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  1. I have an email and call into Scott and Dan - I knew they were working on it, just wanted to document any / all information on 997.2 options. 5. Alignment. I understand from Mike here that with the new lower suspension we can get upwards of -1.4 degrees of camber. Not enough for track, but much better than the old suspension that maxed out at about -0.8 degrees. Will have to add GT3 control arms to get to -2.5 or so. 6. The new wheels look great and I'm guessing they are pretty light. Still have my 19x8.5 / 19x11 Volks with Cups and 18x9 / 18x12 Fikses with Hoosiers as my wheel / tire choi
  2. Order goes in tomorrow (C2S, Silver, Sport PASM / LSD, Heated Sport Seats, Fire Extinguisher, black dials, no badge, carpet mats), so I want to start a thread outlining the typical "DE oriented" specifications / updates. I understand the 2009 Sport PASM / LSD springs are shorter and stiffer, which is a good thing. Also that the valving / software is updated based on what Porsche learned from PASM 1, the GT3, and the latest GT2 suspensions. That's also good thing. The sways are thicker, but does anyone have any specification on them and is it possible the fronts are adjustable? I'm guessing
  3. RonCT

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    Here's the expanded version of the PCNA bulletin. I wouldn't do it... October 15, 2008. Technical Information Service 36/08 ENU 1360 1 GT3 Engine: Flywheel and Pulley Vehicle Type: 911 GT3 (997) Model Year: As of 2007 Concerns: Flywheel and pulley Information: Replacing dual-mass flywheel with single-mass flywheel. We have discovered that the dual-mass flywheel, which is installed as standard in the GT3 engine (vehicle type 997810/-811), is being replaced in the dealer organization with the single-mass flywheel from the GT3 RS engine (vehicle type 997850/-851). Informati
  4. Discovered the blues don't come in GT3 sizes... Only OEM, Black 14, Blue RS5 (new and very race oriented), Yellow 19 and 29. So, not much to pick from to try something "in between". Wondering now about other pad makers...
  5. First off, I did a search and read every post in 997 and 996 GT3 regarding brake pads. Didn't find a detailed answer, so here goes... I've run all sorts of brake pads on my cars... PFC 97s, 01s, Pagid Oranges, Blacks 14s, and Yellow 29s. Not to mention OEM for 997S and GT3. I'm looking for a pad that's "better" than the 997 GT3 OEM but quieter on the street than the Blacks or Yellows (RS29s). I don't like the Oranges whatsoever. I know, the 29s I have on the car now are the ultimate for track driving, but they are pretty bad for the street where I put on half my miles (noise, dust, etc.).
  6. If it were me, I'd get a JIC coil over set for a base 997 without PASM. Fantastic suspension that has 15 adjustments on dampening and threaded body for lowering to just the height you want. I have a JIC on my 964 and it's wonderful.
  7. We tried to get an OEM GT3 rear sway to fit my 997S and it would not. So we went with H&R and GT3 front, which required new drop links. Trying to figure out if the stiffer H&R sway is contributing to the back end moving around left / right during hard braking and cornering...
  8. I would not use lowering springs with PASM as the shocks are not designed to work with them. You would be compressing the shock at all times to lower the height. I've heard of several people that have blown their PASM shocks by doing this. PSS9 or 10 would mean you would lose PASM and you'd also have to trick the system by turning off PASM in the ECU else have warning lights and beeps. Damptronics is a different animal - it's pretty much an updated PASM shock with variable electronic adjustment (vs. only 9 or 10 settings). I just had Damptronics put on my car for 50/50 track and street us
  9. Just saw this post now. There's no ride difference (harshness) that I've detected and I'm pretty sensitive. The GT3 Cup control arms came with 3mm shims and I'm set at a modest -1.6 front and -1.8 rear (could get up to about -2 front with the 3mm). Total was $1300 for parts, labor, and alignment.
  10. Gus and Others, I just measured the 17" vs. 18". Both have the exact same height and width at the "wings". Both have the Porsche "universal" 16" offset slider rails. The width difference only comes into play where your hips / thighs are, where one is 17" and the other 18", which I have to guess is about the same as the OEM seat in the Boxster. These seats were mounted in a "tiny" 1992 C2 (964). I've seen huge seats like the 996 GT3 seats in the same car, as well as a Boxster. The previous owner of the 964 said one of the reasons he went with Kirkey was that it, unlike the Recaro, woul
  11. Michelin PS2s are simply amazing tires. I've used them as my extreme cold / rain tire on the track. Many days in the mid 20s at the start of the morning and they stuck just fine. Just be cautious and be sensible to the conditions at hand. Now I can say from experience, that the PS1s were terrible in the cold...
  12. Those are already exceptional numbers for a performance car. I get about 26 on the highway heading to and from the track, about 19 around the city, and 9 on the track.
  13. You asked if you were crazy and often just the fact that you ask a question implies you feel that way. You have a fairly new car with 6 years of warranty on it. Usually people don't worry much about basic items, they worry about the big ones like the Engine (#1) and the Transmission (#2). And what are you hoping to gain? A half a second off the 0-60? At least with Ruf they provide their own warranty, so that right there should make you really look into what it is they do that makes their product more expensive than the others. Perhaps 1/2 of the difference is actual labor and materials
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