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Default Hello folks. First time caller, long time listener.

Just bought my first Porsche and joined the ranks here! Been on my bucket list for a long time. Iíve had a slew of German cars and through life etc, just never pulled the trigger. I looked at G models for a long time and almost pulled the trigger on some mint examples, but paid for a dream wedding for my wife so that got out on hold.

I was looking at 991s but they didnít seem to feel special. I was going to give up when I consulted a buddy of mine (who is a superb expert in Porsche and is a car broker for very high net worth clientele... in the likes of 918s etc). He told me to buy a 997 TT because of resale values, overall quality and driving dynamics. That was about a year ago and after looking at many, listening here, Iíve finally got it!

2007 Silver TT 3 pedal... the car is immaculate... stupid immaculate to the point I am going to be the worst owner itís ever seen (but loved more!!). 23k miles young!


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Beautiful car!! Very classy look to it! Congrats to you! On both the car and the wedding!
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Congrats! Nice car!
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You are going to love it, congrats!

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Nice looking car - go driving to enjoy it!
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congrats whats your first mod going to be?
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Originally Posted by sfbanchs View Post
congrats whats your first mod going to be?
Its got a mild tune on it already and Fabspeed Exhaust. Iím gonna do some wheels but dunno if I want to go 20s or stay 19s.... in my 20s I would have done the largest and baddest but in my almost 40s (one more week), I am thinking new Michelin PSS on 19s are pretty good for now and the ride is much harsher than my BMW 550i.
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Welcome and congrats!
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Its got a mild tune on it already and Fabspeed Exhaust. I’m gonna do some wheels but dunno if I want to go 20s or stay 19s.... in my 20s I would have done the largest and baddest but in my almost 40s (one more week), I am thinking new Michelin PSS on 19s are pretty good for now and the ride is much harsher than my BMW 550i.
how about that i turn 40 in august, were in the same boat, my TTs has 20s on it and rides just fine
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Originally Posted by sfbanchs View Post
how about that i turn 40 in august, were in the same boat, my TTs has 20s on it and rides just fine
Haha but what you donít realize is Iím 39 going on 60 LOL... I may do 20s. I saw some lower price point HREs that were pretty reasonable at $2500 a set.
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From my experience, if you have an active suspension, the absolute best value initial mod you can make to your car is TPC's DSC module.

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Originally Posted by lliejk View Post
From my experience, if you have an active suspension, the absolute best value initial mod you can make to your car is TPC's DSC module.

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Does that work with lowering springs?
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I am using it with Tech Art's branded Bilstein PSS9's and they are definitely lower. They key is having the active suspension module from Porsche originally. The difference was dramatic (for me). The harshness over bumpy roads and that funky bouncing when ripping around a corner filled with bumps is all but eliminated. These conditions are made even more noticeable with an aftermarket shock/spring setup. Short of going to a high end active coilover setup this is one of the best upgrades you can do for the money.

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Originally Posted by sfbanchs View Post
how about that i turn 40 in august, were in the same boat, my TTs has 20s on it and rides just fine

what tire specs are you running if you dont mind me asking? Any spacers etc?


OP --> Congrats on a beautiful car!

Enjoy in great health!
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My opinion, and I practice what I preach, is look at the service history of the car and Porsche's service intervals and if you don't have paperwork/receipts on it then it hasn't been done. A lot of cars with 10 or 20 or 30K miles haven't had anything outside of oil changes and perhaps brake fluid flushed.

My 2011 Turbo S with only 13,000 miles didn't have any receipts so I just did the full 60,000 mile service including all of the other intervals between 0 and 60k miles and/or 6 years.

It was close to $3000 in total but along with my Fidelity Platinum warranty, I am good to go for some time now. That's pretty cheap peace of mind.
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