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Old 10-26-2010, 08:38 PM
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It's yours to do what you will, but I sure wish it wasn't a GTS.

the GTS is like the Holy Grail around here, and most of the people here are pretty fanatical about our sharks. For me, seeing your mods for the first time is little gut wrenching. What you're doing will probably not even be noticed by most normal people who see it. If fact, some people might even like what you've done more...

But for me, It's like buying the Mona Lisa and adding a frowny face because you don't like happy people.
It's like buying a new bright red Ferrari and painting it dirt brown with twig accents because you don't like washing your car.
It's like buying a 928 GTS with really low miles and well maintained engine and doing a Chevy 350 conversion... Please tell me you're leaving the engine alone!

I'm only ribbing you, so I hope you take my comments as such. Like I said it's your car. Even though I wish it were a standard S4 you were modding, I'm still excited that another 928 will be kept on the road. Looking forward to it's completion. Keep the photos coming!

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:44 PM
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OH no not a GTS!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:48 PM
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Trade you my '85 for the GTS!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:49 PM
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Whatever you do, get rid of the tan carpet. Make it Blue, grey, silver - anything but tan.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:02 PM
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..the thing I dont like about large mods to a car, is that it decreases the available # of people likely to BUY it once you're done.

But at the same time, it makes the other 399 stock ones, more valuable.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:08 PM
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Do whatever you like man, its your project and your car. I like the screen in the middle console.

When did you get the car, did you check the flex plate and released it yet ?

I cant believe people are complaining about the seat change, its not like his swapping in a LT motor for the original oil burner. Who cares its a GTS, theres enough of them out there.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:10 PM
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The PO of my '93 GTS 5-speed shaved the rubstrips, removed the rear wiper motor, had it repainted, and put a big blingy stereo and speakers. I blew up the motor, re-dyed the seats, built a NOM hotrod (consuming a 91GT engine in the process), swapped out the exhaust, put cheap Chinese rims on it, and will install Hans' and Paul's carputer when one is available. I have a solid roof panel, bracing pieces, and a non-sunroof headliner in storage that I may install some day to buy more headroom. Have I destroyed a GTS? I guess I have, but OTOH if money was no object it could be restored to exact factory specs, as I have another set of RDK Cup I's, all the engine pieces, the CD-2 and CDC-1, factory amp and speakers, trim bits, etc. Greg's got a plentiful stock of R1 rods and GTS pistons to make it just like it was from the factory......

People did all sorts of 'unspeakable' things to those 356's, 300SL's, and 250-series F-cars in the '60s and '70's, when they were just 20 year old used cars. Now they're six (and 7) figure cars, even in this economy.

So even if the mods please only the modder, go for it! If the market dictates it, the car can always be put back to stock. It's just a matter of money and parts.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:14 PM
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Tony, I am so glad you didn't ask me to do that, I'd have looked at you like you are a freak. Stolen the seats for myself in the process.

Enjoy it man, it's yours to do as you wish, and when you break something, you know where it will go. I've already got an X-pipe and exhaust work ready for you, along with an extra set of PEMS for sharktuning.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:19 PM
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My father is in the process of having his GTS converted back to stock. Among other things, he just replaced the aftermarket stereo system that the previous owner installed...that was a mess with 2 subs and three amps in the back. It now has an original CR-1 in the dash, original amplifier, and almost all original speakers.

Your modifications aren't to my taste, but if you like them, and are able to put all of the original parts back in when you go to sell it, more power to you. 8)
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Edwards View Post
The PO of my '93 GTS 5-speed shaved the rubstrips, removed the rear wiper motor, had it repainted, and put a big blingy stereo and speakers. I blew up the motor, re-dyed the seats, built a NOM hotrod (consuming a 91GT engine in the process), swapped out the exhaust, put cheap Chinese rims on it, and will install Hans' and Paul's carputer when one is available. I have a solid roof panel, bracing pieces, and a non-sunroof headliner in storage that I may install some day to buy more headroom. Have I destroyed a GTS? I guess I have, but OTOH if money was no object it could be restored to exact factory specs, as I have another set of RDK Cup I's, all the engine pieces, the CD-2 and CDC-1, factory amp and speakers, trim bits, etc. Greg's got a plentiful stock of R1 rods and GTS pistons to make it just like it was from the factory......

