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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people say the 997 turbo is too fast for UK roads, but the same can be said against most cars really. My daily commute is bendy B-roads and some back roads which dont even have road markings. I find my 997 turbo is perfect. Its only as quick as you want it to be. Mines setup nicely though, the handling was setup for these roads, and with PS4S tyres the grip is amazing.

The funny thing is, I find its easier and more suited to the B roads since I had it modified with more power. I think the fact it gets to the speed you want even quicker with no effort makes it a more enjoyable drive. Very often you overtake a car, and go around some bends at a speed where you think you are not really pushing it, only to look in your mirror and the car you over took is so far back you can hardly see it. Its then you realise just how quickly the 997 turbo is on these types of roads.

I agree though, a lot of the power is wasted. The fact the car can do 200mph is wasted, in fact anything over 100 isnt really going to be used.
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keendean
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rabbitstew wrote:
A lot of people say the 997 turbo is too fast for UK roads, but the same can be said against most cars really. My daily commute is bendy B-roads and some back roads which dont even have road markings. I find my 997 turbo is perfect. Its only as quick as you want it to be. Mines setup nicely though, the handling was setup for these roads, and with PS4S tyres the grip is amazing.

The funny thing is, I find its easier and more suited to the B roads since I had it modified with more power. I think the fact it gets to the speed you want even quicker with no effort makes it a more enjoyable drive. Very often you overtake a car, and go around some bends at a speed where you think you are not really pushing it, only to look in your mirror and the car you over took is so far back you can hardly see it. Its then you realise just how quickly the 997 turbo is on these types of roads.

I agree though, a lot of the power is wasted. The fact the car can do 200mph is wasted, in fact anything over 100 isnt really going to be used.


What mods do you have? I find my Turbo, I am still getting used to. I need a DSC and new tyres next year, along side a decent alignment. I'll be seeing Ken next year also, this year seemed to be a lot of maintenance, I now hope I'm at the end of that road. Thumb
 
  
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easternjets
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't want to go mad and want to keep the car fairly standard, as in easy to remove bits and revert back to normal car, then consider the following.

DSC Module, best money you can spend on a Turbo by far and a doddle to fit.

Wheel spacers, 7 mm front 15 mm rear

Exhaust, I did a silencer delete and fitted a Sharkwerks, took a morning to install it but the difference is amazing. Other options are Kline (£4k to £6k) Topgear, Europipe and others. The Sharkwerks is the cheapest as it's just a straight through pipe.

Lowering springs, personally I avoid them as the they need to be professionally fitted and a complete suspension set up done after.
Tyres, Michelins all round.

Intercoolers, expensive upgrade but does give you better power by just improving the inlet charge temp.

Brakes, hoses, fluid and some better pads. If you have PCCB's then ignore.

Also if your servicing ask them to fill with Millers Nanotech oil.

A day with a pro driver at a circuit to sharpen up your skills, Turbo's can bite if you don't drive them with respect! Then a tank of Shell V power and off you go.
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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keendean wrote:

What mods do you have? I find my Turbo, I am still getting used to. I need a DSC and new tyres next year, along side a decent alignment. I'll be seeing Ken next year also, this year seemed to be a lot of maintenance, I now hope I'm at the end of that road. Thumb


The first thing I did when I got the car back in 2016 was fit a DSC module. They are not cheap, but the difference they made to the handling was staggering. That and have a decent suspension alignment. It took a car which really was not handling very well at all and made it handle perfectly. So you are on the right track there. If your near Ken, then his suspension settings are what I am running and they are great.

Engine wise, you can get good results with a set of GT2RS intercoolers, exhaust & a remap. I'm running the do88 big pack (all the pipes incl induction ones, their biiiig intercoolers & y pipe) etc, kline 100cel exhaust, do88 bigger plenum with gt3 throttle body, sachs 890 clutch, then I left it with Ken for a few weeks to work his magic.

Maintenance is one of those things, but means the car is kept running how it should. Some years I havent had to spend anything on maintenance, then others I have had to fork out for a few bits & pieces.
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