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  1. I have something in mind that I can't see if anyone else has done before or not. But maybe some have and failed and I should learn from their mistakes... I want to delete the centre console because of my height and knees and comfort. Also, I dislike the flimsy cupholder, wonder of engineering that it is. I am thinking I can remove the cupholders and just fit the climate controls and a double-din head unit in the space there. There will be some hacking at the plastic and some hand made metal brackets. Has anyone heard of this being done before? Am I on a fool's errand?
  2. Hi Guys, I have 2 Recaro Seats up for sale, they need a clean but apart from that, they are in great condition. There are a few scratches on the back and underneath the seat. They came out of my 1999 996 Carrera. Not to sure what else they can bolt into that's why I've taken photos of the stamps to let you do your homework to make sure they fit. Looking for $1200 or reasonable offer
  3. My rear centre console is showing it’s age (and the jewellery nicks and scratches of its previous owner). I’m going to get it resprayed in either satin black or match the body’s seal grey (in gloss). Has anyone here does this or had it done by a paint shop? If so, how’d you remove the soft-touch surface?
  4. My lower control arms are squeaky (when driving at low speed over driveways etc). Id like to replace them. I don’t track the car so they don’t need to be adjustable (for negative camber). I know the OEM part is / was made by TRW but it seems very difficult to find the TRW part now because of a legal dispute between them and Porsche a few years ago. There are other brands such as Meyle (but I have read these can be slightly longer or shorter than the OEM part causing problems). I’m based in Sydney. What are peoples thoughts / recommendations? And where to buy? I’m not particularly keen on going from rubber to poly either. Cheers, Chris
  5. I’m after a standard black 3 spoke (OEM) wheel from a manual 996 to be a donor for a paddle shift mod on my ‘02 Tip. If anyone’s sitting on a spare they not longer need, I’d be keen to chat. Alternatively, if anyone can point me in the direction of where I could track one down - I’ll owe you a beer!
  6. For those not up for a ramble, here's the short version: On the weekend I flew to Adelaide, bought a 996 and drove it ~1,400km back to Sydney. Although I would not recommend doing that, I loved it. The whole caper is the fault of @LeeM...and I can’t thank him enough! 🙂 And for everyone else, here's the long and boring version! So, this all started with a low key little comment here that only the strange people who don’t mind a 996 would have noticed... This lead to a PM to Lee, which lead to a call from Lee to Craig at Buik’s for the owners number, a call from me to the owner (a gentleman named Peter), some more calls to Craig & Mark at Buik’s, a PPI by Mark, some more calls and emails with the owner…then...a deposit sent and QANTAS tickets booked. Tickets, plural, because the road-trip component was my father-in-laws mad idea, so he was along for the ride. I suppose I wasn't too hard to convince, as the last thing I wanted to do was wait a few weeks while transport could be arranged for my first Porsche. I should clarify that the car is a 1999 model and had 88,350km on it. It also has these options: C23: Australian delivered XJB: Arctic Silver centre console XRL: 18" Sport Design Wheel X54: Chrome exhaust tips X70: Sills in aluminimum X71: Instruments in aluminium 220: LSD 222: ASR 224: ABD 236: nternal production code related to tyres 436: 3 spoke steering wheel 446: Coloured logo wheel caps 696: CDR220 CD Player I'd had a few photos sent over during this process, but I'd also managed to find this - written in 2015 - (and Peter very kindly gave me a physical copy of the magazine to go with the car) which gave a bit more insight into how well it had been treated: I’d already heard from Lee, Craig, Mark and of course Peter, that the car was in excellent condition, and exceptionally well serviced…but I tell you what, I still couldn’t believe it when we arrived at Peter’s place (after he very kindly collected us from the airport) and he opened the roller door... It looked like new! I was seriously over the moon at this point. 88,000km is not a lot for a car, but only if it’s been well cared for, and this one clearly had been. The funniest bit was asking about how Peter took care of the paint: “I just wash it”...he said. No synthetic coatings etc here (although he later admitted to using a bit of Maguiars he had in the garage, sometimes! 