Notices
996 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: LN Engineering

What have people done to upgrade their interiors?

 
Old 02-09-2019, 07:04 PM
  #16  
gobs
User
 
gobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 218
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Great job on the interior congrats
gobs is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:33 PM
  #17  
SoCal911t
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
SoCal911t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 428
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Battery Guy View Post
Installed new coco mats.

I like those checkerboard mats. I have a pair of Vans that would go nicely with them.






My car’s interior was a sea of gray when I bought it so a lot of what I’ve done was to break that up.
Everything I’ve done is reversible in case I ever want to put it back to original.



A 3 spoke sport steering to replace the gray 4 spoke, black center console and a black shift ****/gaiter with 997 shifter.











The car had gray floor mats when I picked it up but it had black and gray Coco Mats in a box with extra parts so I put ‘em in.













I couldn’t see any reason why I would ever need a cigarette lighter so I swapped it out for a USB charger.

Also a new Continental head unit and Focal speaker upgrade.












I got a mat that covers the rear seat backs when they’re down. I wish I hadn’t picked red for the lettering though because there is nothing else red anywhere on the car so it looks a little out of place.















Insanely overpriced umbrella that will never get used.







It’s made specifically to go in the passenger side door sill cubby.













I also picked up a rear view mirror with a compass that I haven’t gotten around to installing.




Last edited by SoCal911t; 02-10-2019 at 08:33 PM. Reason: typo
SoCal911t is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:40 PM
  #18  
lowpue
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
lowpue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,711
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I have done a whole bunch of upgrades I did to my 996.1 and only one was a failure:
1) 996 GT3 euro Seats
2) Agency roll bar
3) Rear seats removed
4) New .2 instrument cluster with yellow FVD faceplates
5) FVD shifter with yellow trim (this did not work out because I did not like the feel...went back to stock)
6) 997 shifter to shorten shifts
7) .2 HVAC controller
8) Extended 997 GT3 seat belt recepticals
9) Porsche aluminum pedals
10) Fire extinguisher
11) 5 point harnesses
12) hard wired radar detector power
13) GT3 console delete
14) three spoke OEM steering wheel
I am sure I missed some other things...

My next project when car is out of storage is to install front and rear dashcam like I have done with my Turbo S once I have the car out of winter storage.
lowpue is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:43 PM
  #19  
lowpue
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
lowpue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,711
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Socal911t...that is the same Shiftknob I tried but with yellow trim....Did not like the feel. Have you tried it?
lowpue is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:53 PM
  #20  
85eurocarrera
User
 
85eurocarrera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Minnetrista, Mn
Posts: 370
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default


.my seat is not that shiny. 🙄
85eurocarrera is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 08:27 PM
  #21  
SoCal911t
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
SoCal911t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 428
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by lowpue View Post
Socal911t...that is the same Shiftknob I tried but with yellow trim....Did not like the feel. Have you tried it?
I installed it about one month after buying the car back in late March of 2017 so I never really had a chance to get used to the stock one. I wouldn't say it's my favorite **** of all time but it's fine for what I use the car for.
SoCal911t is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 09:05 PM
  #22  
NYoutftr
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
NYoutftr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Apalachin, New York
Posts: 1,434
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I have Orient Red metallic over Savannah.
The car only has standard interior, but it did have console paint to match as factory option.
I removed rear seats and belts and added a Dassport roll bar, that I had painted to match. It has a chrome fire extinguisher mounted.
I added a Techart style GT3 Flat bottom smaller diameter thicker grip steering wheel.
I added a new leather boot with color match stitching and then disassembled the shift **** top and painted color match.
I added an OBD II monitoring system that fits into the area where the CD storage unit was, this was offered by a member on either 6speed or Rennlist, it is really nice, because it gives you and CEL codes right away and the ability to clear instantly, also has nice features like throttle position, exact digital rpm etc. Rennline phone mount.
Since installing the wheel, I have also added an Ecliptech II shift light, with also feature launch control light feature.
I had some faux beige Techart mats with red trim made, but have never used them ( posted in parts for sale).
Rennline aluminum floor mats.
I purchased stainless gauge rings to install after I to take out gauge surround and paint to match, I have the thin dash trim pieces that go across horizontal, but have not painted them yet.
There has been a few sets of Factory Savannah GT3 seats come up for sale, but they have been always out of my price range.


