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Jon 944S2
07-13-2008, 09:22 AM
Here is my 1990 Porsche 944S2 it's only my second car, purchased it when I was 18 now had it for a year and a half and love just love it. It has a Hayward & Scott 3" exhaust and decat sounds brilliant (for a 4 cylinder anyway).
At the moment it's in for a full respray and to have 968 Door handles and Mirrors fitted also 968 turbo S front splitter and rear spoiler both in carbon fibre. After that it will have an induction kit fitted of some sort and KW Variant 3 Adjustable coilovers. Can't wait to get it back though been gone for nearly 2 months due to various problems with obtaining the parts.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/pic027.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Exhaust.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/SC290707676.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Powderham043.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/140707049.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/140707048.jpg

Rally Master
07-13-2008, 09:24 AM
In-before-demands-of-photo-with-NFSCars-written-on-paper.

Jon 944S2
07-13-2008, 09:48 AM
Not entirely sure what you mean.

Mr.Ramos
07-13-2008, 09:54 AM
Get a piece of paper, write NFSCars.net on it and put your username on it too. Then put the paper in your car, take a pic and post it.

Sinister
07-13-2008, 09:56 AM
not a bad car, but the lack of interior shots is upsetting.

rafel
07-13-2008, 10:02 AM
Very nice car, very very nice: I like very much 924/44/68 series. What colour in your respray?

Synthecide
07-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Nice to see a fellow 944 owner on this site. Love the S2s, biggest 4 cylinder of its time I believe.

You require these : http://www.hartmannwheels.com/originals/Turbo_Twist_replica_wheels.jpg

Jon 944S2
07-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Can't take any more pics of it until I get it back from the bodyshop (apparently 2-3 weeks more to go all being well) so the interior shots and the piece of paper with NFSCars will have to wait for a while.

The colour will be the same, Guards Red, which I think suits these cars.

The wheels are either going to be those in that link or some 18" GT3 MK1 efforts, either of them will be in black.

CLR-AMG
07-13-2008, 12:28 PM
Looks very nice mate. Nice car.

Imprezzive
07-13-2008, 12:31 PM
I see a Porsche Mafia brewing...

Synthecide
07-13-2008, 01:33 PM
The wheels are either going to be those in that link or some 18" GT3 MK1 efforts, either of them will be in black.

Black would look ballin on that.

Question though, is it just me or do those stupid sun visor clips always break? Both broke twice on mine in the time I've owned it.

EDIT : forgot to ask, how many k's on that thing?

Linkin
07-13-2008, 01:41 PM
Beautiful car, Guards Red is a favorite of mine.

Jon 944S2
07-13-2008, 01:43 PM
I've not had the sun visor clips break yet but there's always time I guess.

Not sure what you mean by how many K's on that? Sorry if I seem a little simple, it's because I am.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Killua
07-13-2008, 04:05 PM
Not sure what you mean by how many K's on that?

I think he means how many kilometers does it has.

Since I'm guessing you legitimate own this car (And have a whole album on Photobucket), I have to say that it's really cool. I love these kind Porsches.

Jon 944S2
07-14-2008, 12:46 AM
I'm not sure how many kilometers it's done but it has done 222,000 miles and it's still going strong had a top end rebuild of the engine beginning of the year though.

I love these Porsches too, although really like the GT3 RS in the white and Blue that I drove in work the other day, sadly the pics taken on the camera phone weren't really good enough for my liking but may upload them to Photobucket account anyway.

Synthecide
07-14-2008, 06:18 AM
I'm not sure how many kilometers it's done but it has done 222,000 miles and it's still going strong had a top end rebuild of the engine beginning of the year though.

I love these Porsches too, although really like the GT3 RS in the white and Blue that I drove in work the other day, sadly the pics taken on the camera phone weren't really good enough for my liking but may upload them to Photobucket account anyway.

Uff, thats roughly 355,000 KMs. These things are bulletproof.

RedTwentyFour
07-14-2008, 06:51 AM
355.000KMS??? oh my god.

lovely car, but doesnt it break to peaces already? :)
theres a guy around here who owns like 3 of those, he repairs them i think.

Indigo
07-14-2008, 07:30 AM
Eh, Punjab is correct--although hated, the 944/924/968 series is/was German, therefore bulletproof. Most Porsches last...

Nice car and thank the heavens you decided to keep it in Guards Red. It is the quintessential Porsche color.

Nice car. I don't like the front-engine concept, but the car itself was/is cool.

Sander
07-14-2008, 09:32 AM
Great looking car you have there!

Jon 944S2
07-14-2008, 11:00 AM
There seems to be a lot of 200,000 mile+ 944s around nowadays and they don't seem to lose much of their performance either.
My car doesn't seem to be falling apart at the moment anyway the drivers seat has rips in the leather on the side bolster but other than that seems alright.
I love the car very much although I have spent quite a lot on it over the year and a half (most of it on insurance)

Synthecide
07-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Nice car. I don't like the front-engine concept, but the car itself was/is cool.

Front engine design was actually ingenious. By putting a longitudinal fairly sizey 4 cylinder they were able to stick the transmission in the back of the car thus allowing easier repair/maintenance and 50/50 weight distribution, allowing the 944 to be THE king of handling in the 80s. Pity the car was looked down upon by most as the "poor man's Porsche" which wasn't the case, the '88 Turbo S can accelerate from 0-60 in 5.3 secs which back in those days was "Countach" territory.

Nice car and thank the heavens you decided to keep it in Guards Red. It is the quintessential Porsche color.

True that.

Edit : Favourite 944 commercial......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvTVk0doJJM

Imprezzive
07-14-2008, 09:05 PM
This thread makes me want to purchase a 944 in Forza 2.

KF72
07-14-2008, 10:04 PM
This thread makes me want to pull out that old copy of NFS: PU I have.

GTR
07-14-2008, 11:31 PM
Put NFSCARS paper in the window along with the Porsche 944S. Only photograph.

t3ku
07-14-2008, 11:48 PM
This thread makes me want to buy the 944 for sale a few miles away from my house...

Jon 944S2
07-15-2008, 12:43 AM
This thread makes me want my car back from the bodyshop lol. It's sad but I really miss it.

hondaman
07-16-2008, 12:25 PM
Sweet Porsche. That color is perfect for it.
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Force-Fed R34
07-16-2008, 01:08 PM
A guy almost tricked me into buying one of these that was in good shape, sans tranny and engine....I was hypnotized...

Paraphrasing Plies/Akon: 'You got me so Hypnotized, the way your curves rollin round and round....'

Anyways, nice car mate.

Civic_Undercover
07-16-2008, 03:01 PM
A friend of my dad has one of these, it's white and I've rode shotgun in it once, and it was great! Very responsive, comfortable car! Looks even better in the classic guards red paintjob! This thread makes me want to get a 944 for GTA 3.

Jon 944S2
07-16-2008, 03:43 PM
Thanks everyone.
Who would of thought that I purchased this rather than a 911 (a 964 Carrera) because I wanted it for a track car and the 944 has better balance and handling and isn't really that much slower which is what I wanted really plus it was half the price which means I have more money to spend on getting it setup for track use next will probably be a supercharger.

theo
07-16-2008, 03:46 PM
I'm drooling.