😆) which made the condition of the paint even more remarkable. We went through everything, did a bit of a driving loop, which showed how smoothly and tightly it drove, then back to sign some papers and hand over a bank cheque… Paper work done and a last photo of Peter and his wife Carol with the car, and we were on the road ... for ... five minutes ... to visit Lee! Showed him the 996, checked out his SC, had a yarn and got the best directions out of town and headed off… Hope you liked my clutch riding out the end of your street Lee… 😁 Our destination on Saturday was Hay, for an overnight stop… This is where I learnt that a surprising number of petrol stations are closed on a Saturday afternoon in country South Australia / Victoria … I skipped one I really should have stopped at, so had to sweat my way into Hay, in the dark (really should have left Adelaide a bit earlier but oh well), with the fuel light on… To give you an idea of how thoroughly I had planned things at this point: I’d not reset the odometer when I filled up in Adelaide, but thought I remembered it being about 350km, or maybe 250km...either way I didn't really know how big the tank was (Peter had said 70L but that seemed too big) so only had a "best guess" that we'd done about 650km and thought things must be close… In the end I put 55L in what I believe now is about a 64L tank, so things weren’t that dire, but at the time I'd never been happier to see a petrol station! Next time I'd plan those stops... Adds to the sense of adventure if you don't though! 😁 Anyway straight after that lesson, I learnt another surprising fact - all the take-away places close at 9pm in Hay. Even the pub bistro. We went back to the “restaurant” at the petrol station which is open until 10pm...so there’s a tip for you. Actually, they did a pretty good bacon and egg roll (didn't take a photo, sorry). Anyway, had a good sleep at the Motel so I can highly recommend the Saltbush Motor in at Hay... Here's the carpark: Sunday saw an early start to head through to Wagga Wagga, onto the Hume and then home. In my excitement, I hadn’t really thought about the fact a road like that would be littered in Kangaroos, and it was… So another great lesson was learnt: the 996 has pretty good brakes when you jump on them, and the ABS worked… I spent about an hour doing 70kmh in the 110 zone with eyes peeled for suicidal skippies… Bloody hell. To be honest, I was really just dreading having to call Peter and tell him his pride and joy was on a flat bed going to the panel beaters with half a kangaroo hanging out the windshield! Luckily, the one sensible thing we had done was clean the bugs from the night before off the windshield before we left, so I could still actually see as we drove into the quite nice sunrise: After that, things were pretty uneventful. A quick brekky stop and fuel splash in Wagga... ...then we ended up just driving non-stop the rest of the way home to Sydney. I was truly astonished how easy the car was to drive that distance. Comfortable, relaxed touring. Unbelievable that it’s 20 years old. I can only imagine what a Grand Tourer it must have made when it was new, and what a 992 must be like today... I'll have to find that out... I will admit to a bit of a nap after lunch, but then I spent the afternoon cleaning the car up from the trip: Getting up close and personal with a wash-mitt revealed that the car really was as immaculate as my first impressions showed. There’s a couple of stone chips, but literally only a couple. Some of the black plastic bits inside the front bar have faded a little but apart from that, it’s basically perfect. Astounding, and just a huge credit to Peter, who’d owned it since 2003. That kind of ownership history (along with the feedback from Lee and others) was a big draw card for me, and was probably the main reason I was happy to pull the trigger on it from interstate. So, that’s the end of the beginning. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the car (which as I said earlier, is my first Porsche) over the coming weeks and months. More than a few Sunday morning drives and perhaps a bit of driver training to get used to having an engine in the wrong place 😂 are definitely on the cards. I really can't wait to get back out and drive the thing. As well as Lee, who as I said, I really can’t thank enough for bringing the car to the attention of the forum and then chasing up contact details and input on the car from locals for me, I have to say thanks to @red clubbie who has been a great sounding board as I’ve pondered buying every type of Carrera, some 944s and even at one point I think a Cayenne 😂… I’ll be around to show you the car in the metal soon Geoff!
  7. If anyone has done a centre console delete in their 996, and has the frame laying around, I’d be keen to take it off your hands. I’m undoing an early noughties GPS install that hacked my frame apart.
  8. Hi Guys I am a new Porsche owner for the first time, It has so many custom extras please see pics. Tartan in the seats are original from the 1970's new stock never been used or opened. IMS bearing just changed. Full custom exhaust and setup. GT3 Tune
  9. Any suggestions on tint and what % to go with. Just had a quote done ($500) for 35% tint which translates to 24% when tested. It’s to bloody hot driving around without it. I know the purists will spit the dummy but before I go ahead with it does anyone have it on their car and recall the % they went with. Any other advice I’m all ears.
