996, 997, 991, and 992
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By Cuda911
#2358
Not much to say, except I love this car!!

2012 991 S. All the goodies (sport chrono, sport exhaust, PASM, sport suspension, yadda, yadda, yadda).
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By points
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By Cuda911
#2606
Is that a matte wrap on the car?
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By points
#2623
really crappy cell phone camera.
By JustBud
#2665
crappy iPhone pic of a dirty car on the way home from Rennsport........
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By Alansglide
#2679
Image My 991 taken in Red Rock Canyon . Sport Chrono ,AWE exhaust and other goodies :)
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By points
#2852
New wool mats from cocomats.
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By Dbull65
#7736
Here is my current 991. I do love this car!
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By Johnny Five
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I finished my Miami Blue bespoke Exclusive Option interior - waiting on picposter to open up here...
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By fpena944
#9481
I think I'm going to keep my 996 and my next purchase will be a 991. These things are gorgeous!
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By amdavid
#9643
Yeah, no denying their appeal, sweet curves.
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By Top Jimmy
#10057
My baby.... 😍

-TJ
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By Johnny Five
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Serious question - what is the effect of turning off stability control while leaving traction control on in a .2 3RS?

My other cars have an “intermediate” traction control setting - loose enough to get sideways in slow corners but tight enough to keep you from spinning ass backwards.

I haven’t had the balls to turn it off in my RS yet. Is the SC off mode a little sliding with a computer safety net or is it, as they used to say on the Beamer forums, TIM YO-YO mode?

That’s It MFer You’re On Your Own.
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By Johnny Five
#10755
That’s one of them fast ones ain’t it? :mrgreen:

Nice cars here. 991>997>992
Top Jimmy wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:45 pm My baby.... 😍

-TJ

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By Johnny Five
#10756
Gorgeous color and correct wheel and wheel color choice. Black wheels are wrong.

<ducks>
Cuda911 wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 pm Not much to say, except I love this car!!

2012 991 S. All the goodies (sport chrono, sport exhaust, PASM, sport suspension, yadda, yadda, yadda).
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By Johnny Five
#10758
...except here - black and dark gray looks tough - nice!
JustBud wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:36 pm crappy iPhone pic of a dirty car on the way home from Rennsport........
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By Johnny Five
#10763
Thanks Louis.

This is my dream car - no expense spared I specc’d it just how I wanted it (no FAL small tank!). I got with Frank at Exclusive Option late last year and found out he sold leather wrapped deviated stitch crack-cocaine. It started with an inquiry about the one box I didn’t tick - leather wrapped tranny tunnel - then it got nuts.

I’ve got the Dundon full power pack - UNINSTALLED - street headers side deletes into OEM Ti muffler with Fabspeed reinforcement bar, Dundon airbox and big mouth throttle body. I’ve had the fucking parts for a year and Life got busy I haven’t installed yet. MY buddy has a lift we’re going to knock it out soon.

After the first set of tires is toast I’m getting some silver BBS magnesium weissach wheels and she will be a finished masterpiece.

I still have leather coat hooks and Miami blue leather door pulls to install. It’s a labor of love. I’m keeping this car forever. Will update!

Louis de Funes wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:53 am
Johnny Five wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:26 am..
what a beautiful Car - love the Color just stunning

thanks for sharing
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By Johnny Five
#10765
Oh yeah she’s got a full wrap, lightweight battery and very slick Escort Max360ci stealth install. Lazer shifterz yo.
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By Louis de Funes
#10766
Johnny Five wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:48 am Oh yeah she’s got a full wrap, lightweight battery and very slick Escort Max360ci stealth install. Lazer shifterz yo.
now you just need to Drive it :D

how many miles does it have?

super jealous - I hope you get to enjoy it for a long time
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By Cuda911
#10767
Very nice! Johnny, you track that thing? Or maybe planning to?
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By Johnny Five
#10769
Garage slut. FWIW most of these miles were well above 5000 revs and as many shifts as possible were 9K bangers because GT3RS.
Louis de Funes wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:56 am
Johnny Five wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:48 am Oh yeah she’s got a full wrap, lightweight battery and very slick Escort Max360ci stealth install. Lazer shifterz yo.
now you just need to Drive it :D

how many miles does it have?

super jealous - I hope you get to enjoy it for a long time
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By Johnny Five
#10770
I’d really love but it may be too nice to track - this is my dream car and track days are hard on equipment.

I ride a liter bike at track days at COTA but the urge to take the RS is compelling.

Cuda911 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:04 am Very nice! Johnny, you track that thing? Or maybe planning to?
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By Cuda911
#10771
Yeah, I hear ya. Much as I would love to, I'm not tracking my 991. That's why I have a dedicated track car.... one that I don't care if it gets another bruise or two.

