I have been lurking around here for a couple of years now and today I'm officially a Porsche owner. I finally found the right car for me, perfect stable mate to my Supercharged E39 M5!
I purchased a 2001 996TT Artic Silver with black interior and manual transmission from a local dealer here in Atlanta, car has 51k miles on the clock, overall condition is good, not excellent. According to carfax, this car has never been in an accident and it has a clear title.
My favorite thing about this car are the GT3 seats, they are surprisingly comfortable for me. Other thing I really liked are the wheels, however, they will require some work, mostly to fix the curb rash and one of the wheels is bent. (Can anyone recommend a decent wheel repair shop in Atlanta?)
The wheels are "Speedline Gemballa Competition" I believe, I can see from the wheel stamps in the back, they are original wheels. The car seems to have other bits and pieces with the Gemballa name on it, like the foot pedals, and the exhaust I believe.
My first question to you guys is in regards to the size on these wheels, they seem to be 18x12 ET28 rears, does that sound right to you? I think OEM twists are 18x11, not sure on offset. Are these too wide for the Turbo? I can tell they are rubbing on the back fender liner on both sides.
This could be mostly because the car is lowered with H&R springs.
My main question is in regards to this '****' on the driver's side of the center console by the footwell. Not sure what it does? Has anyone seen anything like this or have any ideas of what could it be? Could it possible be a boost control?
Or maybe radar detector or even audio? I obviously asked the seller and he didn't know anything and I don't know who the previous owner was.
This car is full of surprises, mostly good. Haven't driven it much really, I drove it home and put it on jack stands since I knew it needs tires and a CV boot on front axle. Also will be doing an oil change and apparently, it is going to need all fluids changed since it is due for a major service.
i will be tackling everything from my home garage.
Here are some pictures: