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Cody D
01-12-2012, 01:49 PM
Well since I sold my Elise (http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread.php?s=&threadid=332196&perpage=20&highlight=&pagenumber=1), I ended up buying a Porsche. This is my first turbo 911 and so far I'm completely sold on it.

It's already faster than the Lotus was even after the supercharger install. I had a 12.7 @112mph for the Lotus (G-tech) and on my first try with the 996 I ran a 12.45 @ 116mph.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9127/img6625j.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/img6625j.jpg/)

Upgrades are starting slow, but they probably won't stop until I sell the car. I picked up an exhaust even before I had the car. It's a 3" exhaust with no cats from 911tuning.com down in the states.

With the new exhaust on I got my time down to 12.3 @ 117mph, I know that 0.1 of a second could be due to conditions, but before I was running 12.4 to 12.6 consistently and now I'm running 12.3 to 12.4 consistently, I would wager I've gained about 20hp.

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3292/img6567f.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/img6567f.jpg/)

Here you can see the very light new exhaust beside the very heavy stock exhaust, installation was very easy:

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2718/img1228jr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/img1228jr.jpg/)

Some of you will think I'm half assing the suspension, well you'd be right, the stock suspension is plenty for anything I do, I am a straight line speed kind of guy so suspension won't get much attention. I'm just putting H&R sport springs on stock shocks, lowering it ~1":

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/479/img1235iw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/img1235iw.jpg/)

I've also ordered a Protomotive retune and the Durametric cable to apply it, with the exhaust it is advertised as adding 100hp and 100lb/ft of torque, these cars are insane:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6788/durmetrica.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/durmetrica.jpg/)

Next purchase will probably be lighter rims, brake rotors, seats and a fixed wing. These cars are fairly heavy so removing some weight will definitely help.

Euro_Trash
01-12-2012, 01:52 PM
Sweet, in for more. Did you buy the car from the states?

nismodrifter
01-12-2012, 01:53 PM
Do want.

Cody D
01-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Euro_Trash
Sweet, in for more. Did you buy the car from the states?

I did look into cars from the states and although there was better selection the prices did not justify it. I bought this one from a dealer in Montreal.


Originally posted by nismodrifter
Do want.

Thanks.

Redlyne_jr
01-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


I did look into cars from the states and although there was better selection the prices did not justify it. I bought this one from a dealer in Montreal.



Thanks.

yea exactly prices arn't really different at all, but if you want an interesting color IE red, yellow or even white you are sure to find one in the US... car looks awesome love see more updates..

01-12-2012, 03:08 PM
4G63+Ellise would be epic.

benz_890
01-12-2012, 03:13 PM
:drool: :bigpimp: :hitit:

Cody D
01-12-2012, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_jr
yea exactly prices arn't really different at all, but if you want an interesting color IE red, yellow or even white you are sure to find one in the US... car looks awesome love see more updates..

I really wanted red or white because I know so many people with black ones already, but all the white ones had interior colours I didn't like and there wasn't enough red ones to find the right one for me.


Originally posted by [email protected]
4G63+Ellise would be epic.

Yes, I still think about doing a Lotus 7 style car with a 4G63 engine.


Originally posted by benz_890
:drool: :bigpimp: :hitit:

Thanks.

Euro_Trash
01-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


I really wanted red or white because I know so many people with black ones already, but all the white ones had interior colours I didn't like and there wasn't enough red ones to find the right one for me.




White is definitely a rare commodity

rage2
01-12-2012, 04:09 PM
For wings, ebay CF specials are great deals, and looks 10x better than the stock little winglet. If you want fixed, or something more extravagant, you'd want to get the whole rear trunklid replaced with a matching wing.

gpomp
01-12-2012, 04:11 PM
how is the automatic tranny in this car?

Cody D
01-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Euro_Trash


White is definitely a rare commodity

Definitely, caramel interiors have never been my thing and it seemed like all the white ones had caramel interiors.


Originally posted by rage2
For wings, ebay CF specials are great deals, and looks 10x better than the stock little winglet. If you want fixed, or something more extravagant, you'd want to get the whole rear trunklid replaced with a matching wing.

If you buy the whole trunk lid, I wonder if the entire thing is carbon fiber or if the wing is carbon and the trunk is something cheaper. I'd rather have full CF so that I don't have to pay to get half of it painted.

Mibz
01-12-2012, 04:31 PM
There was a white X50 with black/white interior a few months ago on 6so, it was perfect.

