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Old 04-22-2014, 11:36 PM
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So to give some background, the car is very well sorted, new suspension, new brakes, interior, exterior, maintenance items are all in tip top shape. The only potential maintenance item is my clutch/lwf but that is a next year thing.

So I agree on the belts, it is a pain in the a** when the inertia lock doesn't work right. I've only had a couple of times where it's taken forever to free. I've emailed Darin on the lead time for a GR. Needs to be here by Friday before it goes to the mechanic though. I'm also having the stereo rewired and a small in line amp put behind the dash to add just a little kick. I've got a set of the Rod Birch subs in the back that I'm thinking of selling to fund some other goodies but not sure. Does anyone have an idea what those are worth? They have JL 8" subs.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:32 AM
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I would check the series resistors...in my case, both the 60k mile service and the PPI missed them. They are not essential but they are needed for low fan operation to keep AC fan and oil cooler fans spinning at low speeds. When they are broken the fans kick in only into high mode when temps go past certain point. Low speed kicks in earlier keeping temps lower.

You can always put in GR yourself if it doesn't come in time...or get to know another 993er who can help you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:33 AM
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I like and understand the red seat belts, but thru Porsche, expect over 1000 usd for the set. There is a solution though, buy seatbelt webbing ( it is 47mm but often called 2 inch) you want 6000 psi tensile strength, and need someone capable of sewing very thick fabric ( like a canvas worker or shoe maker). Then with some down time and say 100 dollars for stitching and fabric, the belts are done. This leaves you with 900 to do some actual performance mods.

If you don't want down time, maybe hunt up a used set that is tattered and redo them in red and swap in one day.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:49 AM
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Another vote for SSK + GD. You might want to change the shift shaft seal while you are at it. The seal is cheap, and it's most likely leaking a little on your car.
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I would check the series resistors...in my case, both the 60k mile service and the PPI missed them. They are not essential but they are needed for low fan operation to keep AC fan and oil cooler fans spinning at low speeds. When they are broken the fans kick in only into high mode when temps go past certain point. Low speed kicks in earlier keeping temps lower. You can always put in GR yourself if it doesn't come in time...or get to know another 993er who can help you.
Both replaced remember well sorted! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by redlightrich View Post
I like and understand the red seat belts, but thru Porsche, expect over 1000 usd for the set. There is a solution though, buy seatbelt webbing ( it is 47mm but often called 2 inch) you want 6000 psi tensile strength, and need someone capable of sewing very thick fabric ( like a canvas worker or shoe maker). Then with some down time and say 100 dollars for stitching and fabric, the belts are done. This leaves you with 900 to do some actual performance mods. If you don't want down time, maybe hunt up a used set that is tattered and redo them in red and swap in one day. Good Luck Rich
Only have front belts as I have a rear seat delete. Front belts run about $400 from sunset FYI.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 993KT View Post
Another vote for SSK + GD. You might want to change the shift shaft seal while you are at it. The seal is cheap, and it's most likely leaking a little on your car.
I am seriously thinking about the GR but not sure about the SSK, shift shaft seal replaced last year.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:30 AM
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1. Seat belts
2. HIDs if you don't already have them, enhances night time driving experience.

I bought the NLA factory C2S sills myself, but haven't put them on yet, a cosmetic whim because the car didn't come with them.
Not a fan of carbon fiber, but that's up to you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:17 AM
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I think I've settled on the belts to start. Got HIDs and Hella Micro DEs in the Turbo S Fogs.

Thanks for the suggestions all.
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Kevin, you can take my car for a spin to try ssk & goldenrod.
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Christian, might take you up on that. How's the car these days?
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:52 PM
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So I went ahead and purchased the seat belts. Going to hold off on the GR for now until I can judge whether I want the SSK as well.
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2) Fister golden rod and SSK

Function over fluff every time!

Maybe a set of RS motor mounts or Wevo black motor mounts to further compliment the GR and SSK!
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Looking good. Was hoping to drive out to Amherst Saturday to see a car show put on at umass- best 4 1/2 years of my life... Let's meet up soon.
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Originally Posted by nine9six View Post
2) Fister golden rod and SSK Function over fluff every time! Maybe a set of RS motor mounts or Wevo black motor mounts to further compliment the GR and SSK!
A little bit of both here. Drivers side belt was going bad as inertia lock would jam often.
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