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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrat's Roro,glad your still enjoying your car Thumb

Had mine(not a gt3) just over 12 month's and still enjoying it,i'v done 6500 miles just weekend driving and i havn't even left the country.I might take it to the Isle of man this year though,will see.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isle of Man thumbsup

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh gawd, just realised I have only done 5k miles in 20 months - pathetic!

I have done more on my Ducati - 10k in 24 months :-(

Not really worth taking the depreciation hit on really is it, but at least its in the garage if I want it I suppose?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nsm3 wrote:
Oh gawd, just realised I have only done 5k miles in 20 months - pathetic!

I have done more on my Ducati - 10k in 24 months :-(

Not really worth taking the depreciation hit on really is it, but at least its in the garage if I want it I suppose?


It's not the quantity, it's the quality that matters Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the anniversary Roro! I've just re-read this whole thread and it very much sounds like you've bonded to the car as you say. It can only be a matter of time before you perhaps try the RS version.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Maxie Smile

I was just thinking how I've always tinkered with my cars to improve them, eg sports exhausts and the like, but this is the first time my potential tinkering is going to be just for the sake of it! The car doesn't need anything doing to it, it's almost perfect... Apart from the front splitter that feels like it scrapes almost everything...! 

For example I'm looking for a ducktail spoiler, but whenever I go and look at my GT3 I can't help but think what a work of art the sculptured shape of the rear spoiler is. It's an acquired taste, but I really think this rear spoiler will be a future design classic in a similar way to how the ducktail is viewed now. 

Also, the bypass pipe / or new exhaust I'm thinking of fitting... The car sounds absolutely fine as it is but I just feel like I need more noise!

The only 'mod' I've actually done to date is change the wheel colour to black, and I'm glad I did that. Whenever I looked at the car with the standard silver wheels, the wheels were all I would see. Black wheels on this black GT3 give a more subtle look and show off the lines of the car better.

As for trying an RS... Where's Senoj or Nick W when you need them! Smile

A 7.2 RS is next on the list... but I really shouldn't try one out just yet because ... I'll probably convince myself I need one and re-mortgage my life away... Grin
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Well if you can get to one of the Donnigton/Spa/Zandvoort/Nordshliefe
(DN6) days over the next few months i'm sure that you'll get a demo..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

COOL. You have PM! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car mate!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers! I'm digging your sig piccie - you've got a very tasty looking C4S Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went down the OPC today to nose at a RS 4.0, sat in a 997.1 RS that is for sale at £73k, I'm now trying to work out where I can rustle up £50k ish for a swap Very Happy

I think I've got a GT3 itch!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever driven a GT3? If you haven't then I suggest you do - it might not be for you, but if you're like me then you'll wonder why you didn't trade from the Carrera sooner Cool Don't get me wrong - Carrera is a great car and I do miss the extra utility / usability that car had over my GT3, but all in all the GT3 wins thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been reading through your posts, great write up and is about where I am now with my GT3 .. noises, smoke a few times a week on start up, about a month into ownership and its like learning to drive all over again, glad it's my daily and looking forward to a few track days and ring trip to get it out on some un restricted bhans Mr. Green

Loving everything about it now, have the itch to change the exhaust (want an Akra tho) and there a stack of cash so need to hide some funds from the better half !... suspension prob KW V3's ... and 5mm spacers up front just about to be ordered, seems its running 5mm on rear already before I had it.

Wheel's need a refurb, so going with the std dark silver of the new Gen 2 GT3 to contrast the black..

Lee at spectral has added a few nice touches, nice sticky plate to show off the nose better, subtle GT3 door decals (GT2 RS esk) and a splash of red under the mirrors RS.4.0 esk ... will post up some pics later today ...

Everyone should own a GT at some point... just need to learn how to drive it properly on the edge now to really enjoy it to its max fully... thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent words there dazza Cool

Yes, the smoke!! There's been a few times I've started up an mates have looked at the car with their faces twisted up - queue lowering the window and shouting "oh, the smoke? It's normal!" to be met with replies of "really? Yeh right, you've broken it already haven't you??"!!

I think 5mm spacers are standard fit on the car - I thought that was all round not just the back?

Re the decals - at some point I'll go for red wheels and red GT3 door graphics, but I think first exhaust or bypass then ducktail then the colour change Thumb

There's another thread on bypass / exhausts for GT3, check it out. I'd love an Ak but very pricey like you say, but maybe in the future. For now likely to go for bypass or a Europipe system which is supposed to be very good. Worth bearing in mind that if you go for a bypass or Ak then you may exceed noise limits on a lot of UK tracks - but tracks round rest of Europe seem more lenient from what I've read Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thats the only downside to the exhaust thing, what are they std ? anyone know what ball park as it will differ on machines and days but roughly ?

Def only on the rears on mine, so going for some fronts to sure it up... have two mates with 4s, and the V3 kit has transformed it in terms of stability at high speeds and generally the overall confidence in the car, so will go that way in a few months time in prep for Oct ring trip.

The smoke thing worried me the first time it happened ! Googled it and put my mind at ease !

Seen the GT3 at bramley with the duck tail looks lovely that, again like you just think the std 3 wing is also nice, although over done on non GT's so be nice to have something a bit different ..

Will have a looky at that thread cheers ... tails need something as there a bit tatty for a 30k miler, paint ***** on the surrounds and look dirty, also been looking at the cheaper option trims as really the GT3 does sound good out of the box anyway ...



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Excellent words there dazza Cool

Yes, the smoke!! There's been a few times I've started up an mates have looked at the car with their faces twisted up - queue lowering the window and shouting "oh, the smoke? It's normal!" to be met with replies of "really? Yeh right, you've broken it already haven't you??"!!

I think 5mm spacers are standard fit on the car - I thought that was all round not just the back?

Re the decals - at some point I'll go for red wheels and red GT3 door graphics, but I think first exhaust or bypass then ducktail then the colour change Thumb

There's another thread on bypass / exhausts for GT3, check it out. I'd love an Ak but very pricey like you say, but maybe in the future. For now likely to go for bypass or a Europipe system which is supposed to be very good. Worth bearing in mind that if you go for a bypass or Ak then you may exceed noise limits on a lot of UK tracks - but tracks round rest of Europe seem more lenient from what I've read Thumb

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the 7.1, the 5mm spacers are only on the rear from factory.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dazza - there's a few threads on GT3 noise levels, could be worth searching? As a guide though GT3's are notoriously loud and often run very close to most UK track noise limits, expect around 104-105db. So quite likey to fail the 'quiet' days at places like Bedford which I think are limited to about 98db.

Nsm - cheers for that! Ill join dazza and add front spacers to my list of things to do Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nsm3 wrote:
On the 7.1, the 5mm spacers are only on the rear from factory.


Cheers, glad it's not my eyes deceiving me !!

Think these are the ones Im getting ...

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt179_184_-cma81-cmo117-ct344/Porsche/997-MKI--911--2005--08/997-GT3-2005--/Wheel-Spacers/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading this, very good read and can't wait to get one even more now.
However trying to decide if I should buy one with extended warranty or not now Rolling Eyes as I want the sharkwerks racing exhaust but then am worried incase anything major happens Question


Black on black is a awesome combo
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