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If you could update your 911 to modern spec...what would you change?

This is a hypothetical. Meaning, try to answer the question, and not respond with "the 911 is the perfect car and nothing should change....".

If you could update something on your 911 to "modern" spec, what would you change? Examples would be modern wiring and connections (including a modern fuse panel), warning lights/buzzers, comfort items like keyless entry, etc.

Assume the "upgrade" would be done to factory spec, and was engineered like Porsche would have done it. Chip Foose does these kinds of things to his hot rods with modern suspension, switches, AC, etc...

Just curious what minor issues you have with your car that you wish were more like your daily.
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Maybe central locking, but that's about it. I own a '72 911 because I DON'T want all the modern stuff. Doesn't mean that I don't think some of that might make it 'better' or more user-friendly, but I don't want that. I can drive a modern car for that. I own an early 911 because I like the early-car experience.
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Maybe a bit less road noise. Mind you, minimal everything - like sound proofing, makes our cars light and fast.
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A bit more modern electronics. Every time I need to swap out a window switch, I wish there was a multiconnector for the wires. A modern fuse panel would be another nice feature.
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a cup holder.
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a cup holder.
Hear hear on that one...
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A fully modern, engine management system (dynamic ignition timing control, knock sensing, AFR and airflow monitoring with compensation adjustments done automatically and on the fly, fly by wire throttle control, ignition enabled clutchless upshifts, etc.) - all the ancient, caveman stuff on these machines is cute, but that's about it.

Also on my list would be a sequential gearbox.
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HVAC. Which I plan to do soon with the electric AC system. Otherwise, the car is perfect for what I use it for.
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HVAC. Which I plan to do soon with the electric AC system. Otherwise, the car is perfect for what I use it for.
Highly recommend that AC system.
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Rear view mirror which doesn't shake like Shakira.

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... gearbox.
A drop in replacement for that clunker would be sweet.
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Rear view mirror which doesn't shake like Shakira.



A drop in replacement for that clunker would be sweet.
Lol!
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Indicator switch. I dread those moments I have to manually turn of my indicators.

But thats about it. I have all the modern stuff in my family car.
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a cup holder.
What is it with you guys and cup holders? I've been hangin' around these parts for ten years and 'cup holders' seems to be the most talked about performance mod on the board! This is either inside humor I don't get or some kinda fetish! Are we driving these cars? Or taking tea in them?
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????????

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What is it with you guys and cup holders? I've been hangin' around these parts for ten years and 'cup holders' seems to be the most talked about performance mod on the board! This is either inside humor I don't get or some kinda fetish! Are we driving these cars? Or taking tea in them?
Where do you hold your beer while driving?

Mine would be self dimming rear view mirror - but I plan to add it.
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Not embarrassed to say that Id replace my 915 with a G50...:/

Aside from that, Ive had the pleasure of driving a loaner 993 the last few weeks and I am in love with how it drives. Id love to have an impact car with that feel...
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Mine would be "headlights off" when I turn off the ignition.
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My first add would be electronic fuel injection. I know its available, but installation and tuning still seem a bit above my pay grade.

If were allowed to venture into unrealistic upgrades, I think Id add air bags.
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I think about power steering every time I park the '88.
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My daily driver is a 2018 BMW m550i. More than a 5 series but not quite an m5 with all the modern features of a car to choke on plus xdrive which was not available on the outgoing m5 . I added a Khule AC system and that's the only system in the 911 I felt needed a bit of help (particularly since it was missing). I like how efficient the 911 was designed, even the quirky HVAC control systems. If I could, I would absolutely drive it daily and part ways with the BMW and all of its modern junk.
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Blade fuse panel upgrade and AC
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