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Desert Dragon
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
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Lovely. If you maybe get some 245 section tyres at the front and 325 at the rear it will not only help fill out the arches but also more steering feel up front due to the wider section. Work fine on a C4S Wink


Thought I would try your suggestion , So have ordered a pair of 245-35-19 Michelins to see how it looks and feels with the wider tyre up front Thumb


You need the Gt2/3 Rs size rears 325 too mate to keep the rolling circumference the same as the 235 and 305 otherwise the 4wd system is toast
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry other option i forgot to mention is you can simply remove the front driveshaft (nothing else or it messes with electronics) and then still run a 305 at the back. This helps to reduce understeer further and makes the car rwd.

Personally I'd just go as it will give you that genuine GT3 RS look and the 4wd system on 2009 cars onwards is a massive improvement over previous generations. I have 2007 and 2010 awd 997 and the 2009 PTM onwards is far more progressive staying rwd more of the time. Porsche do not advertise the improvement but its significant

245 35 19 front

325 30 19 rears

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time that I feel that I really exploited the awd on my 997.2 C4S was on a very wet and slippery day in the Dolomites. The balance was perfect and she left everything for dead. Italian boy racers on your tail into a hairpin were toast out of it, great fun and far superior to the 996 4 that I had and 997.1 C2S. I never feel any understeer, the car is just planted, but after all, it is effectively 2wd 95% of the time.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only time that I feel that I really exploited the awd on my 997.2 C4S was on a very wet and slippery day in the Dolomites. The balance was perfect and she left everything for dead. Italian boy racers on your tail into a hairpin were toast out of it, great fun and far superior to the 996 4 that I had and 997.1 C2S. I never feel any understeer, the car is just planted, but after all, it is effectively 2wd 95% of the time.


I agree the PTM 4wd system 2009 onwards is a sweet chassis set up. Really doesn't feel 4wd at all. I love the 997.2 C4S and a real bargain when you look at GTS prices with those same lovely wide body looks. Thats why I'd keep the RS decklid. Its correct for the 44mm wider GT3 RS if thats the look you're going for Phil. With CL I certainly wouldn't be able to distinguish from the exterior. They're might quick cars too. I'm surprised you're chasing more power when Brookspeed have done a beautiful job. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil, were the BMC filters already fitted or did you add them? I just wondered if they actually add any value because my understanding was that the oem filters in the DFI engine were sufficient, whereas in the 997.1 they make a noticeable difference over the oem, audibly at least Question
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desert Dragon wrote:
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The only time that I feel that I really exploited the awd on my 997.2 C4S was on a very wet and slippery day in the Dolomites. The balance was perfect and she left everything for dead. Italian boy racers on your tail into a hairpin were toast out of it, great fun and far superior to the 996 4 that I had and 997.1 C2S. I never feel any understeer, the car is just planted, but after all, it is effectively 2wd 95% of the time.


I agree the PTM 4wd system 2009 onwards is a sweet chassis set up. Really doesn't feel 4wd at all. I love the 997.2 C4S and a real bargain when you look at GTS prices with those same lovely wide body looks. Thats why I'd keep the RS decklid. Its correct for the 44mm wider GT3 RS if thats the look you're going for Phil. With CL I certainly wouldn't be able to distinguish from the exterior. They're might quick cars too. I'm surprised you're chasing more power when Brookspeed have done a beautiful job. Thumb


I agree Brookspeed have done a great job and too be honest I would only be looking for tweaks because I like trying. but I need to be careful as they have it set up so nicely. I will have another think on the tyres as I really dont want to kill the AWD .Re the rear wing I am getting used to it, it does suit the car , just looked so big at first . thanks for the advise re the tyres. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Phil, were the BMC filters already fitted or did you add them? I just wondered if they actually add any value because my understanding was that the oem filters in the DFI engine were sufficient, whereas in the 997.1 they make a noticeable difference over the oem, audibly at least Question


Hi Nigel, yes they were done by Brookspeed so I have no before or after comparisons mate sorry. see you next Sunday at simply porsche Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today , started the tweaking and personalising on the new car. it went to have 15% tint on the glass around except the windscreen. this helps with UV and heat and added security. and I like it. I have also got some 305s for the rear as when I changed my alloys over from the old car as it was a narrow body it had 295s fitted. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you don't have to cut all those hedges Phil!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hope you don't have to cut all those hedges Phil!!


I'll come round to cut them if you let me drive the car as payment Floor

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not usually a big spoiler/lip fan but I think your car, in the colour etc looks sweet Phil thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great....how many mods are we up to phil? Book is still running on how many before Simply Smile

Cannot let that picture go without comment...nice bush mate.... Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking mean Phil. What %tint did you have previously?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hope you don't have to cut all those hedges Phil!!


Floor No mate I have a guy who can Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks great....how many mods are we up to phil? Book is still running on how many before Simply Smile

Cannot let that picture go without comment...nice bush mate.... Floor


Floor I call it the AiB bush Thumb Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looking mean Phil. What %tint did you have previously?


15% Nigel same on this and the old one , seems just right to keep Cop happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mods and Tweaks done in the first week or so before simply porsche
fitted alcantara arm rest, alcantara and steel handbreak and alcantara shifter and gator. also fitted a Daz child lid liner to protect the bonnet from damage from inside luggage compartment. fitted the 305s on the rear and the window tint.
Ordered a new custom crest from the states, again from the guy who made my green one for the old car.
ordered 12mm spacers for the rear
found out the interior colour is sea blue Grin

I am going to remove the carbon dipped centre console and fit one that has been painted aqua metallic to match the body colour Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropped the car into Brookspeed to check something I forgot to get done
had the over revs checked . happy to see no over revs in 3,4,5 or 6 just the usual 1 and 2. so thats another thing checked and sorted. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good mate! Where did you get the alcantara shift gator?
 
  
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Looking good mate! Where did you get the alcantara shift gator?


This is the best price mate for a OE one

http://www.carnewal.com/products/P97/p97072/Alcantara-Boot-
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