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Old 04-04-2009, 12:30 PM
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whoever your paint guy is is AWESOME.

and the cage welds are things of beauty lol, the cage looks awesome too, very sturdy.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:39 PM
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ahhhh, forgot to tell, just received the wheels today, Volks Rays TE37's had to repaint them coz wanted them black. Plan to run on Nitto NT01, have those also already, will try 275/35x18 and 235/40x18 for the first set.
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Great project. Congrats!

I've never heard of anyone tracking an S2 with 18" wheels, though -- 16" and 17" are usually the size of choice. Any larger, and it's usually a trade-off between performance and looks. Any reason for the 18" wheels?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, I ordered them for the 993 ! But I think they should be fine. Advantage also is that I can fit slightly used Porsche Cup slicks from the cup cars. If it doesn't work we'll swap to 17 inch but I think it should be fine, I don't see any negatives but I guess it could be setup related....
And, it will only be an S2 for a while, after that it will be a 400 rwhp + machine.....
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:44 PM
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Here's the fuel tank
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:51 PM
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Yeah, I ordered them for the 993 ! But I think they should be fine. Advantage also is that I can fit slightly used Porsche Cup slicks from the cup cars. If it doesn't work we'll swap to 17 inch but I think it should be fine, I don't see any negatives but I guess it could be setup related....
Theoretical negatives for 18" is additional weight, but perhaps more importantly, additional stress on suspension components. There is a factory tech bulletin that actually states wheels size shouldn't be greater than 17" on 944 and 968. For street "bling" application, lots of people run 18" without issue, of course. It would give me pause for a track car, though...
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:11 PM
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Mark, you're making me think... Thanks for the input, I will surely try the 17inches after the base set up is done. Here's some of the suspension parts going in.....
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:14 PM
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The KW V3 set up will be 90 and 140 or roughly 450/700 initially
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:19 PM
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Hmmm... looking at your suspension upgrades, it may be a moot point. I don't think those caster blocks are a stock set-up...
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by glenn '88 944S View Post
Car looks really great, but maybe want to replace that old yellowed coolant overflow tank with a new one or go to one of the stainless steel ones ! None the less, what a great looking job!!
Oh, and I really like that yellow paint ! Looks like Speed Yellow !!
Nice & clean! Love the hood! 2nd glenn on the coolant tank. Those stainless steel tanks look awesome. Great job, keep the pics coming!
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:38 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll do the tank... Remember this i just the standard rebuild at the bodyshop, we'll do most details in the workshop, but even I noticed it only in the pics. Must've been my eyes hurting from the yellow earlier today
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:40 PM
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Mark, here's more small detail....
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:52 PM
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Too cool.
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Tell me, do you have plans to upgrade the drivetrain at all to accomodate the turbocharging? Or do you think the stock S2 drivetrain will be up to the task?
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:18 PM
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WOW....!

That's some seriously nice craftsmanship going on there.

That body shop.....is it open to air like that 24/7....or are their work projects rolled in/out of a secured building at night...?

Props to the workforce on that one Henk, they should be commended....excellent looking car there in all regards.

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:22 PM
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I've got the 968 6 speed gearbox with Lsd laying around. Chris from Turbokraft says we only need to change the clutch and bell housing to accommodate a bigger diameter clutch. The 968 gearbox seems to be good enough for it. But I think we'll have to find out cos 500 flywheelhorses seems a lot to me.... That though is still a few months off. Plan to set her up as it is now with the engine as is, only modification being a MAF instead of the flap, a chip, K&N filter and the car is one with the "non-cat" option. We guess it should have 240 fwhp when running well.
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