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Old 03-08-2016, 05:25 PM   #61
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:31 PM   #62
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #63
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Count me as a super fan - and I'm from Vancouver - so that's two of us at here least. (The OP is from here)

Bilstien sway bars, PSS9 coilovers, liteweight clutch, 997 shifter, console delete. Easy mods make these cars absolute world class sports cars.

A good buddy has a 997.1S and I've had lots of opportunity to drive and compare. Honestly my (modified) 996 performs as well as his car and to my eye it's more interesting to look at. I just downright prefer the 996.

Like one of the articles says....the 996 may be the longhoods of the future. I occasionally see ads for guys who have converted their 996 to the 997 body style. I wonder if my grand kids will be shaking their heads at these people when I'm gone.

One more thing - my car has 225,000 kilometres on the clock (155,000 on the factory reman installed in 2005) and I won't say it drives like new because the mods have harshened things up a bit, but it is tight as a drum.

The high mileage also means I wouldn't be able to sell this car even if I wanted to, who in their right mind would buy it? My goal now is to make it to 25 years old so I can put collector plates on it. Maybe I'll hit 500,000 km even.

Great car.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:27 PM   #64
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225k , wow . I've just hit 61000 km . I put 10k on myself , many more to come. And I'm on the ferry a lot too. My family lives on the island

I think I've seen your car around .
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:27 AM   #65
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Count me as a super fan - and I'm from Vancouver - so that's two of us at here least. (The OP is from here)

Like one of the articles says....the 996 may be the longhoods of the future.
One more thing - my car has 225,000 kilometres on the clock (155,000 on the factory reman installed in 2005) and I won't say it drives like new because the mods have harshened things up a bit, but it is tight as a drum.

The high mileage also means I wouldn't be able to sell this car even if I wanted to, who in their right mind would buy it? My goal now is to make it to 25 years old so I can put collector plates on it. Maybe I'll hit 500,000 km even.

Great car.
Stories like these make me hang on to mine! The 996 is just enough different to make it the future desirable!
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:35 AM   #66
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One more thing - my car has 225,000 kilometres on the clock (155,000 on the factory reman installed in 2005) and I won't say it drives like new because the mods have harshened things up a bit, but it is tight as a drum.

The high mileage also means I wouldn't be able to sell this car even if I wanted to, who in their right mind would buy it? My goal now is to make it to 25 years old so I can put collector plates on it. Maybe I'll hit 500,000 km even.

Great car.
Hey you think just the same way I do!

I have 163k miles on mine. No one will buy it so I might as well keep it indefinitely!
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A review of the latest 996 csr , the retro.
Basically a csr with pacha seats and Fuchs

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Old 04-16-2016, 01:04 AM   #68
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Wow that CSR Program is awesome. Im going to try to replicate the CSR car mechanically with my 99. Ive been looking at this LSD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-Helical-...1Sn707&vxp=mtr

My car is at the shop right now and im thinking of installing this LSD.


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A review of the latest 996 csr , the retro.
Basically a csr with pacha seats and Fuchs

RPM Technik's Porsche 996 CSR Review - YouTube
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Wow that CSR Program is awesome. Im going to try to replicate the CSR car mechanically with my 99. Ive been looking at this LSD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OBX-Helical-...1Sn707&vxp=mtr

My car is at the shop right now and im thinking of installing this LSD.
You're probably going to want to spend a little more for a proven diff like a quaife. OBX products vary wildly in quality, with the low end being -very- low.
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Any comparable LSD in Price?
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:55 PM   #71
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The csr cars use a wave track diff , which are cost wise fairly reasonable for a quality torque sensing diff .http://www.modbargains.com/WaveTrac-...87-996-997.htm


I've got a guard modified plated LSD in my car , it's great.

For the money a geared diff like a quaif or wavetrac is a big step up from a stock open diff . IMO you are not really serious about performance in your 996 if you don't at least consider this step. This will do more for improved lap times and performance than any exhaust will . Also the only maintainence you'll need to do is bi-annual oil changes in the tranny .

But if you have a bit more cash , the deceleration grip you get in a clutch plated true LSD is the next level

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Old 04-21-2016, 10:17 PM   #72
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Not sure if this has already been posted, but if not it deserves to be.

In praise of the Porsche 996 Carrera


Comment by Pinky Lai at the end.

http://www.total911.com/in-praise-of...e-996-carrera/
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:09 PM   #74
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I think the 996 is starting to get more respect , I met some PCA club guys down I Seatle who noticed the sticker on my car . They were a mix of aircooled and 991 guys , they were very interested in my car and what I had done to it . No " the 996 isn't a real 911" bs .

One of the 991 guys gave me his card and said to let him know if I wanted to sell it .
He's looking for a track car .
I said thanks but no , it's not for sale .
It's only got 40k miles on it .
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I think the 996 is starting to get more respect .
Couldn't agree more. For some reason my car has been getting a lot more attention lately. Nothing has change on the car. I think the 996 shape is aging very well and coming into view. There are two groups that consistently comment on my 996: 1) older guys 60+ and 2) younger guys 20-30.

Keep them running!
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