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Old 12-29-2018, 10:41 PM
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I purchased a cherry GT3 from a guy just down the road about 3 miles. I found the car on Rennlist and had a PPI and the deal was done in less than 24 hours from his posting. The seller and I still remain in contact. He's got a sweet Lamborghini Gallardo. https://rennlist.com/forums/vehicle-...oing-this.html
Looks like an amazing purchase. You got a killer deal on that GT3. Very nice.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_Seattle View Post
Now the car will be going to Cantrell Motorsports for maintenance. I am just not sure how to contact them as their inquire form through their website does not work and none of their emails are listed. It looks like I have to go back in time and call them on the phone.....
They're closed for the holidays but will be back 1/2 and my car is there now. [email protected] is the email alias, just take off the s in motorsports.

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Old 12-30-2018, 01:50 AM
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Nice to see the car is going to a new home and good to see another 996 turbo stay local. I've used Cantrell in the past for maintenance on my 996 turbo and highly recommend them. Give them a ring on the phone when they open again after the holiday. Colin and his team are great to work with.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:46 PM
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Scawt and B-Dub, thanks for the info and for the endorsement. I will contact after the new year. I hope everyone has a blessed and safe celebration.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_Seattle View Post
It is clear I have a lot more research to do. So much to learn about Porsches. I am super happy to hear from all of you. Thanks for all the input and information. Really awesome.
That's a wise thing to do...lots of research.

I joined Rennlist in 2009 and didn't buy my Turbo until December 2014. Lots and lots of research and reading. I didn't start physically shopping until mid 2014. I drove and rejected several cars, both stock and modified. The more cars you drive, the more you're learn. I ended up buying 44K mile stock car, but would have bought a car with light mods if the right car had presented itself.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by michalik.piotr View Post
And, no matter what anyone says.... its an AUTOMATIC. An old, outdated, automatic. Not some fancy PDK, doublesuperduperfasterthenastickdoubleclutch. Just automatic. Girls and millennials drive them.
I'm neither; this is an ignorant statement. There are many reasons why some 996TT drivers prefer an automatic transmission equipped version over a manual transmission version. Personally, with the paddle-shifter steering wheel I installed in my Tip equipped X50, it's perfect for my needs. YMMV.

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Old 12-31-2018, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by spooltime View Post
I'm neither; this is an ignorant statement. There are many reasons why some 996TT drivers prefer an automatic transmission equipped version over a manual transmission version. Personally, with the paddle-shifter steering wheel I installed in my Tip equipped X50, it's perfect for my needs. YMMV.
Thanks for the info, please tell us more about the paddle shift conversion. Do you have a thread for this?
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_Seattle View Post
Thanks for the info, please tell us more about the paddle shift conversion. Do you have a thread for this?
Thread detailing 987,1 Cayman S tiptronic paddle shift conversion, but nearly identical for 996 turbo tip.

https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-...onversion.html
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
Thread detailing 987,1 Cayman S tiptronic paddle shift conversion, but nearly identical for 996 turbo tip.

https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-...onversion.html
Great, thanks
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:11 PM
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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Great thread on a Tippy vs. manual trans:

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-any-good.html

Lot's of good points. The take home for me, the tippy is not bad and has some advantages.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:01 AM
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Hi All,

Thanks for your help. I did end up buying the 996tt. Super happy about it. I had a PPI at Cantrell Motorsports. Colin said the car is very good. It is much faster than a stock car. Everything is tight and handles like new. The bonus is the Bilstein shocks that the previous owner put on. I did have the wheels changed to the OEM turbo twist wheels. The car only has had some paintwork (on the aftermarket bumpers and spoiler), as expected. It also has a few small issues that I plan on addressing (left headlight bulb is out, driver's side mirror flipper is worn out, seat-belt cover and the trim for the cup holders). Minor stuff. It does not leak anywhere and DME is just barely in Ones and a few in Twos.



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Old 01-09-2019, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Jacob_Seattle View Post
I did end up buying the 996tt.
Congrats on the 996 Turbo.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:16 PM
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Terrific. Congratulations. The only head scratcher here is why is it showing range 2 over-revs on a tip? From what I've read, it's possible by downshifting going down hill or something of that nature, or it possibly has a tune, which I may have missed in the thread? Either way, nothing to worry about.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:14 PM
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Wonderful. Black and brown is a helluva color combo, too. I'm very jealous.
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