I only drove one for a few days but the steering wheel shifters are really slow and I didn't like using them, but in auto-mode it's pretty smart. It knew when I wanted to have fun and when I didn't. It would always take a little longer than I liked going from GRRLOL mode to AHHHH mode but that's expected.

It's not that the auto-mode is any faster, I think it's just that I'm used to using the gas pedal to change gears in an auto. I'd know to lift a little before I wanted an upshift so it all seemed natural, whereas flicking a thing on the wheel and then waiting felt awkward, especially compared to modern paddle-shifted transmissions. I'm sure I could get used to it.

aln
01-12-2012, 04:32 PM
its great to see that you're modding the car already. it was nice speaking to you when you called in to have this vehicle insured.

rage2
01-12-2012, 04:42 PM
I never use the shift buttons. Like Mibz says, just drive how u wanna drive, the transmission does all the work. It's a Mercedes 5 speed auto, so it felt exactly like my old SLK32 and E55.

Cody D
01-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by aln
its great to see that you're modding the car already. it was nice speaking to you when you called in to have this vehicle insured.

Haha, it's a small world.

Euro_Trash
01-12-2012, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


Definitely, caramel interiors have never been my thing and it seemed like all the white ones had caramel interiors.





*Crossing my fingers this isn't your interior color* The only color I truly disliked when I was looking is the grey interior.

Cody D
01-12-2012, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Euro_Trash


*Crossing my fingers this isn't your interior color* The only color I truly disliked when I was looking is the grey interior.

My car is black on black. I agree about the grey. I had Ivory interior in my NSX with black seats, I didn't mind that but keeping the carpet clean wasn't easy.

finboy
01-12-2012, 06:51 PM
Wow, nice buy, what are these going for on average now?

Twin_Cam_Turbo
01-12-2012, 07:04 PM
Auto or manual or did I miss that somewhere?

Cody D
01-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by finboy
Wow, nice buy, what are these going for on average now?

From what I've found they range from $48,000 to $60,000 for a lower mileage car manual transmission car. There was one with 140,000km for sale in Edmonton this summer for $39,900.


Originally posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo
Auto or manual or did I miss that somewhere?

Manual transmission, if I was driving it year round like Rage drives his I would have went with automatic.

Cody D
01-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Well I've sold my stock seats that I did not fit in very well and I am in the process of replacing them with something better.

http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/165/38191110151147562490183.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/860/38191110151147562490183.jpg/)

I weighed the stock seats, they were the comfort ones with memory and full electric at 56lbs for the drivers and about 53lbs for the passenger. The new seats should be at least half that weight.

I've also ordered a VIS Carbon Fiber hood through Revwerks but I am not 100% that I will keep it, I may just put it up for sale. I like the fact that it is half the weight but I'm worried about the looks and the fact that I don't want hood pins. Maybe with the carbon fiber GT2 wing it'll blend a bit better, who knows. BTW, Rhys has been awesome helping me get parts.

Here is one on a Boxster:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9676/fcdbe062f66944dfa299dbc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/fcdbe062f66944dfa299dbc.jpg/)

Redlyne_jr
01-22-2012, 02:54 PM
Hey Cody are you doing a CF GT2 Blade? or a full GT2 Decklid... :dunno: if all goes well this week i should have my TT by next weekend so I'm researching mods like crazy..

Cody D
01-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_jr
Hey Cody are you doing a CF GT2 Blade? or a full GT2 Decklid... :dunno: if all goes well this week i should have my TT by next weekend so I'm researching mods like crazy..

I had originally planned on doing the full decklid, but on one of the Porsche sites a guy used accurate scales to weight everything including the hydraulics on the stock 996TT versus the aftermarket GT2 wing assembly and there is only a 2lb difference so it just makes no sense unless you are doing it for cosmetic reasons. I'll PM you the link.

Edit: Also congrats on the car.

Chantastic
01-23-2012, 01:27 AM
"I picked up an exhaust even before I had the car"

This is how you know it will be a fun project to follow.

Euro_Trash
01-23-2012, 08:43 AM
GT3 seats?

Redlyne_jr
01-23-2012, 09:26 AM
^ yes sir... ;)

Cody D
01-23-2012, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Chantastic
"I picked up an exhaust even before I had the car"

This is how you know it will be a fun project to follow.

I have officially spent more time adding aftermarket parts to it than I have driving it.