-theo

Force-Fed R34
07-17-2008, 11:54 AM
^Me Too :P

Synthecide
07-17-2008, 12:03 PM
I have more money to spend on getting it setup for track use next will probably be a supercharger.

That's gonna be tough man, completely custom job. Those engines are factory tuned for pretty much highest power. For example: adding a B&B header back exhaust system adds a measly 4 RWHP vs. the stock one, and adding a cold air intake will give you virtually no gains.

But if you do the supercharger job, post it up. I'd like to know how you did it.

Force-Fed R34
07-17-2008, 12:20 PM
i was wondering about that too....

Jon 944S2
07-17-2008, 01:23 PM
There is a company called Ninemeister who do a complete kit for the supercharger, at I think last time I checked 7k, the only problem is I struggle to get insurance for it now and it's at quite a cost for the insurer I'm currently with so may postpone it for a year or 2 just until I'm able to insure it with that sort of modifications to it.

Force-Fed R34
07-17-2008, 03:53 PM
Ah, OK.

..........

Synthecide
07-17-2008, 07:17 PM
There is a company called Ninemeister who do a complete kit for the supercharger, at I think last time I checked 7k, the only problem is I struggle to get insurance for it now and it's at quite a cost for the insurer I'm currently with so may postpone it for a year or 2 just until I'm able to insure it with that sort of modifications to it.

Ninemiester got a site?

Jon 944S2
07-18-2008, 12:43 AM
Yep here it is http://www.ninemeister.com/ doesn't appear to be on there, might be because you'd have to give them a call because I think it can be built to your own specifications. I first found out about it in the GT Porsche mag a few years back when they tested a 968 engined 944S2 with 350BHP then more recently a 420BHP 968 club sport.

Sage
07-18-2008, 12:57 AM
so when are we going to get more pictures?

im quiet anxious for some new ones...

Jon 944S2
07-18-2008, 01:47 PM
Here you go some more pics:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Holiday022.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Porschesemisnow.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/SnowPorsche.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/BeforeHDwax.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Rearafterwax2.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/BeforeHDWaxFront.jpg
Edited to add a really sad pic of my KW V3 coilovers
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/pic027.jpg

Force-Fed R34
07-18-2008, 06:29 PM
That car is really quite handsome. I am quite jealous. But be sure to be careful while driving!!! Ferdinand Porsche rolls over in his grave when one of his cars are mistreated ;)

Jon 944S2
07-19-2008, 03:37 AM
I just think of the insurance and that tends to help to not drive stupidly.

Synthecide
07-19-2008, 07:32 AM
Not to mention the replacement parts :P.

Damnnnn those pics are sexy. Plz tell me you store it in winter though.

Jon 944S2
07-19-2008, 08:14 AM
Thanks. The winter just gone I didn't, due to the paint being not overly brilliant on the car and knowing that I was going to get it resprayed sometime soon, I wasn't too bothered about storing it but I never went out in it when they had salted the roads and seeing as all we get is rain over here it wasn't too bad. But I certainly will be storing it over this winter after the amount I've spent on it over the last 2 months.

t3ku
07-19-2008, 12:06 PM
There is a company called Ninemeister who do a complete kit for the supercharger, at I think last time I checked 7k, the only problem is I struggle to get insurance for it now and it's at quite a cost for the insurer I'm currently with so may postpone it for a year or 2 just until I'm able to insure it with that sort of modifications to it.

Just curious, why Supercharge? Why not Turbine?

Nice pictures and coil overs ;l

Sage
07-19-2008, 12:52 PM
i LOVE the first photo. reminds me when i lived in Stuttgart, my father had a 1978 911 Turbo that i used to take out at 4 in the morning on the weekends just because it was that amazing to drive. glad to see your 944 is in great shape :)

Jon 944S2
07-19-2008, 03:10 PM
Just curious, why Supercharge? Why not Turbine?

Nice pictures and coil overs ;l


Because I prefer the characteristics of a supercharged engine rather than a turbocharged one plus it would be cheaper to buy a 944 turbo and fit a S2 or 968 engine in it, than it would be to fit a turbo charger to an S2. I think it was 12k+ to have the car turbocharged.

i LOVE the first photo. reminds me when i lived in Stuttgart, my father had a 1978 911 Turbo that i used to take out at 4 in the morning on the weekends just because it was that amazing to drive. glad to see your 944 is in great shape

The 930 turbo was one of the best looking 911s ever it is the 1st car I think of when someone mentions 911 I also think that it's reputation was way over hyped by the press so long as you don't do anything stupid in it they're fine.

t3ku
07-19-2008, 05:52 PM
Because I prefer the characteristics of a supercharged engine rather than a turbocharged one plus it would be cheaper to buy a 944 turbo and fit a S2 or 968 engine in it, than it would be to fit a turbo charger to an S2. I think it was 12k+ to have the car turbocharged.
I figured, constant boost instead of turbo lag, makes sense.

Synthecide
07-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Because I prefer the characteristics of a supercharged engine rather than a turbocharged one plus it would be cheaper to buy a 944 turbo and fit a S2 or 968 engine in it, than it would be to fit a turbo charger to an S2. I think it was 12k+ to have the car turbocharged.

No need, the stock 944 clutch can handle up to 350 hp, the gearbox and drive shaft: up to 500 hp. Plus 968 engines have more compression which is a big no no for turbo'ed engines.

The 930 turbo was one of the best looking 911s ever it is the 1st car I think of when someone mentions 911 I also think that it's reputation was way over hyped by the press so long as you don't do anything stupid in it they're fine.

Totally agree, 930 Turbo was the best looking Porsche at that time, other then the 959 of course :P. And the Slantnose.....UFF I'd kill for that car.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed how many cars of this era have taken from the 944 looks. I can think of a couple Ford Probe, Mazda RX7...etc.

Jon 944S2
07-20-2008, 12:48 AM
No need, the stock 944 clutch can handle up to 350 hp, the gearbox and drive shaft: up to 500 hp. Plus 968 engines have more compression which is a big no no for turbo'ed engines.



Totally agree, 930 Turbo was the best looking Porsche at that time, other then the 959 of course :P. And the Slantnose.....UFF I'd kill for that car.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed how many cars of this era have taken from the 944 looks. I can think of a couple Ford Probe, Mazda RX7...etc.

I know of a couple 944s that are on a standard clutch with over 400bhp so I know that it's certainly strong enough, but what I meant was that fitting a S2 engine or 968 engine into a 944 turbo would be cheaper and yield the same results as fitting a turbocharger and ancillaries to my 944 S2. The 944 S2 has the near enough the same compression ratio as a 968 so would have to be reduced too.


The Slantnose is an amazing car I know someone who's 23 that has one of these in silver it just looks stunning. Sadly I've never seen a 959 in the flesh but from the pictures it looks really nice, I've seen just about every other Porsche yet I haven't seen a 959 lol.


I have notice that a lot of cars have taken the looks of the 944 I can think of a couple more like the Toyota MR2, Honda NSX, Nissan something or other SX and Lotus Esprit.

I figured, constant boost instead of turbo lag, makes sense.


That's exactly it plus the low down torque of the supercharger suits the character of the car due to it being a very torquey lump in the S2.

