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    And the car is total fully registered with German rego and insurance as of today, stoked!!! A lot easier this time being my second crack at it but damn it's a nerve racking experience, if one dot is missing off an i it's a problem and you're send packing.

    Went for a nice drive in the outskirts of town and on the Autobahn with the kids.

    I'll do a full write up of the process when i get some time.



    Now time to do some driving before winter hits in a couple of weeks.

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    Wanna buy a set of brembo rotors and pads with a fair bit of life left in them (I'd put them on a car and use them if I had a. 997) for $150? Lol

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    Mad, must be a pretty cool experience to open the garage and see an M3 and 911 together that owe you comparative peanuts compared to Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    Wanna buy a set of brembo rotors and pads with a fair bit of life left in them (I'd put them on a car and use them if I had a. 997) for $150? Lol
    haha maybe when i'm back in Oz, shipping to Germany would kill it!

    But actually the main thing the car needs is some better suspension, it squats quite a lot under acceleration and makes the steering quite light and prone to understeer, it really needs some better stabilising at speed. I wonder if my shocks are on their way out? Or is that normal for 911's?

    It also tramlines like a bitch and moves around a lot at 200kmh+ unless its very smooth tarmac. I'm starting to think the skittishness at speed may be attributed to worn shocks or something coz it's quite unnerving like no other car i've driven. But considering i've never driven another 911 i have nothing to compare to. If i had the choice of 200kmh+ in the 911 or the M3 i'd take the M3 hands down it's far more stable.

    I'd be really interested in hearing from some of you guys with experience with these cars. I dunno if it's just the way 911's are meant to be or if they are susceptible to suspension and/or steering issues. The alignment is straight and everything, no massive neg camber, it's all stock and actually had a wheel alignment down the day before i picked it up. The steering is very sensitive so maybe it's just that combined with not so good roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    Mad, must be a pretty cool experience to open the garage and see an M3 and 911 together that owe you comparative peanuts compared to Australia.
    Yes it is very surreal, i have to pinch myself sometimes. Now i'm just focused on working my arse off to fill the void in my bank account lol.

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    Try a bit more toe in or put more caster into it?

    Nothing worse than an 'active steering experience' on the autobahn. Too much like hard work, and an uneasy feeling at +200
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    i was going to say, it may have a heap of toe out, worth checking

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    ^ Hmm yes i have a feeling you blokes are right. I will get it checked out.

    Ed you're damn right about active steering being hard work on the Autobahn lol, yesterday i went for a drive with the kids for the first time and hopped onto the A94, there was a Skoda RS giving it some jandal so i thought i'd show him a thing or two, blasted past him then a strong cross wind hit me further up the road, pushed me around a bit and fuck me the car became a handful. Needless to say i dropped back to 130 for my kids safety and let the Skoda blast away into the distance hahaha. When a family saloon is more stable than a sports car there has got to be something wrong. I will get the alignment checked, cheers!

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    my old E46 steered like that. was great up to ca. 100kmh but gave me the mega shits on the autobahn. nopics didnt like driving it for exactly that reason

    cayenne on the other hand can be driven with 1 finger or a knee at +200. its like the starship enterprise

    i think its all in the alignment
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    Do you have the magnetic dampeners (bottom left under the radio) turn that on then do 200

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    Stix yes it has the sports suspension, must admit i totally forgot about using it lol!!

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    Just got the car back from the specialist, got a full geo and alignment done. They said there was epic toe out on the front so George and Ed you were right! It's peak hour here now so i didn't bother taking it for a blat today but will tomorrow morning, might bring the camera for some footage too.

    I wonder if the seller even got an alignment done coz the inspection i had done said it needed doing. The seller did replace a rear tyre and said he got the alignment done, that was the day before i picked it up. So he's either bullshitting or the tyre place who did the alignment are complete amateurs. Why the fuck would you put epic toe out on a rear engined sports car with staggered wheels?? FFS...

    Will report back tomorrow with 250+ kph autobahn blasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicevo View Post

    Will report back tomorrow with 250+ kph autobahn blasts.

    und....?
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    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    Yeah FWIW my 930 was the same at 220kph as it was at 110kph

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