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Old 07-11-2018, 09:54 AM
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Supposedly on GT3s the dealer can check to see how many Gs you've been doing and void your Warrenty.

I don't have GT3 problems but I'd like to know more about this. .
Crazy.
Yes, they have a selection option on the dash to display(and log) g-force. Warranty claims can be denied when g-force exceeds that of the what the OEM tires can produce. The OEM tires either Michelin or Dunlop R-comp.
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Yeah that was the discussion. Weird.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:59 AM
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It has been a while since we have had a DE car discussion, so I think peanut gallery should be ready for this. I likely ask the same on RL since the entertainment value is different there.

We plan to put the 993 up for sale when it is ready, but will drive it until it sells (hopefully quickly).

Since I am not paying the crazy asking money for 6GT3, and Carolyn does not want to drive a Vett at PCA DEs, my thoughts are a 99 996 C2 would be the way to go. My only reason is that it has no electronic driving aids (except ABS) like PSM/TC, etc. which is a requirement. I admit that I do not know anything about 996 except that 2000 MY C2 got eGas (I think that is what is called), but not sure when TC became standard.

I think a street registered care with working a/c that would be capable of 1:23 or better lap times at SP needs the following:

Club-Sort "A "Kit Suspension Tarett
GT3 seats Porsche
Seat mount and slider Porsche ?
Bolt-in roll bar ?
LSD Guard
Harness Sparco FIA Endurance
Wheels OZ
Oil Sump Baffle Tarett
wheel Studs Tarett
Semi-solid engine mount Wevo
Deep Sump Kit Tarett

The suspension kit includes JRZ double adjustable and some GT3 bits, but keeps many of the rubber bushings. What am I missing or could I use Bilstein PSS10 and ala cart suspension to get to the same end?
I have this car and you are welcome to drive it any time to see how you like it. Even the AC still works and it is street legal. One thing though, on the Pig there is TC. I think a lot of '99s came with it. I just turn it off before every session.
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Good choice. Just throw the PMS aos and the X51 oil pan baffle and you're good to go. At least that was my experience.
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Weren't most of your DE championships in the 996?
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:35 PM
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It has been a while since we have had a DE car discussion, so I think peanut gallery should be ready for this. I likely ask the same on RL since the entertainment value is different there.

We plan to put the 993 up for sale when it is ready, but will drive it until it sells (hopefully quickly).

Since I am not paying the crazy asking money for 6GT3, and Carolyn does not want to drive a Vett at PCA DEs, my thoughts are a 99 996 C2 would be the way to go. My only reason is that it has no electronic driving aids (except ABS) like PSM/TC, etc. which is a requirement. I admit that I do not know anything about 996 except that 2000 MY C2 got eGas (I think that is what is called), but not sure when TC became standard.

I think a street registered care with working a/c that would be capable of 1:23 or better lap times at SP needs the following:

Club-Sort "A "Kit Suspension Tarett
GT3 seats Porsche
Seat mount and slider Porsche ?
Bolt-in roll bar ?
LSD Guard
Harness Sparco FIA Endurance
Wheels OZ
Oil Sump Baffle Tarett
wheel Studs Tarett
Semi-solid engine mount Wevo
Deep Sump Kit Tarett

The suspension kit includes JRZ double adjustable and some GT3 bits, but keeps many of the rubber bushings. What am I missing or could I use Bilstein PSS10 and ala cart suspension to get to the same end?
Sounds like you will be around $40-45k all in? What is your budget? Looks like there are plenty of decent 996s out there but I'm not seeing many w/ track mods. I'd also consider an E46 M3.
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I suggest: https://dorkiphus.net/porsche/showpo...postcount=5034

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My 996 is in a shop right now, presumably for an engine rebuild/refresh. I bought the car with 80K miles back in 2013, and it now has 105K miles. The seller had At Speed put a new clutch and LN IMS bearing into the car prior to sale. Over the years I have owned the car I occasionally found some little brown plastic bits in the oil filters. These are from worn timing chain tensioner pads (or whatever you want to call them). At WG last month I got a check engine light telling me a camshaft was out of phase, and my Durametric told me (IIRC) 14 degrees off. I figure one of these pads has worn to the point that the timing is out of whack. I put the car on my trailer, took it home, and then took it to Auto Therapy.

Anyways, my point is that while there may be advantages to buying a high-mileage 996, there are parts in the motor that wear and can potentially cause problems. This is in addition to the oft-mentioned IMS bearing and RMS. I figured that at some point I was going to have to deal with these plastic internal parts. I do wish that time didn't come after the first black run session on Friday at WG! At least the car gave me notice before something catastrophic happened!

I'm waiting to hear Roger Bratter's opinion of my motor, and then we will have a conversation about how much $$$ I will be spending. On a related note, my wife and I are getting our Labrador retriever, Stella, knocked up. Hoping for puppies to arrive in September, ready to go home to their new owners before Thanksgiving. Buy a puppy and help finance my engine rebuild

FYI, my 996 has PSM, which I think was an option that year.
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My 996 is in a shop right now, presumably for an engine rebuild/refresh.
FYI, my 996 has PSM, which I think was an option that year.
I see used 3.4 engines for around $8.5K. Compare that to a 993 motor with 215K miles for $20K asking price (and I believe that is close to the going rate), and as I said earlier, that makes the engine a consumable.

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Sounds like you will be around $40-45k all in? What is your budget? Looks like there are plenty of decent 996s out there but I'm not seeing many w/ track mods. I'd also consider an E46 M3.
Thanks for pointing out the only part of the plan I am having a hard time believing.

I still think a Vette is the best way to go. I just have to get Carolyn into one, or better yet, leave her at home.

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I suggest: https://dorkiphus.net/porsche/showpo...postcount=5034

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:29 AM
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FU Martin and Nader.

Just so you know, I wrecked badly at the last SCCA summit point race 3 weeks ago, and had the car thrown together for Watkins Glen this past weekend. As I was putting the car on the trailer it was obvious the engine was in bad shape, so we threw a new MAF on there and crossed our fingers. 2 second-place finishes running consistent 2:22s with probably 100 HP. Of course, the 2nd (25 minute) race had 2-1/4 laps racing and 20 minutes of double-yellow behind a pace car (sheesh!). And Rich Hromen ran a 1:26 in his SSM car at Summit Point with 107 HP - I sure hope Nader can do better than a 1:23 with a Porsche!

So here's a photo of my car at Watkins Glen this past weekend. I guess I don't have a leg to stand on to dispute Martin's post...

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