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      03-21-2019 09:26 PM #476
      Any updated pics of your white GT3 with the stripe and tidbits?
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      03-26-2019 10:06 PM #477
      Got the car home. Compared to my hot stock turbo setup, it's definitely lazy in comparison until 5k, but then it picks up and pulls really well to 7200 rpm. The catless GMG exhaust sounds insane, much louder than my AWE, and a lot more in your face. I may install the included catted mid pipes to bring the interior noise down a touch. We will see. Overall, it's very similar in feel to my 07. The interior leather smells different, and the 997.2 interior electronics aren't nearly the upgrade I thought they would be over the .1 stuff, haha. I love the experience these modified mezgers bring to the driver in our world of increasingly robotic cars. The only thing I would have decided to let my 07 go for would be another 997TT. Glad to have it, and looking forward to putting my own touches on this one. Will start with new calibrations, both 93 and E85. I've ordered some GT2 side skirts (and new black carpeted Porsche floor mats) and I think I'm going to do a DCTMS steering wheel upgrade on this one too. It's fun to have a new project to play with, and I'm very happy. The car is super clean, with PPF everywhere, even the headlight lenses. Couldn't have asked for a better vehicle and previous owner as well. Looking forward to having this one around for a long while

      Untitled by glmmd81, on Flickr

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      Going to do a new thread on the GT3 Touring. Still getting around to that, but for now:

      Untitled by glmmd81, on Flickr
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      03-26-2019 11:29 PM #478
      Absolutely stunning!

      Edit: Please go satin bronze with those beautiful wheels on the black car. Please.
      Last edited by LinkATX; 03-26-2019 at 11:35 PM.
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      03-26-2019 11:34 PM #479
      Looks incredible man, awesome purchase!
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      03-27-2019 09:34 AM #480
      Awesome collection, looking forward to more pics

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      03-27-2019 10:20 AM #481
      Stunning cars!

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      03-27-2019 10:40 AM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by LinkATX View Post
      Edit: Please go satin bronze with those beautiful wheels on the black car. Please.
      Yeah, hard to argue there, esp since the GT3 has black wheels too. The advans are my least favorite part of the setup, but that's nitpicking. In my head all high HP turbos should run Fikse profil 5s, so.. do that in bronze. let me live vicariously through you for a bit!

      good call on the DCTMS wheel too, it was one of my favorite mods back when I had my TT, but I've never really liked the older, non-sport porsche wheels.

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      03-27-2019 11:18 AM #483
      Quote Originally Posted by zmt2 View Post
      Yeah, hard to argue there, esp since the GT3 has black wheels too. The advans are my least favorite part of the setup, but that's nitpicking. In my head all high HP turbos should run Fikse profil 5s, so.. do that in bronze. let me live vicariously through you for a bit!

      good call on the DCTMS wheel too, it was one of my favorite mods back when I had my TT, but I've never really liked the older, non-sport porsche wheels.


      You know, I thought the same thing when I first saw the car in pictures. In person however, the wheels are absolutely amazing. I really like the fact that they are gloss as well. In fact, in person, they may be my favorite wheel that I have seen on a 997. Hard to believe that they could displace the CH-Rs, but for the type of “look at me “car the black one is, the advans fit the character and look much more.

      Yep, I’m tired of the regular steering wheel. My silver car has a thicker rim. Want something more sporty. Will change the shift knob and e brake handle to contrasting black at some point as well.
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      03-27-2019 11:34 AM #484
      I bet those Advan wheels were spendy! I love the looks of them, please keep them as is!

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      03-28-2019 04:49 PM #485
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      Yep, I’m tired of the regular steering wheel. My silver car has a thicker rim. Want something more sporty. Will change the shift knob and e brake handle to contrasting black at some point as well.
      You planning on sticking with the same triangular design to reuse your airbag, or upgrade to the circular version?

      Looks like you can get used circular airbags for around $500.

      I wasn't aware of DCTMS but now considering them for my wheel upgrade too.

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      03-28-2019 05:13 PM #486
      I found a pic of Toaster with all of his Porsche's


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      03-28-2019 06:05 PM #487
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post
      I found a pic of Toaster with all of his Porsche's

      Fixed

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      03-28-2019 06:58 PM #488
      Have you ever heard of AIM Performance? They build some mean 997s.


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      03-28-2019 07:05 PM #489
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      You planning on sticking with the same triangular design to reuse your airbag, or upgrade to the circular version?

      Looks like you can get used circular airbags for around $500.

      I wasn't aware of DCTMS but now considering them for my wheel upgrade too.

      Yes I am. I already selected a wheel and it's on the way. I just went with a simple all black, thicker rim, with pistol grips and a flat bottom. It's not in your face, but its a big upgrade from the factory one.

      Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 5.59.50 PM by glmmd81, on Flickr



      Decided to go ahead and get the GT2 side skirts on the way as well. Logged the car last night. The logs are flawless. Car is very, very happy and based on my silver car's MAF flow values and dyno graph, the black car is making 710-720 whp on E85, just like it should.


      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post
      I found a pic of Toaster with all of his Porsche's



      This isn't the first time friends and family have used this reference for me and 911s

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      Fixed


      Man, this is internet GOLD! I looked at this site with a few of my buddies right here with me and we have belly laughed for 5 minutes. Bravo! I am thoroughly impressed



      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      Have you ever heard of AIM Performance? They build some mean 997s.