Someday maybe I'll take the 991 to the track for a DE, but not really drive it at 10 10ths.
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By Louis de Funes
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Johnny Five wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:14 am Garage slut. FWIW most of these miles were well above 5000 revs and as many shifts as possible were 9K bangers because GT3RS.
Louis de Funes wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:56 am
Johnny Five wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:48 am Oh yeah she’s got a full wrap, lightweight battery and very slick Escort Max360ci stealth install. Lazer shifterz yo.
now you just need to Drive it :D

how many miles does it have?

super jealous - I hope you get to enjoy it for a long time


still a Virgin :lol:
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By Johnny Five
#11127
Blasted her today - 34 miles and a couple dozen trips to PLANET 9000. Grabbed some shots in the wild today in case anyone is interested:
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By Johnny Five
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New / leather / alcantara parts circled. Work by Exclusive Option install by me.
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By worf
#12471
In the wild shot of mine:

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By amdavid
#12523
Good stuff, much better than all the worlds problems!
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By ranger22
#25320
I love them both, but the 997 more. RS will be for sale soonish.
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By DAVfoto
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I remember seeing that picture before and it just shows how much smaller the 997 is. Then do the 997 vs the 993 and it's even smaller.

My goal in 3-4 years is to get a 991.2 GT3 Touring, hopefully in an interesting PTS color once guys start getting rid of theirs. I will have to save up for it but after driving one last year, I still can't get it out of my head. I bounce around on F cars here and there but the Touring is just a mainstay that I can't see myself not getting!

Maybe faster than the 3-4 years but who knows.

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By Alansglide
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Here's a photo of my 991 next to my 77 wide body. The size difference is substantial.
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By fpena944
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Alansglide wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:34 pm Here's a photo of my 991 next to my 77 wide body. The size difference is substantial.
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And you have a wide body 911, so imagine if you had a narrow long-hood version!
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By points
#27479
The gas filled struts holding up my engine cover have failed for the second time. Genuine Porsche parts but these things suck. Headed up to Braman lubed up really well and drop 256 bucks on the third set. Ridiculous quality for a Porsche.
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By fpena944
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points wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:35 am The gas filled struts holding up my engine cover have failed for the second time. Genuine Porsche parts but these things suck. Headed up to Braman lubed up really well and drop 256 bucks on the third set. Ridiculous quality for a Porsche.
Can't find any aftermarket equivalents? They should be a fairly standard part.

I won't go to Braman anymore. They tried to rip me off with maintenance on my Cayenne and when caught in a lie just went silent on me without any additional dialog. So I have an Indy close to PBI Airport or I'll head down to Champion if I really need something.
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By Cuda911
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points wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:35 am The gas filled struts holding up my engine cover have failed for the second time. Genuine Porsche parts but these things suck. Headed up to Braman lubed up really well and drop 256 bucks on the third set. Ridiculous quality for a Porsche.
The struts suck. Have failed on mine too, and twice on my Boxter's trunk. Plenty of cheap after-market ones that work fine. I think boxster ones were about $15 for a pair on ebay.
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By worf
#27566
points wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:35 am The gas filled struts holding up my engine cover have failed for the second time. Genuine Porsche parts but these things suck. Headed up to Braman lubed up really well and drop 256 bucks on the third set. Ridiculous quality for a Porsche.
AFAIK, any and all dealer work is warranted for no less than one year and 12k miles.

The struts are about $55 each at Porsche dealer prices. https://www.getporscheparts.com/oem-par ... wtaDYtZ2Fz

How do you pay $256? $110 for parts and $146 for labor?

FYI, it takes about 10 minutes if you are really super-careful.
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By points
#27577
Suncoast has em for 60...but the pic looks different where they attach. Ill look better tonite when I get home from the biblical deluge here.
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By worf
#27612
points wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:25 pm Suncoast has em for 60...but the pic looks different where they attach. Ill look better tonite when I get home from the biblical deluge here.
That is the currently correct part for the engine lid strut for a 991.1 or .2

One, and only one, guess as to how I know this.

Always take the diagrams with a kilo of salt.

Last year's part number is: 991-512-551-00 which supersedes to -01 this year.

I would not bet a penny that the '01' is better than the '00'. Based upon my 20 years of experience replacing hood, boot and hatch struts on Porsches, buy the cheapest one you can find that conforms to that part number. They will all die within two-ish years on a 2-sigma basis. If you want to buy OEM then buy "Stabilus" brand such as this one: https://www.germanautosupply.com/STABIL ... 512-551-01

If you want the Porsche label on the part you'll need to buy from a Dealer and hope that they aren't just keeping the margin between a Stabilus bought on Amazon and what they would get by ordering from the PCNA warehouse.
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By points
#27632
Looked closer when I got home. The struts say stabilus. Ill be buying those. Thanks for info.
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By points
#29125
Got my struts today from stabilus and popped em in in about 4 minutes. Blows my mind that Braman wanted 256 and one hour labor.

My total cost to my door...70 bucks. Hats off to you Worf.
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By Cuda911
#29189
^^^^ Excellent!
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By amdavid
#29304
Yeah, good advice on those, no need to pay typical Pcar prices for that kind of stuff. Ordered the stabilus for the old piggy and they've worked great for a couple of years now.
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By amdavid
#29307
The difference in size always surprises me as the years of the 911 roll on.

Love this pic, wish I could see a 993 next to the big brothers......edit: guess the repost of pic didn't work. was the last of rangers 3 pics.

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