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Old 04-12-2007, 03:02 AM
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After years with 911s and other Pcars, I decided I would get the most beautiful car they ever made. I can say that, can't I. The trouble is I feel that the performance is in terms of power is lacking. Lotsa revs are needed to get it to launch wiht any sort of oompf and the power band seems short. WHile I could be convinced of its 280hp I wonder about torque. Considering the cubes it should squat and jump. Chip, headers, K&N?
I did a search and came up wiht little.
Please do not jump on me. I think the car is marvellous and handles like a dream but I have tended to lean towards being pressed back in the seat.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:22 AM
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The 3.6 in the 993 is very well designed, and has had a long time to mature. Hence, getting more oomph from one is not a very cost effective proposition. If cost is no object, and you want to keep things NA, you could investigate outfits like Ninemeister in the UK. You COULD bolt on a supercharger, but I for one am not a big fan of increasing the output of a higher mileage car by 30 % or more.

The cheapest and safest way would be to sell it and look for a TT.

But that's just my 2c.

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:09 AM
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One very popular option we find is to revise the gearing in these cars. The up side is the engine is not stressed any more than it was designed to be and the acceleration difference can be amazing if the gearing is done well. We usually change gears 3-6 to yield a more useful top speed and much stronger acceleration in the area most drivers spend 90% of their time. This can also be done without requiring the removal of the engine on c2 based cars as well....just another perspective.

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:13 AM
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I had my supercharger put on shortly after I bought my 1996 993.... it only had 22,000 miles on the clock. I am very pleased with the results and improved drivability, torque from idle on up. If you can drop about $15k for the sc, I say go for it. I don't think you would be disapointed. Find someone with this set up and ask for a ride. Mine is still in the body shop.

Good Luck!!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:09 PM
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I agree with posts #2 & 3. In that order.
Good luck with your decision. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:46 PM
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Guys! Thanks for not ripping me a new one. On one of the other lists, when you stated one thing that could be interpreted as a shortcoming you got your head handed to you. SInce I love my 26mpg, I will opt for the gearing. On the open road it will retain mileage and I can tell german transaxle here in town, who does trannies for shops all over the NA to give me some jump 30-70 mph. WIll keep you posted as to costs and progress. etc.
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Another option would be a lighter FW. No power increase but quicker 'spool up'.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 99three
Another option would be a lighter FW. No power increase but quicker 'spool up'.
Agree. If you're going to spend the money to regear 2-6 or 3-6, then switch to an RS flywheel while you're in there. There is an effective increase in power due to lower rotating mass. Nicer for heel & toe too!
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Regarding the gear changes: I like the stock ratios for 6th - good cruising RPM & MPG. How difficult would it be to change just 2-5??
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A common approach to save $$ over a 2-6 replacement is to move fifth gear to the six position and replace 2-5. I'm sure if you want to replace 2-5 and leave 6th as an highway gear, that would work fine.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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What's the cost to replace the gears?
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Prohibitive. Guesstimate 1k/gear net parts/labour/fluids when all is said and done.
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