Posts Tagged ‘Turbo Porsche’

ACT Helps Get Porsche Power Down to the Ground

May 19th, 2010 Comments off

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released their new high performance clutch kits and components for the later Porsche 911 Pull Type applications. ACT’s new clutch kit for the Porsche 911 (964, 993, 996, & 997) feature a Heavy Duty or Xtreme Pressure Plate that incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear, a CNC machined forged cover and provides a 20% to 88% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

The ACT Street Clutch Kit combines the Heavy Duty or Xtreme Pressure Plate and a Performance Organic Street Disc, a disc that features special performance organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel backed linings for high burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement, significantly improved durabil¬ity and increases the torque capacity of either 689 or 787 ft. lbs of torque depending on your pressure plate selection.

ACT Race Clutch Kits will hold either 882 or 1008 ft. lbs. of torque depending upon your pressure plate selec¬tion. Cerametallic Xtreme Discs are available in a 6 puck unsprung hub design and are very durable while allow¬ing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Discs are for high power engines and recommended for track use only.

Check out all the ACT Porsche applications.

Project 996TT Goes on an Initial Diet

September 17th, 2008 Comments off

Next on the list was to get rid of some dead weight. We pulled the car into the shop and put our trusty Accuset scales to work. We made sure the car had a full tank of gas after our roadtrip, making sure we had consistent fuel weights included for future sessions.

We carefully place the scales under the lift and lowered the car down to get a base weight.

Total : 3,476lbs LF 679 / RF 653 / LR 1071 / RR 1073

We popped the hood and removed the spare tire and existing tools, as they likely won’t fit our future BBK and we have some HRE’s on the way.

Total : 3,437 LF 649 / RF 633 / LR 1081 / RR 1074
A 39lb drop in weight off the front of the car.

Next up we grabbed a few wrenches and removed the disc changer, rear seat, and floormats.

The end result was a total weight loss of 74lbs. Not bad for less than a half hours work and no money spent.