Originally posted by Euro_Trash
GT3 seats?


Originally posted by Redlyne_jr
^ yes sir... ;)

These are the seats that I decided to go with, except mine will have a leather center section, where these ones have Alcantara.

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7827/sgt38001.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/sgt38001.jpg/)

I've also ordered and installed an iPhone adapter, I wanted to keep the stock head unit but still be able to listen to music from my iPhone:

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/848/ipbkr3m.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/ipbkr3m.jpg/)

Installation wasn't too bad, I ordered the proper keys to remove the stereo and then it was just running the cable and plugging it in, it takes the place of the stock CD changer which I would never use anyways.

bmeier
01-23-2012, 11:07 AM
how much did you pay for the ipod adapter? i have a spare one sitting in my room...

Cody D
01-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by bmeier
how much did you pay for the ipod adapter? i have a spare one sitting in my room...

With the keys and an extension for an aux input it was $109.00. I think the adapter by itself was ~$60.

bmeier
01-23-2012, 11:21 AM
thats not too bad actually. they used to sell for way more than that.

Redlyne_jr
01-23-2012, 11:38 AM
^ they arnt authentic GT3 seats.. the authentic ones go for about 2500-3000 IIRC:dunno:

** edit disregard my comment hahah

rage2
01-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Tunerworks had a set for $2k a few months ago. I would've bought them, but no rear seat access.

Cody D
01-23-2012, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by rage2
Tunerworks had a set for $2k a few months ago. I would've bought them, but no rear seat access.

They had a set of real GT3 seats? I've looked and they just don't seem to be available unless you want to buy new and then they are $4500. Every once in a while a set comes up for sale but they sell within hours.

Buckets are fine for me since I will probably remove the rear seats.

Redlyne_jr
01-23-2012, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by rage2
Tunerworks had a set for $2k a few months ago. I would've bought them, but no rear seat access.

Jesus that's a great price..

rage2
01-23-2012, 02:32 PM
I believe they were authentic used euro GT3 seats. And yea, smokin' price. I would've been all over that if I didn't need back seat access.

bmeier
01-23-2012, 02:42 PM
if any of you 996 guys want an ipod adapter i have one for $20 works with any becker cdr 220 unit found in 986 and 996 porsches and some other cars.

cam_wmh
01-23-2012, 07:30 PM
This thread is relevant to my interests.

996TT is one of the cars shortlisted to replace the R32-T in a couple years.

Cody D
01-27-2012, 02:42 AM
Yay, drivers seat is mounted. I will probably take it out and lower it, my hair is touching the roof.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9810/img8378y.jpg

ZorroAMG
01-27-2012, 03:48 AM
Or, you could use less dippity doo? :D

Rad project, thanks for sharing!

colinxx235
01-27-2012, 08:39 AM
you should try to get a different angle of the seats in the car, they look sick!!

Euro_Trash
01-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Yeah need more pics!

Redlyne_jr
01-27-2012, 12:09 PM
whooa looks awesome man.. anymore pics? hows the quality of the seats?

Cos
01-27-2012, 01:44 PM
.

soloracer
01-27-2012, 03:51 PM
Cody,

Quit playing with your car and get out and drive it! Porsche's are meant to be driven. ;)

Cody D
01-28-2012, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by ZorroAMG
Or, you could use less dippity doo? :D

Rad project, thanks for sharing!

Haha, the dippity doo will definitely have to go.


Originally posted by colinxx235
you should try to get a different angle of the seats in the car, they look sick!!

I'll add a couple more pics at the bottom.


Originally posted by Euro_Trash
Yeah need more pics!

Will do.


Originally posted by Redlyne_jr
whooa looks awesome man.. anymore pics? hows the quality of the seats?

I'm actually really happy with the seats, I was worried since they aren't a big name seat company but from what I can tell they look really good.


Originally posted by Cos
Doooo want. So jealous. This will be my nexxt car for sure.

It was either this or a Ferrari F355 and I decided that one car while so beautiful I probably wouldn't drive and one car I would enjoy driving almost every day. I think the 355 will be for when I can afford to have multiple cars.


Originally posted by soloracer
Cody,

Quit playing with your car and get out and drive it! Porsche's are meant to be driven. ;)

The fact that I know four guys with black turbo 911's driving this winter makes it hard for me to have mine sit in my garage, then I get a rock in the window of my daily driver, or drive through some hard packed snow and I remember that my 911 needs to stay at home safe and sound, haha.

