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996 Turbo Moral Support


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I currently own a guards red 2002 996. . Immaculate . . But I have started to look at 996 twin turbos. Saturday at lunch my wife said . . what are you after?

Once you get the Turbo, then you will want a Lambo and then who knows . . Having drivin the Turbo, there is an added excitement factor and a raw power vibe that you can not get with the stock 996 . . However I have a hard time even opening up my standard 996

I guess my question is, even with 911 Turbos I see people wanting to get somewhere around the 500hp range . . are most of the people that own Turbos with slight modifications Happy ? or are they looking for 600hp . . etc . . ? :huh:

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Cheers

:renntech:

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It's a disease. We always want more than we have. :P

Yes we want more! Check out the parking lot or lift area of any "speed" shop, including Porsches - there you will find your answer. I've seen several 996 TT owners adding more power - up to 600hp. Same goes for Boxster, 996, and 997 owners. Some people (like me) do feel Porsches need more power, others are perfectly happy with a stock P-car. I needed more power and added a supercharger to my 2005 C2S. Just knowing and being able to use that added power "on demand" is another part of enjoyment that we Porsche owners can have. MORE POWER!!!! oh, and 101 octane gasoline!

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Hello there...i was in the same exact position as you...Over the last years I changed many BMW M cars and after an amazing drift car,supercharger M Roadster,I changed team and bought a boxster S(04)...the car had amazing grip and quality...After a year I bought a 996 carrera2cabrio(02). Very nice car,different handling than the boxster (more difficult to drive it hard) and good power with PSE,reflashed ECU and KN 63-7000 kit...I was able to be faster than any NA M3 of my friends here...But I wanted more power...and more power...and better grip...and tons of torque...so the solution was 996TT...Just amazing...i will never forget the first time I drove it...I was speechless of the power,grip,handling,brakes and quiet level of the car...but the need of power is still here.after a month i reflashed the ECU and installed a BMC filter so to get close to 500hp...i wanted to be able to pass M6,M5,gallardo and ferrari430...But the need of power is still here so now I am trying to buy an exhaust and a set of bigger turbos in order to get at 580-600hp...The chassis is so great that handles the power with extreme ease...when cornering at high speeds I try to hold the wheel stable because I am moving out of the drivers seat...i ve never missed the cabrio...(friend bought it so at summer we may switch for a ride,he loves the TT)the only problem with the 996TT is that it does everything so good that there is no other car you will buy after...except maybe for the 997TT but who knows...

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I agree, go for the TT, you only live once. The difference with a turbo set up is its easier to get more power than NA... relatively. Then there is always the other approach... a GT3. If you want straight line, go TT, if you want a road racer, go GT3. It is faster around a track than the TT even with less power.... well, depends on the track really :P

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Hello there...i was in the same exact position as you...Over the last years I changed many BMW M cars and after an amazing drift car,supercharger M Roadster,I changed team and bought a boxster S(04)...the car had amazing grip and quality...After a year I bought a 996 carrera2cabrio(02). Very nice car,different handling than the boxster (more difficult to drive it hard) and good power with PSE,reflashed ECU and KN 63-7000 kit...I was able to be faster than any NA M3 of my friends here...But I wanted more power...and more power...and better grip...and tons of torque...so the solution was 996TT...Just amazing...i will never forget the first time I drove it...I was speechless of the power,grip,handling,brakes and quiet level of the car...but the need of power is still here.after a month i reflashed the ECU and installed a BMC filter so to get close to 500hp...i wanted to be able to pass M6,M5,gallardo and ferrari430...But the need of power is still here so now I am trying to buy an exhaust and a set of bigger turbos in order to get at 580-600hp...The chassis is so great that handles the power with extreme ease...when cornering at high speeds I try to hold the wheel stable because I am moving out of the drivers seat...i ve never missed the cabrio...(friend bought it so at summer we may switch for a ride,he loves the TT)the only problem with the 996TT is that it does everything so good that there is no other car you will buy after...except maybe for the 997TT but who knows...

Skandalis447 . . Very good answer in that the TT's are top performers and essentially super cars . . I think the quest for more performance is not so much displeasure with the car's performance but rather simply a hobby . . I am fairly certain that if I move my 996 and pick up a 996TT . . I will not be wanting a Lambo or anything "visually" that loud. Plus I really like Porsche and their designs, so I really do not think I would jump ship from a TT.

Also I gather from the posts on this thread that moving from a 911 and then to a 911TT is more of a progression.

Thanks for the posts.

Cheers

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I think a lot of us suffer from a heroin addition of power. I have had 170 HP superbikes and cars in my past including a 996 C2 that I traded in for my 996TT. Best move I ever made. It is a perfect car to tweak with ECU changes, suspension, etc, and you end up with a super car that does everything well. A friend of mine who is a driving instructor has a GT2 that has been modified along with several other hot cars including a 997 GT3 cup car and this is a recurring discussion between us because we both have the heroin addition for power. At the last track day he turns to me after driving my car (he took over for a few laps) and he says “don’t go for more power” it’s fast enough”. So we both agreed, it all comes down to just having a great car that you can flog at the track and on the street to have fun. The GT2 is almost too fast and it’s harder to flog at the track because you have to worry about loosing it and wrecking the darn thing (no all wheel drive and more power!). If you get too much HP, the car become more difficult to drive on the edge, the added HP works against you and the car’s balance. Net result –not as much fun. So my 996 is going to stay just like it is. My suspension will continue to be tweaked, but that’s it.

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