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Old 12-09-2013, 03:34 PM
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Should be easy for any shop, have had it put on all my cars through the years.

Myself... No clue...but I promise I will cut ignition if immediately if light comes on...
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:42 PM
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The Cayman doesn't do it for me. What I like about the cup car and for that matter the Ferrari Challange is they are factory built track cars. I really don't want to have a converted street car.
I feel my shop is up to the task of servicing and preparing the car for lapping days.We have techs who are experienced in in both Porsches and competition prep. When I get totally up to speed around the local tracks I suppose I'll have to get connected with a specialist prep shop to transport and support me trackside around the country. As much as I really like the 997, I agree better to get a 996 with the ABS.
Are there any comparisons of 996 vs 997 with same driver around same track anywhere? Not just lap time difference, but what gear and braking distance corner to corner? I'm up in the frozen north for a few days on business and will get back to everyone who has kindly offered me direction when I return to the sunshine state.
One last question to stick in. I've seen a few videos of 996 cars with what look like sequential boxes where the driver appears to be using the clutch on up and down shifts. Is there a retrofit and if so is it any good?
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I am in the market for a cup car as well. I am looking for full track side support including storage ands transport - arrive and drive type of deal for PCA club racing. WHat shops do you gentlemen recommend in the south, south-east, and perhaps north-east of the county: meaning Sebring, VIR and Road America etc
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Originally Posted by tiara4300 View Post
The Cayman doesn't do it for me. What I like about the cup car and for that matter the Ferrari Challange is they are factory built track cars. I really don't want to have a converted street car.
I feel my shop is up to the task of servicing and preparing the car for lapping days.We have techs who are experienced in in both Porsches and competition prep. When I get totally up to speed around the local tracks I suppose I'll have to get connected with a specialist prep shop to transport and support me trackside around the country. As much as I really like the 997, I agree better to get a 996 with the ABS.
Are there any comparisons of 996 vs 997 with same driver around same track anywhere? Not just lap time difference, but what gear and braking distance corner to corner? I'm up in the frozen north for a few days on business and will get back to everyone who has kindly offered me direction when I return to the sunshine state.
One last question to stick in. I've seen a few videos of 996 cars with what look like sequential boxes where the driver appears to be using the clutch on up and down shifts. Is there a retrofit and if so is it any good?
As much as I love the custom built race Caymans I agree there is nothing like a factory built race car.
Since the Cayman is off the radar, I would suggest a 996 Cup. Trouble is, really nice examples are getting harder to findů

Would you consider a GT3 997.2RS with a full factory roll cage? (clubsport)
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:43 AM
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I am in the market for a cup car as well. I am looking for full track side support including storage ands transport - arrive and drive type of deal for PCA club racing. WHat shops do you gentlemen recommend in the south, south-east, and perhaps north-east of the county: meaning Sebring, VIR and Road America etc
Many good shops around, but have witnessed good experiences close to me with Autometrics.
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After getting to race an 05 996 Cup at Summit Point this fall, I say grab on. The car was amazing. Loved the action of the gear box and the close ratios. With each upshift, the car pulls hard. The chassis is awesome. I didn't even use all 8500 RPM and still had a blast. They respond instantly to driver inputs. At least that's what I found.

I don't think you can go wrong. Just do your homework, get advice from guys like Glen, and take time to find the right car.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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hey glen can you tell me more about crank pressure sensor,where its located and what the readings should read high and low spec.thanks
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hey glen can you tell me more about crank pressure sensor,where its located and what the readings should read high and low spec.thanks
I would defer to the shop you end up using.
Short version is that depending on the car you choose and engine that's in it, the location and baseline will be different for each.
Once you choose a car. Message me and I will give you a more detailed response.
Good luck on your search!
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Thanks everyone for your good advice and especially Tom Kerr for graciously showing me his car at Sebring last week. I think I have decided to go for the 997 and add ABS. There seem to be many more 997s to choose from now that the 991s are making their way to teams. I have a few leads and would like to hear from anyone that knows of a clean undamaged car. I know I'll need to up my budget and pay the price but I really want the right car. Please stay tuned as I'm sure I'll have plenty more questions and really appreciate all of the experienced hands here.
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Adam it was nice meeting you and glad to let you see the car

Glad it helped you get an idea on what would be best for you

The 996 GT-1 Turbo I raced had the full 997 cup duel master cyclinder no ABS set up and once the brake bias was dialed in braking was awesome and you may find no need for ABS

also car will then stay in class

Good luck!!
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