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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car and it should be a relatively pain free ownership experience given the Hartech rebuild.
As you say, manual 2wd coupe for the win. Cool

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Wattso
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other thing I’ll be doing shortly is suspension, I’ll take Hartech’s steer but I’m fairly confident it will need new shocks all around. I’m really wanting to maintain stock comfort and therefore I’m thinking BILSTEIN b4 will be my best bet, but happy to hear what everyone thinks, for instance if the comfort trade off is negligible vs what’s gained in a different setup like b6 or other.

Also, are there any recommendations, or resources you can point me towards, for tyre choices? I don’t need maximum performance, looking for minimal road noise for the motorway miles and to find the right balance in cost vs performance and comfort. Any thoughts welcome.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I read your opening post correctly, you're thinking about new dampers, springs and anti-roll bars. This is set up. My suggestion - for what it's worth - if that if you're interested in properly sorting the suspension and chassis, you need to get over to a decent specialist (Centre Gravity would seem to be the place to go) to have your suspension 'audited': check the top mounts, arms, joints etc. for play and then source a full package, installation and alignment.

I'm not convinced for example about the stock springs: I had cracked springs on a car with maybe 6 years old and 30,000km... which I then replaced with H&Rs. I tend to want to upgrade everything when the opportunity presents. And once I knew everything else was in good shape, I got the TPC Racing 'magic box' and a good alignment.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run Falkens all round. Cheap as chips, stick like glue & last a fair while. I find road noise various most down to road surface.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a search through the cars history and the PPI details I sent you, it will explain what you need to get done, and why the exhaust is hanging off.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do all the suspension work you like, but it will be all for nothing If you cut a corner for the sake of a couple of £'s. I run Michelin Supersports and now have them on my family car also.
It's the tyres that translate your suspension into performance
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Wattso
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:
If I read your opening post correctly, you're thinking about new dampers, springs and anti-roll bars. This is set up. My suggestion - for what it's worth - if that if you're interested in properly sorting the suspension and chassis, you need to get over to a decent specialist (Centre Gravity would seem to be the place to go) to have your suspension 'audited': check the top mounts, arms, joints etc. for play and then source a full package, installation and alignment.

I'm not convinced for example about the stock springs: I had cracked springs on a car with maybe 6 years old and 30,000km... which I then replaced with H&Rs. I tend to want to upgrade everything when the opportunity presents. And once I knew everything else was in good shape, I got the TPC Racing 'magic box' and a good alignment.


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I've heard of center of gravity and they certainly have a fantastic reputation. Indeed I'm looking at 'the works', whilst I'm happy to upgrade parts where sensible to do so my primary concern is keeping stock levels of comfort and not messing too much with what Porsche intended the handling to be on a 911.

I'm thinking that Hartech will handle the full audit as part of their gold service, I may well reach out to center of gravity for advice, parts, installation and setup. But will be dependent on their timescales etc. Thanks for the tip.
 
  
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Wattso
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an update:

I've now collected 997.1 Turbo wheels from the forum member 'uk996' thumbsup
They'll shortly be wrapped in Michelin ps4s, they're top dollar but I've not read a bad word about them, annoyed I've just missed a recent costco promotion for £100 off a set of 4.

I should've replied to all the PMs regarding the sale of the current wheels now. Do let me know if I missed anyone, I was surprised by the amount of interest.

Two random questions:
1.My callipers are yellow, my understanding was that only PCCB callipers come yellow from factory, I assume that a previous owner must have had them sprayed?

2. One key has all the buttons for opening the bonnets and one just has lock/unlock, is that normal?


My father has taken it to 'Porsche on the proms' today if anyone is there Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wattso, congrats on the 997. you seem to be approaching ownership in a realistic and sensible way .

re the SSK if you find it too short and a bit notchy then consider fitting the GT3 shifter its not short but it does have the metal bushes giving it a rifle bolt action feel that may be more the shifter feel your after.

look forward to following your progress


Dont forget if you do go Topgear valved exhaust forum members get 10% discount off the advertised prices.

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