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  1. Over the lockdown period I decided to bite the bullet, treat myself and upgrade a few things that I was sitting on the fence about: Wevo G50 short shifter, Wevo Precision Shift Joint and the MPL Tuning clutch slave cylinder. At the same time I decided to get new boots all round and put the standard OEM size on the fronts as opposed to the wider tyres it came with. I know there is always buyers bias but the combination of these changes have made a big improvement in everyday driving particularly as I live in London. The steering now has much more feel, the clutch is still firm but noticeably less heft is required (they say 30% reduction in foot force and that sounds about right) and the gearstick is much closer to hand with much shorter throws and has a nice mechanical slotting action. The speed at which you can change gears is still the same but its a more satisfying experience. All in all I would say the car now drives a bit more like a modern Porsche without detracting from any of its charms. The whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts plus all of the upgrades are reversible. The next and final upgrade is a Turbo Thomas heat exchangers and straight through exhaust. Will keep you posted.
  2. Installed this, easy to do and the added benefit is that the car seems to tick over much more smoothly than before. Am I imagining this?
  3. thats really useful, thank you. Surprising that the fronts are taller.
  4. Agreed, I think I might just get the lot replaced. Whilst they look in good nick with plenty of tread I don't know how old they are but I suspect very old.
  5. thanks so much, have you tried 195/45s on the front or is that too skinny and low? I quite like the prospect of it feeling more nimble particularly at lower speeds.
  6. thanks Anil this is really helpful
  7. thanks so much, do you know if this is slim enough and have you tried it yet? it still looks like a really tight angle if the windscreen isn't removed.
  8. Hi there My 1987 3.2 carrera needs its 16inch 7j front tyres replacing and it currently has 225/50s on them. The manual recommends 205/55s and I know that the internet recommended range for 16inch 7j wheels is between 195 and 225 on width and 40 to 55 on wall height. Curious to see what members recommend and use on their cars. The only brands I can see where you can get OEM recommended sizes for both front and back are Toyo or Yokohama. thanks M
  9. Just to let you know these were installed a few days ago and its working perfectly so thank you so much especially as it is such an inexpensive solution.
  10. Hi all As I wasn't sure about the timing of th group buy I bought these (front and rear) for a wide body 3.2 from Germany: https://www.lokari.de/epages/62716287.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=9628984&ViewAction=FacetedSearchProducts&SearchString=porsche They are good quality but unfortunately I under-appreciated the work required to fit them. Not a straightforward fit and returning them will be expensive plus the hassle of reclaiming VAT. All up they cost me £366 (when delivery & VAT are included) and reckon I will get back £150 if I return them. If anyone is interested and wishes to collect from South London I will happily offload them for £100. Otherwise I will return.
  11. Really appreciate the help on this from all of you
  12. Hi there A few years ago I trimmed the dash of my 1987 3.2 Carrera in nappa leather and the top part (above the glovebox) has started to turn baggy so hence why I need to remove the dash and have it secured better. At the moment I'm not sure how easy or difficult this is and whether I need to remove the windscreen to do this? Depending on the sources I have read I get different answers. Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks M
  13. Thanks so much and me neither!
  14. Roy I presume the washers are Form A ones?
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