GTR
07-20-2008, 01:07 AM
NFScars paper?

edlemur
07-20-2008, 08:35 AM
NFScars paper?

You can get these for under 10k....

Jon 944S2
07-20-2008, 10:13 AM
NFScars paper?

Not for another 4 weeks I can't, due to the car not presently with me because of all the work. If you want I can just write that on some paper and take a pic of it on it's own?

Force-Fed R34
07-20-2008, 03:52 PM
^http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/roflmfao.jpg
...........................

Synthecide
07-20-2008, 08:29 PM
I know of a couple 944s that are on a standard clutch with over 400bhp so I know that it's certainly strong enough, but what I meant was that fitting a S2 engine or 968 engine into a 944 turbo would be cheaper and yield the same results as fitting a turbocharger and ancillaries to my 944 S2.

Wow 400 hp, not too shabby. I don't know anyone that would wanna swap a 968 engine into a 944 turbo, the 2.5 and 2.7S engines are strengthened with forged pistons/rods/crankshaft......the works. Not to mention the rear differential is nutty. So those can handle in excess of 400+ horsepower on stock internals. Bulletproof I tell you :P.

That's exactly it plus the low down torque of the supercharger suits the character of the car due to it being a very torquey lump in the S2.

Very very tourquey. Even my 2.5L pulls nicely compared to other engines of the same displacement. It's funny cuz the engine is pretty much a 5.0L from the 928 sawed off in two. Not many parts are interchangeable though :(.

Jon 944S2
07-21-2008, 12:49 AM
Wow 400 hp, not too shabby. I don't know anyone that would wanna swap a 968 engine into a 944 turbo, the 2.5 and 2.7S engines are strengthened with forged pistons/rods/crankshaft......the works. Not to mention the rear differential is nutty. So those can handle in excess of 400+ horsepower on stock internals. Bulletproof I tell you :P.



Very very tourquey. Even my 2.5L pulls nicely compared to other engines of the same displacement. It's funny cuz the engine is pretty much a 5.0L from the 928 sawed off in two. Not many parts are interchangeable though :(.

There are some turbos that have engines enlarged to 3.2L and 3.4L that I know of and they have some nice power outputs and huge amounts of Torque truly amazing what can be done to the 944s.

The 944s have quite large engines for the amount of cylinders they have and are very smooth too probably because of their size and the balancer shafts.
You probably wouldn't want any 928 parts they cost too much and would probably breakdown a lot.

KV12supercharged
07-21-2008, 01:07 AM
Sweet Porsche! :drool: !

GTR
07-21-2008, 11:09 PM
Not for another 4 weeks I can't, due to the car not presently with me because of all the work. If you want I can just write that on some paper and take a pic of it on it's own?

We had people claiming they had Vipers and AMGs, and they all got ****ed because they were buncha attention *****s. I'm pretty sure (and hoping) that you're not one of them. But guess what, a clean 944 like that is no typical race boy ride. its a special car. So its pretty obvious why I want to see that paper.

no worries though I'm not accusing you or anything, just trying to make sure. and forget the damn paper man, make a video. wanna hear it roar haha

t3ku
07-21-2008, 11:22 PM
Exactly, I made a video of my bike as I was too lazy to write NFScars in letters big enough to read >_>

I want to hear that engine ^_^

edlemur
07-21-2008, 11:27 PM
gimmi 10K i'll chop it for you :P jk

seriously. We had people claiming they had Vipers and AMGs, and they all got ****ed because they were buncha attention *****s. I'm pretty sure (and hoping) that you're not one of them. But guess what, a clean 944 like that is no typical race boy ride. its a special car. So its pretty obvious why I want to see that.

no worries just trying to make sure. and forget the damn paper man, make a video. I wanna hear it roar. ^^

Cmon amir :P! Although I agree members should post that paper, this car is much less expensive than KV12's jetta; but we never nagged him for the nfscars paper. Lets wait till its out of the shop like he said. Besides, he's got plenty of shots.

Jon 944S2
07-22-2008, 12:48 AM
We had people claiming they had Vipers and AMGs, and they all got ****ed because they were buncha attention *****s. I'm pretty sure (and hoping) that you're not one of them. But guess what, a clean 944 like that is no typical race boy ride. its a special car. So its pretty obvious why I want to see that paper.

no worries though I'm not accusing you or anything, just trying to make sure. and forget the damn paper man, make a video. wanna hear it roar haha

If it helps I've driven a Viper and a couple AMGs at work and they are very nice and although I really do like the SL63 AMG they still don't really do anything for me, the Viper does look really nice in red though and that V10 sounds amazing but still doesn't do it for me really.
I don't see why people have to lie about what car they got if you're ashamed of you're car why pretend you got something else makes you look even more stupid, that would be like me trying to claim I own my mate's 996 GT3 Mk1 from the Porsche club (which apparently used to belong to the late Richard Burns)

I wanted something different to all the usual boy racer cars because I like to be different, sadly although they're quite cheap to by (I think they are worth more in the England than America as there does seem to by quite a following over here) it is painfully expensive to insure for me at my age too but it's all worth it I reckon.

I'll try and borrow a video camera off one of me mates when I've got it back because I've been really wanting to video it just for the sake of it lol.

I certainly do have plenty of shots where ever I go I just can't resist the temptation to take a pic of it I just love the car lol.

Sage
07-22-2008, 02:13 AM
i believe he owns the 944. nobody has ever gotten onto me for not having "paper proof" of the cat, so i wouldn't harp over this.

me being a huge porsche person, im defiantly interested. personally, i don't care about the paper now or tomorrow, just as long as it comes at some point. :)

GTR
07-22-2008, 02:27 AM
The reason I'm kinda picky about it is that he is a very new member. It hasn't been a month that he has joined and suddenly we see this 1337 lookin machine. amirite

but yeah, **** the nfscars paper, as long as its proven that its his its cool.

Synthecide
07-22-2008, 07:13 AM
Man I think you should just show a pic of your insurance card or ownership.

There is already two of these cars on this site, meaning they're not hard to come by, only well taken cared ones.

But hey if you got more pics, feel free to post them, wouldn't mind seeing some interior shots.

KF72
07-22-2008, 10:39 AM
A guy almost tricked me into buying one of these that was in good shape, sans tranny and engine....I was hypnotized...

Paraphrasing Plies/Akon: 'You got me so Hypnotized, the way your curves rollin round and round....'



Yeah (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/695931/).


Anyways, I believe that he owns the Porsche.

Wait, KV12 is back?!:} He owns a Jetta?:huh2:

Jon 944S2
07-22-2008, 11:40 AM
I haven't really got any interior shots yet as the side bolsters are are a bit tatty which kind of lets it down a little really I reckon.

Just got a new delivery today pics will be up shortly, it's a Carbon Fibre 968 turbo S, spoiler looks superb.

I would rather not post a pic of insurance papers really 1. it's embarrassingly expensive and 2. you never know who's lookin around on these sites and someone may copy them, the country where I live people copying cars is far too common. I should have the beast back soon so will take a photo of the paper with NFS cars on it.

I would post up a pick of me in the car but I don't have any pics of me what so ever due to being extremely camera shy, I like to take photos a lot but really hate having pics taken of me, can't really work out why that is though.

