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Old 07-10-2010, 04:52 PM
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Nice looking car, red is the fastest color on these cars
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan360 View Post
that 3rd breaklight could save you from little ol'granny barreling down behind you on a stop light. LOL
perhaps.....but seems 964/993 series in ROW - europe/asia (which were not equipped with 3rd brakelight) have survived very well indeed (as have many prior 911's both here & offshore) - and imo traffic in tokyo, hong kong, paris, rome, etc ....much worse indeed than most n.amer. cities.
there was only 1 study i came across (was as i recall australian) on success of the 3rd brakelight in preventing rear end collisions.....and results proved inconclusive.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:07 PM
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Could be that the 3rd breaklight became mandatory in the USA starting in the 90's? And probably the reason for this design is to prevent the soft top from hitting it when top down.
I imagine most ppl in Paris, Rome, London take mass transit and drive their 911s mostly in the country side (with less traffic congestion) or on the autobahn.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan360 View Post
Could be that the 3rd breaklight became mandatory in the USA starting in the 90's? And probably the reason for this design is to prevent the soft top from hitting it when top down.
I imagine most ppl in Paris, Rome, London take mass transit and drive their 911s mostly in the country side (with less traffic congestion) or on the autobahn.
....really well i'll let our euro brethren chime in on that - but i do know asia (having spent most of the past 15yrs there) and in particular japan - land of porsche, tokyo 30 plus million people, congestion 7 days a wk....


in any event if you get comfort from the liddy light (intro'd by sec. of transport in the US in 1986.....and not adopted by europe until 1998-likely to save $ by standardizing production of all models to fit the large market of US) then not an issue. imo....real issue is care & attention of the following vehicle-if its a jerk/tailgaiter 3rd brakelight may not be an event.

these were snapped last month in tokyo....no 3rd brakelight on any
cab or coupe.....by the by just to get to the countryside in tokyo is a tough plus 2hr drive on the shuto or expressway....and where major interchanges are all bumper to bumper.




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Old 07-10-2010, 11:30 PM
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I just washed my cabrio. The guards red really shines well including the liddy light and i think she's a bit faster too.

To the original poster, good luck and have fun with your 964. Watch out for the highway patrol.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:12 AM
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interesting - I wonder why the engine needed a total rebuild at just 71k miles (counting back if you bought it with 90k miles and it had a rebuild 19k miles ago). I was under the impression that the 3.6 engines were hardier than that - do you know why it was rebuilt?
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by race911 View Post
................All in, you've got about an extra 1/2 hour of labor.........
You must be more experienced than I am. It takes me at least an extra hour over my mid-79's 911s to R&R all that "extra stuff", although A/C is easier to R&R.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:15 AM
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correction: mid-70's
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