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Kettmark
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: 997 c2s upgrades Reply with quote

Hi, first post on here so go gentle in me please!
I've got a 997 c2s which I would like to upgrade slightly to further improve the driving experience. Was looking to buy a gt3 but they are a big step up in cash from what I've got & struggling to justify additional outlay.
I like the alcantara steering wheel etc of the gt3 plus the bucket seats.
Anyone recommend where I can obtain these from near Northampton?
What costs are involved with buckets & alcantara? I've a grey interior & want something tasteful that looks stock.
I've done a gundo hack.
Anything else recommended?
Short shift kit?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, would be good to see some pix if your C2s first if all and am sure the guys on here will start contributing tou your questions Thumb

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J
 
  
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Thefinn
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark and Welcome.

There are loads of mods you can do to the car to change the way it drives and feels but which ones you pick will depend upon the feel you want. Changing the cats or adding a 82mm throttle body and plenum will fee up some power, or if you want it more focused have a look at suspension mods such as the dsc module / lowering or maybe semi solid engine mounts.

Have a search through the forum as there are few differnt options for the ss kit Alex Yates does the Ebay kit but he has made solid bushes for it or you can get an OEM one such as the 997 one or the gt3 one but they all have differnt throws so have a look back some old threads in the search function to see which suits you best.

For your interior again have a look through old threads as you might want to change your steering wheel when you see the different ones that can be fitted, if i the one you want and have it retrimmed in alcantara.
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum mate,
options for alcantara steering wheel are get youe existing wheel retrimmed the two guys reccomended on here ar Royal steering wheels or DesignLS . both will do a great job and can also make the wheel thicker or flat bottomed etc. other option is to upgrade to OE alcantara wheel options would be to buy a gen1 sports wheel but you would need a gen1 round airbag so unless you really want to stay stock its not the best option , or buy a 997 gen2 alcantara wheel again you will need a round gen2 airbag and if its a tip you will also need a new steering control module. this option will cost you between £800 and £1000 to achieve. the gen2 comes std or sports wheel . decide which you like the look of and we can help direct you to the best options.

if you also want to do lower dash in alcantara factor about £200/250

Linas at DesignLS could also alcantara your existing seat centres unless you want buckets , gear knob handbreak etc.

have a look on design911 for replica buckets.

seriously consider colourcoding the centre console to your body colour best guys for that are wicked coatings in Poole they also do a soft touch finish similar to the OE feel so you have options to just refurm your console or colour code it and either have soft touch or high gloss. , but also bodyshops local can do std paint .

external you need to consider lowering springs and spacers to give it a more GT stance. these a guy down my way selling a genuine aerokit rear spoiler, if you want the gt3 look its not the cheapest thing but it will complete the look and finding used OE is not easy.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=129919

engine , first thing get a BMC sports air filter and the silicon hose induction mod its a must first mod.

we can chat later about engine mounts throttlebodies remaps etc.

hope those ideas help

pic is of my interior a compination of OE some new some used and some retrim
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread as I'm in the same boat, a newbie with a C2S. Watching with interest Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: 997 c2s upgrades Reply with quote

Kettmark wrote:


...upgrade slightly to further improve the driving experience...



You do realise "them's fighting words"?

You can do plenty to make it stop, go, corner, accelerate and feel better. And then you can do plenty more to make it look better, lower, seatier, stancier, aero-ier (?) .... each of which will come with it's own thread, debate, argument and cost.

Good luck.

It's great fun.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="-- 997 --"]Hi, would be good to see some pix if your C2s first if all and am sure the guys on here will start contributing tou your questions Thumb

Cheers

J[/quot

It's currently in the 997 for sale section but if it doesn't sell I will look into carrying out some light mods
 
  
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Kettmark
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Grey bucket seats? Reply with quote

Anyone know if grey bucket seats are available? I've been looking at some available from another forum member which I really like but they are black (as almost all of them appear to be).
Anyone know if I'm wasting my time searching for grey ones to match my interior? I think black would look silly & out of place in a grey interior car, no matter how comfy they might be...

If not, might have to pick up where I left off looking for a GT3.....

Anyone got one for sale?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheapo SSK kit from ebay is a great great thing to do.

If you are going to keep it, then go mad, but if not, bear in mind that you won't get back the cost of mods when you sell, and a lot of people will want a stock standard car.

Don't get to halfords on us!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: SSK Reply with quote

Ok, I give up! What the hell is the latest damn acronym SSK? Put SSK kit in ebay and you get plumbing kits, do you really want to fit a sink in a 911? Surprised Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short shift kit!
Nice thread by the way - I'll be keeping an eye on things.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: SSK Reply with quote

jl-c wrote:
Ok, I give up! What the hell is the latest damn acronym SSK? Put SSK kit in ebay and you get plumbing kits, do you really want to fit a sink in a 911? Surprised Floor Floor


Floor Floor funny but your not the first to ask that and I am sure wont be the last Grin reminds me of the first time a mate txt me and put LOL at the end Surprised I was "what a mate saying to me Lots of love" Floor
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: 997 c2s upgrades Reply with quote

[quote=I've done a gundo hack.
Anything else recommended?
quote]

1. SSK is worth it - I've used OEM version which has a bit less throw than GT3
2. Also consider a H&S backbox bypass to lose some weight at the back and provide a bit more noise (if you need or want more noise than Gundo alone)
3. DSC Sport PASM controller replacement is a plug and play upgrade to the handling
4. BMC sports air filter
5. Carrera Sports design steering wheel

Have done all the above and happy about it . Very Happy
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Kettmark
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update. Not done any mods on car as yet as I've got it up for sale. If unsuccessful I shall keep it and start some light mods in the new year.
I've researched bucket seats and found Design 911 don't do suitable seats in grey.
Anyone point me towards some suitable bucket seats in light grey please?
 
  
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