Jon 944S2
07-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Here's some pics of the Carbon fibre front splitter that came today and some pics:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2rearwing.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2on944S2rearwing2.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2on944S2rearwing.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2rearwingcarbonweave.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2rearwingside.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944S2CarbonFibreFrontSplitter.jpg

edlemur
07-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Thats hot.

Killua
07-22-2008, 07:33 PM
It's going to be an orgasmic Porsche when everything is installed.

Jon 944S2
07-23-2008, 11:11 AM
I hope it does look good when I get it back haven't seen it for almost 2 months. Can't even remember what it sounds like anymore lol.

Synthecide
07-27-2008, 09:28 AM
We had people claiming they had Vipers and AMGs, and they all got ****ed because they were buncha attention *****s. I'm pretty sure (and hoping) that you're not one of them. But guess what, a clean 944 like that is no typical race boy ride. its a special car. So its pretty obvious why I want to see that paper.

no worries though I'm not accusing you or anything, just trying to make sure. and forget the damn paper man, make a video. wanna hear it roar haha

Ok I'll get proof.

Jon, in your S2 where is the odometer trip reset switch?

Jon 944S2
07-27-2008, 10:24 AM
It is in the small right hand vent of the centre air vents, the switch just looks like an adjuster for the vent so took me a long time to find out in the end I asked a club member who showed me.

Synthecide
07-27-2008, 12:10 PM
It is in the small right hand vent of the centre air vents, the switch just looks like an adjuster for the vent so took me a long time to find out in the end I asked a club member who showed me.

LOL owned.

GTR it's his car.

BTW just a tip Jon, don't push that button while your car is in motion, I don't know if this happens on the later models, but my odometer stopped working after I pushed it while my car was moving.

Jon 944S2
07-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Yeah been told about that it strips the gears inside the odometer.
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By the way if I was going to lie about what car I owned I would do it with something a bit more exciting like this:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Wheels%202008/Porsche911GT3Mk1rear2.jpg http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Wheels%202008/911GT3Mk1Side.jpg
Which used to belong to Richard Burns apparently

Or this:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Wheels%202008/911withRufwheelsrear.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Wheels%202008/911withRufwheels.jpg

But seeing as I'm not that lame I won't lie as a general rule I hate liars so being accused I find really insulting.

I've now got a date of when I should have the car back and that is 23rd August so can post pics then with the paper for those that want it.

Synthecide
07-27-2008, 12:31 PM
UFF...that last one is win. Turbo? I see RUF rims and dualies :D.

Jon 944S2
07-27-2008, 12:39 PM
Nope not a turbo, I think the bloke said it was a carrera 3.0 with 964 bumpers etc and the Ruf wheels were about 3k, they look stunning too. Personally I prefer the GT3 have always loved them but a little beyond my finances sadly.

Synthecide
07-27-2008, 01:46 PM
GT3 is super nice, but I'm more of old school fan. That 3.0 is very nice.

BTW test drove the 996 Turbo X50 yesterday and OMG amazing, turbo spool is so loud I almost creamed my pants.

Jon 944S2
07-27-2008, 02:12 PM
I drove a 996 GT3 RS in the white and blue, at work a couple of months back and it is without shadow of a doubt the best car I have ever driven that induction roar, the handling and the way the interior looks and feels with the alcantara just amazing. So wish I had one of them. The 996 turbo is also a great car I've driven one of them but sadly was only in the compound so not really a true representation of it, still loved it though due to it being a Porsche and I love Porsches.

MuscleCarFreak
07-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Replace those boring rims, and get these.
http://vista.pca.org/stl/red944.jpg

Synthecide
07-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Replace those boring rims, and get these.
http://vista.pca.org/stl/red944.jpg

Mmmmm Fuchs. I still think the 993 Twistys look better but the Fuchs are classic.

Sage
07-27-2008, 09:59 PM
these would look better imo

http://news-images.caradisiac.com/IMG/jpg/7/6/9/1/3/Porsche-930S-Slantnose.jpg

Jon 944S2
07-28-2008, 12:38 AM
Replace those boring rims, and get these.
http://vista.pca.org/stl/red944.jpg

As much as I would love a set of those, the Fuchs are for pre ABS offset cars and are too wide for the later cars so they won't fit sadly. Thinking of either the same wheels as the GT3 powder coated in the same colour in the pics or some twisty turbo ones in black.

GTR
07-28-2008, 12:51 AM
these would look better imo

http://news-images.caradisiac.com/IMG/jpg/7/6/9/1/3/Porsche-930S-Slantnose.jpg

I second that.

Jon 944S2
07-28-2008, 11:10 AM
these would look better imo

http://news-images.caradisiac.com/IMG/jpg/7/6/9/1/3/Porsche-930S-Slantnose.jpg

Those speedline wheels are nice but I'd prefer real things rather than the replicas shown there, the replicas will corrode quite quickly compared to the real things but sadly they're quite hard to get hold of and quite pricey too (not that it bothers me as such)

Imprezzive
07-28-2008, 12:09 PM
+1 for the 993 Twisties. Probably powder-coated gunmetal or black. Heck, even silver would look sexy.

GTR
07-28-2008, 02:41 PM
meh, too exotic. 944 is rather muscular looking than exotic.

Synthecide
07-28-2008, 06:06 PM
meh, too exotic. 944 is rather muscular looking than exotic.

It's the pictures. See one up close in real life and it looks like a toy.

GTR
07-28-2008, 06:10 PM
I've seen it in real life. No it doesn't.

Synthecide
07-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Maybe to you. I see one every time I go in the garage and to me it looks like a baby exotic.

@Imprezzive: Gunmetal would kill.

MuscleCarFreak
07-28-2008, 06:19 PM
I've seen it in real life. No it doesn't.
no offense to Jon, but yes it does... One of thecheapest Porsches anyone can buy.

I can find em for less than 8 grand on any given day.


But I still think there nice looking cars.

GTR
07-28-2008, 09:44 PM
you know what I'd do? photoshop a picture of the car and put different rims on it. that should help you decide.

Jon 944S2
07-29-2008, 12:46 AM
no offense to Jon, but yes it does... One of thecheapest Porsches anyone can buy.

I can find em for less than 8 grand on any given day.


But I still think there nice looking cars.

You're right and that's why it's only a track car, when I've finished with getting it setup for track use I'll start my search for an early '90s 911 again, as that was what I wanted when I first purchased the 944 but all the 911s I looked at had too much wrong with them.

GTR]you know what I'd do? photoshop a picture of the car and put different rims on it. that should help you decide.

I know various 944 owners with almost all varieties of the Porsche wheels on so can look at what wheels I want in the flesh, plus I'm not quite clever enough to be able to do anything like that in Photoshop yet sadly.

GTR
07-29-2008, 03:40 AM
I can find em for less than 8 grand on any given day.


i was looking on craigslist...damn, those are dirt cheap. there are ones for 1500, clean title 120K.
i dont think i need proof anymore :}

MuscleCarFreak
07-29-2008, 03:57 AM
i was looking on craigslist...damn, those are dirt cheap. there are ones for 1500, clean title 120K.
i dont think i need proof anymore :}
Remember... Any respect I do have is due to my knowledge on vehicles... I wouldn't lie to you ;)

GTR
07-29-2008, 11:49 AM
hey jon sorry for nagging about the proof lolz

how much did you pay for it? and how many miles does it have?

