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jackwood

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So like quite a few others Today I went and got my car out of storage to take it for a run. 

While it had been tucked away it had had a bit if a clean. When I dropped it off you couldn't even read the rear numberplate, it was that dirty. 

Unfortunately the storage unit is down a pretty stty road to say the least. I'd made it all of 600 yards from the building when I heard a now well recognised thunk from under the car. 

Yep, another splitter....



Gave it a wipe off, chucked it behind the seats and set off. 

First stop, Catt and Fiddle. 

It may have been ruined with the average speed cameras now, but that wasn't an issue today. The roads were very slippery with patches of black ice on the smaller roads.

Luckily the car still has on the ATS Radial wheels and Continental WinterContact TS830p tyres I put in the car before Christmas. I think they look bloody good for the price and being non-OEM (shock horror!!)



There was even still quite a bit of snow up here. 



Had a pootle around for a couple of hours then headed home. Used it to go and drop off some dry cleaning and do a bit of shopping too. The cage and harnesses are a bit overkill for the A34 bypass round Wilmslow though. Need to find a decent way to secure them out of the way when not in use so that they don't annoyingly bang around the inside of the car. 

Glad it's back on the drive, if its only for a few days. Really hoping it snows again so I can find a carpark and do some donuts in it with these winter wheels on. Think I'll keep the splitter off it for now though.



marky911

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Nice pics Jack.

Dying to get mine out but won't be for a couple of months yet.

Those winter wheels look totally alright. The rears look best with being more concave.

Dblue

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Good man.

I routinely removed the splitter from my 996 GT3 , even trapping it under the car a couple of times and the problem was every time it happened it made the fittings looser until it fell off if you tapped it frown

Harris_I

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Did the same with mine today albeit on still waxy Yoko Advan Neovas. Nice to blow the cobwebs away after a very long time.

I have Conti WinterContact 850 on my beemer. Extraordinary tyres. You will love them in the snow.

baz1985

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Looks great! What is it like on lanes...say from...Mobberley-Warford-Ollerton...?
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jackwood

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baz1985 said:
Looks great! What is it like on lanes...say from...Mobberley-Warford-Ollerton...?
Lol, you've seen me down there?

ClarkPB

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6 weeks I've had to make do with just staring at mine at my work,today was meant to be the day I got it out for a drive then home to the garage.

It snowed frown

qureshia

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Great looking car and number plate yum
Pretty sure I have seen the car out and about or at least driving through Wilmslow ??



You were right about there being the odd bit of black ice up the Cat and Fiddle, rode my bike up yesterday and managed to land on my face - although i did notice the sky was a perfect blue as I looked up from the road.



baz1985

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jackwood said:
Lol, you've seen me down there?
Not in your GT3...Is it much more capable and fun than your old Cayman on those roads? I found that mine badly needed an LSD.

David Hype

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You are going to get through a hell of a lot of splitters on a lane like that! yikes

You are lucky living up there with roads like those on your doorstep! driving

bobsan

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I now fit splitter with expanding nuts and plastic bolts, that way the bolts snap under pressure, and leave the nut and bodywork intact, very easy to replace and cost pence literally.Quick to remove as well.


jackwood

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baz1985 said:
Not in your GT3...Is it much more capable and fun than your old Cayman on those roads? I found that mine badly needed an LSD.
The GT3 is faster in places, but in others I have to slow to a crawl because the splitter catches in the compressions. And yes any car benefits from an LSD on those roads.
The engine in the GT3 is just different world compared to the Cayman though. Hard to believe they are even from the same company, let alone basic origins.

jackwood

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bobsan said:
I now fit splitter with expanding nuts and plastic bolts, that way the bolts snap under pressure, and leave the nut and bodywork intact, very easy to replace and cost pence literally.Quick to remove as well.

That looks like a nice solution. Where do you order those from? What sizes?

baz1985

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jackwood said:
The GT3 is faster in places, but in others I have to slow to a crawl because the splitter catches in the compressions. And yes any car benefits from an LSD on those roads.
The engine in the GT3 is just different world compared to the Cayman though. Hard to believe they are even from the same company, let alone basic origins.
It sounds like you're enjoying it greatly!

I guess in places along Burleyhurst Lane and Newton Hall Lane (between the Golf Club and the Smokehouse), there are quite a few compressions...there's an interesting left/right across a semi-sort-of-humpback bridge...



bobsan

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jackwood said:
That looks like a nice solution. Where do you order those from? What sizes?
easy enough to find, maybe ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=rubber+nuts&...

same for plastic bolts ebay: M4 plastic bolts
go for a 8 or 9mm size, M4 or similar, and of course make sure bolts are same, might need to drill out your PSU as I think original hole is 8mm cant remember but its irelevent, take just seconds to enlarge all 15 holes, you wont need to drill the splitter as holes are quite large already.
should end up looking like this:


except with plastic bolts, you can use steel but when caught will tear the rubber out of PSU and pain to replace. the plastic bolt will snap, the head falls away and you later unscrew the remaining threaded body shaft and replace with new bolt.

Edited by bobsan on Sunday 3rd February 15:42


Edited by bobsan on Sunday 3rd February 15:48

marky911

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^^^ Good solution that Bobsan. thumbup

hunter 66

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Hi Jack nice to see the car looking abolutely pampered . Give me a call .
Peter

BubblesNW

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qureshia said:
You were right about there being the odd bit of black ice up the Cat and Fiddle, rode my bike up yesterday and managed to land on my face - although i did notice the sky was a perfect blue as I looked up from the road.
Took a trip up the Cat & Fiddle myself yesterday afternoon. It was a bit slippery which made it all the more fun with a little right foot / back end out action. Very little traffic and due to the low temperature, no bikes to worry about either.

jackwood

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hunter 66 said:
Hi Jack nice to see the car looking abolutely pampered . Give me a call .
Peter
Hi Peter,
Thanks, will do.
Not sure about pampered. Can't wait to get it back on track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24h-yoBeDIg
Jack

hunter 66

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Although looking , nice ( pampered) good to see you run her hard , nice vid . I never got that many track days as busy racing but did do the Nurburgring a few times with Spa added on .
Yes the itch to drive at this time of the year .
We are doing a first track day for many years , Iberia trip , Estoril and Algarve , make a nice change from driving at night or in the rain....

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