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Old 04-21-2019, 10:57 PM
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Default Verus Engineering Shop 987.2 Track Build

This will serve as a build thread for our shop 987.2 PDK. We are a small business that produces functional aero components backed with data and analysis. We purchased the Porsche to allow us to take our testing another step with some track validation/testing. We are currently not planning on competing in anything specific; more a reliable test bed for track testing our aerodynamic components and for having fun! We will also be doing a lot of maintenance videos to hopefully aid the community as we have not found much DIY info out there for maintenance.

Modifications:

Aerodynamics:
Verus Engineering 987.2 Front Splitter and Air Dam Assembly
Verus Engineering 987 Dive Plane Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Side Splitter Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Flat Underbody Panel Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Rear Diffuser Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Rear Spoiler and Rear Wing Kit

Suspension:
Factory Dampers
H&R Coils
Elephant Adjustable Top Hats
(Currently, sourcing coilovers for our aero kit, H&Rs and top hats are temporary)

Wheels/Tires:
Titan7 T-S5 Porsche 987 Wheels
Michelin Sport Cup 2 - 285 Rear, 265 Front

Si987.2 Aero Analysis


Back at the shop after a 4-hour drive to Indy

The car itself has 87k miles on it and besides the wheels is completely stock. According to the previous owner, it was his daily for many years. The first thing we did; we installed all of our aero. This allowed us to create install manuals for all our products which we developed earlier in 2018. The pieces include a front splitter, an air dam, dive planes, side splitters, flat underbody panel, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and rear wing. The combination produces an estimated 1000lbs of downforce on the vehicle at 120MPH.


Aero Kit on 987

The wheels had to go so we purchased some Titan 7 units in 987 fitment.


Rennline studs purchased as I find it easier to work on the car vs. using bolts.


We have a lot more maintenance planned before getting on track for some testing. We'll be updating the post quite a bit in the coming months and we're looking forward to getting on track and sharing data along the way!

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YES!!!! I've been waiting for this. I'm very interested is seeing your analysis on operating temps with the engine and pdk with your front aero and rear diffuser. Specifically airflow into the radiators and then any temp increase from "encasing" the mufflers. In for updates! I will be ready for aero this year now that the suspension is done on the track car.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by garfunkle View Post
We cannot make any promises one way or another currently. I'm personally really happy with how they came out as far as being non-intrusive to install and overall they look great.

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YES!!!! I've been waiting for this. I'm very interested is seeing your analysis on operating temps with the engine and pdk with your front aero and rear diffuser. Specifically airflow into the radiators and then any temp increase from "encasing" the mufflers. In for updates! I will be ready for aero this year now that the suspension is done on the track car.
Sounds good! We do not expect to see issues with encasing the muffler/exhaust; Gear One out in PA has been running our aero kit (very first unit produced) since mid last year with no issues beyond a set of ignition coils failing which we have heard is not uncommon with the chassis? They replaced them and didn't have an issue for the remainder of the year. We will be monitoring water/oil/PDK temps though to ensure everything is kept in check with our parts installed. We'll also be doing some back to back runs and see if temps change and by how much.

Since the car is new to us; and we have no idea the past service history, I am performing quite a bit of maintenance. Spark plugs were on the list earlier this week and it looked like the car needed it. Below is a photo of the spark plugs that came out of the car and a DIY video that can be used to aid other owners in doing it themselves. We also covered the coil cover with gold foil to hopefully prolong the life of the coils as the exhaust is RIGHT there.


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Few more maintenance items are taken care of. We changed the PDK fluid as well as the gear oil (currently mileage is 87k and we have no idea on the car's past history). We did a short youtube video on how we changed the fluid without the PIWIS Porsche tool. Overall I am quite glad we changed the fluid as it appeared to be dirty and now we know we have clean fluid for tracking this year. We also now know how to change it moving forward so we can maintain the trans.


We also changed the air filter, forgot to grab a photo but that was extremely dirty.

We are working on changing springs for the first track outing but we know we'll need some coils with some pretty heavy springs to handle the added downforce. Springs are a temporary quick solution until we can figure out what specifically to do for suspension.

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Pasm car? Go with Tractive. I’m running 650/750. Hope that will work with the aero
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Pasm car? Go with Tractive. I’m running 650/750. Hope that will work with the aero
Our car doesn't have PASM, but thank you for the suggestion!

Small install over the weekend, paddle shifter wheel instead of the weird button steering wheel.





