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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    That looks amazing Doug - definitely a 'one-off'. One could say the best of both worlds.. 

    Many thanks for posting... wink

     


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    So glad I had the Zunsport grills fitted - yesterday I hit a large low swooping bird at speed!

    The grills did a great job of preventing damage (not to the bird!) and limiting the mess it could have made...

    To be fair - It wouldn't have been as bad as these examples...no

    1460819200456Bird through windscreen.jpg

    Bird through windscreen1.jpg

    Bird through windscreen2.jpg

    And definitely not like this one.!!!  heart

    Horse.jpg

     


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Holy crap - glad you're ok


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Grant:

    Holy crap - glad you're ok

    Smiley


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    A question please re the Carnewal Remote Device - I used to turn it on and off (on the remote) from time to time to ensure that the valves didn't stick on open.  This was suggested by Gert when I first bought it...

    Since I've had the S/W by-pass pipes fitted, I hadn't used the remote for about 5 months.  Yesterday I thought I'd use it again as I used to, but now the valves don't open and close with the button.  Does this mean the valves are now stuck open?

    And could this cause me a problem or are the valves different in the new pipes? 


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    Mines are also stuck on open . It has been like that for around 2 years . No problem , other then not being able to close them .  It allowed me to take the Device off  and still have the valves on . Dealer seems to say that it is not uncommon .


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    Many thanks Gnil - very reassuring and much appreciated.. wink


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    Chris Meredith, head of ABP Motorsports, who fitted my Sharkwerks exhaust by-pass and Zunsport grills, rang me yesterday.  He has sold his 997 Carrera GTS (for more than he paid for it 4 years ago!)

    He returned his car to stock pre-sale and wondered if I was interested in buying his 'front-splitter' - at a very good price.!

    Below is a photo of his & mine showing the cosmetic value of the splitter.  I was concerned that it may cause a problem with speed-bumps etc.  What do you guys think - are the improved looks worth the possible pitfalls??

    Opinions would be gratefully received....

    1484782158805Side by side with Chris3.jpg


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    I really don't mind the looks of it, but I wouldn't really opt for it. It's not really within the spirit of a GTS to add wings/splitters imo. Part of its charm is its clean looks.


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    Porker:

    I really don't mind the looks of it, but I wouldn't really opt for it. It's not really within the spirit of a GTS to add wings/splitters imo. Part of its charm is its clean looks.

    100% agree👍 . Standard looks best.


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    Porker:

    I really don't mind the looks of it, but I wouldn't really opt for it. It's not really within the spirit of a GTS to add wings/splitters imo. Part of its charm is its clean looks.

    +1


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    +2


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    +3


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    +4 :-)


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    +5


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    Also I would be worried about the possible aerodinamic changes it may produce at speed, since the car was aero balanced without the effect of the lip, the now greater downforce in front may produce less stability on the rear. You may need some speed to notice it but still, why mess with it in my opinion that it kiss

    Really surprised he got over sticker price for it 4 years after, is that normal in the GB market?


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    I agree with everything the guys already said (which is rare indecision). kiss


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Well that seems pretty conclusive - I'll give the splitter a miss...

    Many thanks guys for the constructive input... wink


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    Yep, John. Your car looks so clean as it is. No add ons are needed, bud..


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Thanks Keith..kiss

    One thing I've only just noticed, in the above photo, is the difference in appearance of the headlights on the two cars...

    Must be due to my speccing "Dynamic Cornering Lights" on mine..?


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Carlos from Spain:

    Really surprised he got over sticker price for it 4 years after, is that normal in the GB market?

    Can't really answer your question Carlos, but 997 GTS models do seem to be holding up well in value. Smiley

    'Hexagon Classics' have quite a few 2011 examples which are selling for circa. £73,000 plus...

    https://hexagonclassics.com/modern-classics/porsche/model-997/


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    Carlos from Spain:

    Also I would be worried about the possible aerodinamic changes it may produce at speed, since the car was aero balanced without the effect of the lip, the now greater downforce in front may produce less stability on the rear. You may need some speed to notice it but still, why mess with it in my opinion that it kiss

    Really surprised he got over sticker price for it 4 years after, is that normal in the GB market?

    Yes, especially the steering wheel being on the wrong side (sorry rhd owners) Smiley

    Rare sight

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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    I had a shock today when my insurance company increased their annual cost from £526.08 to £1,877.52..!!

    Anyone else had this experience?

    Alternatives would be gratefully received...

    Many thanks for any suggestions


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    John! glad to see you around. You're the third person I know that has mentioned to me insurance rates going up. Even mine went up and I'm not even driving a sports car atm... sadly 


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    Enmanuel:

    John! glad to see you around. You're the third person I know that has mentioned to me insurance rates going up. Even mine went up and I'm not even driving a sports car atm... sadly 

    Global inflation that has raised part prices, labor costs, and hospitalization costs. This what happens when governments print money and increase deficit spending.  Modern Monetary Theory is a destructive joke. 


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    CGX car nut:
    Enmanuel:

    John! glad to see you around. You're the third person I know that has mentioned to me insurance rates going up. Even mine went up and I'm not even driving a sports car atm... sadly 

    Global inflation that has raised part prices, labor costs, and hospitalization costs. This what happens when governments print money and increase deficit spending.  Modern Monetary Theory is a destructive joke. 

    ...and IMHO it is the main factor that causes poverty around the world.


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    And governments are always ready blame outside factors and hide the fact that the politicians have been printing money like crazy since COVID and people seem none the wiser


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    MMT’s primary societal impact is to increase wealth disparity. I am clearly not an economics academic but I could predict what a curve of GINI vs deficit % of GDP over time would look like. Not pretty for those trying to maintain the lifestyle they had even 5 years ago.

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    mcdelaug:
    MMT’s primary societal impact is to increase wealth disparity. I am clearly not an economics academic but I could predict what a curve of GINI vs deficit % of GDP over time would look like. Not pretty for those trying to maintain the lifestyle they had even 5 years ago.

    You are spot on.


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    Re: Collected my GTS today

    John H:

    I had a shock today when my insurance company increased their annual cost from £526.08 to £1,877.52..!!

    Anyone else had this experience?

    Alternatives would be gratefully received...

    Many thanks for any suggestions

    I just re-did mine in London, went up 10% yoy. Used a broker - Peart Performance. Carbon Insurance was also helpful in the past. No affiliation with either but both will give you a quote within 24 hours.


     
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