NYoutftr is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:23 PM
  #23  
Battery Guy
User
 
Battery Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 148
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

SoCal911t Wow - that looks great. That was the shift **** that I was going to get, but a fellow Rennlister had a near-new factory shift **** so I bought that from him. How do you like the Continental radio? Also I need some new speakers - at least one of the front speakers in my car is blown - are you happy with your replacements?
Thanks! Daryll
Battery Guy is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:22 AM
  #24  
c didy
User
Thread Starter
 
c didy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: yoou -tah
Posts: 559
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by lowpue View Post
I have done a whole bunch of upgrades I did to my 996.1 and only one was a failure:
1) 996 GT3 euro Seats
2) Agency roll bar
3) Rear seats removed
4) New .2 instrument cluster with yellow FVD faceplates
5) FVD shifter with yellow trim (this did not work out because I did not like the feel...went back to stock)
6) 997 shifter to shorten shifts
7) .2 HVAC controller
8) Extended 997 GT3 seat belt recepticals
9) Porsche aluminum pedals
10) Fire extinguisher
11) 5 point harnesses
12) hard wired radar detector power
13) GT3 console delete
14) three spoke OEM steering wheel
I am sure I missed some other things...

My next project when car is out of storage is to install front and rear dashcam like I have done with my Turbo S once I have the car out of winter storage.
Any photos of this?

Also, what can be done with the door cards?
c didy is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 12:59 AM
  #25  
RT_955TT_KY
User
 
RT_955TT_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 133
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Retro interior

Love it or hate it, I went full retro with my recent reupholstering project.


Also added seat heaters controlled by factory switches, Pioneer double din, hard wired passport, dash cam, compass mirror w/ homelink, rear seat delete with subs. Just some personal upgrades.
RT_955TT_KY is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 01:03 AM
  #26  
lowpue
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
lowpue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,711
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by c didy View Post
Any photos of this?

Also, what can be done with the door cards?
Yes....i need to find them though
lowpue is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 01:19 AM
  #27  
808Bill
Super User
 
808Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Kauai
Posts: 4,822
Received 17 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

i
Originally Posted by Dennis C View Post
Here are a few things that I did to upgrade the interiors of my 996 and my 997:
  • Installed a double-DIN head unit with modern navigation, Sirius XM, etc. (996)
  • Installed a new rearview mirror with Homelink (996)
  • Installed a painted center console to match my car's paint (997)
  • Installed an upgraded steering wheel (OE aluminum look steering wheel in my 996)
  • Installed contrasting floor mats to bring a little bit of "pop" to the interior (996 and 997)
  • Installed a variety of leather bits (Some OE, some from Exclusive Option), including: leather armrest with model logo and stitching, leather mirror triangles, upgraded leather pieces fo the center console with custom stitching, etc. (Mostly 997, but some in the 996 also)
  • Had the leather bolsters replaced on both front seats, and had seat heating added during the process (996)
Dennis, tell us about the seat bolster replacement. Did a shop make their own or did they use Porsche replacement cost? Mine need help!
808Bill is online now  
Old 02-10-2019, 01:32 AM
  #28  
Dennis C
Rocky Mountain High
Rennlist Member
 
Dennis C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Posts: 14,542
Received 15 Likes on 12 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 808Bill View Post
i

Dennis, tell us about the seat bolster replacement. Did a shop make their own or did they use Porsche replacement cost? Mine need help!
They were custom made by a local shop. It was $250 per seat. Well worth the price, in my opinion.
Dennis C is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 09:54 AM
  #29  
merlot
User
 
merlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 39
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by SoCal911t View Post
I couldnĺt see any reason why I would ever need a cigarette lighter so I swapped it out for a USB charger.

Also a new Continental head unit and Focal speaker upgrade.



What is the make and model of the USB charger? Matches perfectly.

merlot is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 03:38 PM
  #30  
dewyacht
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

sasilverbullet, how hard was it to remove the soft touch coating from the center console to prep for paint. I have heard it is difficult. I have several interior pieces I would like to paint as they are nicked and need to be refinished. I want to paint a different color to break up the interior and am not a fan of the Soft touch anyway.
dewyacht is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: