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Old 22-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #61
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Plan to get some more noise from the exhaust, I don't want to fit a brand new system but have the option of a reworked original silencers and just fit some oem larger tailpipes from the Cayman R.
I went down the Carnewal route Rob.
Genuine Porsche silencers and Gert works his magic on the internals.

Mine was very quiet when I bought it, replaced it after about 3 months and the Carnewal adds a bit of magic to every drive.

Pops and crackles on the over run, on demand, crackles when lifting off the throttle on fast upshifts.

Head towards the redline and its heaven

...oh yeah and I went for the genuine Porsche twin 90mm round tailpipe (at £235 !!!) but it looks nice and I don't regret spending the cash

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Old 27-09-2018, 10:30 AM   #63
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Have you thought of changing the side vents to Cayman ones?

Not really a fan of the Cayman ones tbh.
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I went down the Carnewal route Rob.
Genuine Porsche silencers and Gert works his magic on the internals.

Mine was very quiet when I bought it, replaced it after about 3 months and the Carnewal adds a bit of magic to every drive.

Pops and crackles on the over run, on demand, crackles when lifting off the throttle on fast upshifts.

Head towards the redline and its heaven

...oh yeah and I went for the genuine Porsche twin 90mm round tailpipe (at £235 !!!) but it looks nice and I don't regret spending the cash
Yes planning a trip over to Belgium early next year to see Gert, a few of the clamps need replacing, so figured do it in one hit. Nothing but good words to hear about the Carnewal system. Did you source the tailpipes yourself or buy of the shelf?
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Yes planning a trip over to Belgium early next year to see Gert, a few of the clamps need replacing, so figured do it in one hit. Nothing but good words to hear about the Carnewal system. Did you source the tailpipes yourself or buy of the shelf?
Yes I bought them from my local OPC at Nottingham.
I got about £35 off the list price.

You won't regret the Carnewal, and best thing about going to Belgium is Gert is the man to remove the old one and fit the new one for you.

And he won't lift your leg.

If you're ever up our neck of the woods (Notts/Lincs) drop me a PM and you're welcome to see what you think of mine before shelling out.
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Not really a fan of the Cayman ones tbh.


Fair enough. I never understood the flat slats given the original 550 plus the car hasn’t got another straight line on it.

Was the new key fob a dealer purchase? Mine have always been tatty but didn’t want to cough up for new ones given the price!
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Fair enough. I never understood the flat slats given the original 550 plus the car hasn’t got another straight line on it.

Was the new key fob a dealer purchase? Mine have always been tatty but didn’t want to cough up for new ones given the price!
Yes I get what your saying, I havent completely ruled them out, but I have always quite like working with the bits I have on my projects and seeing if they can be improved, without adding extra expense.
The key fob was an Ebay purchase, not a genuine one but pretty good copy and quality for not a lot of money.
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A few bits and bobs done since the last update, finally got the alignment sorted after the local specialist seemed incapable of recognizing they hadn't got it right from 2 attempts, so a worthwhile trip to Autostrasse Independent Porsche Specialist and now the car drives how it should.





Removed the old and tired PPF shark fins and replaced with some Llumar film, also customed some to the leading edge of the rear bumper and mirror caps, very pleased considering it's not a service I provide.









Something thats bothered me since owning the car was how the scuttle panel had lifted in the corner, so manufactured a brace of sorts to hold it flush to the windscreen once again.





Found some "me" time to give the car a detail, a 2 stage machine polish produced pleasing results and I'd estimate a corrective rate of approx 85-90%, not bad for a teenager with original paint. My plan is to refine and correct a few more areas at a later date and apply my ceramic coatings, but for the time being it received 2 layers of Bilt Hamber Double-wax.













Front bumper removed for some preventive maintenance.



Vacuumed and brushed out carefully.



Coulings treated and replaced.



Some painted black aluminium mesh applied to the inside of the intake opening to protect the condensers.



At this point I decided that the silver fins didn't suit, so masked up and painted satin black to match the side intake vents.







Thats all for now, thanks for looking.
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Great update thanks - really looking sharp now!

Can I ask about the Llumar film? Where can I get this please?

I have an Mk1 TT which could benefit from protection in similar areas.

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Great update thanks - really looking sharp now!

Can I ask about the Llumar film? Where can I get this please?

I have an Mk1 TT which could benefit from protection in similar areas.

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The guy I use to apply ppf to customers cars kindly gave me some to play around with, maybe worth speaking with an installer local to you and see if he will sell some off cuts.
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