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6306/img8289v.jpg (http://img855.imageshack.us/i/img8289v.jpg/)
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/3834/img8376c.jpg (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/img8376c.jpg/)
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6204/img8386ki.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/img8386ki.jpg/)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7697/img8389bq.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/img8389bq.jpg/)

ekguy
01-31-2012, 08:26 PM
To some people it's just another car...But to the many who definitely have a car like this on their wishlist there's nothing wrong seeing someone keep her in nice shape by letting her sleep for the winter.

Yours will stay nice and shiny that way.

:D

Cody D
02-01-2012, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by ekguy
To some people it's just another car...But to the many who definitely have a car like this on their wishlist there's nothing wrong seeing someone keep her in nice shape by letting her sleep for the winter.

Yours will stay nice and shiny that way.

:D

Exactly the way I think.

So I think I've found my rims, I've talked to some shops and what I was mainly looking for was light weight with looks being a very close second.

I haven't ordered these yet but I probably will. I had wanted more of a name brand wheel but I really like this one.

Forgestar CF10's in 19" size. The 19" x 8.5" weigh around 21lbs and the 19" x 11" is ~24lbs. My stock wheels are 18" x 8" at ~26lbs and 18" x 11" at ~31lbs, so it should be a good rotational weight drop.

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/cf10fronts.jpg

Here they are on an A5:

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/audia5cf103s.jpg

soloracer
02-01-2012, 12:12 PM
Windshields can be replaced, paint chips can be fixed but the driving time you lose with your car "sleeping" in the garage can never be replaced. You only live once.



Originally posted by Cody D


Exactly the way I think.

So I think I've found my rims, I've talked to some shops and what I was mainly looking for was light weight with looks being a very close second.

I haven't ordered these yet but I probably will. I had wanted more of a name brand wheel but I really like this one.

Forgestar CF10's in 19" size. The 19" x 8.5" weigh around 21lbs and the 19" x 11" is ~24lbs. My stock wheels are 18" x 8" at ~26lbs and 18" x 11" at ~31lbs, so it should be a good rotational weight drop.

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/cf10fronts.jpg

Here they are on an A5:

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/audia5cf103s.jpg

benyl
02-01-2012, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by soloracer
Windshields can be replaced, paint chips can be fixed but the driving time you lose with your car "sleeping" in the garage can never be replaced. You only live once.




Werd.

Cody D
02-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by soloracer
Windshields can be replaced, paint chips can be fixed but the driving time you lose with your car "sleeping" in the garage can never be replaced. You only live once.




Originally posted by benyl
Werd.

Haha you two are ballers of course you'd be okay with driving high end cars in winter.

I drove my 911 Carrera 4 for two years in winter so it's not like I'm against the idea but this car I want to keep in good shape and I don't think you can do that and drive it in winter.

Trinzler
02-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Cody D





Haha you two are ballers of course you'd be okay with driving high end cars in winter.

I drove my 911 Carrera 4 for two years in winter so it's not like I'm against the idea but this car I want to keep in good shape and I don't think you can do that and drive it in winter.

lol 1st world problems

K3RMiTdot
02-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


Exactly the way I think.

So I think I've found my rims, I've talked to some shops and what I was mainly looking for was light weight with looks being a very close second.

I haven't ordered these yet but I probably will. I had wanted more of a name brand wheel but I really like this one.

Forgestar CF10's in 19" size. The 19" x 8.5" weigh around 21lbs and the 19" x 11" is ~24lbs. My stock wheels are 18" x 8" at ~26lbs and 18" x 11" at ~31lbs, so it should be a good rotational weight drop.

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/cf10fronts.jpg

Here they are on an A5:

http://www.forgestar.com/blog/pics/audia5cf103s.jpg

if you dont mind me asking... how much?? just curious cuz i want ADV.1's but these look bad ass and probably are cheaper.

Cody D
02-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by K3RMiTdot
if you dont mind me asking... how much?? just curious cuz i want ADV.1's but these look bad ass and probably are cheaper.

They are much cheaper, $1600 for a set of 4. The Forgestar wheels seem to be fairly popular on the Porsche websites, usually they use the F14 style.


Originally posted by Trinzler

lol 1st world problems

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4610/fwpk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/fwpk.jpg/)

v2kai
02-01-2012, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Cody D


The fact that I know four guys with black turbo 911's driving this winter makesard for me to have mine sit in my garage, then I get a rock in the window of my daily driver, or drive through some hard packed snow and I remember that my 911 needs to stay at home safe and sound, haha.