Jon 944S2
07-29-2008, 11:56 AM
I paid 4,000 for it and have spent 22,348 on it so far too but most of that is what it's having done to it now and insurance for 2 years at about 4500 each year plus the the purchase price of the car. Needless to say when I worked that out I was quite shocked. It has 222,000 miles on it too although I drives so well you could never of guessed.

MuscleCarFreak
07-29-2008, 02:27 PM
It has 222,000 miles on it too although I drives so well you could never of guessed.
Damn, thats alot of miles.....
You use this car to race, and the engine still runs nicely?

Jon 944S2
07-29-2008, 02:38 PM
Haven't raced it yet just done one trackday at Silverstone and that's it so far, was good fun though.

Yeah a lot of miles but I know of some with more all on original engine and gearbox which shows the over engineering in these cars really. Mine had a top end rebulid in February but nothing major though really just the camshafts and something else.

MuscleCarFreak
07-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Haven't raced it yet just done one trackday at Silverstone and that's it so far, was good fun though.

Yeah a lot of miles but I know of some with more all on original engine and gearbox which shows the over engineering in these cars really. Mine had a top end rebulid in February but nothing major though really just the camshafts and something else.

Well I dont know a whole lot about Porsches, but they seem to be very well built as far as reliability goes.
My Girlfriend car pools with another woman, whose husband owns a Silver late 90s Boxster with over 120,000 miles, and she says it still drives as well as it did when they first bought it.

Jon 944S2
07-30-2008, 12:41 AM
Well I dont know a whole lot about Porsches, but they seem to be very well built as far as reliability goes.
My Girlfriend car pools with another woman, whose husband owns a Silver late 90s Boxster with over 120,000 miles, and she says it still drives as well as it did when they first bought it.

The Boxsters are quite well made cars too although some of the ones I've driven the interiors don't seem to be able to stand the test of time as well as some of the older cars. I drove one the other day though that had done 255,000 miles and that seemed almost like it came out of the factory truly amazed me.

Synthecide
07-31-2008, 08:15 PM
The Boxsters are quite well made cars too although some of the ones I've driven the interiors don't seem to be able to stand the test of time as well as some of the older cars. I drove one the other day though that had done 255,000 miles and that seemed almost like it came out of the factory truly amazed me.

My main problem with the Boxsters is that it is so easy to drive. I drove manual for 2 years before I bought my 944, and as soon as I drove it I noticed it took a lot more skill then my 5-speed Oldsmobile to shift.

Nonetheless, I wouldn't mind owning the new S's

Sage
07-31-2008, 08:18 PM
caymans are better than the boxsters by miles. imo, the boxster is the mini cayman, which is the mini 911.

Synthecide
07-31-2008, 08:22 PM
Yehhh hardtop FTW. Plus the Boxsters are a ***** to work on. The engine is completely hidden, but I still wouldn't mind owning one, especially a RUF :).

Jon 944S2
08-01-2008, 12:45 AM
Boxsters are quite nice to drive although I've never been all that keen on the older ones but the new ones are fantastic.
The Cayman as brilliant and I would say it's not a mini 911 because dynamically it is the better car to drive than the 911 and not much slower than a regular Carrera. I would rather have a Cayman S and so it seems does a couple of people from the club having swapped their 911s for Caymans one even swapped in a GT3 for one (not sure why anyone would do that)

GTR
08-01-2008, 01:43 AM
so when is it coming back from the shop?

Jon 944S2
08-01-2008, 11:04 AM
It comes back 23rd August so they're saying but it may be before.

Canada_Kid
08-04-2008, 12:10 AM
That is one nice looking 944. I have always loved the 944. I had a model as a kid and have loved it ever since. It is one of my favourite cars. I have actually been thinking of buying one lately, but I highly doubt that I will. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Jon 944S2
08-10-2008, 10:41 AM
I have just been sent some pics on my phone of the main shell of my car that has been painted but not sure how to upload them to here but will do when I've worked it out.

Speedoholic
08-13-2008, 10:03 AM
I know I'm late but you have an amazing ride. My favorite Porsche.

Jon 944S2
08-16-2008, 03:06 PM
I know I'm late but you have an amazing ride. My favorite Porsche.

Thanks it looks amazing now I've just got it back but it's too dark for any pics at the moment so will take some tomorrow although it isn't finished as the spoiler is still the original, due to some difficulties fitting the new carbon fibre one, but it should be on there sometime soon though.

RedTwentyFour
08-16-2008, 04:21 PM
man its so awesome that someone on here has a real 944, i am working on one right now and i really need some reference pics of certain areas.
i think the rear is off or something, can you get me some close ups? ebay/cardomain issnt helping too much :/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2769314770_e31414d294.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2768466897_777894f3f7.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2769314444_8eb916d7c5.jpg

- Rick.

Sage
08-16-2008, 04:26 PM
holy shit, that looks epic.

can't wait to see that finished :)

Nikusakken
08-16-2008, 04:31 PM
Beautiful cars man :P.

Rick's model is lookng good :)

GTR
08-16-2008, 04:38 PM
metallic paint FTMFW

Jon 944S2
08-17-2008, 02:10 AM
man its so awesome that someone on here has a real 944, i am working on one right now and i really need some reference pics of certain areas.
i think the rear is off or something, can you get me some close ups? ebay/cardomain issnt helping too much :/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2769314770_e31414d294.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2768466897_777894f3f7.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2769314444_8eb916d7c5.jpg

- Rick.

That I can do but the rear isn't like it was standard anymore but only because I had the black rubbing strip removed and the holes smoothed over I don't have any glass in the mirrors either lol as the clips to hold to motor in broke and the glass has nothing to hold onto. Will post some pics later as I'm going to club meet and will do them then.

Oh yeah and it has no badges either.

Sage
08-17-2008, 03:55 AM
it looks like it has badges in the pictures posted on page one...

Jon 944S2
08-17-2008, 09:45 AM
Here is some pics (not brilliant) of my car since the respray it still needs the badges fitting to it and the new spoiler which was a real nightmare apparently and mirror glass are also missing too.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944rear.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944front.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944front2.jpg

RedTwentyFour
08-17-2008, 11:17 AM
this is beautiful, could you make close up / straight pictures of the lights, so i can use those as textures?

Jon 944S2
08-18-2008, 12:29 PM
this is beautiful, could you make close up / straight pictures of the lights, so i can use those as textures?

Yes I can as soon as I get the car back again, as it has gone in for the shocks to be fitted and a few other little bits. What 944 are you doing there turbo or S2? not that it makes any difference I guess, due to them looking the same as each other. Also what NFS game is it for?

RedTwentyFour
08-18-2008, 02:39 PM
thank you,
not for an nfs game actually.
err i dont really know, im going to make both front bumper settings anyways.

- Rick.

GTR
08-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Maybe to you. I see one every time I go in the garage and to me it looks like a baby exotic.

