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    997S Track Tweaks

    hello,

    After making some changes to my PASM equipped 997S (GT3 lower bushes, progressive springs, more aggressive geo, Pagid R29,...), I have a car which dives too much under braking and wallows too much on turns.

    My basic problems is that as I stand on the brakes at the end of a long straight (just went to Silverstone on Monday), the car dives, I lock the rear brakes, the balance is thrown offline, I then turn with momentum unchecked and have the car all over the place by the end of the turn weight wise, oh and my discs are gone and my tyres are nearly there as well...

    Parr were on hand to have a look at my driving "skills" and told me I am too aggressive under braking and need to stiffen things around by fitting anti-roll bars, re-checking geo which might well be off after a 5-6 trackdays, and think about Bilstein if I really wanted to get back the homogenous feeling which I feel my car has lost.  Before anyone says something about me, I do not know I ought to drive around the car and not the other way around!

    Of course buying a GT3 would make things rather more easy, but the question is does one spend £5.000 on Bilstein, anti-roll bars, brake discs + tyres or £35.000 to get the GT3?

    Any feedback, especially based on experience, welcome!

    JAG


    Re: 997S Track Tweaks

    I was going through a similar thought process, but decided against these mods. until such time I got some tuition in my car.  Having said this it really depends on what you want from your car.  If it's a daily driver, or a track car.  I personally would forgo the mods and leave the car as standard.  Get some tuition, increase your laps times that way first then think about mods after the effect.

    I have decided to get the GT3 and get a car for messing about in everyday.  The GT3 will become my weekend and track toy, albeit the track use will not be as much as I intend to use the car for the weekend and the odd trip to Germany. :)

    I think you are going down the wrong path personally, but spending £35k extra to get a GT3 is a bit of a dilemma.

    Track/Weekend Car - GT3
    Weekend/Daily user/odd Track Day - Current Car



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    Re: 997S Track Tweaks

    ResB:

    I have decided to get the GT3 and get a car for messing about in everyday.  The GT3 will become my weekend and track toy, albeit the track use will not be as much as I intend to use the car for the weekend and the odd trip to Germany. :)

    Excellent decision, Richard Smiley Seems we think in the same direction Smiley One can mod a Carrera as much as possible - it's not gonna match a GT3 in terms of "trackability" and the extra money is gone comes resale time. 

    Re: 997S Track Tweaks

    Already got tuition although you can never have enough, also decided to sell my car and get a GT3!

    Re: 997S Track Tweaks

    Porsche-Jeck:
    ResB:

    I have decided to get the GT3 and get a car for messing about in everyday.  The GT3 will become my weekend and track toy, albeit the track use will not be as much as I intend to use the car for the weekend and the odd trip to Germany. :)

    Excellent decision, Richard Smiley Seems we think in the same direction Smiley One can mod a Carrera as much as possible - it's not gonna match a GT3 in terms of "trackability" and the extra money is gone comes resale time. 

    Hi Achim,

    I was hoping to be in Nuburg tonight for a trackday at the Ring on the 4th.  Unfortunately, I have a very important appointment on the same day in the UK so had to give back word much to my disappointment...

    RMA have a track day on the 10th and 11th of November so if things work out I might give that a go.  Weather is supposed to be looking encouraging also, but it really depends on the outcome of my meeting on the 4th.

    The GT3 is the way to go, without a doubt and again, subject to my meeting it depends when one of those will land on my drive.... Smiley

    On that note, bed for me, to dream about flat 6's. :)  Big day tomorrow....


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    Re: 997S Track Tweaks

    ResB:

    On that note, bed for me, to dream about flat 6's. :)  Big day tomorrow....



    I keep my fingers crossed for you Smiley Though hate to say that there was perfect weather in the Eifel today (before you ask: no I wasn't there - my baby is crawling with winter shoes already Smiley)

    @ JAG007 Smiley

    Maybe there will be some good deals for pre-owned GT3s in the near future ? (let's free some of these babies suffering a poor existence in dark underground parkings of bank buildings) Smiley


     
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