  10. Hi, I have a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres available. Sizes are; Front: 235.40.18 Rear: 295.30.18 $1500.00 for all 4. (That's essentially $1000.00 off RRP) Happy to ship at buyers expense alternatively pick up is in Frankston South Melb, Vic.
  11. Hi All, I'm chasing some suspension parts for a 996 GT3. Anyone have any parts or complete suspension assembly kits that are surplus their needs? In particular I'm chasing the top hats (front & rear) and the arms that thread onto the struts (front & rear). It would be great to find these as separate items but understand if only available as part of a full suspension set. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Pic below for reference.
  12. Hello. Up for sale is a brand new Schroth Profi Porsche GT3 996/997 3×2 racing harness (SCH-94690). I drive a 991 GT3 so lesson learnt for buying online late at night after a few bevvies! Retails for $830+ in Oz. Happy to let go for $750. Brand new, only removed from box to view. I'm in Melbourne and happy to handover or post (at buyers cost). Can be contacted via forum or by mobile at 0434 Four Zero Six 512. The Schroth Profi Porsche GT3 996/997 3X2 racing belt is a Porsche GT3 Cup competition belt configured as a Profi 3X2 6PT race harness system with Porsche specific bolt-in ends (B43A) which are compatible with all 996 and 997 GT3, RSR, and Cup cars. The Profi GT3 3X2 belt features universal 3" polyester webbing at the shoulders, 2" polyester webbing at the lap belts, lightweight 2" pull-down adjusters, and RFR rotary buckle. The Schroth Profi Porsche GT3 3x2's universal usage 3" shoulder belts are designed to be used with or without FHR/HANS devices. The 3" polyester shoulder straps will allow the user the option to use the belt system sometimes with or sometimes without a FHR/HANS device. The Profi Porsche GT3 996/997 3X2 2"(50mm) lap belt's most notable feature is that it rides within the crest of the human pelvis where a 3" belt would rest on the edges. This allows you to get the belt up to an inch and a half tighter. That means the lap belt will be working earlier in the accident event because it gets loaded faster. It's also more comfortable and easier to adjust because there's less friction through the adjuster. The Porsche specific bolt-in ends of the Profi GT3 3X2 belts will allow a direct bolt-in to the factory GT3 seat set-up in any 911, 996, and 997 chassis. Shoulders come in 70" length and compatible with most harness bars. FIA 8853-2016 Approved. Available in black, blue, red, or yellow colors. • Universal usage 3” shoulder belts, • 2” (50mm) Profi Pull Down lap belts with sewn in Prosche specific bolt-in hardware (B43A), • T-bar adjustable Dual Sub-Strap, • Light-weight RFR Rotary Cam Lock release, • FIA 8853-2016
  13. Hi, I have a genuine Tequipment 996 car cover to suit an aero kit/gt3 model (pocket for tail etc.) It has been used and has marks where it has picked up some tyre black but the marks are on the tyre areas only - the rest of the cover is mint. Comes with a carry bag as well. Like a man purse but bit bigger. More fashionable than a bum bag if you wanted to take it to the streets. These are lovely covers but are pretty pricey new, especially if you can find them to suit a 996. Happy to see it go to a good home, $250.00 - hopefully its worth at least that to somebody. Pick up is in Frankganistan South Victoria but happy to post at buyers expense. If I am unable to find it a new home I could drape it across a couple of chairs and make a cubby? Or maybe turn it into a wedding dress for my lucky lady friend...........These are just some off the cuff quick ideas, no doubt I'll be able to come up with more creative ways to use this beautiful car cover. A parachute for base jumping could be another option..............I'm on a roll here, maybe I should just keep it. Save me. Hugh.
  14. For sale is a set of Porsche 996 GT3 camshafts, cam actuators, control solenoids, lifters and intermediate shaft. Excellent condition. Only removed to go to cup cam set up. They are near perfect condition, the pics have oil residue which wipes clean. No wear on the lobes at all, they're immaculate. Message for more pics if needed. Good to have as spares for that inevitable rebuild... Sold Also have 996 GT3 / Turbo pinion shaft - $600 And 996 GT3 / Turbo powers steering pump, reservior and pulley. Removed at very low Km to install electric Cup spec pump - $500
  15. Hi all, I have a Cargraphic exhaust to suit a 996 (currently on a GT3). Notable features is that it’s quite loud! I’ll try and get some pics and audio of it whilst on the car and post here. These systems new are circa $10k, happy to see it find a new home for half of that. Any questions let me know.