@Imprezzive: Gunmetal would kill.

http://www.bahrainracing.com/drag/2006/14sept06/photos/photo64.jpg

http://www.bahrainracing.com/drag/2006/14sept06/photos/photo65.jpg

what was that again? baby exotic? :D

Synthecide
08-24-2008, 12:23 PM
Haha, touche.

Jon 944S2
08-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Nice what a quality car.
Just got car back again yesterday rides a bit harder with the new KW coilovers but my word does it corner I've taken corners which are normally taken at 50mph at way over 70mph and it still has plenty more to give but I have neither the talent nor the balls to even explore it's limits although it would be rather irresponsible of me to do that on the main road though too.

Civic_Undercover
09-03-2008, 10:58 PM
Wow, definitly sounds like it was worth the wait! It's always a good feeling when you know money and time were well spent. :)

LiveToPorsche
09-04-2008, 12:03 AM
I see a Porsche Mafia brewing...

Oh damn, you just figured out my evil plan. :P
Oh well.
You can't stop it now...
Muahaha. :P

But on topic, nice S2, Guards Red really suits it.
I was thinking of getting a 944 actually, maybe a few hints and tips for me wouldn't be bad so I'd be able to pick out a good one.

Freak-DS
09-04-2008, 12:19 AM
http://www.bahrainracing.com/drag/2006/14sept06/photos/photo64.jpg

what was that again? baby exotic? :D

Shit, another Porsche I have to build for NFS:HS :x

@ John 944 S2: Beautiful car you have there! I'd really love to call a 944 or a 968 my own when the time for my first car comes =).

@ Rick: Looks quite nice ! I'll try to reach you in msn, because I know the 944 quite well scince I built it for NFS 4. If you wish I can send you two bad pics of a stripped 944 (chassis only). Something that pokes my eye are the headlights:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2769314770_e31414d294.jpg

The part thats going down, just nexto the bumper, is too high. Just compare it with:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/944front2.jpg

btw. Is that model going to be for any game?

Jon 944S2
09-13-2008, 12:52 AM
Oh damn, you just figured out my evil plan. :P
Oh well.
You can't stop it now...
Muahaha. :P

But on topic, nice S2, Guards Red really suits it.
I was thinking of getting a 944 actually, maybe a few hints and tips for me wouldn't be bad so I'd be able to pick out a good one.

Thanks everyone.

The car goes in to get the rear bumper repaired today after someone damaged it while I was in work annoyingly.

Depends what 944 you want but the main bits to check are tin rot around the arches and sills, that it's had the belts replaced every 3 years or 36,000 miles and if it's a 944 S or S2 with the 16V heads that the cams aren't worn because that's expensive (as I found out)
The most popular 944s are the S2 or the turbo if you plan to modify it get a turbo as they are much more easier to get good power outputs from but if you intend to keep it reasonably standard get an S2 as it has near enough the same power but with no turbo lag a plenty of low down torque.

Mat_Carfreak
09-13-2008, 02:25 AM
It's cool that you own a Porsche even though it's an old model.:) Are exotic cars cheap over their in the U.K? I live in Australia, they're really expensive & rare here.:( It's even harder for young people to own an exotic sports car over here as well.:(

Synthecide
09-13-2008, 10:34 AM
I was thinking of getting a 944 actually, maybe a few hints and tips for me wouldn't be bad so I'd be able to pick out a good one.

Personally I would stick with the N/A 944s at first, just so you can get used to Porsche built quality, and plus Turbo maintenance is expensive, as is insurance. Then you can move on to the higher power models.

Definitely stay away from the pre-1985.5 era, as it has a number of very expensive problems fixed in the later years. As for me? I find that the models between 1985.5-1987, are the best, as they don't have unnecessary junk added for safety, which also adds weight mind you, like ABS, airbags...etc. Not to mention parts, which are not very expensive (Ebay FTW).

Do not expect to find a lot of aftermarket for the N/A 944s, performance wise anyways. Porsche made those engines so efficient that an aftermarket B&B FULL exhaust, headers, de-cat...the works, gives you a measly 4 RWHP gain. For $2000 too. A cone air filter is useless, since the stock is already a CAI. So pretty much, what you buy is what you get. There are suspension upgrades BUT, they are highly unnecessary, as the 944s were rated the best handling car in America in those times, also big brake kits are available.

So get yourself a Guards Red 944, slap on some 'Twistys' and go cruise.

Jon 944S2
09-13-2008, 02:18 PM
Personally I would stick with the N/A 944s at first, just so you can get used to Porsche built quality, and plus Turbo maintenance is expensive, as is insurance. Then you can move on to the higher power models.

Definitely stay away from the pre-1985.5 era, as it has a number of very expensive problems fixed in the later years. As for me? I find that the models between 1985.5-1987, are the best, as they don't have unnecessary junk added for safety, which also adds weight mind you, like ABS, airbags...etc. Not to mention parts, which are not very expensive (Ebay FTW).

Do not expect to find a lot of aftermarket for the N/A 944s, performance wise anyways. Porsche made those engines so efficient that an aftermarket B&B FULL exhaust, headers, de-cat...the works, gives you a measly 4 RWHP gain. For $2000 too. A cone air filter is useless, since the stock is already a CAI. So pretty much, what you buy is what you get. There are suspension upgrades BUT, they are highly unnecessary, as the 944s were rated the best handling car in America in those times, also big brake kits are available.

So get yourself a Guards Red 944, slap on some 'Twistys' and go cruise.

I have to say I think you're right about the turbos being the more expensive 944 to run but if you get a 16V 944s or S2 make sure the Cams have been done otherwise you might as well get a turbo as it's no odds as to cost when the Cams need replacing. But also I've found that for me insurance on a turbo S is 500 cheaper per year than the S2 which I find odd indeed.

I also think that you need a decent exhaust and Induction kit just because the 944s have a very boring sound with the standard exhaust and with my Hayward & Scott exhaust it made an extra 11bhp at the rear wheels and another 5bhp with the induction kit not that I got it for that anyway. The KW V3 suspension upgrade I got is so much better than standard I would actually thoroughly recommend it on the 944s the handling has improved so much it's just unbelievable you really should try it. I managed to take on a 996 GT3 MK2 and trounced it through the corners, in the straights it was another matter but he couldn't lose me and that really pissed him off:D

Sorry to contradict some of the things you've said but there are some really good upgraded packages out the for the N/A cars and it really is worth trying to find them but they are expensive.

LiveToPorsche
09-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Personally I would stick with the N/A 944s at first, just so you can get used to Porsche built quality, and plus Turbo maintenance is expensive, as is insurance. Then you can move on to the higher power models.

Well, dad's got a '98 C2, so I've got an idea about some of the stuff, like prices, availability of parts, quality, etc. I also appreciate the fact that Turbo maintenance is expensive, my dream car is a '00 Turbo. :P
And yes, Ebay FTW, dad uses that a lot to import parts from america cause it's cheaper. :P

I've just had a look at an '83 944, and I just want your opinions on it, it says it's just been serviced, fairly low kms, at ~80000km, for ~$13000.
Bear in mind, I'm australian, and so it's an australian price.
I appreciate any feedback you wish to give me.

http://carsguide.news.com.au/site/search/vehicle-details/D_8845954/vehicle-search/@N=4294962119++491+++4294964433&searchType=1&vehicleType=1

Jon 944S2
09-14-2008, 03:51 AM
looks like a tidy car with no tin rot etc. But it being an '83 model means that it is square dash model which a lot of people think looks a bit dated compared to the oval dash also it won't of had the fixes that the oval dash had to various parts of it. I think though that if it's in a nice all round condition had the belts changed within the last 3 years or 36,000 miles it'll be fine.

