Learn how I personalized my 911 and repaired random issues
My mods & recommendations
Top 5 value mods under $200
Think modding your Porsche or other car has to be expensive? I'll show you 5 cheap mods that will make your car look and drive great:
Overview of my mods on my 997.2
Here is a full list of my mods:
Powder coated wheels
Clear side markers
Lamin-x headlight tint film
Suntek CXP window tint
Suntek clear bra (front wrap)
Gundo hack + Billy Boat center muffler bypass
Powder coated exhaust tips
Porsche OEM short shifter
DSC Sport suspension controller
8mm/10mm wheel spacers (front/rear)
How to install clear side markers
Clear side markers add a nice look to 911s. This is a very cheap mod that you can do yourself in less than 10 minutes. However, many people remove the side markers incorrectly and damage parts of the bumper. Check out this video, so you don't make that mistake.
I powder coated my wheels!
I wanted to give my car a more modern and aggressive look. Rather than spending thousands on a new set of wheels, I decided to powder coat my wheels black with a polished lip. For about $850, I was able to transform the look of my car. Find out if this mod is right for you!
Which window tint should you get?
When it comes to window tinting, there are so many options from 3M Crystalline to Suntek to Prestige. I'll give you a quick overview of the different types of tint to help you decide what is right for you.
How to replace your emblems
Replacing your emblem is quick and easy. I'll show you how to safely remove your emblems and apply new ones.
Using Plasti Dip on your emblems
Not wanting to replace your emblems, but would like to change the color? Plasti Dip is a great way to change the color of your emblems without having to remove them. Best of yet, you can always remove Plasti Dip if you're not satisfied with the results.
How to make custom radiator grill
Protect your radiators from rocks and other road debris. In this video, I'll show you how to create a custom grill for your car for under $20.
Adding OEM 991 lip to 997.2
There are not many good front lip options for the 997.2. Fortunately, several Porsche owners have successfully added the OEM sport lip from the 991 to the 997.2. Check out my DIY on my car!
All about the "gundo hack" mod
The 997.2 is terribly quiet from the factory. The "gundo hack" is a great mod to really bring your exhaust note to life. In this video I'll explain what it is and show you how it sounds on my car.
Gundo hack exhaust clip
Here's another video to help illustrate how the 997.2 sounds after the gundo hack.
How to install center muffler bypass
The gundo hack did a good job giving my car more sound, but I still wanted more. I decided to replace the center muffler with a bypass. Check out the before and after.
How to remove mufflers
If you're going to do the gundo hack or replace your exhaust system, you'll need to know how to remove the mufflers. Here's a quick DIY video I made a while back.
Review of DSC suspension control
We've all heard about electronic engine tuning. DSC Sport makes the equivalent for your suspension. In this video, I will review how my car handles before and after adding the DSC Sport suspension controller.
How to fix rear quarter window rattle
My car developed an annoying rattle from the driver side, rear quarter window. In this video, I'll show you how to get to the window and tighten it.
How to remove interior door panel
After 70k miles, my 997 developed a door rattle. I'll show you how to easily remove your door panel.
My car developed a slow tire leak
After autocrossing my car, one wheel developed a slow tire leak. I'll show you how you can diagnose such a problem and what I did to fix mine.
Replacing windshield with Chinese glass?
After 3 years of ownership, I got a rock chip that spread enormously. It's time to replace my windshield, but is doing so with a Chinese Fuyao windshield a good idea? I'll review my experience and share my thoughts.
Porsche 911 Headliner Rattle Fix
Rattles are annoying, especially in a Porsche! I'll show you how I fixed a rattle above my headliner in my 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S (997 / 997.2). To do this DIY yourself, you'll need basic plastic pry tools, torx screwdrivers, and other basic tools.