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Old 03-10-2017, 04:15 PM   #16
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Yup, get us a picture.

I had a mystery **** driver side, but under the dash; it was a custom K40 radar detector install that mainly is just a noise maker as it is so outdated.
That might be it, it has a noisy K40 too....


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Old 03-10-2017, 04:26 PM   #17
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Congrats! Looks a lot like my new toy
let's see it!
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #18
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Congrats great car. Enjoy. any mods planned?
Gembella owner got killed during a kidnapping in south Africa so those bits may go up in value
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:44 AM   #19
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I like the wheels you have fitted to the front, what are they?
I'm also considering buying stock twisties and have them powdercoated for track purposes.
Curious, what performance mods do you have in yours and what numbers are you seeing at the dyno?
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:36 AM   #21
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Congrats great car. Enjoy. any mods planned?
Gembella owner got killed during a kidnapping in south Africa so those bits may go up in value
Hello TurboDan,
So far, don't have any mods planned, I'm still on early stages of discovery with this car. Once I get all maintenance items taken care of, I will think about track related mods, maybe better suspension, better brake pads, sways, rollbar, etc...
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I like the wheels you have fitted to the front, what are they?
I'm also considering buying stock twisties and have them powdercoated for track purposes.
Curious, what performance mods do you have in yours and what numbers are you seeing at the dyno?
BBS "SR" 18 inch from Tire Rack

Retrofitted X50/GT2 turbos and associated hardware, mild tune, 404 wheel HP / 489hp @ crank based on last week's dyno.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:07 PM   #23
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Congrats!
I got a 996TT 2 years ago. Love it. Always surprises me that after a week or more of not driving it (unfortunately mine is a garage queen), it starts right up and runs like a champ.
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Beautiful car!

Regarding the wheel offset, the stamping that says ET28 is on the wheel center. It is quite possible (I would say quite probable when you see the pics) that the wheels have been rebuilt with different outer lips, and likely inner barrels, to acheive a different offset wheel. And, the width might not be 12 inch either.

To measure width, the easiest way is with the tire off. Measurement is from inside to inside of the rolled edge. It is usually one inch less that the total width.

To measure offset you calculate the wheel width first. Then, lay a flat board across the face down wheel, and take the measurement from the back of the hub to the edge of the board.

Then plug the data into an online calculator, like this one...
http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/ty...ace-calculator
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Beautiful car!

Regarding the wheel offset, the stamping that says ET28 is on the wheel center. It is quite possible (I would say quite probable when you see the pics) that the wheels have been rebuilt with different outer lips, and likely inner barrels, to acheive a different offset wheel. And, the width might not be 12 inch either.

To measure width, the easiest way is with the tire off. Measurement is from inside to inside of the rolled edge. It is usually one inch less that the total width.

To measure offset you calculate the wheel width first. Then, lay a flat board across the face down wheel, and take the measurement from the back of the hub to the edge of the board.

Then plug the data into an online calculator, like this one...
http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/ty...ace-calculator
thank you for this very useful information.
I think you are absolutely right.
I did end up buying stock wheels, got a super clean set for 900 bucks.
Will post pictures later.
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BBS "SR" 18 inch from Tire Rack

Retrofitted X50/GT2 turbos and associated hardware, mild tune, 404 wheel HP / 489hp @ crank based on last week's dyno.
yes, GT2 upgrade is on my list of things to do down the road.
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