Before I post a DIY article of how to install an HID kit into the stock 993 fog lamps, here are some before and after photos of the car. It took me a while to finally get around to this, because I wasn’t sure that I would like the look of mixing 3000K (yellow) fogs with 5000K (blue) headlights. What do you think?
Once a year in autumn, the Southern Ontario chapter of Rennlist hits the road on a 200km cruise around the Golden Horseshoe. This year the drive started in Niagara Falls and finished in Burlington, covering a nice mix of twisty roads, a few straights and of course an epic tunnel run. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out, a more vibrant landscape, or crisper fall air! The event also marked my 1 year anniversary with the car!! Here is how it all went down.
After a bit of radio silence with the site, I wanted to check in and update you all on what’s going on with the car these days! August unexpectedly turned out to be a very busy month for us and I didn’t spend nearly as much time as I wanted to playing with the Porsche – as my wife calls it. That’s ok though, it actually made the time I did have with it that much more special! Last night was one of those nights. After the rain finally stopped, I grabbed the camera and went for a drive around the neighborhood to snap some pics.
Thursday has become my favorite day of the week..I think I’ve mentioned that before. Thursdays are PcarPower Cruise nights! A bunch of us meet up, and go on a nice evening jaunt around empty country roads on the west end of Toronto. This week, fellow Porschephile Derek (cashman+), who also happens to be a pro photographer, rode shot-gun with me. Derek’s 2009 997 Carrera 2S is currently in the shop getting serviced, so instead of driving, he brought his gear and captured some amazing photos. I also managed to snap a few at the meeting spot. Enjoy!
I must’ve gone through 3 rain showers this Sunday afternoon while scouting out a location for the second photo-shoot for the New Stance series. By the time I stumbled on a cool industrial spot, the car was pretty dirty. Well, I mean, not filthy, but definitely not how it left the garage! Water-spots aside, I love the presence the 993 has now that it’s lower to the ground. It’s absolutely amazing! Enjoy and let me know what you think!! Click the pics to see a bigger version.
The Bilstein PSS10 suspension transformed the car, no question about it. It really does handle like it’s on rails. But this post isn’t about the merits of swapping out the tired, 15 year old suspension with fresh, adjustable hardware. Nor is it about testing the current Carrera RS + 10mm height and 4F/6R dampening setting combinations. This is purely about the look. Here is the first part of 3 photoshoots in different locations to show off the 993′s new stance. Enjoy and make sure to click the pics to see a bigger version.
I’ve been enjoying driving the Porsche for the last few months, so much so, that I’ve stalled a few projects I wanted to finish before the season truly unfolded. Namely the Bilstien PSS10 suspension and Chris Walrod bushings. I can’t help it ~ I love the car that much. Every Saturday, I get up at crack of dawn and hit the open road. Rain or shine, searching for a piece of curvy tarmac. Windows down. Sunroof open. Radio off. Exhaust rumbling….Total bliss.
And then..BAMMM!!! I glance down at the cluster and see the dreaded, bright orange, check engine light (CEL)!
So it’s pretty much a “Thursday Thing” now! A few of us got together again this week to drive our Porsches on the back roads between Oakville/Burlington and Milton. Snaking up and down the Niagara Escarpment, wringing out our flat sixes. The weather wasn’t the best, but we still managed to stay dry most of the time. Just goes to show us Porsche guys drive our cars rain or shine!! How rare would it be to see 8 Ferraris out on a gloomy and moist Thursday night? Here is the map of our route (which I recommend for anyone local needing a nice drive!!) and, of course, a few pictures…