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Old 12-17-2017, 10:56 PM
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Lightweight 996 C2s are so much fun to drive on the track. Combine it with sticky tires, great brakes, and a good track setup an the smiles keep coming. I think It is more fun than the turbo to drive.
Enjoyed reading about your build. It is going to be a beast with Slakkerís FS1. Let me know if you make up to Virginia International Raceway or Summit Point.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:14 PM
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911TTCAB, didn't you use tape to hold down your roof skin? What was the name of it?
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 911TTCAB View Post
Let me know if you make up to Virginia International Raceway or Summit Point.
We are planning on VIR this year. Myself and 4 other instructors are looking to make the trip in the springtime. 997 track car, 997S, Cayman S, a Spec 996, and whatever my car turns into....
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:45 PM
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Slakker, I used 3M VHB tape to hold down the carbon fiber roof. . I also added four bolts in the rack mount holes. Rock solid. The build thread is here: https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...rack-mods.html
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
We are planning on VIR this year. Myself and 4 other instructors are looking to make the trip in the springtime. 997 track car, 997S, Cayman S, a Spec 996, and whatever my car turns into....
Excellent. Maybe PCA Zone 2 on March 16? That might be my first event of the year if I can push some work stuff out. It is a really fun track.

Here is a video of my last session there:

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Old 12-18-2017, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
We are planning on VIR this year. Myself and 4 other instructors are looking to make the trip in the springtime. 997 track car, 997S, Cayman S, a Spec 996, and whatever my car turns into....
BEAST!...your car is being turned into a...BEAST!
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:55 PM
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Wanted to check the fault codes prior to starting any work.

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Old 12-19-2017, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Slakker View Post
Wanted to check the fault codes prior to starting any work.

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Were those type 2 over revs on the ECU before it became a 3.8? I assume they were. I have very personal experience that less that 300 Type 2 over revs can destroy a motor.
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Old 12-19-2017, 12:19 PM
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One alternative, I used a safety wire on the shift cables rather than a zip tie. Same idea, just a bit more sturdy and doesn't degrade as easily.
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:35 PM
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The type 2s are on the existing 3.4l. They are long enough ago that they aren't really relevant. I know about your experience and others that were very similar vs my track car which had 820 type 2. So I don't know how that all adds up.
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Originally Posted by Slakker View Post
The type 2s are on the existing 3.4l. They are long enough ago that they aren't really relevant. I know about your experience and others that were very similar vs my track car which had 820 type 2. So I don't know how that all adds up.
I think it all comes down to luck and wishes. It's amazing how the same exact set-up can yield different results.

This is an awesome project you are working on. Always like it when people figure out a way to maximize profits/minimize losses.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:59 PM
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Thanks Kris. I can't figure out if Blue Chip is taking advantage of my "free installation of upgrades" while I have it or if I'm taking advantage of him by doing my next build on his dime. But I'm pretty sure it's one of the two.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Slakker View Post
Thanks Kris. I can't figure out if Blue Chip is taking advantage of my "free installation of upgrades" while I have it or if I'm taking advantage of him by doing my next build on his dime. But I'm pretty sure it's one of the two.
Somehow, something is happening. Iím pretty sure Iím lending Slakker money and heís doing free labor - but heís also agreed not to pay me back - just give me back my car that only looks like my car but drives like a much cooler one. I think. I dunno any more.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:37 PM
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That actually makes sense. Hmmm.

Ok, got the first corner built. The dismantling of the old car and remantling of the new is taking longer than it probably should but better slow than sloppy. One thing I had forgotten is how much I hate reinstalling front Calipers. Even with taking the pads out it never seems to line up quite right due to the brake hose bracket. On my cars, one of the first things I do is swap out the brake bracket bolt for a stud and washer. For Christmas, I bought a set of brake caliper studs and bolts for my kids to wrap and give to me. Those will be going on the TT.

Front driver before with X74 shock and OEM LCA:
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Afterwards with Elephant monoball LCA with adjustable caster and camber along with an Ohlins R/T adjustable shock.

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Iíll tell ya - I have pretty high expectations for the new stuff. The X74 has been the best driving suspension I have ever used (aside from a 996 Cup) and is going to be tough to beat.
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