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AWE 997.2TT Exhuast Solution; Quad Tips Now Available

August 5th, 2011 Comments off

AWE has just released their Quad Tips for the Porsche 997.2 Turbo and Turbo S models. These tips are compatible with the complete 997.2TT Exhaust Solution or the OE exhaust and available with your choice of Polished Silver and Diamond Black finishes.

Project Porsche loses some more weight.

December 3rd, 2008 Comments off

It’s finally time to begin installing parts on the camouflage Porsche. Our original plan was to install the complete K24/18G kit this week along with the clutch, however scheduling conflicts made us decide to hold off another week. Instead we sent the factory ECU off to Tony @ EPL to reflash with his modified K16 Map which includes both a brake boost feature and 2 Step. We expect to have the ECU back on Friday in time for another trip to Bithlo for some additional passes down the 1320.

Since we had to wait on the ECU to be flashed (in the coming months we will have in house programing available for all EPL products), we decided to remove some more weight. We removed the factory tank of an exhaust which weighed 57lbs. We opted for AWE straight pipes weighing in around 7lbs for the pair, an overall savings of 50lbs off the back of the car!!!

While we where at it we removed the factory battery (stock is 52lbs, the one removed was aftermarket and weighed 41lbs). In place of the factory battery we installed a Deka / East Penn ETX-30 battery and made a custom bracket out of aluminum to hold it in place. The new battery was 21lbs total, saving us another 20lbs off the front of the car. We will be using a trickle charger when the car will be without use for an extended time period, however we opted for the ETX-30 rather than the ETX-14. The 30 is about 10lbs heavier, but should offer a bit of security should the car not get driven for an extended period of time.

Total savings for the day was 70lbs. We’ll be off to the track on Friday with less weight, extra power, and hopes to get kicked out for going 11.5X without a cage. After that it’s more power, less weight, the perfect combination for a better overall car.

More Parts for the 996TT arrive…..

September 29th, 2008 Comments off

Thanks to Mike @ AWE, our straight pipes for the 996 project arrived today. Since this car is primarily going to be used at the track and mild street duty, we decided to save some weight and give the car an obnoxious tone at the same time. This setup should drop 50-60lbs off the back of the car, as always we will scale the car after the install and get some video of the sound during our next track visit.

Porsche 996TT Broken Front Differential

Unfortunately our dyno session on Friday did not go quite as well. We sent the car to an AWD dyno, and the rollers where not locked during a run, taking the diff out in the process. Lesson learned the hard way, but something we will fix and try again. We may convert the car to RWD for a short period while we locate a replacement diff and get it installed.

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