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Everything posted by lbp

  1. Hi all, I've fitted a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports to my 997.1 GT3 RS and am looking for some opinions as to cold/hot pressure baselines for the track. Track is Pocono SE. Any feedback greatly appreciated.
  2. I'm trying to replace the Fiberglass rocker panels on this 944 with the same thing. They are now quite beat up & need replacing. I thought they came from GT Racing but Joel says no. The photo show a black air dam strip at the bottom which was added to the rocker & is not part of the original setup. Anyone know where these came from? Thanks in advance for any reply!
  3. I have a perplexing rear axle bearing installation problem and thought some 944 pros might know the answer or be able to point me to the right direction. I recently got my 89 944T sideways in an event and when the contact patches hit a seam in the track pavement a rear bearing was damaged. There was no other damage to the car other than the tire needed to be re-seated onto the rim (it did not knock clear off). So, while the off ruined an otherwise great day, it was not catastrophic to the car. To remove/replace the damaged rear axle bearing, I purchased the Sir B90-P02 tool set which se
  4. One "last" comment. I am also an 03 Audi RS6 original owner. As some may know, the RS6 RS6 Wiki has been plagued with problems associated with the DRC (Dynamic Ride Control) suspension. Without going into details, the DRC design as delivered is flawed and owners are not happy with the inevitable problems. One RS6 owner who happens to be an attorney got politely pissed off enough (see here: Robert Iacovelli, Esq.) to develop support through audiworld.com for a potential class action suit against Audi. This is the result: DRC Service Action ...It took Audi 5 years to respond to the i
  5. ...there are literally dozens of RMS links on Google. See one here: Rennteam
  6. I have this RMS issue and have been told by dealer and non-dealer sources that this condition can result from the crankcase losing vacuum. Apparently this RMS relies on crankcase vacuum to create its seal against the shaft? Rather than tear the engine down to fix (and screw up 10 other things while the dealer experiments), I have opted to leave it alone and watch (for now). I also now drive the car at least once during the week in an attempt to avoid vacuum dissipation. Another condition was oil leakage along the crankcase halves. I again deferred tearing the entire thing down and opt
  7. Yes, I agree with all of the comments, TPM is a half-a$$ed solution. The only saving grace may be when it alerts as to a deflating tire, possibly saving from a rollover scenario when otherwise distracted. The tire gauge info below is not suggested as an enhancement to TPM,but as a good gauge solution if you want accurate (and equal f-f/r-r) tire pressures. ...excellent gauge: PsiClops air gauge PS - this is the right one to get: Psiclops "Extreme" Dead nuts on every time. I have a tank of nitrogen/hose reel in the garage at home & keep all our vehicles up to pressure with t
  8. I have constantly noticed a 3-5 lbp difference between what the TPM reports, as compared with multiple tires gauges, all of which are with 1 lbp of each other. Porsche tells me there is no way to calibrate TPM, nor is it to be considered absolutely accurate, rather it is only an "indication" of actual pressure. It's a bit disconcerting when the difference drops into the warning range on the TPM, even though my tire pressure gauges say all is OK. Any comments?
  9. Mine rattles identically to what you have described, although that is not to say it should be considered "normal," my serviceing dealer says it is.
  10. I now have had a GT3RS since July 07. Great car, but... if you will not be tracking it, might the turbo might be a better choice? The GT3 seems to be a phenominal car with a single mission, which does not include Sunday traffic, potholes, etc. That is to say on a wide open road you'll be in heaven going through the gears (but **well** beyond legal limits for it to feel right). Anywhere else you'll be wondering what all that technology is about while idling (puttering?) around at legal speeds. - Gearing/power on the GT3 are truly optimized for sporting intentions... I have not driven
  11. Cannot order a US car with Sunroof Delete!!! Means no factory roll bar either....dumb cement heads screw it up again, just like the RS which really is a BS deal, Oh I forgot....you get the single mass flywheel and pretty wheels! The factory Roll bar can be ordered from Farnbacher Loles in Connecticut.
  12. Does anyone have any experience with the FabSpeed "997 GT3/GT3RS High Performance Air Intake System with BMC Air Filter $695?" Here is the link: FabSpeed Air Box kit 14HP seems like a huge gain for such a simple modification..
  13. - Many thanks for your reply! I've contacted Dave M. & IFC.
  14. A low-tech but effective method I heard from a respected race shop mechanic is to get some furnace filter and cut to match contour of the front face side of elements to be protected, i.e., radiator surface. I am told this does not impede air flow yet will protect the radiators. I'll try this in the Spring, but will likely also get the Carnewale grills.
  15. Does anyone know of a good full-body fiberglass or CF kit for the 89 944 Turbo? Vehicle is track only and I am looking for a alternative to replace the aging GT-Racing kit currently on the car. Kit would preferrably be wide body as the rear end has been tubbed for 335x18. Front is 315x18. Ground-effects options would also be a preferred requirement. Thanks in advance for any information.
  16. ..Don't know about the GT3, but my RS came in at $136,740 +K with standard leather, ceramic brakes, a smattering of C fibre, Bi-Xeon, Chrono Pkg, floor mats. No navi or premium radio. My dealer was kind enough to sell it to me at list.
  17. lbp

    break in

    I have solicited many opinions from Porsche race engine builders to Porsche dealership mechanics on this point. Everyone I have spoken to seem to say "drive it the way you will be using it." To which the dealership mechanic added " if it's going to break, it'll break." My thoughts on this comment might lead me to believe Porsche wants their cars "broken in" at a lesser load, perhaps to mitigate the damage (and their responsibility) in the event something is not quite right from the factory. But that is speculation on my part. The dealership mechanic also mentioned that these cars are rou
  18. Yes, That's the one I got. - So that when I am far enough back for the brake/accel to be is correct for me, I will need to raise the (new) clutch pedal about 1/2 inch. Thanks for replying. I've got the Rennline gas pedal (http://www.rennline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=P71) in my 997 GT3, and it made heel/toe much easier. It's a good quality kit, and bolts onto the existing gas pedal.
  19. As a normal procedure, I like to see 200'F before putting any load on the engine, and ditto keeping the RPM under 4200 until the indicated temp is reached. Regarding breakin, I posted a response (at the bottom of the link shown) that might be helpful. Break in link on RennTech
  20. Thanks for the clarification. I saw the solid mounts at Cartographic and took them to be OEM.
  21. I also understand from research that the RS motors mounts are solid, but the GT3 mounts are rubberized. Anyone have info on this?
  22. I believe it is the same, but I do not have the part number. You can call Farnbacher Loles in Connecticut at 203-798-2929 and ask for Kip. They have the part & info.
  23. Thanks for the response. Thats exactly what I wanted to know. Flash
  24. I've seen many articles from well-known sources comparing the GT3 and RS variants. The press seems to have some of it right (sometimes wrong too) but none appear to be complete. I realize that much of this is covered in the Docs post on this forum, but I have seen alot of additional information that contradicts or further details the RTech spec. comparison sheet. - For example, gearing. Many articles I have read mention CR gearing on the RS and LSD differences, but the RTech docs shows no difference on gearing and makes no mention of LSD changes. I'd like to know if anyone has informati
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