People did all sorts of 'unspeakable' things to those 356's, 300SL's, and 250-series F-cars in the '60s and '70's, when they were just 20 year old used cars. Now they're six (and 7) figure cars, even in this economy.

So even if the mods please only the modder, go for it! If the market dictates it, the car can always be put back to stock. It's just a matter of money and parts.
Rob,
I believe wholehartedly that your car is about as good as it can get if you're going to do anything beyond stock to a GTS. Everything on your car is very tastefully done. About the only thing I don't 100% love about your car are the rims. They do look great, just not my absolute favorite. If I were in your position, I don't even know what rim I would have gone with. But I do agree to each their own. It's all about what makes you happy right? Plus there are non original mods that are pretty important if you're going to use the car as any kind of driver... Porkensioner etc...
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:04 PM
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77tony - as a purist, I don't care so much for modifying these cars in any way shape or form. Even to correct known flaws from the factory....... ahem..... not true. I enjoy my cars. I have a heavily modified S4 project underway (Doc Brown 6.5 stroker and exhaust system, full Champagne custom interior, carputer, sunroof delete, added GTS hips, unique wheels, etc.) It is your car. The fact you are not doing anything that cannot be reversed equals a green light on any mod I can think of.

To be sure GTS's are rare but if they are not to be enjoyed then their nothing but a T-Bill earning interest, if you are lucky.

I just don't ever see the 928 becoming the great undiscovered collectable. Even the high dollar, low mile examples rarely have achieved their original sticker price. I own 928's because they are unloved except by the faithful and represent great performance per dollar.

I like your project ideals and wish you great enjoyment. Have fun and what a great shared project for you and your wife. Now that is something rare among all 928 owners, having a spouse whom shares your passion for the car. The few that do live an enriched life. Looking forward to meeting you at 3rd Coast. I'll be in my mostly stock 90 Zyclamrot S4. Hopefully the few modifications I have made to the car will not upset the purists, but you never know. We are a fickle lot.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:29 PM
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I'm with Rob (and Tony) on this. My car has had the rear wiper deleted, the headlight washers deleted, the rear seats deleted, tire pressure monitor system deleted, the stock 3rd brake light deleted, the coin box deleted, the steering wheel airbag is deleted. The shocks, springs, sway bars, drop links, cam belt tensioner, injectors, cams and the complete exhaust system from the manifolds back has been changed (improved over stock). My sport seats are out of an 86, the front turn and side marker lenses are not stock and every piece of the audio system is non-stock, the inside rear view mirror is different and I have aftermarket wheels with different rear brakes and brake bias valve. (and I'm sure I'm forgetting some things.)

Do you know what else, I don't give a damn what anyone else thinks, I'm very happy with the final version. I make changes for me not for the masses or the next buyer. Besides, I haven't decided yet, but I may be buried in this car.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim M. View Post
, but I may be buried in this car.
No you won't, you willed it to me.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:29 PM
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No you won't, you willed it to me. SeanR.
Sorry Sean, your at least 3rd on that list, both my son and son-in-law are both claiming it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by S4ordie View Post
77tony - as a purist, I don't care so much for modifying these cars in any way shape or form. Even to correct known flaws from the factory....... ahem..... not true. I enjoy my cars. I have a heavily modified S4 project underway (Doc Brown 6.5 stroker and exhaust system, full Champagne custom interior, carputer, sunroof delete, added GTS hips, unique wheels, etc.) It is your car. The fact you are not doing anything that cannot be reversed equals a green light on any mod I can think of.

To be sure GTS's are rare but if they are not to be enjoyed then their nothing but a T-Bill earning interest, if you are lucky.

I just don't ever see the 928 becoming the great undiscovered collectable. Even the high dollar, low mile examples rarely have achieved their original sticker price. I own 928's because they are unloved except by the faithful and represent great performance per dollar.

I like your project ideals and wish you great enjoyment. Have fun and what a great shared project for you and your wife. Now that is something rare among all 928 owners, having a spouse whom shares your passion for the car. The few that do live an enriched life. Looking forward to meeting you at 3rd Coast. I'll be in my mostly stock 90 Zyclamrot S4. Hopefully the few modifications I have made to the car will not upset the purists, but you never know. We are a fickle lot.
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Take from someone who has modded the crap out of his 928.... do what you want to to your tastes........ some people will like it and others won't... take it for a grain of salt....its your car and you can't please everyone so just please yourself and have it your way....
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