Porsche 997 options

This post takes a look at some of the options that were available for the non-GT/non-turbo 997.1 models. Exterior colors, interior colors, wheels, interior trim, and leather options are covered in separate posts. You could choose between coupé, convertible, and targa. Four-wheel drive was optional on the coupé and convertible […]

Porsche 997 leather options

I’ve covered interior colors in another post, this post covers the various optional leather packages. The information given here is based on a German Carrera price list for the 2006 model year. Standard leather All 997s came with partial leather consisting of the front seats, steering wheel rim, door handle, […]

Porsche 997 interior trim options

The default trim option for the 997 was most surfaces in the interior color (either plastic, leather, or soft-touch paint), with some parts, such as ventilation vents, steering wheel trim, PCM surround, and door openers, in flat Vulcan Grey or galvanized silver paint. In case of the 997.2, the PCM […]

Porsche 997 interior colors

The 997 model of the Porsche 911 was available with a number of different interior colors. These were divided into standard colors, special colors, and natural leather. Custom colors were available, too. The standard interior featured partial leather seats plus leather on most surfaces that are touched regularly, i.e. steering […]

Porsche 997 online resources

Forums Rennlist – the premier English-language forum 6speedonline – another popular English-language forum porscheforum.nl – Dutch Porsche forum PFF – German Porsche forum Repair manual The repair manual can be downloaded from this Google Drive location. Pelican Parts have a lot of useful DIY articles on their website. Parts catalogue […]

Porsche 911 (997) buying advice

The sixth-generation 911 with the internal code 997 was an evolutionary update of its predecessor, the 996. This means that much of the buying advice for the 996 also applies to the 997, especially the 997.1 (pre-facelift) model. The 997.1 differs from the 996 mostly in terms of sheet metal […]

Porsche 911 (997) OEM wheels

Like for the 996, Porsche offered several wheel styles for the 997 Carrera models. 997.1 The standard wheel for the Carrera was the Carrera III wheel in 18″. This is somewhat similar to the 996’s Carrera wheel, being a five-spoke design. The standard wheel for the Carrera S was the […]

Defining conflicts in the history of the Battletech universe

Battletech is about war. “In the future there’s only war” paraphrases a quote about the Warhammer 40K universe, but it is equally applicable to the Battletech universe. Here’s an overview of the most important conflicts and how they lend themselves to gaming. 4th Succession War, 3028-3030 This is the most […]

Mercedes W211 OEM wheels

Default wheels The W211 E-class came in three trim levels: Classic, Elegance, and Avantgarde. All came from the factory with alloy wheels of different styles, which were changed with the facelift. 16″ was standard. Pre-facelift:  Classic : 7-hole design Elegance: 13-hole design, a reinterpretation of the classic “manhole cover” wheels […]

Buying a Mercedes-Benz W211 E-Class

Why? I’m a pretty devoted BMW driver and I love the E39 530i that I’ve driven for almost four years. But at 21 years old and 340,000km on the odometer, it was developing some minor if annoying issues like doors and windows not opening and closing properly. Given that I […]

How to make a TRX-4M charging cable

The Traxxas TRX-4M comes with a proprietary connector for its battery that plugs directly into the receiver/ESC and the supplied USB charger. This means that you cannot simply use another charger that you might already have. While the USB charger is certainly usable (much more so than the 12B charger […]

Building a Camel Trophy TRX-4M, part V: decals, tires, wheels, and accessories

The final steps in my Camel Trophy build are applying the decals, mounting new tires and wheels and the accessories. My decal sheet is from an eBay seller called screenprintdigital. Unfortunately the largest Camel Trophy logos, suitable for the doors, also had the Team Germany text below them. I careful […]