  16. Missing the actual driving experience a fair bit with this fuggin' pandemic so thought I'd share this little gem on YouTube I just stumbled across.... https://youtu.be/JQAoBBcDnLk Near enough to 10 minutes of Porsche eye and ear porn!
  17. Hi All, Need to replace my transmission mount on my 99 911 996 and i have read the instructions... removal of the transmission is not high on my list of fun. Does anyone in Melbourne have one of these tools and want to hire/lend it out i would be appreciative? Thanks, Taffy
  18. Finally...............after a long wait I have found my MK1 GT3 CS. Better still I'm finally getting around to writing up a post about this illusive car that I've lusted after for so long, and here she is; Not that I've ever really wanted a black car but I did I did want one of these specifically in black just because I think it adds that extra edge to the soft lines of the 996. I've always liked the so-called under-rated models, initially the impact bumper, than the 964 and now I've fallen for the 996 - who knows what will be next? Maybe a Panamera? After a frantic realisation that there was my dream car being listed on carsales I desperately tried to contact the owner who was (typically) being inundated with enquiries. I finally managed to get through and found myself in an offline auction and was holding little hope for being able to make a deal and secure the car. Few more sms's and 12 hours later a deal was done and I couldn't believe it! As it would happen I was taking the family away to Sydney for the weekend and after a quick change to the return fights (destination = Brisbane) myself and Archie headed north for a road trip to get to know the new addition whist bringing it home back to Melbourne. Archie on arrival to the sellers home in Brisbane to pick up the car; We then headed south to Tamworth, my place of birth, Country Music Capital! and where my Dad still resides. It was a short overnight stay but we still managed to do some necessary sight seeing, first stop - the old BMX track (looking very worse for wear ) We then headed towards Dubbo where we encountered our fair share of roadworks and narrow bumpy roads...............taking some route pointers from my Brother (who does the odd road trip in his WRX)..........Little dirt don't slow you down.
  19. A couple of months back I purchased a 1999 Jade Ocean Porsche 911 after making a phone call offer while waiting for the wife at a shop (lesson to wife, don’t leave me + phone + gumtree alone) for what was probably the cheapest price ever for a running drivable 911. To prove it was a bargain I flew from Perth to Brisbane and then drive it to Melbourne in 2 days. It was rock solid the whole way. Before being that stupid the car did have a PPI which showed up it needed some work on the sunroof (did I mention it was a kinda green 996.1 cab auto 911… lucky I am not looking to part with it anytime soon), brakes were worn, CV boots shot, indicator stalk issues, some missing rubbers in the engine bay, noisy solenoid on the fuel cap and a few other minor things. Got a quote to fix and nearly fell over but an awesome bargaining tool as I knew I could just about rebuild the car from ground up (just don’t like cracking open engines…). The drive home showed it was mechanically rock solid as noted in the PPI, it had a replacement engine (now a none matching car, resale value huh?) but that was a bonus as it had an upgraded IMS bearing (maybe increased value on that one…). My wife is not a fan of the colour but I have grown to like it, so for now it gets to stay unwrapped. But when my pelican part order came in with Jelly Beans my wife looked at the car and those and said “you have purchased a Jelly Belly!”… so the car is now called Jelly Bean. This thread aims to document what happens when someone who was boxster shopping buys a 911 for the same price instead! I am very DIY happy having designed and built a Lotus 7 replica a few years back and armed with a pretty good garage but even better a friend with a workshop. First job: Rear disks and pads all around, following the 101 projects guide all pretty easy once you find the anti-theft socket thing. Some air filters and the rubber things that were missing: Indicator stalk didn’t set off the airbag or the warning light so win! No photos… woops! Didn’t do the 4 stalk upgrade as picked up a 986 one for a good price. Installed an android double din head unit so I had blue tooth, sat nav, and can add cameras later (the reverse camera is actually in the dash as I don’t feel like running the wires the length of the car!). Someone had already played with the wiring so some fun was had but enough trial and error with wiring diagrams got it sorted and rocking the usb and Bluetooth tunes! CV boot replacement… the instructions are wrong on pelican parts. Auto = fat box = undo suspension to get clearance you need = totally crap job. Softop issues, not got around