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Old 02-11-2019, 08:06 PM
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Randyg308....I love all the little details you have done on the car. Really beautifully done.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sweet victory View Post
Replaced the softtouch lower center console with an OEM wrapped one. I checked ebay (US & Germany) for about a year before I was able to find one. Easily the best upgrade you can do, imo. Stitching, color, fit and everything is perfect since it's OEM.
Any pics? When you say OEM wrapped do you mean you bought an OEM one and had it wrapped?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:44 PM
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+1 randyg308. Nice touches and contrast.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:07 PM
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997 Short Shifter (amazing mod)
OEM carbon fiber shift **** (nothing more satisfying)
OEM carbon fiber cluster surround (discrete but a nice touch)
artic silver center console (painted to match exterior obviously)
artic silver smoker delete ashtray (bumper plugs does great work)
rennline integrated phone mount with $12 chinese iPhone plug to Aux for music/phone through OEM speakers (best updgrade ever BTW)

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OEM red seats belts
OEM winter mats (Porsche finally released these!)
OEM carbon fiber parking brake
OEM steering wheel in perforated/air leather (had OEM air leather wheel and shift **** on B5 Audi S4 and it made me happy every day)…
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SoCal911t View Post

It was via Amazon Prime for $7.99. I removed the rubber cover plug thingy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks. Does this just plug into the lighter socket or is there wiring involved?
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NYoutftr View Post
It came to me as a trade (+$$) from a 996 owner in California that purchased a 996 that PO installed this wheel.
He thought it to be a DCM, but in fact it was not.
I tracked down fabricators of Porsche steering wheels, matched the stitching and seams and determined it is without a doubt, Techart.
It is about an inch smaller diameter, the thickness is increased. The leather is ultra high grade, feels like you are driving with deer skin gloves.
The smaller diameter does have a negative effect on viewing the tachometer. I installed a programmable progressive shift light, the set up is really nice.
The steering wheels were offered in the Techart 996 catalogs, but at crazy pricing starting over $2000.00.
thanks for the info
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:24 PM
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Requires wiring. Replaced standard outlet.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:06 PM
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Like others, I did a quite a few things to dress the interior up and also take care of issues with the continually scratching finish on the horseshoe and center rear console. My upgrades: Alum. Pedals, Custom Lloyd Mats with red piping, Red tach face, Custom DTC steering wheel w/ red leather stripe and stitching, leather rear console, Leather console armrest, Custom Porsche Exclusive leather horseshoe, iPad Mini install with Alpine receiver, Ash tray delete, Fire extinguisher with Rennline mount.







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Old 02-12-2019, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Slopeslider View Post
Like others, I did a quite a few things dress the interior up and also take care of issues with the continually scratching finish on the horseshoe and center rear console. My upgrades: Alum. Pedals, Custom Lloyd Mats with red piping, Red tach face, Custom DTC steering wheel w/ leather stripe and stitching, leather rear console, Leather console armrest, Custom Porsche Exclusive leather horseshoe, iPad Mini install with Alpine receiver, Ash tray delete, Fire extinguisher with Rennline mount.
WOW! Very nice!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by merlot View Post
Thanks. Does this just plug into the lighter socket or is there wiring involved?
I bent the spade connectors on the USB a little bit closer together and it plugged right into the cigarette socket, no extra wiring involved.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:09 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by sasilverbullet View Post
WOW! Very nice!
Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:17 PM
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I bent the spade connectors on the USB a little bit closer together and it plugged right into the cigarette socket, no extra wiring involved.
Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by ttt123 View Post
There is some pretty cool upgrades in this thread. My upgrades were kind of done fast as I was trying to get my car back on the road and I will be revisiting them when I do my motor swap (probably next winter) but here's what I've done so far. Still making the speaker box for it and it will be black/green theme. Zoom in on the rear seats and you can see I had those reupholstered with fresh leather and green stitching to match.

Good thread, its hard to fine stuff for upgrades for the interior.





That is serious upholstery. Do you do any of it yourself?
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCal911t View Post
I like all the modern features of the Continental but I think the stock Becker sounds better. The speakers are great. I used Focal 100AC in the rear and Focal ES 100 K in front. Whatever speakers you decide on, I highly recommend the Metra 71-017C 'Speaker Wiring Harnesses' from Crutchfield. It allows you to use the stock speaker plugs saving you form having to hack the stock wiring.







It was via Amazon Prime for $7.99. I removed the rubber cover plug thingy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


How does the Focal speakers sound?
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