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Old 03-15-2019, 02:23 PM
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hello everyone,

After a dalliance with a GT4, I am stepping up to a used GT3 (2014). I primarily am doing autocross and will do 2-3 DE events a year.

The car I am purchasing is local: it has 19,000 miles and around 8,000 track miles. The previous owner runs intermediate group and said he has not done a hub service, but he is the 2nd owner and only put 1,500 track miles on it. All other services are up to date.

How do I know if I am due for a service? At our first event (where I drove the car before purchasing), it passed inspection. Is the 6,000 mile service a strict rule? My mechanic (who services a lot of 996 and 997 GT3s) thinks it isn't yet necessary. One of my new track buddies has a garage where he keeps his 964 and E36 track cars in good shape, so hopefully we can work on it at his place.

This is gonna be fun!
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8000 true track miles means its time for center lock replacement. That's part of the scheduled maintenance.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Congrats!
I'd definitely change out the hubs for peace of mind. If 6k is what Porsche recommended as the interval play it safe and do it ASAP. You can't test the metallurgical effects of track use from a casual glance, so there is probably a reason they specify 6k miles rather than a visual inspection.
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6K of track miles is the interval for the rear hubs, 12K for the front (which means both at 12k obviously)

FWIW - I think you're looking at $5K for the rears at the 6K interval. (Best guess from what I understand)
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Christy it cant hurt to look at the 2014 GT3 for sale at Porsche Perimeter it has less miles and is a certified car and priced aggressive. Tyler the salesman there is also a Rennlist member and track enthusiast. Good luck regardless !!
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this car is more complicated and it's more important to focus on a fastidious maintenance schedule. definitely do the hubs.
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Originally Posted by Sleepy996 View Post
Christy it cant hurt to look at the 2014 GT3 for sale at Porsche Perimeter it has less miles and is a certified car and priced aggressive. Tyler the salesman there is also a Rennlist member and track enthusiast. Good luck regardless !!
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Change all hubs, center lock nuts and have a full nut and bolt to spec torque all the suspense and mounts.
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The cost can be extreme missing the hub service.
Well worth the time and effort!
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Aren't there better examples on the market for similar money? Buy the best car you can afford.
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Originally Posted by n3rd View Post
Aren't there better examples on the market for similar money? Buy the best car you can afford.
I don't know!

This is a buddy deal car. He wants me to have it. $100k and it makes his life easier

What do these normally go for? I hope to get $80,000 for my GT4
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Originally Posted by C.J. Ichiban View Post
this car is more complicated and it's more important to focus on a fastidious maintenance schedule. definitely do the hubs.
Originally Posted by tstafford View Post
6K of track miles is the interval for the rear hubs, 12K for the front (which means both at 12k obviously)

FWIW - I think you're looking at $5K for the rears at the 6K interval. (Best guess from what I understand)
^ heed their advice
so first guy ran 6500 track miles
skipping scheduled track service
your guy runs another 1500 track miles , ignoring or ignorant of needed track service schedule,
sounds,sketchy to me on the cars maintenance program or lack thereof, I would be cautious without
paper trail , otherwise figure 4 locks and rear hubs , Rotors/pads ? oil sample
report on motor ? ....etc.
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Man for &100k then you need to do all the extra stuff plus 8000 miles is A LOT of track miles plus then it is a 14. I would spend the extra to get a non tracked 15 or 16 for a little more money. Sounds like you are embarking down a money pit.
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Default recommended maintenance for center lock wheels/hubs/locks

Originally Posted by tstafford View Post
6K of track miles is the interval for the rear hubs, 12K for the front (which means both at 12k obviously)

FWIW - I think you're looking at $5K for the rears at the 6K interval. (Best guess from what I understand)
---- where is this recommended maintenance for the center lock wheels listed?
I don't see it on this basic recommended maintenance checklist:
https://www.leithporsche.com/assets/.../gt315-16m.pdf
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LOL! Answered my own question by another quick search:

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