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Old 04-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Macca View Post
Bill. If you think NT01 are good you will LOVE Hankook 221s - also called TD (you will have to hunt down a supply over there). Theres a detailed independant test using a 911 GT2 on the web which makes good reading (the test was in the States). The took the NT01 crown in the recent World Speed Time Attack comp....
I considered the Z214, but they don't have the sizes I'd want to use, they are hard to get here anyway
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:34 PM
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Hi Bill. The Z214 is a good dry warm track tyre but its essentially a slick. The Z221 (TD) has groves and is driveable in wider conditions. I agree they arent easy to track down but I believe the popularity is increasing in the States so hopefully a reliable supplier will appear soon...
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:46 AM
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good dry warm track tyre
That's really all I care about, Oh, and inexpensive is good too!
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:34 AM
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Hi Ken,

I used to drive on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup but Colin suggested I try Toyo R888 in 2009 and it was a good suggestion!

The reason is that they have about the same grip and life but when you are on the edge of the grip they let go in a much more forgiving way such that, me being not a professional race driver, I can drive the car on a bit of a drift.
The MPSC had a tendency to loos the grip in a more dramatic way and hence I felt it more difficult to catch the car. They are also superior to the MPSC if there is a bit of water on the road where the Michelins where a nightmare!
I concur with your findings completely. One Speed Championship season I ran MSC tyres on my 993RSCS because there were no other options available to purchase. At that time I drove the car to and from events and duly got the shock of my life the first time I hit rain on the road - I ended up power sliding the car sideways for around 150m on a dual carriageway as I fought to regain control of the back end of the car after hitting shallow standing water. How on earth these tyres ever managed to get an E-mark to say they are road legal is completely beyond me. Dunlop D02G were much better but the R888 won my vote for best all rounder.

For my Speed Championship winning seasons I switched to Kuhmo Ecsta V700 V70A because they were available in a different compounds, my choice being medium for the hillclimb & sprint events I did. The V700 are another very good choice (and fairly competitively priced) but do require the car to be set up accurately and need a smooth driving style to get the best from them. For trackdays you would need the hard compound version.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I run the R888 on my 968 but tend to take them in the back of the car, and you can run them down till there is nothing left in this way.

I'm going to start tracking the 993 now (Colin fitted a LSD last year) and I'm just about finished on the suspension. I'm going to try the R888 following your feedback (and they are cheaper than the MPS which is a bonus if you get a better product)
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:45 PM
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This will probably be my last post on this build as this 9m93RSCS is due to leave Ninemeister tomorrow morning and destined be on its first trackday by the middle of next week.

The boys have been busy all week fine tuning the suspension at our local airfield and sorting out a few minor glitches which we expect on a complete car strip. Fate smiled on us and we were able to find a day to work on decoding the 88 pin ECU to eliminate the secondary air injection system and all its annoying engine check light malfunctions. The 993 turbo DAMOS file came in handy (index file for the main ecu chip) although it took Wayne and me a while to translate anything suspiscious from German to English. The good news is that my final 50 mile test drive this afternoon proved our mission successful at both eliminating the check lights and covering the car with road grime.....
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:55 PM
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.... resulting in me spending the rest of the afternoon pressure cleaning off the road grime, hand soaping and a good waxing of the bodywork, but at least now it's good to go.

We and the customer have learned a lot on our journey, a few highs and lows but only to be expected on such a comprehensive build. It's been a pleasure to photograph the build stage by stage and bring the photos to you all, I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we all have?

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:46 PM
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It's been a pleasure to photograph the build stage by stage and bring the photos to you all, I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as we all have?

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... I'm already Jonesin' ... what's next up??
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:04 PM
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It's really looking good. Dream car.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:34 PM
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Forgot to mention, it weighed in at a nudge over 1300kg with nearly a full tank of gas, take the fuel out and we are looking at a 100kg reduction from the original Carrera 4, probably about half attributable to the reduction in trim and half to the C4 to C2 conversion.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:41 PM
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Awesome awesome awesome. Great build Colin. The car looks epic. Stance, wheels, wing, suspension, engine, everything is fantastic.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:08 PM
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... I'm already Jonesin' ... what's next up??

As in .... what's up with your new engine developments?

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:59 AM
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... I'm already Jonesin' ... what's next up??
You and Constance have a lot in common.

All in good time my friend, all in good time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:56 AM
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Beautiful car. Owner is very very fortunate.

Thanks for documenting the build.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:23 PM
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Car collected, ran the 700km trip home faultlessly apparently.

Three days later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkx_F...ature=youtu.be

Scroll forward to 2:24


And from inside the car:

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:07 AM
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Found this thread last night, just finished reading it this morning.
Another great rebuild on Rennlist. I can't wait to get started this autumn with mine!
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