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Old 05-15-2018, 07:09 PM
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We completed One Lap of America (it's the Cannonball Run but with track days) in my E39 M5. Loads of fun, but now we have the itch to do it with more car.

It's crazy but my 400hp M5 and the 345hp 996 40th are "slow" cars by One Lap standards. A 996TT with mods is about the most "affordable" car I can think of doing it with, so I'm considering selling the M5 and the 996 and getting one.

Ultimately it would need mods, but the key here is *reliable* mods not some sort of dyno-queen that can do one pull and then goes into limp mode.

I feel like I'm better off buying one already a little built, but I'm scared of trusting someone else's work. Building one "from scratch" for 600+ hp sound really expensive.

Thoughts?
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Ultimately it would need mods, but the key here is *reliable* mods not some sort of dyno-queen that can do one pull and then goes into limp mode.
I think you'll find few owners of those kinds of 996 Turbos on this forum, so you're in a good place for seeking information regarding your target car.
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Welcome and good luck in your search. With these motors 600whp and 600+whp are different levels of expense as the stock internals are good to around that level.
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Welcome and good luck in your search. With these motors 600whp and 600+whp are different levels of expense as the stock internals are good to around that level.
The target would be with stock internals, then. Honestly 550 would be plenty. I mean 420 would be plenty but with One Lap it's go big or go home!
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The target would be with stock internals, then. Honestly 550 would be plenty.
Then call or email Kevin at UMW.
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Cant wait for my umw tune to come. Hopefully this week!
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Then call or email Kevin at UMW.
There's a UMW car for sale on one of the facebook groups in VT right now...
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550hp and ~250lbs of weight reduction with typical suspension mods would make a fun street/track TT.
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Originally Posted by knfeparty View Post
We completed One Lap of America (it's the Cannonball Run but with track days) in my E39 M5. Loads of fun, but now we have the itch to do it with more car.

It's crazy but my 400hp M5 and the 345hp 996 40th are "slow" cars by One Lap standards. A 996TT with mods is about the most "affordable" car I can think of doing it with, so I'm considering selling the M5 and the 996 and getting one.

Ultimately it would need mods, but the key here is *reliable* mods not some sort of dyno-queen that can do one pull and then goes into limp mode.

I feel like I'm better off buying one already a little built, but I'm scared of trusting someone else's work. Building one "from scratch" for 600+ hp sound really expensive.

Thoughts?
I also have an e39 M5 and after driving my turbo the last couple of days... simply put, they are 2 different cars if the turbo is modded. Maintenance for an M5 is not much different cost wise, however the M5 can get a new motor and transmission for $4-8k, try that in a turbo....

If you can pick up one with quality mods done and engine diagnostics/data logging history, you could be $aving. Known history is everything with these cars. A manual trans rebuild is $8-15k, "refresh" is less and ambiguous.

Keep your M5 and 996 if they are sorted and add the turbo. If they are both needing attention, ditch them for a turbo
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I also have an e39 M5 and after driving my turbo the last couple of days... simply put, they are 2 different cars if the turbo is modded. Maintenance for an M5 is not much different cost wise, however the M5 can get a new motor and transmission for $4-8k, try that in a turbo....

If you can pick up one with quality mods done and engine diagnostics/data logging history, you could be $aving. Known history is everything with these cars. A manual trans rebuild is $8-15k, "refresh" is less and ambiguous.

Keep your M5 and 996 if they are sorted and add the turbo. If they are both needing attention, ditch them for a turbo
My 40th is rock solid and the M5 apparently is too since it didn't have any issues at all over One Lap. But I also have a 2011 Cayenne Turbo (which oddly does need a few things) and well I need to get down to 2 cars, not up to 4!
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My 6GT2 won the OLA 2010 with 550rwhp. Sadly for "us', the production cars have continued to improve and GTR was not far behind. It can be a great choice for this and just a spectacular weekend car. Buying a WELL built car is almost certainly cheaper than building, especially your first modified turbo. This car is near Supra/Mustang level of options and the ceiling is very high depending on budget. It has got to be THE best bang for buck super car if looking across all virtues. It can be an epic drive yet also one of the best Jekyll and Hyde cars showing great manners as needed. Has the look and pedigree at a reasonable cost. A 900hp car can still be drive-able and comfortable. I have taken it on The Power Tour at 2.75" ride height wtih heim hoints and 3 way shocks. I'm a old car buff with long hood 911s and vintage Mustangs, but I have grown a large affinity to the turbo in its multiple iterations. Do your do diligence and read here and 6 speed online.

The 900hp 6TT in my garage is so much more comfortable than the Grigg's Chassis'd turbo Coyote Mustang next to it. As wisely mentioned above, if you blow something up the replacement cost can be painful. P Tax is real! Its a great platform with a little room left for luggage on tours or trips.
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@LukeSportsman, when get to those very high horsepower levels, can you still run a six speed or is the Tiptronic the correct choice?
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:41 PM
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always a manual. since your in jacksonville go by stage 6 and ask dwight baldwin for a ride in his tt. they build monster srt 8 jeeps and his 996tt is no exception. he is on stock internals and built a solid car in just weeks
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You can do it with either. The Tip trans is actually rated to handle more torque, up to 1000 Nm, than the manual but the Tip will need extra cooling to handle the power long term.
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