LiveToPorsche
09-14-2008, 03:58 AM
looks like a tidy car with no tin rot etc. But it being an '83 model means that it is square dash model which a lot of people think looks a bit dated compared to the oval dash also it won't of had the fixes that the oval dash had to various parts of it. I think though that if it's in a nice all round condition had the belts changed within the last 3 years or 36,000 miles it'll be fine.

Well, it said "It had just had a major service, including cam belts and comes with a 12 months Australia wide warranty", (ignore the warranty bit) so that should be it right?

Jon 944S2
09-14-2008, 04:09 AM
As long as it has the paper work to back up having the belts done that would be one less thing to worry about.
Make sure the clutch is OK too as the little rubber bit in the center breaks up over time and that can cost a fair bit to be replaced, make sure the clutch pedal doesn't feel to heavy and that it doesn't have too much clutch judder either otherwise that is a sure sign of imminent clutch failure.

LiveToPorsche
09-14-2008, 04:27 AM
As long as it has the paper work to back up having the belts done that would be one less thing to worry about.
Make sure the clutch is OK too as the little rubber bit in the center breaks up over time and that can cost a fair bit to be replaced, make sure the clutch pedal doesn't feel to heavy and that it doesn't have too much clutch judder either otherwise that is a sure sign of imminent clutch failure.

Nah, for the moment, I'm an auto driver.
But I want to get my manuals licence.

Jon 944S2
09-14-2008, 07:56 AM
Auto 944 hmmm Porsche aren't brilliant at autos (unless it's PDK) it'll sap most of the power but I've not driven an auto 944 just going by my experience of tiptronic 996 turbo and Boxster S that I've driven.

Synthecide
09-14-2008, 08:52 AM
Ya, Jon's right, the auto is no good. Another problem I forgot to mention is that, on the pre-'85.5 cars, the odometer goes back to zero after 100,000kms. This is a problem because someone could try and sell you the car with only 80,000kms on it, but in reality it has 180,000 or more.

@Jon: Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of the B&B at full throttle, but on the 8V motors, it's puss for power gains. Not mention an induction kit doesn't exist for these motors, it's merely an adapter with a cone filter. You're lucky though, I wish there were some decent upgrades for the older N/A cars.

F.R.
09-14-2008, 09:15 AM
@Jon

I want you to be the ROTM of October:D

Jon 944S2
09-14-2008, 05:08 PM
@Jon: Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of the B&B at full throttle, but on the 8V motors, it's puss for power gains. Not mention an induction kit doesn't exist for these motors, it's merely an adapter with a cone filter. You're lucky though, I wish there were some decent upgrades for the older N/A cars.

I'm not entirely sure a 944 can ever sound good they certainly have a distinctive sound and sound alright but it's just no air cooled flat six. But I enjoy it none the less for it's handling and the fact that it is a lot of car for not a lot of money.

It would be nice if it did get ROTM, especially seeing as it may be no longer be with me soon, due to various reasons beyond my control (and one that is my fault) it will be a sad day if it comes to it but I'm trying to hold out as long as possible.

Jon 944S2
10-11-2008, 02:05 PM
Well I'm back after a very short time away due to being extremely busy trying and succeeding to sort out my finances.

Had some real good fun last weekend with a few mates on a convoy run for charity. Some really amazing metal there.

Here's some pics: (sorry lots of pics)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic069.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic070.jpg
Hell of an Engine:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic072.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic060.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic064.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic065.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic086.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic088.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic002.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/PH%20and%20TVR%20meet/Pic009.jpg

Killua
10-11-2008, 08:10 PM
I came all over that Lamborghini. Your car looks good too!

You got a higher res of the first picture or the last one?

Jon 944S2
10-12-2008, 01:09 AM
They are all prior to editing haven't had the time to yet but when I do I'll post couple on here.

Off on a Porsche club convoy drive through the Moors today which should be fun if the weather cheers up a bit.

ricersHA
10-12-2008, 01:37 AM
you got a great looking car i always thoughts the 944 were a great style for porsche.Yours looks like you kept it great shape.

t3ku
10-12-2008, 04:16 AM
Lamborghini Diablo 6, lucky lucky lucky o_o
I too want to see the pics ^_^

*steals tires from 944*

_

GTR
10-12-2008, 05:14 AM
lucky bastard. :P

Jon 944S2
10-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Well just back from Exmoor convoy run with the Porsche club some very nice cars there too only 1 Boxster the rest were older Porsches including a Silver 1991 911 Carrera RSR it was really good fun too. pics to follow when I get around to updating feeling really tired after all that bumpy roads and spirited driving is harder work than I thought.

Civic_Undercover
10-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Your 944 seems right at home with those other cars in the convoy :)
Hope you get those problems sorted out. Like you said, this is a lot of car for not a lot of money. There aren't many cars like that.

Jon 944S2
10-14-2008, 12:49 AM
I was quite surprised by the and as we drove through the city centre we were getting loads of attention and surprisingly so was my car, although since I've had it resprayed and the few little extras fitted it seems to be getting noticed a lot more I just need to get the new wheels sorted out sometime soon.
It was a lot of car for not a lot of money but I've spent too much on it now.

Jon 944S2
11-26-2008, 03:43 PM
My car is going back to the bodyshop this weekend as a rather large stone (small rock) got flicked from the front wheel and damaged the sill on the inside somehow and now it's all bubbled up. Hopefully soon going to be getting some newish split rim wheels will post a pic when I get them fitted.

Jon 944S2
11-27-2008, 03:40 PM
Here's a pic of the wheels on the car and a pic of the wheel close up i think they will suit my car what do you lot reckon?
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Powderham045.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Powderham002.jpg

Killua
11-27-2008, 04:04 PM
Those wheels are indeed sexy. But I'm kind of confused, are those a choice of wheels for installing them on your car? You got another different rims idea?

Jon 944S2
11-27-2008, 04:23 PM
I've put a deposit down on those wheels that are on that car but they do need a little bit of a refurb though.

Dark Stealth_Hunter
11-28-2008, 09:30 PM
i just love all the cars in those pics, ur mates must be rich man, y do u get to b so lucky to get a Porsche eh? :P

Jon 944S2
12-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Just got my new wheels fitted at the weekend it's surprising how much they have transformed the look of the car. They are Porsche Cup 2 split rims which are apparently as rare as hens teeth.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Porsche944S2.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Porsche944S23.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Porsche944S22.jpg
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/JonathanLavis/Porsche944S24.jpg

Killua
12-22-2008, 05:13 PM
With the new wheels, that definitely looks like a nice sports car. It is so NFS Porsche Unleashed!

ricersHA
12-22-2008, 06:57 PM
that is a car you should be proud of i seen 944 couple times a year in the summer in my area and they look so cool.

