2001 996 C2 CSR

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Filibuster

2,087 posts

192 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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ATM said:
Filibuster said:
I couldn't really find a press photograph of your interior.
Is this it?

Yes that's my car but the gear knob has now changed to a wooden version, there are no Porsche badges on the seats and the white lettering has been subtly greyed out.
Top man!!! The Porsche badges irked me a bit .... Must look lovely with subtle grey RECARO lettering.
Also I'm a sucker for the wooden gear knobs, what wood/design did you go for?

Lovely car, inside and out! You did well buying this one. Again Bravo! clapclapclap

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I have seen the photo in the meantime, love the gear knob!

EATA
Normally I don't like a coloured centre console, let alone an gold one, but this really pulls it off! Right shade of jewish racing gold, and nicely set apart with the two tone wooden gear knob. Only very minor thing, and I realize I'm in the minority on this one, I very very rarely like aftermarket stereo and nav receivers. A new PCCM+, although very pricey, would finish this car off very well, imho.

Edited by Filibuster on Wednesday 1st December 11:09

ATM

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14,664 posts

196 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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Filibuster said:
Top man!!! The Porsche badges irked me a bit .... Must look lovely with subtle grey RECARO lettering.
Also I'm a sucker for the wooden gear knobs, what wood/design did you go for?

Lovely car, inside and out! You did well buying this one. Again Bravo! clapclapclap
Thanks

Looks like the wooden knob is just pushed on with the alloy tube as a single piece. Presumably bought from somewhere as is.

Rocket.

1,415 posts

226 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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Very nice ATM, following with interest!

Slippydiff

13,456 posts

200 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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HughG said:
I didn’t know about your past 997
Lol, I wasn’t aware he’d tw4tted a previous Boxster.
I take it you have a weather app on your phone ? I’d be tempted to stay at home when it rains smile
Great looking car that CSR thumbup
I imagine it’s a great car to drive too, I could have been tempted myself, but I struggled with the asking price somewhat.
If it’s in fine fettle (which I imagine it would be) the price was worth paying to sidestep all the usual 996 maintenance/refurb costs.
No doubt if you were to find a good C2 manual coupe, then upgrade it with the same parts AND refurbish the usual 996 wear items, it’d probably work out more expensive than just buying your car.
Enjoy it, and please try your best to keep it on the blacktop come rain or shine ... smile



ATM

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14,664 posts

196 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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Slippydiff said:
Lol, I wasn’t aware he’d tw4tted a previous Boxster.
I've actually destroyed 2 Boxsters - both from Aquaplaning. Which I mention here because it helps explains why I now have a fettish for skinnier tyres.

LanceRS

2,010 posts

114 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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I love that interior, although I am a bit of a tart for such things.

Bright Halo

2,097 posts

212 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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Looks great, that ducktail!
Still enjoying my speed yellow 986 S facelift, great cars.

bencollins4

656 posts

183 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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I was also very interested in this and noticed it has disappeared. With two small children a sort of 4 seat 996 GT3 at half the price seemed like a good idea! Enjoy!

ATM

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14,664 posts

196 months

Wednesday 1st December 2021
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bencollins4 said:
I was also very interested in this and noticed it has disappeared. With two small children a sort of 4 seat 996 GT3 at half the price seemed like a good idea! Enjoy!
Well the ad was a bit misleading because with the Recaro seats no one or no thing is getting in the back. So on my list is to remove the rear seats altogether seeing as they are useless.

Court_S

7,647 posts

154 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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That’s very very cool.

I wasn’t really aware of it’s existence if I’m honest, but I like it a lot. Love the interior too.

ATM

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14,664 posts

196 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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ATM

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Thursday 2nd December 2021
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Went to show off to a couple of my mates last night. One of them also commented on the light steering feel when just turning in which happens occasionally. I still want to get my guy to check the alignment. Thats on the To Do list after the MOT which is due in a few weeks so I'd like to get that done sooner rather than later.

LazyMechanic

493 posts

8 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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ATM said:
Went to show off to a couple of my mates last night. One of them also commented on the light steering feel when just turning in which happens occasionally. I still want to get my guy to check the alignment. Thats on the To Do list after the MOT which is due in a few weeks so I'd like to get that done sooner rather than later.
Zero toe transforms the steering on these.
Then roughly 2º of negative camber on the back and front and a bit of toe in on the rear will stop it feeling like the back is going to kick out, but give you a nice weighty feel and will go exactly where you point it.


I have had my alignment done 5 times since doing all my suspension recently. It think it felt wrong to have no toe in on the front, but as soon as I did the car just felt so right.

ATM

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196 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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LazyMechanic said:
ATM said:
Went to show off to a couple of my mates last night. One of them also commented on the light steering feel when just turning in which happens occasionally. I still want to get my guy to check the alignment. Thats on the To Do list after the MOT which is due in a few weeks so I'd like to get that done sooner rather than later.
Zero toe transforms the steering on these.
Then roughly 2º of negative camber on the back and front and a bit of toe in on the rear will stop it feeling like the back is going to kick out, but give you a nice weighty feel and will go exactly where you point it.


I have had my alignment done 5 times since doing all my suspension recently. It think it felt wrong to have no toe in on the front, but as soon as I did the car just felt so right.
Ok thanks

My other 996 was setup like - pic below - and that turns in like a M F'er compared to this one.


LazyMechanic

493 posts

8 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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ATM said:
Ok thanks

My other 996 was setup like - pic below - and that turns in like a M F'er compared to this one.

Yeah, looks pretty similar to what I was saying. Be interesting to see the before on the CSR when you get it.

Terminator X

11,950 posts

181 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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What a great car, Evo Mag seems to love them!

TX.

TheJimi

21,949 posts

220 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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CSR is cracking, I remember reading about it in EVO.

As for the aquaplaning - are Boxsters particularly susceptible? (and I'm not being facetious either - I genuinely don't know!)


Bright Halo

2,097 posts

212 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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TheJimi said:
CSR is cracking, I remember reading about it in EVO.

As for the aquaplaning - are Boxsters particularly susceptible? (and I'm not being facetious either - I genuinely don't know!)
I don’t think so.
Mine is on semi slicks and I haven’t had a problem (so far)

ATM

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14,664 posts

196 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Bright Halo said:
TheJimi said:
CSR is cracking, I remember reading about it in EVO.

As for the aquaplaning - are Boxsters particularly susceptible? (and I'm not being facetious either - I genuinely don't know!)
I don’t think so.
Mine is on semi slicks and I haven’t had a problem (so far)
Generally front engined cars less prone due to weight over the front wheels. These should cut through the standing water and leave a channel for the rears to use.

Light weight
Fat Tyres
Speed
Tread depth
Tire design for getting through water

The above are your enemies when it comes to standing water. So generally I would say all Porsche sports cars are more risky than your average city car due to their lowish weight, fat tyres and less weight over the front.

I have never aquaplaned in any other cars. Little video showing what can happen. The car just goes light, rotates, then grips and spits you off in whatever direction it is pointing.

I dont want to say I a a brilliant driver. But you would need to be seriously good to catch this and save it.



DuncanM

4,880 posts

256 months

Friday 3rd December 2021
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Sorry OP, but writing off two cars, in the exact same way, and not acknowledging that your driving needs to change in the conditions that both incidents occurred?

Skinnier tyres won't help you, driving to the conditions will.

CSR looks great, very tasteful for a modified Porsche.