My wallet isn't extremely happy but I am much happier with the feel and more typical shifting method.
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We finished the install of the springs and camber plates. It is definitely a more involved process than Japanese cars I'm used to. We continue to work with a few manufacturers on figuring out exactly what we can/want to do for coils. Video for a DIY install is below.


We then did a string alignment to get her ready for the track as well.

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you know what would be super cool? If you guys posted a DIY or how you wired a switch for the YAW sensor defeat.
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Nice progress, and thanks for sharing all the DIY vids! They are super helpful for the folks who have never done those types of maintenance before. Keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by Verus-Eric View Post
Our car doesn't have PASM, but thank you for the suggestion!

Small install over the weekend, paddle shifter wheel instead of the weird button steering wheel.





My wallet isn't extremely happy but I am much happier with the feel and more typical shifting method.

Some call it rice... and I'm not even a track guy but... Even in the mountains It love it. Get some thin red gaffers tape and wrap at 12 o'clock. Makes a big difference in visual point of reference/peripherals when going through turns.
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Originally Posted by higlesias View Post
you know what would be super cool? If you guys posted a DIY or how you wired a switch for the YAW sensor defeat.
I can honestly say I do not know what you are talking about; so I do not believe it is something we have done yet. But if we decide we want to do something like that, we can do a DIY.

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Nice progress, and thanks for sharing all the DIY vids! They are super helpful for the folks who have never done those types of maintenance before. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, we'll try.

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Some call it rice... and I'm not even a track guy but... Even in the mountains It love it. Get some thin red gaffers tape and wrap at 12 o'clock. Makes a big difference in visual point of reference/peripherals when going through turns.
Interesting; we may give that shot. The wheel is very nice! We are definitely happy with the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Verus-Eric View Post
This will serve as a build thread for our shop 987.2 PDK. We are a small business that produces functional aero components backed with data and analysis. We purchased the Porsche to allow us to take our testing another step with some track validation/testing. We are currently not planning on competing in anything specific; more a reliable test bed for track testing our aerodynamic components and for having fun! We will also be doing a lot of maintenance videos to hopefully aid the community as we have not found much DIY info out there for maintenance.

Modifications:

Aerodynamics:
Verus Engineering 987.2 Front Splitter and Air Dam Assembly
Verus Engineering 987 Dive Plane Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Side Splitter Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Flat Underbody Panel Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Rear Diffuser Kit
Verus Engineering 987 Rear Spoiler and Rear Wing Kit

Suspension:
Factory Dampers
H&R Coils
Elephant Adjustable Top Hats
(Currently, sourcing coilovers for our aero kit, H&Rs and top hats are temporary)

Wheels/Tires:
Titan7 T-S5 Porsche 987 Wheels
Michelin Sport Cup 2 - 285 Rear, 265 Front

Si987.2 Aero Analysis


Back at the shop after a 4-hour drive to Indy

The car itself has 87k miles on it and besides the wheels is completely stock. According to the previous owner, it was his daily for many years. The first thing we did; we installed all of our aero. This allowed us to create install manuals for all our products which we developed earlier in 2018. The pieces include a front splitter, an air dam, dive planes, side splitters, flat underbody panel, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and rear wing. The combination produces an estimated 1000lbs of downforce on the vehicle at 120MPH.


Aero Kit on 987

The wheels had to go so we purchased some Titan 7 units in 987 fitment.


Rennline studs purchased as I find it easier to work on the car vs. using bolts.


We have a lot more maintenance planned before getting on track for some testing. We'll be updating the post quite a bit in the coming months and we're looking forward to getting on track and sharing data along the way!
Hey guys, Scott from Fabspeed here. Super excited on the content you are providing regarding this build. Always great to see shops document and go into depth on aftermarket products, as first hand information for potential customers. All this being said, we at Fabspeed would love to collaborate with this build. We have some killer options for the 987.2 that I can assure will out perform the competition.
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Originally Posted by Fabspeed Motorsport View Post
Hey guys, Scott from Fabspeed here. Super excited on the content you are providing regarding this build. Always great to see shops document and go into depth on aftermarket products, as first-hand information for potential customers. All this being said, we at Fabspeed would love to collaborate with this build. We have some killer options for the 987.2 that I can assure will outperform the competition.

We would love the opportunity to work together on this build, I will shoot you a PM!
Hey Scott,

We appreciate you reaching out but we aren't extremely interested in power adders at this moment. We want to get the aero, suspension, and cooling all under control before we look for power. When we get to that point; I'll keep you guys in mind.

We did an install over the paddle shifter wheel! Overall a very quick and painless install.

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Glad to see your response to limit variables. I'm looking forward to the oil and pdk temp data with a relatively stock car.
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