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Old 07-06-2019, 02:09 PM
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Have had a TTS for six months. May seem a bit crazy but, bored already. Itís a great car. But really canít be pushed on anything but a track. So, Iím looking to get into something more visceral. From everything Iíve read, a manual 997 GT3 RS would fit the bill.

Been reading the forum and starting to shop. Trying to decide between 3.6 and 3.8. Not looking for a collectors car. The car will be tracked lightly but mainly used as a canyon carver. Is there enough of a difference between the 3.6 and 3.8 in real world driving to justify the price difference? Also, any known problems or specific things I should watch out for as I start my search (other than the coolant pipe issue and over revs)?

Thanks very much.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:44 PM
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Both are great cars. 3.8 is going to have a bit more power and torque and many would consider the 997.2 GT3 RS, just about as good as it gets. The only other thing you need to watch for on the 3.8 cars are the cam adjuster bolts backing out. Someone should be able to chime in more on this subject.
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Some like 997.1 RS, some like 997.2 RS. Appearance plays a role, but so do the changes in car. The extra tq in the 997.2 and its suspension makes a noticeable difference. Different animals but plenty hold the 997.2 RS right under the 997 4.0. My money will go towards a 997.2 RS
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Iím leaning towards a 997.1 at this point. Prefer the looks. Like the price point. One of the benefits of buying a 997.1 is that it leaves me with enough of a budget to customize the suspension and possibly engine to my specific ďneedsĒ. If I feel it needs more HP or Torque, it may get the Sharkwerks 3.9 treatment. Speaking of which, would love feedback on the 3.9 from anyone who has bit the bullet.

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My two cents...

If you are serious about a 3.9 or similar engine work, the better economics are a high mileage non-RS GT3. The RS premium will evaporate when you touch the engine.
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Agreed, to a point. Thatís why Iím looking for a 20kish mile GT3 RS. No interest in a collectors car/garage Queen. Given that I am going to drive the car (thatís the whole point) seems silly to pay a low-mileage premium.
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Originally Posted by Boisecar View Post
Iím leaning towards a 997.1 at this point. Prefer the looks. Like the price point. One of the benefits of buying a 997.1 is that it leaves me with enough of a budget to customize the suspension and possibly engine to my specific ďneedsĒ. If I feel it needs more HP or Torque, it may get the Sharkwerks 3.9 treatment. Speaking of which, would love feedback on the 3.9 from anyone who has bit the bullet.

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Your making a smart move.
The 997.1 is a much nicer looking car than the 2, especially when you look at the wings, the 1 is more tasteful.
Plenty of power and amazing balance, you won't look back.

Keep us posted on your acquisition.
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I think a .1 GT3RS with 20-40k miles should be a bit easier to find, and could probably pick it up for $120-140k.
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Originally Posted by Boisecar
Have had a TTS for six months. May seem a bit crazy but, bored already. Itís a great car. But really canít be pushed on anything but a track. So, Iím looking to get into something more visceral. From everything Iíve read, a manual 997 GT3 RS would fit the bill.

Been reading the forum and starting to shop. Trying to decide between 3.6 and 3.8. Not looking for a collectors car. The car will be tracked lightly but mainly used as a canyon carver. Is there enough of a difference between the 3.6 and 3.8 in real world driving to justify the price difference? Also, any known problems or specific things I should watch out for as I start my search (other than the coolant pipe issue and over revs)?

Thanks very much.
I think they are noticeably different cars in a lot of ways and I love them both for different reasons. I think the 7.1rs is my fav fun street car of all time. Just enough power but not too much. Car dances around plenty. I love it. 7.2 considerably more capable car especially on track; not necessarily more fun on street and I give a BIG to the 7.1's on looks but that's purely subjective.

I have a 7.1 and "technically a 7.2" (4.0). You can't go won't. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Boisecar View Post
Iím leaning towards a 997.1 at this point. Prefer the looks. Like the price point. One of the benefits of buying a 997.1 is that it leaves me with enough of a budget to customize the suspension and possibly engine to my specific ďneedsĒ. If I feel it needs more HP or Torque, it may get the Sharkwerks 3.9 treatment. Speaking of which, would love feedback on the 3.9 from anyone who has bit the bullet.

Thanks again.
I currently own a 3.9 gt3. Prior was a 997.1rs. And before that a 997.2rs. The 3.9 has much more torque down low, pulls harder and doesn't let up. It just wants to be revved and doesnt run out of steam (not saying the stock .1 or 2 runs out of steam). Hands down noticeably faster.
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I owed a .1 GT3 and today have a .2 GT3 with a 2011 GT3RS engine. The hp between the two is huge. I'd search for a higher mileage .2 RS and buy.
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I could be wrong but when I was on the hunt for an RS I couldn't find any .1 cars with factory carbon buckets so that swayed me a little bit to the later iteration.
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I could be wrong but when I was on the hunt for an RS I couldn't find any .1 cars with factory carbon buckets so that swayed me a little bit to the later iteration.
You are correct, they were not available in the US on the 1.
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That and the power may push me towards a .2. However, I have not driven one yet. Need to get my hands on one and check the handling.
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