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Old 04-13-2018, 12:32 PM
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Congratulations on what looks like a lovely example. Here is the C4 cab version of your car: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...911-carrera-4/



That was a strange auction... Wouldn't that be an awesome twin to park in the garage next my coupe.

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...cobalt is lovely... real wow factor there
enjoy!
I just can't get over the response from neighbors and locals. Amazing reaction. I've driven a Slate Grey 964 for over 10 years, and only got the occasional subtle head nod.
This car is getting thumbs up from people walking their dogs, even my wife wants to drive it. This is new to me.
With the Catless/G-pipe set up it's also a notch louder cruising through the neighborhood, but the color seems to mitigate most negative reactions.

BTW, I take back my previous reservations regarding the G-pipe exhaust (secondary) bypass. I usually just heard it in a parking lot, were it definitely sounds lower than a Cup (primary) bypass. I wasn't sure about that sound... But holly hell does it sound mean, raw, and mechanical at anything over 3,500 RPM. Love it!

My daughter's reaction is the best really. All smiles and already dreaming about owning it after I pass away...
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Originally Posted by misterbeverlyhills View Post
BTW, did you already remove the rear deck lid insignia, per your slate grey car? How are you liking the sport seats? I am looking for a cobalt pair, shouldn't take more than a century or so.
De-badge? Yes, of course. Love the view of a clean 964 silhouette. (working on the rear wiper plug)

So happy to finally have a car with sports seats, the bolsters alone signify the intention and performance of the car. They definitely hold me in place better while driving. Hens' teeth finding a pair in cobalt...

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What a view! You've got me thinking about removing my decklid badge now, as well as my wiper. That thing is really useless... the amount of surface area it actually cleans is a joke, although I think the blade on mine is too small (13 inch instead of 15 inch), plus having to hold the button down at least 10 seconds for it to just go once or twice across is silly - perhaps the switch is going bad? It was well-intentioned, but execution was a bit lacking on that one. Looking at the protrusion that is left on yours has me thinking it actually wouldn't be a bad spot for a satellite radio antenna.. the little unit on the right side corner of the front dash in mine is useless for reception even in perfectly clear skies (but probably also 10 years old).
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Udo, congratulations again my friend , you sir got a great 964 c2 and to top it off the cake , COBALT BLAU 💙 it hurt to let it go , but I know that I know that it went to a good home and thats very important to me .. Iím glad you and the family are happy with the car and Iím happy by seeing all this pictures of the car and I know they will continue to keep coming . Enjoy the car in good health my friend and if you need anything donít hesitate to text me 👍🏼

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It truly was a pleasure buying from you. That turned my previous negative situation around 180 degrees and signified a whole new positive chapter.
I can't stress enough the lesson learned about buying the seller... especially when buying a 27 year old sports car. Class act.

I think I need to start a new club and make t-shirts: RudyGruppe
RudyGruppe - for people who've bought cars from Rudy
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 911Jetta View Post
It truly was a pleasure buying from you. That turned my previous negative situation around 180 degrees and signified a whole new positive chapter.
I can't stress enough the lesson learned about buying the seller... especially when buying a 27 year old sports car. Class act.

I think I need to start a new club and make t-shirts: RudyGruppe
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haha that will be Gret , thereís another guy that bought my Diamond Blue c4 from florida and he will agree with you 👍🏼
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Congrats!
Gorgeous looking car in that color.
Anyone know a source for the Porsche Colored Center Caps for the wheels?
I've only seen them on suncoast, not sure a better source?
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Buying the seller is a huge part of buying an old car, having an honest and forthcoming seller can make the buying experience a genuine pleasure. It also impacts the overall ownership experience in a positive way, I can’t count how many times a buyer gets a misrepresented car and never really feels positive about the car even after everything is straightened out.

Happy ending for everyone, Rudy gets to find another wild colored 993 and Udo gets into an incredible Cobalt 964.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by sooner964 View Post
What a view! You've got me thinking about removing my decklid badge now, as well as my wiper. That thing is really useless... the amount of surface area it actually cleans is a joke, although I think the blade on mine is too small (13 inch instead of 15 inch), plus having to hold the button down at least 10 seconds for it to just go once or twice across is silly - perhaps the switch is going bad? It was well-intentioned, but execution was a bit lacking on that one. Looking at the protrusion that is left on yours has me thinking it actually wouldn't be a bad spot for a satellite radio antenna.. the little unit on the right side corner of the front dash in mine is useless for reception even in perfectly clear skies (but probably also 10 years old).
Thanks for posting the wiper experience. I didn't know any of that, I never even tried it once.
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Default To go with the streamlined rear deck look, 993 door handles are an idea



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Originally Posted by 911Jetta View Post
With the Catless/G-pipe set up it's also a notch louder cruising through the neighborhood, but the color seems to mitigate most negative reactions.

BTW, I take back my previous reservations regarding the G-pipe exhaust (secondary) bypass. I usually just heard it in a parking lot, were it definitely sounds lower than a Cup (primary) bypass. I wasn't sure about that sound... But holly hell does it sound mean, raw, and mechanical at anything over 3,500 RPM.
do you think the gpipe/catbypass combo sounds better than cup pipe/catbypass combo?
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM
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I love the system that's on the car now, but currently it's hidden by heat shields so I can't confirm the system...

I know it has a secondary exhaust bypass. It's a longer, swan's neck G pipe design.

It has a deeper bellow on start up.
Has a more gravelly sound just off of throttle.
Light throttle at 2,200 sounds bellowly (deep voice)
3,500+ in 2nd and 3rd just sound mega, and just roars to red line.
I can't tell too much difference at 4,000+ between the two systems.
Has a better, deeper sound off throttle with a 2ndary bypass.
I'm hearing all of this with the engine tray on. I'm sure it louder still with the shield off.

I need to confirm that I have a cat bypass? Looks stock?
If I have a stock cat, I'm keeping it on the car for now as the current system (though not too loud) is loud enough for now.





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soooo happy your experience has turned in this direction. looking forward to maybe another Treffen in your neck of the woods, so I can do the Rattler (again) with YOU this time!!

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Originally Posted by 911Jetta View Post
De-badge? Yes, of course. Love the view of a clean 964 silhouette. (working on the rear wiper plug)
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What a view! You've got me thinking about removing my decklid badge now, as well as my wiper.
If either of you still have that nasty rear wiper arm, I know someone who could, ah, "dispose" of it for you.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Deserion View Post
If either of you still have that nasty rear wiper arm, I know someone who could, ah, "dispose" of it for you.
Keeping it with the car. It might go back on one day.

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