to solving these yet as I leave the hardtop on anyway. The PPI said it was stiff to move. Something happened between the PPI and me trying it out as it didn’t work at all. Manually opening it turned up that the issue is the clam not moving, everything else works fine. Clam wise the motor runs but it won’t move and the LHS hinge is broken. Since I can manually drive the clam with the allen key tool I am hopeful the drive screws are fine and its just striped the connection shaft. Hinge wise tossing up trying to weld it and see what happens as worst case it breaks again best it fixes it for cheap. Don’t think I will find one at the wreckers for cheap. Also found someone butchered the rear plastic parts over the pop up roll bars… that will need to be replaced. Some photos of it getting torn down, the top up (really good condition it turns out) and broken things: Future projects: · Baby seat… why not buy a 911 when a baby is due in a few months? Cab +baby seat = passengers face on the windscreen J. · Solenoid for fuel cap · Oil and filter change · Gearbox oil and filter change · Reverse camera and a forward facing dash cam · Exhaust mod (expected more noise from the flat 6) · DIY Hardtop hoist in the garage
  20. Hi All, I'm looking for a set of Standard/OEM springs to suit a 996 Turbo Cabriolet. I'm located in Adelaide, so if anyone could help me out or knows where I could come across a set please let me know. I would post in the WTB Marketplace forum but I assume since I'm new I can't? Thanks in advance.
  21. Hi all, I have a 997 and the sunroof has recently started playing up. It wont slide open unless I first tilt up, tilt down and then try slide open. Additionally the one-touch open and one-touch close features no longer work. If you do a re-learn on the controls it starts working normally, but a few minutes later it reverts back to the "non-working" state. I had a look on Rennlist and it seems to be a common problem in the US with 996 and 997's. Apparently the motor needs replacing. Just wondering if anybody here has experienced the same issue? If so, did you replace the motor and where did you source the motor from? Cheers, Frank
  22. I did my first few track days this year and thoroughly enjoyed them. It was immediately apparent though that the centre console had to go! I'm 186cm and the position of my left knee meant that I had to keep shuffling my hands around the wheel when turning left (a distraction i did not need). Bought the console delete kit, trim piece and also the ashtray delete/ non-smokers shelf. The latter is to claw back some (barely) usable storage space. Having just done a track day post mod, I am very happy with the result- can keep hands on the wheel, I think it looks pretty good as well. Ash tray delete https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/9X6NSS.html Centre console delete and trim piece https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/gt3console.html Dark interior doesn't make for great photos, but hopefully you get the idea.
  23. So my new-to-me 996 cabriolet busted a rear left window about a month after buying it. Motor seemed to work OK as it made plenty of noise, but could hear a chewed up cable. The previous owner gave me a bunch of receipts and he paid a porsche specialist $1600 to replace a regulator on the other side of the car 6 months ago - I figured that's plenty of petrol money I could save by repairing it myself. Followed a tech article published here which was excellent for instructions: https://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/41648-how-to-remove-rear-window-regulator-996-cab/. Print out the diagrams and step by step instructions as they'll save you hours! I won't relist it all here, just go to that link for the step by step instructions. I needed a couple of hours to get the old window regulator out - taking my time, plus i'm not as young as i used to be. Have a full set of tools, sockets, torx bits, and a wooden block minimum an inch thick to get the window regulator out. This pic shows the cable with lots of slack, it's come right off the pulley, and when the motor is removed the cable is all chewed up. Bought a replacement kit from eBay usa which had everything required to replace this cable. Note that the top pulley has a metal bearing through it - if you want to replace this pulley the old bearing needs to be angle grinded off, and a vise press or similar to press the new bearing in. Didn't have those tools, so my mechanic put it all together for me for $40. The new cable is under a lot of tension and pretty difficult to get on! Replacement cable is on - nice and new, lots of tension. Do a test refit and plug in the control cable to make sure the range of motion is correct before reinstalling everything. Reinstalling everything is much quicker than removing. Enjoy your working rear window and $$$ saved by DIY!

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