What did you do to/with your 996 today?

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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by kcattorney » Tue May 01, 2018 8:05 am

b3freak wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 am
Removed the front bumper to clean the rads and once I got it off, it relieved a cracked passenger side air duct. It's busted beyond repair. I was going to buy one used, but most of the sellers on eBay want around $100 - $140 for the part. I was thinking I could get a boxster version, but the scoop is different than the 996 version and so I'm sticking with the right part - (996.575.322.03). Looked it up on Perimeter Porsche Parts and I can purchase it brand new for $126. Pays to shop around. ;)
Of course, as soon as you buy it, you'll find it half of that price somewhere else. That's my luck, at least.
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by b3freak » Tue May 01, 2018 9:56 am

kcattorney wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:05 am
b3freak wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 am
Removed the front bumper to clean the rads and once I got it off, it relieved a cracked passenger side air duct. It's busted beyond repair. I was going to buy one used, but most of the sellers on eBay want around $100 - $140 for the part. I was thinking I could get a boxster version, but the scoop is different than the 996 version and so I'm sticking with the right part - (996.575.322.03). Looked it up on Perimeter Porsche Parts and I can purchase it brand new for $126. Pays to shop around. ;)
Of course, as soon as you buy it, you'll find it half of that price somewhere else. That's my luck, at least.
Yep! You know that's right.
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by DBJoe996 » Tue May 01, 2018 10:25 am

I drove to the grocery store, bought beer, came home. Admired car in garage before coming inside. Beer run was uneventful with no drama. Car ran perfect. :D

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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by gnat » Tue May 01, 2018 12:09 pm

Added a 7lb 6oz ballast to the stable today. Through some weird properties I don't fully understand it will actually be heavier by the time it's installed for the first time.

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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue May 01, 2018 12:34 pm

gnat wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Added a 7lb 6oz ballast to the stable today. Through some weird properties I don't fully understand it will actually be heavier by the time it's installed for the first time.
CONGRATS!! :D
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by kcattorney » Tue May 01, 2018 12:43 pm

Congratulations gnat! Maybe I'll get to see the little bugger in June.
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by TheDeckMan » Tue May 01, 2018 1:09 pm

Congrats Gnat!
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue May 01, 2018 1:45 pm

You gonna name the new kid "gnat2"? Congrats! As the Soup Nazi said "No sleep for you!"

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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by gnat » Tue May 01, 2018 2:12 pm

Hey Schnelly, what would you pay for the naming rights? 996Outpost Dot Com has a certain ring of elegance to it...
kcattorney wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Congratulations gnat! Maybe I'll get to see the little bugger in June.
Was figuring that would be a good chance for some alone time actually ;) :D
32wildbilly wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:45 pm
You gonna name the new kid "gnat2"? Congrats! As the Soup Nazi said "No sleep for you!"
Well this is #2 so he would actually be gnat3.

And you severely under estimate what I can sleep through :mrgreen:

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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by EPiK » Tue May 01, 2018 9:45 pm

Congrats Gnat.

as for the 996.. drove it home from work this morning, drove it to work this evening.. no drama, but last night I did order up a slightly used set of KONIs for her off Pelican classifieds

possibly selling the Bilsteins locally and maybe with the H&R Sports springs. Not sure what I'd rather have to match the KONI, but I want to be slightly lower.

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