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About vx700

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    Fast cars! Racing (Formula 1, ALMS, DTM)

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  • From
    Royersford, PA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2000 Porsche 996 Cabriolet
    2012 Mercedes Benz SLK 250
  • Future cars
    Porsche Twin Turbo
    Mercedes AMG SLK
  • Former cars
    Mercedes C300
    Mercedes E 350
    BMW M3
    BMW 550i
    (3)- BMW X5's
    BMW Z3
    BMW 330i
    Mini Cooper S
    Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  1. Hey buddy found this on the web, sound great! So if your 996 sounds like that nice job!
  2. My 2000 isn't a daily driver, I have a pickem-up Truck for that, my 996 is a weekender so when I fire up that 3.4 every Sat/Sun and hear the rumble of the exhaust and that air-intake suckin' in FRESH AIR- I have to let it scream :jump: (metal orga$!m). My ecu upgrade took my RPM's up to 7500 too. But I try to shift it just below that as it seams to have more torque. My car never seems to :cursing: cry a bit when drivin' hard, Not abuse, but hard! And I do take car of it too. (gets a nice :censored: bath every week, wax, polish awwwww) I love it! :king:
  3. I am very much like you when it comes to living with a dent. in 2005 I had a Phoenix Metallic Yellow M3 coupe with polished chrome and black wheels. My wife cuaght the corner of my workbench in my garage and dent the right front lower croner panel (like 1-1/2" size of a quarter) but scratched the paint too. I lived in Coral Springs Fl then, so I took it to a Hot Rod shop over in Ft Lauderdale and told the guy I wanted it fixed. The car was 4 months old, he said why not wait until something else happens to it, it is so low you don't notice it. I told him every Sat. when I wash the car, I see it and it drives me up the wall. He did me a real solid, $500. Match it perfict re-did the whole front quarter panel and looked GREAT. Take care and enjoy the drive!
  4. I have a full Fabspeed exhaust system,(headers, exhaust & 2-- cell X-Cats) wasn't cheap but sounds great and added a lot of power. Watch these videos and see what you think. 1st one tells you about the exhaust construction. I don't work for Fabspeed either just know a few people thier. Really great group.
  5. You sure were a LUCKY ONE! :clapping: Good for you :D .
  6. Thanks Loren When you say the sensor is inside of the DME for my understanding just were is it located in the car? I ask due to your comment of water intrusion, is this in engine compartment? And if it has sustained damage would I need to replace a part of a sensor or whole DME? Dealer says I need complete new DME
  7. Hellp Please, Just the other day I started getting a hiccup/ hesitation in my 996. First noticed it when I started the car, it typically idles at about 1200 RPM's cold start, however this morning it was at 850 or 900. After 1 minute it was still a bit rough at 750 RPMs. When we started driving I had to press the accelerator a little more than usual. We jump onto the highway ramp and in 2nd :drive: gear floored it at 3900 to 4100 RPM’s BURP BURP and :cursing: then smoothed out up to 7K hit 3rd :drive: gear and right at 3800 to 4200 RPM’s same thing like I took my foot of the gas and then floored it again . As soon as I got home I jumped onto RENNTECH and looked for similar issues, found some like possible, Mass air flow sensor, miss fire in spark plug / wire issue etc. I took it over to the Porsche Dealer and had them run diagnostics on it. They said the error was: ERROR CODE: T107 "ambient pressure plausible signal" Then they proceeded to tell me I needed a new DMA which would cost $2,700 :angry: complete with labor. I told them nope not yet, and decided to get a second, 3rd and 4th opinion. It seems like every time I take the car to them they see the $/ goof tattoo on my forehead. Any assistance or recommendations would be really appreciated!!! Thanks
  8. Interesting comments and sounds very logical, thanks for your thoughts :drive:
  9. I have seen these on the market for a few years and I was wondering if anyone has experience with them. I'd like to know if I'd get any HP gains from it. I spoke with a mechanic at FabSpeed where I had my mods done and he said I would see a bit. Is it worth the $900 +/- and will it improve or allow the engine to breath better? They claim: "The IPD Plenums are a unique design that dramatically increases horsepower and torque by optimizing air flow efficiency. Air flow is managed through a diversion splitter that maximizes air speed into the engine. The charged intake air maintains a higher velocity by replacing the factory plastic "T" intake with a stronger and more efficient cast aluminum "Y" design. This unique "Y" style plenum optimizes flow, improving acceleration and boost response. The new IPD replacement plenum eliminates the turbulent air flow by smoothly splitting and diverting the air flow and directing it towards the cylinders at a much higher air speed." "Gains vary depending on pre-existing mods and quality of after-market exhaust installed. As we all "should" know, horsepower and torque become harder to find and typically more expensive as we climb the proverbial performance ladder. That being said, performance components yield different power gains depending on the order they were installed. IPD tests and evaluates all products on bone stock cars, this establishes a level playing field and a better "apples to apples" comparison. The Competition Carrera Plenum however is designed to work with applications that are already moderately to heavily modified. Power gains will vary with each Carrera, but the bottom line is, there will be noticeable and impressive gains that are sure to make any Porsche Carrera driving enthusiast smile. Power improvements will be fully realized once the factory ECU/DME makes all the necessary "adaptation" requirements. This process can be expedited with a series of "hard pulls" or spirited full throttle acceleration runs through the gears. Of course this should only be performed on a closed course circuit." Sounds lodgical I have Fabspeed Headers, Muffers full Cat-backs, air-intake and ECU my graded by Fabspeed also. The power and sound has been well worth this cost major gains on my 3.4. Thank you for reading and all comments are welcomed.
  10. I have 73,500 miles, as of today (3 Sept 12) just did a 1,000 mile trip from PA through back roads of MD, VA down to Raleigh NC back thru VA coastal area up into DC MD and home. No oil used. Replaced rear seal and clutch at 70K, Installed FabSpeed Headers, Exhaust and X-Back Cats, ECU and competition Air-Intake last year when purchased at 63K, Engine is running very strong so far replace a lot of little stuff.
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