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Old 04-30-2018, 02:53 PM
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Had that happen with many vw chips back in the day. Just bend them straight to match stock and make sure the pins are all in the holes when you install it. It'll be fine.
Thanks! Steve W. just sent me a message confirming the need to bend the legs inward.
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Chip installed. Gently bent each side in a millimeter and everything lined up nicely.





Wong start, right start. Solid idle.

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Old 05-02-2018, 10:21 AM
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Is my car making popcorn? LOL
Had to make a quick video of the post drive snap, krackle and pop noises in the garage last night.
This car is much noisier, post-drive than my previous car.

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Old 05-02-2018, 11:19 AM
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so funny. Yes mine makes all the same snap/crackle/pops after drives. And I've recorded it too. love it. Such an aircooled thing that newer water-cooled guys do not get to enjoy.
Glad to see / hear you are enjoying it.
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Udo,

My car has the 150 option code as well and the cat looks just like yours from the outside. I've been told it is not completely hollow and that there are some baffles inside of it. Never taken off myself, so can't confirm. I also have the secondary bypass and the car sounds just like yours... even after putting away hot. Most crackling seems to come from the cat on my case. It fades quickly and the car did it less when I had an actual cat on temporarily. So seems to differ a bit car to car I would say.

I'm already enjoying the start of this adventure and may take a page out of your book when it comes to shifter improvements.
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Duo.

Congrats on the new ride love the color !!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Navaros911 View Post
...may take a page out of your book when it comes to shifter improvements.
Please do, you will be so happy. This isn't too expensive, nor is it an aggressive "race car" type mod. It just makes things feel more solid, and less vague.
My previous car had all the shifting mods, and I could tell from the second I first put the car in gear that everything was stock on this car, and that had to change.

FD Short shift kit (includes RS shift lever and forward rod with heim joints)
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Congrats on the new ride love the color !!
Thanks John. My blue is nice, but that yellow Turbo!













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Old 05-09-2018, 09:36 AM
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I will never buy another front front hood strut again! Still deciding on what to do when the engine lid struts fail. Has anyone installed a prop rod in the engine bay?

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Old 05-09-2018, 10:29 AM
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I will never buy another front front hood strut again! Still deciding on what to do when the engine lid struts fail. Has anyone installed a prop rod in the engine bay?
you've had so many fail over the years? I'm wondering why you would not replace them. Ouch, re: drilling holes to install a prop rod.

I'd like to throw my vote into the ring for not drilling any holes in your hood like that pic. I replaced my hood strut shocks in my '91 964 about 15 yrs ago, and they are still working great. Porsche product 993.511.331.00
https://www.suncoastparts.com/produc...351133100.html

LOVED the pictures from your weekend!!
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You've had much better luck than me. They are just too unreliable, and even when new constantly droop down when I least expect it. I'm tired of that.
I get the drilling part, but pure mechanical won out. Plus, RS.

Speaking of drilling holes, has anyone installed Rennline 3-pt. strut brace? I'm playing with the fitting and adjustments of the forward bar before I commit...
I also get that a strut brace, let alone a 3-pt. brace, doesn't do much without solid top mounts. But, RS.

Look at that frunk, you'll never see a carpet in here, why cover all that goodness...

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Has anyone installed a prop rod in the engine bay?
Hey udo, have you had any luck finding anything? I'm Looking for the same thing. I'm sick of the piece of pipe I have to carry around!
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^^^^^^
I think the same prop is used at the back.
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Hanging with some locals this weekend.
More pictures here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1E3F0BPY3282hScR2














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Nice group of air-cooleds and your car looks great.

Was this a 70 Year thing? We have something at the Meadowlands met life stadium Saturday celebrating 70 years of Porsche if the weather holds out.
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Was this a 70 Year thing?
Low-key Children's Hospital Charity Concours. #sportscartogether

Was fun checking out this gorgeous black Targa.







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