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    Yoko AD08r

    16" x 6 and 7s, currently on 205/55 and 225/50. But, like I say, this is a first IB purchase so I'm really just looking for a sensible starter option for both road and track use, as a basis from which to build experience. I'd like to get to know the basics of the car before changing them too much. And yes, 2 sets of wheels are on the wishlist, but it's going to be some time before the budget allows that to come to fruition... Again, reigning my excitement back again to take it slow and sensible. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Well, slow with the purchases at least..! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Cheers! Jack
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    Yoko AD08r

    Thanks, Paul. Looking at replacements (on a possible 1st IB car purchase) now and T1Rs are the specialist's recommendation. Sounds from your report like they'll be perfect! Cheers for the report, and hope you keep on enjoying them. Jack
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    Yoko AD08r

    Hi. At risk of resurrecting a long-gone thread (apologies if not appreciated), I am looking ahead to similar-sounding use and so wondering what you went for in the end, and how have you found them? Thanks
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    Which 16" wheels

    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ (ignoring price for the moment...)
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    Another IB stolen

    Wow... Does that really happen?
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    Fantasy IB Build

    That is awesome! Hats off to you, sir.
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    3.0 SC v 3.2 Carrera

    That's exactly what I'm thinking: better to know the repairs to do than to unpick and discover what someone else has covered up.
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    3.0 SC v 3.2 Carrera

    Sorry, Richard, meant to reply to this sooner. I'm in SE London, which rather restricts access to the rest of the country although it's not insurmountable. It's shame Bicester isn't next weekend, when I have Sunday to myself! I am, however, going to see a couple of cars in the next few weeks, so will gradually build my own opinion. In terms of budget, I'm hoping not to spend much more than ยฃ40k on a solid underneath (if slightly shabby on top) car. Whether this is reasonable or not seems to depend on who I speak to... Surprise surprise. Anyway, will report back as things progress. Have a great weekend. Jack
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    3.0 SC v 3.2 Carrera

    Excellent: this was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. I am going to to see a 3.2 with a 915 with factory-fitted short-shifter next weekend (if it's still there), so look forward to the comparison. Also spoke to a dealer today who admitted that the car he's advertising has had "distinctly average" repairs to the kidney bowls. Which is a shame, because the colour scheme is good. I hear the advice to get "as good as you can afford" loud and clear, but my budget is, unfortunately, reasonably restrained. Given my intended use, i don't mind if the car is superficially scruffy but it very definitely has to be solid underneath. I'm very hesitant to take on someone else's bad repairs, as I understand that a bad repair (or even a good one for that matter) may not also have sorted any rot underneath the bad bits, so could be hiding a box of horrors. Anyway, onwards and upwards. Thank you all who have contributed. Have a great weekend everyone, and enjoy Bicester if you're going.
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    3.0 SC v 3.2 Carrera

    Ah yes! Thank you for the reminder. I did read that article some time ago, and rereading it now does shed more light now that I am a bit better informed. I guess I have been surprised by some strong opinions heard in talking to people who clearly prefer one model to the other, which made me ask for others' opinions here. If the general response is that it doesn't matter, though, then happy days! Clearly I just need to get out and drive a few. Still, if people do have an opinion then please do share... Thank you... Seems this thread might be much shorter than I expected!
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    Welcome to Impactbumpers

    Thank you
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    3.0 SC v 3.2 Carrera

    Evening all, and hello! As my brief intro in the intro's thread mentioned this morning, an IB has become an essential next step [๐Ÿคจ] but I have yet to settle on which one. By way of background, I think I need a manual coupe to use for 2-3 trackdays a year, for one maybe two road trips (eg Le Mans) and to shovel my young family (kids of 5 & 3) into for the occasional trip (eg to see their grandparents, about 45 mins away) while they are still small enough to fit in the back. I intend to engage in gentle modification over time (e.g. suspension, brakes, exhaust, possible engine tweaks) as I become more accustomed to the car (and will look at already-modded cars if any come up). I adore the shape and sound of the 3.0 SC and 3.2 Carrera (which is lucky as I can't afford earlier models and don't like later). I see that many of you have owned or driven both models, and some are even fortunate enough to own both at the same time! Might I ask your opinions please? What are your views of the characteristics of the 3.0 SC compared to the 3.2 Carrera and vice versa? Are they significantly different? Do you feel that one model better suits a certain type of use or driving than the other (e.g. one more "spirited" and suited to the track, one more "lazy")? How do the two engines compare in terms of eagerness / maintenance / suitability for modification? How does the 915 gearbox compare to the G50 for track use and for normal road use? If all is equal, I may go for a 3.2 as I understand that it has an ECU whereas the 3.0 does not (possibly making modification slightly more flexible?), I suspect it might be (marginally) easier to find a solid example of a later car, and I cannot help but think that 3-point retractable belts in the back will be better for the youngsters... Sorry if these seem like silly questions, and please do point me to a previous thread I've missed which discusses these matters. Also, are these the right questions to be asking? Many thanks in advance Jack
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    Welcome to Impactbumpers

    Thanks Jevvy. No, still looking for "the one". You will see a question in Bumping section shortly as help choosing is the first reason I have signed up before buying...
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    Welcome to Impactbumpers

    Morning all I have just signed up having concluded, after careful consideration and the application of basic man-maths, that an impact bumper 911 is an essential part of my family's future (weren't the rear seats designed with 5- and 2 year-olds in mind?). This is my first foray into Porsche, having previously been a BMW man (please don't hold it against me), and I only recently realised that the hole in my soul left by selling my E28 M5 to fund a house extension had become 911-shaped. But there it is; once recognised, it is obvious, and this path inevitable. How excellent, therefore, to discover this forum. There look to be many very knowledgable contributors and many really lovely cars, and I look forward to participating. I hope you will forgive my novice questions and will gently point me in the right direction if I have missed a previous thread dealing with the point. All the best Jack