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sanhonda22 12-03-2012 04:16 PM

Off Topic : Wifey's whip - the build - Porsche Content
Just thought I would share it here, since this is the forum which I like most.

This is the wife's little project.

Stage 1

When we purchased this car, she came with 19" Champion Motorsports RS128 wheels but we had to add H&R springs to fix the wheel gap a little. We thought this would have been good for the long run, but I think we ended up going out of hand and what was supposed to be a daily driver.

sanhonda22 12-03-2012 04:18 PM

Stage 2

We got bored a little too fast and swaped out the wheels for a set of 19" HRE P40's, and ditched the H&R springs for JIC Magic coilovers.

sanhonda22 12-03-2012 04:20 PM

Stage 3

Wheel swap to 19" Roderick RW5 Concave wheels.

sanhonda22 12-03-2012 04:28 PM

Stage 4

This is where things started getting out of hand and this is the part that took the longest. Car sat on the backburner in pieces while we were trying to find out what she wanted to do, and get a hold of all the parts. We decided to go this route because there wasnt too much aftermarket cosmetics stuff that she liked.

- JIC Magic Coilovers were ditched for KW Variant 3 Coilovers
- OEM Turbo Front End Conversion with GT3 Upper Grille, Techart Front Lip, and functioning OEM LED's
- Techart Side Skirts
- OEM Turbo Decklid with OEM Turbo Spoiler with full functioning hydraulics
- K&N Intake
- OEM 997.2 GT3 Rear bumper
- OEM 997.2 LED Tail Lamp update
- Fabspeed Maxflo Mufflers
- Fabspeed X-Pipe with Hight Flow Cats
- Fabspeed Center Exhaust Conversion with black powdercoated tips
- OEM Speedster rock guards

sanhonda22 12-03-2012 04:29 PM

Last but not least. Put the HRE P40's back on for the meanwhile.

cmpcpro 12-03-2012 04:59 PM

Looks great man! Probably lost alot of cash going back and forth on all those parts..

samadkins29 12-03-2012 05:20 PM

Very nice!!

allaboutdaz 12-03-2012 05:54 PM

Looks great! Bro

1bad540 12-03-2012 05:55 PM

Nice Sam, I know you have some nice whips hiding somewhere:thumbup: Wifey's whip huh??:)

B7M4W5 12-03-2012 06:06 PM

:thumbup:Very nice, she has good taste. I love it.

quarterto8 12-03-2012 07:35 PM

Wow!! Thanks for sharing!! I was just watching a video on a Porsche rebuilder and then this beauty! Love the color.

This is the video I was watching. Pretty interesting. Saw it on a friends comment on Facebook.

PAPER 12-03-2012 07:40 PM

Wow really Beautiful car & very nice Mods .

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TXSTYLE 12-03-2012 08:36 PM

So this is strictly for the wifey ehhhh...?

Nice work my man!

~ Big Marcus

sirstopher 12-03-2012 08:52 PM

Beautiful car.

tiger187 12-03-2012 09:21 PM

That car is an animal......good work!

CLOWNIN745LI 12-03-2012 09:43 PM


Seven11 12-03-2012 10:43 PM

sam, be honest...

does your wife even know the difference between JIC Coilovers vs KW V3's? or even H&R springs for that matter? :rofl:

Suri [TBR] 12-03-2012 11:07 PM

Wow! That was a huge transformation :D great job man. I definitely like the concave wheels over the HRE's. Both are still excellent wheel choices though.

sanhonda22 12-03-2012 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by Seven11 (Post 7229676)
sam, be honest...

does your wife even know the difference between JIC Coilovers vs KW V3's? or even H&R springs for that matter? :rofl:

Our butt and our backs can tell the difference. Lol

First_745Li 12-04-2012 06:38 AM

Wow... Amazing car, quite a transformation.

pass427 12-04-2012 07:02 AM

Great build, very nice indeed

Suri [TBR] 12-04-2012 09:10 AM

Oh and if for some stupid reason you ever decide to sell that beauty, please let me know :rofl:

Rookie2008 12-04-2012 03:21 PM

That a sick ride for the wifey bro!

Ice350 12-04-2012 03:33 PM

My wife likes her cars fixed up too. She got it from me obviously. Just like a pair of shoes, she doesn't care if it rides rough if it looks great.

Db750 12-04-2012 03:35 PM

Agree with Rookie, the wife has excellent taste in automobiles. Love the P40's. Some of my favorite wheels.

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