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Old 03-20-2017, 04:17 PM
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Default Nothing like an 85║ day in March at the track...

A summer like day made it hard to say no to a day at the track. 1st time out at the local track in almost 6 month. With this weather, it was a huge turn out with all types of cars making it a great day and a perfect excuse to burn up a set of tires. Tons of traffic, lots of yellow flags, no point by's, just let it rip. A friend of mine had his 991Cup out and it was fun to give him a good hard chase starting on lap 4. The video is pretty good when you select HD 720P. I'm still trying to find the right spot for the microphone to eliminate the wind noise but its not easy. Anyone that has a good solution, feel free to chime in.

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:32 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:35 PM
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I had great luck using a lapel microphone clipped onto the rear license plate bracket with my old 996 C4S with a PSE hacked exhaust. With the same location on my stock exhaust 996TT all I can hear is the turbos sucking in air. I would imagine if you have a decently loud exhaust this should work pretty well.
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Awesome, I can't wait to get back on the track in April!

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Awesome driving- your car is FAST! What tires are you running here and what is your estimated weight with passenger?

Can't wait to get back myself- April 2nd ThunderHill
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Originally Posted by etchhead View Post
Awesome driving- your car is FAST! What tires are you running here and what is your estimated weight with passenger?

Can't wait to get back myself- April 2nd ThunderHill
Car was on NT01 275/35/18 and 335/30/18

Weight empty with 1/2 tank is 3188. I'm 180 and my passenger was 120 for an all up weight of 3588. I had almost a full tank which bumps it to a little over 3600 actually.


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That car looks mean and has a very fast driver piloting it! Is that a modified GT2 bumper with a 996 cup splitter?
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Originally Posted by Mike Roblin View Post
That car looks mean and has a very fast driver piloting it! Is that a modified GT2 bumper with a 996 cup splitter?
You have a good eye. That's a RUF bumper. It's very similar to a GT2 bumper but has a totally flat bottom to it. The bumper has T-nuts from the backside and the 996Cup splitter is bolted on with nylon bolts for easy mounting and removal at the track.
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When do you start to become concerned with water and oil temps? What setup do you have on there currently to keep things cool?
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Originally Posted by powdrhound
You have a good eye. That's a RUF bumper. It's very similar to a GT2 bumper but has a totally flat bottom to it. The bumper has T-nuts from the backside and the 996Cup splitter is bolted on with nylon bolts for easy mounting and removal at the track.
If you come out to Miller this year I'll send you home with a couple of extras, my buddy owns a manufacturing plant that makes large fiber glass and carbon parts. So he has his own molds for those splitters and even 996 cup bumper covers. Gave me a couple but they just don't work at all with my cars.
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Nice vid, lots of passing.
What wheels are you using to get the 380 discs to fit up front?
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Originally Posted by BauerR View Post
When do you start to become concerned with water and oil temps? What setup do you have on there currently to keep things cool?
Engine cooling is stock. There is really nothing you can do there. Porsche did their homework here. I don't have A/C so the small A/C radiators which are normally in front of the main radiators have been removed which does aid with airflow through the radiator cores. I am running two radiator fans (GT2/3 have one) to help with cooling when the engine is idling for cool down after a track session.

I have my water temp alarm set at 230F, engine oil at 270F, and gearbox temp at 245F. No issues. Been running like this for years. I'm at an elevation of 5500' where the air is thinner and thus provides less cooling. It's rather significant actually. We've run 24hr endurance races in our spec 986 and we are seeing similar temps. When I ran at COTA a couple of weeks ago which is basically at sea level, I was seeing lower temps with a peak of 203F on the coolant and 256F on the engine oil. Granted, COTA is a faster track but the altitude has a significant effect.

I run M1 5w50 and change it every 6-8 track days.
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Originally Posted by z06801 View Post
If you come out to Miller this year I'll send you home with a couple of extras, my buddy owns a manufacturing plant that makes large fiber glass and carbon parts. So he has his own molds for those splitters and even 996 cup bumper covers. Gave me a couple but they just don't work at all with my cars.
Thanks Park. I'll be there in September. You need to come out to our Club race in June 16-18. Lot of track time!

I like the 996cup splitter. It's made of thick plastic and is pretty much indestructible. I have 10 of them at home. My worry with the fiberglass and CF stuff is that its just way too fragile and probably wouldn't last too long in my hands.
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Originally Posted by 996TWINS View Post
Nice vid, lots of passing.
What wheels are you using to get the 380 discs to fit up front?
Finspeed F110RT 18x10. I also have BBS E88 18x10s and they work also.
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