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Old 05-09-2018, 10:44 PM
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Going to drive the RS to Rennsport from Mpls. Aside from the stock tool kit I'd like some suggestions to have on board tool wise. I have the extra oil, mini jumpstart pack etc. but I'm sure I am missing something at the moment. I'd take some suggestions if anybody has them...
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Yeah, you're missing a few items, most importantly the tools to service your center locks. I carry a breaker bar, a 4:1 torque multiplier, and a 150 lb/ft torque wrench along with grease and the ***** to remove and install a wheel properly. Oh, a brake depressor and a jack from an older 911 (993 C4S/Turbo in my case) too. They all fit nicely in the frunk. If you get a flat that can't be repaired on the side of the road you don't want the local wrench to bust out their plumbing gear when trying to remove your wheel...

And speaking of flat tires, I always carry a plug kit from Slime and have used it several times. Not on this 997, but when I lived in the North East I'd get a flat at least once a year.

The stock tool kit is a joke these days. So I have some basic metric tools in the frunk - sockets, hex, and torx in case I need to repair something on the fly. And a set of fuses and electrical tape.

See you at Rennsport!
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Tire plug kit. Tire plug kit.
Maybe some fresh slime. The stock sealant is probably expired.
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- Tire plug kit
- Purchase a set of tires, leave back at home, someone w/ access just in case you need them shipped out. a ) if set of wheels, have those handy too)
- Your own tools in the trunk
- Emergency light / kit
- jumper cables
- Amex Plat. road side support or equivalent.
- Battery charger for phone / computer in a car.
- Enough space in your phone or camera memory card to take loads of pictures.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ilko View Post
Yeah, you're missing a few items, most importantly the tools to service your center locks. I carry a breaker bar, a 4:1 torque multiplier, and a 150 lb/ft torque wrench along with grease and the ***** to remove and install a wheel properly. Oh, a brake depressor and a jack from an older 911 (993 C4S/Turbo in my case) too. They all fit nicely in the frunk. If you get a flat that can't be repaired on the side of the road you don't want the local wrench to bust out their plumbing gear when trying to remove your wheel...

And speaking of flat tires, I always carry a plug kit from Slime and have used it several times. Not on this 997, but when I lived in the North East I'd get a flat at least once a year.

The stock tool kit is a joke these days. So I have some basic metric tools in the frunk - sockets, hex, and torx in case I need to repair something on the fly. And a set of fuses and electrical tape.

See you at Rennsport!
Thanks Gents...

Got most of the tool stuff covered with personal tool kit etc. but I've been avoiding the wheel removal stuff for awhile now. Time to get it handled. Patch kit also great suggestion. I'll reach out if I have any more questions.

Thank you again...
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ilko View Post
Yeah, you're missing a few items, most importantly the tools to service your center locks. I carry a breaker bar, a 4:1 torque multiplier, and a 150 lb/ft torque wrench along with grease and the ***** to remove and install a wheel properly. Oh, a brake depressor and a jack from an older 911 (993 C4S/Turbo in my case) too. They all fit nicely in the frunk. If you get a flat that can't be repaired on the side of the road you don't want the local wrench to bust out their plumbing gear when trying to remove your wheel...

And speaking of flat tires, I always carry a plug kit from Slime and have used it several times. Not on this 997, but when I lived in the North East I'd get a flat at least once a year.

The stock tool kit is a joke these days. So I have some basic metric tools in the frunk - sockets, hex, and torx in case I need to repair something on the fly. And a set of fuses and electrical tape.

See you at Rennsport!
Question for you.... what brand of torque multiplier are you using?
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This is super lame but... a good microfiber cloth and quick shine fluid to remove bug splatter bird poop tree sap etc asap that you don't expect to encounter. Unless you have a full vinyl wrap. JBO PS the platinum AAA card and lots of cash are key if you break down and want a flat bed ride to a shop far from your location. Otherwise it can get crazy expensive.
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Originally Posted by gt2-josh View Post
This is super lame but... a good microfiber cloth and quick shine fluid to remove bug splatter bird poop tree sap etc asap that you don't expect to encounter. Unless you have a full vinyl wrap. JBO PS the platinum AAA card and lots of cash are key if you break down and want a flat bed ride to a shop far from your location. Otherwise it can get crazy expensive.
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Originally Posted by gt2-josh View Post
This is super lame but... a good microfiber cloth and quick shine fluid to remove bug splatter bird poop tree sap etc asap that you don't expect to encounter. Unless you have a full vinyl wrap. JBO PS the platinum AAA card and lots of cash are key if you break down and want a flat bed ride to a shop far from your location. Otherwise it can get crazy expensive.
Not lame! Used to be an AAA guy. Is it in fact a good service still?
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I'd say it's good for two things. First the ability to avoid the DMV for certain transactions. Most important a high level membership gets you a "tow" up to 150 miles from where you're picked up. Tip the driver a few $$$ and that means you can go very far for very little. One use and it pays for itself. JBO PS by tow I mean flatbed. You may just have to wait a bit longer.
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Originally Posted by gt2-josh View Post
I'd say it's good for two things. First the ability to avoid the DMV for certain transactions. Most important a high level membership gets you a "tow" up to 150 miles from where you're picked up. Tip the driver a few $$$ and that means you can go very far for very little. One use and it pays for itself. JBO PS by tow I mean flatbed. You may just have to wait a bit longer.
Yea, I remember being able to circumvent the DMV when I had it. I'll hop over to the site as see what's up. That tow policy is worth it weight in gold...
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:34 AM
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i am with spyerX
i only carry AAA
evne dirivng 40+ year old cars
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:35 AM
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Pretty well covered by everyone else. Have fun and kudos to you for driving the car if I had the time off I'd caravan there with you from Wisconsin.
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Originally Posted by mooty View Post
i am with spyerX
i only carry AAA
evne dirivng 40+ year old cars
and enough detail spray and rags for ALL the cars at luft! Lol
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