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Roro
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cup wheel and harness fitted by Matt @ PorschaCare
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The steering wheel makes such a huge difference, I feel much more connected with what the front wheels are doing. Probably the harness too making me feel more connected to the chassis, but the wheel is a massive tactile improvement which I wasn't expecting. The car really feels more chuckable and the steering more direct



Big thank you to Nick R @ Uber9s for the bedding in masterclass on the RS29's

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Bloody hell those pads really grab you don't they... They exposed a potential hint of slidiness at the back end under heavy braking. Initial thought is the cup diff plates I had fitted by RPM couple years back, but they should be fine. The roads were ever so slightly damp which possibly had something to do with it, but something to keep an eye on

I was a little concerned the indicator stalk would be too far away due to the deep dish on the new wheel, but no issues for me in this regard


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great !.....having said that, it's the GT2 RS red knob which kind of does
it for me every time.. Floor



..did you sort a lift out ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merci beaucoups!

No lift yet, still just toying with the idea. Might go for it later in the year. This is the one I'm liking the look of at the mo http://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-5500-2-5-tonne-scissor-lift/
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... A great many expletives accompanied my bumper removal efforts today. Rad grills going in if I ever put this all back together again!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are doing this by yourself, when you re-fit it put some tape on the front wings from headlight to side markers to save scratching your paintwork, the bumper can wobble about a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one thanks, good tip! Will defo do that Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job done

Was a bit of a pfaff, but got the bumper on at last with the new grilles fitted. The rads weren't actually as filthy as I thought they'd be, good exercise though to get them cleaned up






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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the battle scarred front splitter. Cool thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin

On the list of to-do's is figuring out how to refurbish these splitters. They're fairly resilient but just look scruffy after a couple of years. I've lost my tow-eye cover as well might just get one of those foldable tow-eyes instead (I think it was RSS that does the ones I like)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... Got hitched Grin

Life is starting to get back to normal following all the madness

I have a little mod in the pipeline as a means of celebrating, hoping to report back soon-ish, as soon as I have something concrete from the supplier ... Who seem to be taking their sweet time to confirm various details ... Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
.... Got hitched Grin:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers matey thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After almost 6 years, I finally got new wheels. Part of the reason took so long is I couldn't find a wheel design I actually liked the look of (... and weren't crazy expensive...). Enter ... OZ Leggera which came out last year i think, or at least that's when I found out about them...

My weight savings for anyone interested in that sort of thing (courtesy of the bathroom scales):

F - 18.5 kg - Leggera + 245/35/19 Cup 2
R - 22 kg - Leggera + 305/30/19 Cup 2

F - 20.5 kg OEM + 245/35/19 Super Sport
R - 25.5 kg OEM + 305/30/19 Super Sport

So looks like 7 kg and 4 kg per axle saving, 11kg altogether. Does anyone know what the rotational mass weight saving multiplier is, seems lots of contradictory views on the Internet ...

I'll take more pics when the weather improves, not the best weather today to go for a drive on un-bedded Cups




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look good thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, just heading out to swap the wheels over on the other side now Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, good choice

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Stu, looking forward to going for a drive, maybe tomorrow hopefully. Sundeep reckons unsprung multiplier thingy is 6, so 11kg x 6 = 66kg weight saving over the other set of wheels. I'm intrigued to know how different the car feels compared to the old wheels Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice - they work well. With that much weight out of the corners you should easily feel it, especially in the corners on turn in. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great combo. Just needs the JPS logo now. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels are lovely Roro, really suit the car Thumb

It is quite tricky to work out the static to rotating mass effect from a simple 11kg less = 'x' difference. Where the mass has been removed from i.e the further the distance from the centre where is the force is applied is where it really matters. You could have fitted heavier wheels but all the weight is around the wheel bolts and lost say 5kg from the outer part of the rim and this would massively reduce the gyro effect and feel much sharper even though the overall weight of the wheel is heavier. It would be great if you could report back and let us know what difference you feel with these lighter wheels.
As a simple calculation I would be looking more towards a factor of 2-3 rather than 6 with respect to the effect on acceleration (and braking). The improvements in handling from carrying less unsprung weight is dramatic; your suspension becomes more responsive and the the bumps become less traumatic.

The next time I drive my 996 I would have removed 36.2kg of unsprung mass (4.4kg Ohlins, 1.2kg Coffin arms, 2kg Ti bolts, 5kg Brakes, 23.2kg Wheels/tyres, 0.4kg brake shields) since I last drove it. So hearing how you get on will give me some indication as to what to expect thumbsup

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