      I'm very aware of them. I usually don't go big on super high power builds. If I ever decide to do so though, AIM is certainly one of the groups I would be speaking with.
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      03-29-2019 08:38 AM #490
      Quote Originally Posted by ImHereForTheTaco View Post
      Fixed
      Now that is funny right there!!!
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      03-29-2019 10:03 PM #491
      Looks great. 997.2 and 991.2 really are high water marks for wasserboxers.

      I still want a 991.2 GTS but man theres a lot of tempting 997s. Infotainment looks dated but otherwise gorgeous.
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      03-30-2019 01:38 PM #492
      Quote Originally Posted by Off Pump View Post
      Looks great. 997.2 and 991.2 really are high water marks for wasserboxers.

      I still want a 991.2 GTS but man theres a lot of tempting 997s. Infotainment looks dated but otherwise gorgeous.
      The 991.2 GTS is basically the perfect blend of all the great things of the 991 in one package. Part GT3, part C2S+, it is a really phenomenal package. They are also much rarer than a GT3. Really, really great cars.



      The new wheel is in. Surprisingly easy install. It really is amazing how much the steering wheel changes the overall feel of the vehicle. It drives with a much more substantial, satisfying feel now. Hard to put into words, but the overall effect is quite impressive. DCTMS does a really great job. The quality is first rate. The stitching is perfect. The wheel is substantially heavier than the OEM non-sport wheel as well. It doesn't overpower the interior, and blends nicely while giving a nice boost in interior sportiness. The leather has a really excellent, high quality feel and the grain is very nice. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

      DCTMS wheel by glmmd81, on Flickr
      ‘18 GT3 touring
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      03-30-2019 02:42 PM #493
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      The 991.2 GTS is basically the perfect blend of all the great things of the 991 in one package. Part GT3, part C2S+, it is a really phenomenal package. They are also much rarer than a GT3. Really, really great cars.



      The new wheel is in. Surprisingly easy install. It really is amazing how much the steering wheel changes the overall feel of the vehicle. It drives with a much more substantial, satisfying feel now. Hard to put into words, but the overall effect is quite impressive. DCTMS does a really great job. The quality is first rate. The stitching is perfect. The wheel is substantially heavier than the OEM non-sport wheel as well. It doesn't overpower the interior, and blends nicely while giving a nice boost in interior sportiness. The leather has a really excellent, high quality feel and the grain is very nice. I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

      DCTMS wheel by glmmd81, on Flickr

      Looks meaty. I wonder if more black down the middle would set off the two tone look? Like a shift boot


      EDIT: since it's been a few days since you've bought a new car heres a nice Collector grade 911 Turbo

      997.2 Turbo Amazeballs

      Or if you want a white one to match the GT3
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      03-30-2019 03:32 PM #494
      Yeah...that wheel is now officially on my list.

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      03-30-2019 11:27 PM #495
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      They are also much rarer than a GT3.
      Everything is rarer than the GT3

      Keen to hear your thoughts on the 991 vs. 997 when you get a chance.
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      04-05-2019 04:44 PM #496
      Quote Originally Posted by Off Pump View Post
      Looks meaty. I wonder if more black down the middle would set off the two tone look? Like a shift boot


      EDIT: since it's been a few days since you've bought a new car heres a nice Collector grade 911 Turbo
      Yep, you read my mind. Plan on adding more black to the center console. Maybe even a black center console as well. We will see. I scanned all the modules with the Durametric today and found a shadow code for an occasional EGT probe implausible signal. They only come in a pair with the control box. $800 later and the new part is on the way as we speak. My OCD won't allow even shadow codes. Want it to be perfect.

      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Yeah...that wheel is now officially on my list.
      It is very, very nice. I'm extremely happy with it. Go for it.

      Quote Originally Posted by 997 View Post
      Everything is rarer than the GT3

      Keen to hear your thoughts on the 991 vs. 997 when you get a chance.
      These days you are right You've had both as well, what would you like to know? As far as the overall car goes for normal usage, the 991s blow the 997s out of the water, IMO. MUCH faster, much more composed, not nearly as sloppy, and much much better put together. Interior quality is leagues better, reliability is leagues better. The Mezger chuffs and whines and rattles though, and the 9A1 has a little less character. I like the old-school turbo wind-up and whack on the 997s over the much smoother boost threshold the new cars have.


      Got the GT2 side skirts on the car and washed it for the first time a few days ago. Also some new carpeted mats to replace the ugly rubber ones. Really digging the car, lots of fun. Very fast once it gathers itself. Once I get it to 100% I'll recalibrate it more to my tastes.

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      04-06-2019 12:20 AM #497
      Perhaps my mind is in the gutter, but that shift knob in flesh color with matching shift boot is a little much for my tastes

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      04-06-2019 03:12 AM #498
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Perhaps my mind is in the gutter, but that shift knob in flesh color with matching shift boot is a little much for my tastes
      I envision the Terminator saying "I'll be erect"


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      04-06-2019 04:56 PM #499
      Quote Originally Posted by Toaster29 View Post
      Also some new carpeted mats to replace the ugly rubber ones.
      I guess as a midwesterner I always see the rubber mats as useful in all conditions and store the carpet mats for future sale with the vehicle. however, the carpet mats do look more welcoming in that cabin.
      welcome to the layer cake

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