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    North Port, FL
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2006 Porsche 911 Carrera (non-S)
  • Future cars
    Pleasure-Way Plateau, a Sprinter based Class B RV to pull my car to the track.
  • Former cars
    2002 Porsche Boxster 2.7, 1974 Porsche 914 2.0, 1978 Porsche 911SC, BMW 528i, Dodge Shelby Charger, VW Corrado, VW GTI
  1. There is some way to get a bluetooth phone to work with United States PCM? Is it the cell phone solution from the factory or is it an aftermarket piece? I want to use a Motorola RAZR or however its spelled.
  2. Yes, Suncoast Porsche has the kit with 100% factory parts. They also installed it for me.
  3. My Friend John had exactly the same problem in his 997S the other day, he was confused so he went to our dealer, they said the same thing, probably bad gas. I haven't encountered it in my 2006 997 3.6 at all, 2900 miles so far. Tom
  4. I don't have the sport chrono option but I do have the PSE. My dealer wired it so the mufflers are closed all the time and I push the twin pipes icon and it opens the mufflers and the LED illuminates. It comes in especially handy because I have Suncoast Motorsports headers and with the mufflers open it sounds like an old 12 cylinder Ferrari, but I push the button and I can pull into my neighborhood which has an snooty home owners association and they don't like noise.
  5. My friends and I are seeing the same thing, we're adding 1 quart of oil somewhere between delivery miles and 3500 miles and after the rings set in fully it doesn't burn any more oil. This seems to be the case with both the 3.6 liter and the 3.8 liter. I just added a quart to mine today at 2950 miles. We'll see if it wants any more but from what people are saying probably not.
  6. I took a ride in my friend John's 997S with the EVO intake, Suncoast Motorsports headers, Fabspeed sport mufflers and GIAC chip. The power is greatly improved from stock. There is a lot more intake sound from the EVO intake versus the stock intake. There's a bit of resonance in the cabin but it's not objectionable if you like a more sporty sound anyway. I have a 997 3.6 liter with the Suncoast Motorsports headers, PSE and factory intake - it's got a completely different sound than my friends 997S described above. His sounds like a louder version of the stock sound, mine sounds like an old 12 cylinder Ferrari. We were both surprised how different the cars sound. We're going to the drag strip in two weeks to see what they'll run. I've already driven my car at Sebring so I know how it handles with the Euro -20mm suspension, he's got the stock PASM setup.
  7. I believe you have to change out your whole transmission because the part number is actually the trans with or without the LSD. I remember a while ago you could send something in and get a core trade-in, I hope that's still true because the trans with the LSD built-in is expensive. I'll let you know next week sometime, I'm going to investigate further.
  8. My dealer wired up my PSE so it's normally quiet and I have to press the button to open it, which works for me since I'm going to drive it in quiet mode most of the time.
  9. my motons have 450/700 lb springs but the dampening is MUCH stiffer than PSS9s. dampening on Pss9s are much softer than on moton club sports, even on full stiff. mine are barely streetable and are better suited for the track but PSS9s are more of a performance street setup. got this from another board: spring rates for gt3, ft 228#/rr 543#. i don't think PSS9 springs are any stiffer than gt3 springs. Just as a frame of reference, I had the Euro Sport Chassis installed on my 2006 997 and the spring rates are 205 lbs/inch in the front and a progressive 342->513 lbs/inch in the rear. The PASM equipped 997 are 188 lbs/inch in the front and 319 lbs/inch in the rear.
  10. I really apprecaite it! :D My dealer installed my PSE on my 2006 997 3.6 so it functions the way it used to on the 996: I have it so it's closed normally, when I want to hear the car purr I press the button and it opens up. I like that a lot better than the goofy open or closed at various rpm ranges or speeds. There is an extra relay or something that they had to put in, I can take a picture of the extra relay if you guys want.
  11. You can get the suspension in kit form from Suncoast Porsche in Sarasota, FL. http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant...gory_Code=997sp <P> It's $1749. They used my car for that photo and after driving it at Sebring two track days and two autocrosses the car sits a little bit lower. They took the photo the same day it was installed and aligned. <P> Porsche won't install the suspension for cars bound for North America because of the bumper ride height restrictions from what I understand.
  12. Wow the car drives great on a track. I spent the whole weekend at Sebring and passed our region's instructor's school. I'm getting nationally certified as well. The -20mm is the way to go if you want to emphasize handling and you're willing to give up some ride compliance over bumps. The other thing is you're going to scrape the under-nose spoiler lip thing.
  13. I just had the -20mm Sport Chassis installed today at Suncoast Porsche for my 2006 997, wow, what a difference. I'm told I'm one of the first ones in North America to have it. They've assembled a kit with the springs, shocks, rear mounts, anti-sway bars, and other associated hardware. My bars didn't come in yet, they're being delivered from Germany. The ride is firmer but not in the least bit objectionable. It transitions better and the car doesn't shift around while you are driving quickly. You do notice bumps, cracks in the pavement, and paint lines more with the suspension but it doesn't feel as stiff as a 996 GT3. When you park it next to a 997 with standard suspension or a 997S with PASM they look like SUVs in comparison, especially in the rear with all that air above the tires. The -20mm lowers the car down to where it should be. We measured with a tape measure and it dropped the car down 1/2" in the front and 3/4" in the rear. If you have a steep driveway this suspension isn't for you. I used to drive off the side apron of Suncoast Porshce with no problem but now the under-fender lip spoiler thing scrapes. I'm crossing my fingers tomorrow that I can still get it on the trailer fine for towing. I'm driving it at Sebring this weekend both Saturday and Sunday. I'll let you know my impressions after I get back. Tom :D
  14. My friend Paul just put an X51 3.6 liter in his Boxster S. He sold his 3.2 to my friend Carlos. It's a completely different car now. The only thing, the cruise control doesn't work now so I guess he's going to have to put in a 996 instrument cluster. Tom
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