Reptillian
12-22-2008, 08:21 PM
After looking at bunches of picture. I'm surprised at how cooler it looks with that new rim. You are indeed lucky.

t3ku
12-22-2008, 09:08 PM
Very nice rims....wow

GTR
12-23-2008, 02:02 AM
With the new wheels, that definitely looks like a nice sports car. It is so NFS Porsche Unleashed!

+1http://fuk.10char

Driv3r
12-23-2008, 02:40 AM
Those wheels look stunning! Very clean looking, oem ftw!

Dr.DooM
12-23-2008, 02:50 AM
Epic..
i really like how this car is starting to look, where abouts in exeter do you live jon?

Texhnolith
12-23-2008, 03:39 AM
Dont like the rims at all personaly :)

but they seem to fit the car.
Nice dish on the rears too. Keep it up

Jon 944S2
12-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm really pleased with how they look on the car it also seems to have improved the handling too which is great.
I have noticed that they are not too everyones taste my parents don't like them and a few people in both places I work don't either. They seem to be really attracting attention while I drive about too which is really good.
I live in Alphington so very much near the A30/M5. I won't ask whereabouts you live in North Yorkshire as I'll have no clue where you mean anyway lol. Your Escort looks great too. I really love them one of best oversteering cars ever.

Jon 944S2
01-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Well after much thought I've decided that later on this year I'm going to sell the car and get some more saving done for a while and then buy either a 996 Cabriolet, Carrera with GT3 aerokit or a 993 carrera I've just been looking at the prices of these cars and thought I wouldn't mind a bit of that.

Bl0cks
01-17-2009, 01:53 PM
Hate to hear it has to go but good luck man.

Sir Tristan
01-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Jon 944 S2 - do you live in the UK? If yes, what's the insurance on this car?
Did you get it when u were 18? Is it reliable and how is running it?
I considered buying a 944 when I'm older (but im just 14 yrs old -.-) - which one to buy (not the Turbo, too fast for an inexperienced driver).
In what condition was it when you first got it?
And most important - how much was it?

Jon 944S2
01-18-2009, 02:50 AM
I do live in the UK the insurance for me at 18 7k but I insured it in my mum's name at for 4k which is what I'm paying now for it in my name. A turbo has always been a couple hundred quid cheaper when I've looked at quotes and an ordinary 944 LUX is about 1-1.5k cheaper.

It was 3,995 when I bought it back then quite cheap and needed some work but it's an absoloute minter now, none of this has been cheap though as the Porsche club people say there's no such thing as a cheap Porsche.

I know I will miss it when I sell it but I want something different now something with a flat 6 and the engine in the rear and preferably a soft top, looking at doing this by summer next year.

Dr.DooM
01-18-2009, 03:18 AM
i love the sound of a 993 carrera
but what about getting hold of the GT2 aero kit for a 993 how awesome would that be? ultimate head turner anyone?

Jon 944S2
01-18-2009, 04:04 AM
I have a few ideas of what I want to do, either just a 996 Cabrio with GT3 aerokit retrofitted purely because I like the idea of it, a 996 coupe to put a full GT3R bodykit fitted to it or a 993 to look like a GT2 right down to the bolt on arches. All just for the head turning ability and more pace than the 944.

Sir Tristan
01-18-2009, 06:08 AM
I'd love to see a 993 Cabriolet in a GT2 bodykit cos there was no GT2 convertible.
But where would you get a GT3R bodykit? That would cost loads. And er, well the wing on it is too big for me :)
However, I'd LOVE to see also a car that has racer body and normal non-stripped stock interior ;)

Jon 944S2
01-18-2009, 08:36 AM
Never really thought about a 993 Cabriolet with GT2 bits but may well consider it.
The GT3R is something I would really like to do as I love the look of them and know someone who converted one to road use truly brilliant and looks great.

Jon 944S2
02-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Well it's gone now, I'm sad to see it go but on the plus side it's time to look forward to whatever it is I get next I've got a shortlist of cars which I'm going to be monitoring the prices of over the next year or so to see what I will get.

Here's my list: (may well grow a lot bigger by next year)

Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet
Porsche 993 Carrera
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche 996 turbo
Dodge Viper RT/10 or GTS (orginal)
Chevrolet Corvette C6
TVR Cerbera 4.5
Lotus Exige S
Mitsubishi Evolution VI
Maserati 3200

This will be in a year or 2 time but a lot can happen in that amount of time so we'll see.

Killua
02-01-2009, 03:36 PM
That's hell of a nice list, whatever you pick will be awesome (Porsches, Viper and Evo VI mainly, IMO). Have you considered a 993 Turbo instead of a 996?

BTW, what do you drive now?

t3ku
02-01-2009, 04:14 PM
Viper GTS oooooh... The 02 GTS is my fave ^_^

Bl0cks
02-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Quick question: Did you sell the rims with it too?

thor66
02-01-2009, 06:37 PM
Well it's gone now, I'm sad to see it go but on the plus side it's time to look forward to whatever it is I get next I've got a shortlist of cars which I'm going to be monitoring the prices of over the next year or so to see what I will get.

Here's my list: (may well grow a lot bigger by next year)

Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet
Porsche 993 Carrera
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche 996 turbo
Dodge Viper RT/10 or GTS (orginal)
Chevrolet Corvette C6
TVR Cerbera 4.5
Lotus Exige S
Mitsubishi Evolution VI
Maserati 3200

This will be in a year or 2 time but a lot can happen in that amount of time so we'll see.

You require one of the highlighted. Nothing more.

FEAR
02-01-2009, 07:58 PM
What about a WRX (I assume they are plentiful in Britain, and grey market imports are common?), or even a 350/370Z?

GTR
02-02-2009, 05:19 AM
I say either go for the C6 or the 996t. C6 is really a great car, excellent tuning capabilities and one of the best sounding engines in the world. 996t is my favorite Porsche and it should be a little faster then the vette when both are stock, and is a pretty sensible car to own.

I'd go for the vette though, but that's just me.

Jon 944S2
02-02-2009, 11:33 AM
Personally I wold really like a 996 turbo as that is the car that got me into Porsches in the first place and there is plenty of options for tuning too. I would love a 993 turbo but there aren't any for under 50k in the UK.

WRXs and 350Zs are far too common over here and a lot of them have got into the hands of moron boy racers so that now I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole due to image and the fact that they've all been thrashed.

I did sell the wheels with the car as I have no others to go on and nowhere to store them but it doesn't bother me I lost 22k on it so that's no odds to me.

Jcasas
06-06-2010, 03:36 AM
Hey JonS2, hi.

I'm looking for a front lip that doesn't look too big or aggresive and I think yours look awesome.
Could you let me know where you sourced from?

Thanks mate, really nice car that one of yours!
Carlos.

Dr.DooM
06-06-2010, 01:33 PM
you should have sent him a private message, this thread hasnt been used for over a year.
some one should lock it

Jon 944S2
06-06-2010, 02:23 PM
Hi thanks for that I got it from a company call Essential Styling www.essentialstyling.com was very good quality indeed. Car was sold over a year ago now.

GTR
06-06-2010, 06:37 PM
So you eventually got the Tamora. Any future plans?

Jon 944S2
06-07-2010, 04:06 AM
I did indeed and it's up for sale now too, I want a Corvette C5 to modify now, the Tam is an awesome car though.