very good sound quality, calls are very good, no issue with the sound quality on the other end even when calling car to car. Cant recommend it strongly enough if you want to retain original PCM but add Bluetooth.


I'm selling a new one if anyone is interested complete with the required Porsche adaptor:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't think I'd like black rims on the silver 997 but you proved me wrong there ; Looks fabulous!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the above questions.

There is no drone with the gundo at legal speeds. You don't really notice it at all. When pushing on at you do start to hear it but I wouldn't describe it as a drone.

I do fancy some LED rears but will keep my eye out for a decent second hand set as I don't fancy the £400 for a new set.

Happened to be in a local shop today and noticed they did vinyl cutting so got a little sticker cut for the garage to remind me what car I'm driving.
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