Rocks would be the least of your worries, I'd be more worried about Calgary drivers + slick roads and slamming into the back of you.

You're probably more of a hazard to the guy stopped beside you in the next lane when the guy coming behind him is staring at your car and rear ends him.

Your last car and build was awesome, this new one is keeping up nicely.:thumbsup:

Spring is on its way!! Not too much longer to go...even though it feels like spring already:dunno:

Ek9Max
02-03-2012, 02:16 AM
Sweet project! I think we might have enough 996's on beyond for a meet :)

m10-power
02-03-2012, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Ek9Max
Sweet project! I think we might have enough 996's on beyond for a meet :)

We'll have an 'All Blacks' meet easy enough, sorry Max no silvers lol

Did you get those Alpha's on yet? Maybe you'll want a rematch this summer, but I might need to do it with my Esprit so you have a chance...

:poosie:

Paul

Redlyne_jr
02-03-2012, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by Ek9Max
Sweet project! I think we might have enough 996's on beyond for a meet :)

Hopefully soon i can say id be down..


We'll have an 'All Blacks' meet easy enough, sorry Max no silvers lol

Did you get those Alpha's on yet? Maybe you'll want a rematch this summer, but I might need to do it with my Esprit so you have a chance...



Paul

what are the details on the esprit build paul? iv only heard through the grapevine... supposed to be stupid fast though?

DubSport
02-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Those ROTtec seats are nice! I almost bought a set for my 996 turbo when I owned it last summer. Looks great.

m10-power
02-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Need to update my build thread should be impressive but will need the trans built for sure, which at least can be done now.

Ek9Max
02-03-2012, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by m10-power


We'll have an 'All Blacks' meet easy enough, sorry Max no silvers lol

Did you get those Alpha's on yet? Maybe you'll want a rematch this summer, but I might need to do it with my Esprit so you have a chance...

:poosie:

Paul

You mean so you have a chance??

Euro_Trash
02-03-2012, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by m10-power
Need to update my build thread should be impressive but will need the trans built for sure, which at least can be done now.

Update! Would love to see that

Cody D
02-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by v2kai
Your last car and build was awesome, this new one is keeping up nicely.:thumbsup:

Spring is on its way!! Not too much longer to go...even though it feels like spring already:dunno:

Thanks, I actually am taking my car in for 3M next week, hopefully I don't get any rock chips on the way there.


Originally posted by Ek9Max
Sweet project! I think we might have enough 996's on beyond for a meet :)

Just searching it says that 996 TT production numbers world wide is 22,062, I almost think Calgary has half of them, haha. Definitely not as rare as my Lotus it replaced.


Originally posted by m10-power
We'll have an 'All Blacks' meet easy enough, sorry Max no silvers lol

Did you get those Alpha's on yet? Maybe you'll want a rematch this summer, but I might need to do it with my Esprit so you have a chance...

:poosie:

Paul

I'll be the video camera chase car, way back there. Maybe we can get the eventual new owner of Tom's 996 to join in too.


Originally posted by Redlyne_jr
Hopefully soon i can say id be down..

Yes definitely, just don't buy a black one, haha.


Originally posted by DubSport
Those ROTtec seats are nice! I almost bought a set for my 996 turbo when I owned it last summer. Looks great.

Thanks, I'm very happy with them.


Originally posted by m10-power
Need to update my build thread should be impressive but will need the trans built for sure, which at least can be done now.

I'd definitely like to see this.

rage2
02-03-2012, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Cody D
Just searching it says that 996 TT production numbers world wide is 22,062, I almost think Calgary has half of them, haha. Definitely not as rare as my Lotus it replaced.
I keep confusing 997's as the same car, which is why i see em everywhere. Like asian girls, they all look the same from behind, and you can only differentiate them when you see the headlights up front from the right angle. :rofl:

Trinzler
02-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by rage2

I keep confusing 997's as the same car, which is why i see em everywhere. Like asian girls, they all look the same from behind, and you can only differentiate them when you see the headlights up front from the right angle. :rofl:

But 997's don't have flat asses ? oooohhhh snap :D

Redlyne_jr
02-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Ek9Max


You mean so you have a chance??

Max you need to start a build thread.. not one car you have done over the last 5 years has been subtle or not modded to shit.. :nut: