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Forum: 997 Forum
07-24-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,941
Posted By PTParks

Does Florida have mandatory annual vehicle...

Does Florida have mandatory annual vehicle safety/smog inspections? From what I googled, it doesn't seem the safety of the vehicle is even questioned; they just make sure the license if issued to...
Forum: 997 Forum
07-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,749
Posted By PTParks

I suspect that you may be a candidate for a...

I suspect that you may be a candidate for a shifter cable adjustment. I just installed a Porsche SSK and the improvement over the stock shifter is incredible, so if you are considering this mod, I...
Forum: 997 Forum
07-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,268
Posted By PTParks

I believe it works on oil pressure (not a vacuum...

I believe it works on oil pressure (not a vacuum operated system).
Forum: 997 Forum
07-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By PTParks

As you say, any wax/polish can provide a great...

As you say, any wax/polish can provide a great shine with the necessary preparation, but the question is how long does that great shine last? I don't want to put in multiple hours of wax-on/wax-off...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,335
Posted By PTParks

Know what an aluminum shifter ball feels like...

Know what an aluminum shifter ball feels like after sitting in a hot car all day? better have a set of oven mitts handy. :thumbsup:
Forum: 997 Forum
05-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By PTParks

IMHO, no first gear until stopped.

IMHO, no first gear until stopped.
Forum: 997 Forum
04-24-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 46,810
Posted By PTParks

I am starting to like white vehicles more and...

I am starting to like white vehicles more and more. Just bought a new Dodge Ram 1500, in white. Great looking car. Nicely detailed.
Forum: 997 Forum
04-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By PTParks

Stock coils can generate in excess of 30,000...

Stock coils can generate in excess of 30,000 volts, which is more than sufficient to ignite the air/fuel mixture in a typical (i.e. stock) setup. Unless you are adding more fuel, more compression,...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,201
Posted By PTParks

I have this setup, but with AWE crossover pipes...

I have this setup, but with AWE crossover pipes and a set of Gundo Hacked mufflers...all the same but different, I guess. I love this setup; the growl on acceleration is just right and there is no...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-07-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,011
Posted By PTParks

In no particular order.... 1. Pickup Trucks,...

In no particular order....

1. Pickup Trucks, especially with loud exhaust and/or big tires.
2. 5.0 Mustangs, especially with loud exhaust and/or wide tires.
3. C5 & C6 Corvettes (now affordable...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-07-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By PTParks

USAA. Unfortunately I still have the car...

USAA. Unfortunately I still have the car financed so dropping coverage for a few months isn't an option. Still, their rates are reasonable as long as you have a clean driving record. You also save...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,660
Posted By PTParks

Crossover pipes to eliminate the center muffler +...

Crossover pipes to eliminate the center muffler + Gundo Hack side mufflers = the perfect sound with zero drone. JMHO.
Forum: 997 Forum
03-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,278
Posted By PTParks

Lightbulb Considering the amount of interior trim you have...

Considering the amount of interior trim you have to remove to get to and/or replace a shifter cable, it might be a good time to consider an upgrade to the shifter itself (B&M or Porsche SSK).
Forum: 997 Forum
03-26-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,763
Posted By PTParks

I won't have a car that you can't see at least...

I won't have a car that you can't see at least some of the mechanicals of the engine when you open the hood, or in this case, the trunk. The engine in the 991 is buried, which I can only assume...
Forum: 997 Forum
03-04-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,420
Posted By PTParks

Same result here. Do both mods and save the...

Same result here. Do both mods and save the bucks. Don't even think about getting an aftermarket system.
Forum: 997 Forum
02-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By PTParks

Got surprised exactly the same way. Noticed that...

Got surprised exactly the same way. Noticed that the road noise from the rear was getting considerably louder and did a close inspection of the rear tires. Sure enough, the inside tread was almost...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-18-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By PTParks

I stripped my rotor hubs down to the machined...

I stripped my rotor hubs down to the machined surface and then clearcoated the surface with a quality clear spray paint. Holding up great and the bare machined surface looks great with the brake...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,212
Posted By PTParks

I love my 997.2 ('09 S model) and I am not a big...

I love my 997.2 ('09 S model) and I am not a big fan of the 991 (although there is a slightly used '14 white S model that is optioned quite well at my dealer...hmmmm). My bucket list car is a 997.2...
Forum: 997 Forum
10-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By PTParks

I bought my Carrera S new in '09 from Foreign...

I bought my Carrera S new in '09 from Foreign Cars Italia and never went to them for any services. Why? Because unlike every other major car dealership I've ever dealt with the service manager...
Forum: 997 Forum
10-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By PTParks

I like the dealer's description of some of the...

I like the dealer's description of some of the aftermarket items......

...Evolution blow up valve...

Killer!!
Forum: 997 Forum
09-30-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
Posted By PTParks

The hood is a definate plus. Kudos on your mods....

The hood is a definate plus. Kudos on your mods. :bowdown:
Forum: 997 Forum
09-29-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By PTParks

I have heard, but do not have any first-hand...

I have heard, but do not have any first-hand experience, that some locals use "Pam" or some other brand of non-stick frying pan spray to coat the front of their vehicles. Won't hurt the paint and...
Forum: 997 Forum
09-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By PTParks

The spolier also activates if the engine bay...

The spolier also activates if the engine bay temperature exceeds a certain amount (don't remember the temp), but I wouldn't think your short trip would generate that much heat, unless you are driving...
Forum: 997 Forum
09-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,925
Posted By PTParks

I bought my 997.2 Carrera S new in '09 with a...

I bought my 997.2 Carrera S new in '09 with a moderate option list that came out to a shade over $97K. The dealer knocked it down to $92K and gave me over book value for my ragged out '06 Corvette. ...
Forum: 997 Forum
09-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By PTParks

The center muffler became part of the stock...

The center muffler became part of the stock system in 2009, so it is a 997.2.
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