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    Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

    Well guys,

    I picked up my tuned up 996TSCab from the mechanic yesterday afternoon, and the weather cooperated (temporarily) for a quick "test" on the local roads-unfortunatly it was rush hour, so I couldn't really push it on the highway.

    My mechanic, as he was handing over the keys to me, with a semi-scolding, pseudo-serious tone to his voice, and a wide smile on his face said: "Shame on you for doing this to your car."

    To summarize, it's the EVO stage 4 package with intake and wastegate upgrades, EVO V-flow airbox (Venturi flow concept), Milltek 996TT/GT2 sport exhaust, and a GIAC engine chip good for 600 peak HP, 600+ lb-ft peak torque, using the stock KKK K24's boosted up to max 1.2BAR. The Milltek adds just a bit more resonance for a little more cabin noise (no problem drowning it out with a Metallica CD if I desire-and perfect since I didn't mind it sounding a little louder than stock anyhow-I was able to test it with the top down since it was clear and 40F ), and just a little more obnoxious sounding to the neighbors. Plus I changed the stock clutch to a Sachs GT1/level 2 street clutch to handle the extra torque (that clutch can handle max. 700lb-ft or 950Nm and my upgrade is rated at about 625lb-ft or 850Nm torque, so when the mechanic said he could feel clutch slip at about 4,000rpm's with the stock, I decided to go for the Sachs, but I left out the lightweight flywheel and kept the stock dual mass flywheel-I figured since I won't be tracking this car, I didn't "need" the extra throttle response or the extra noise ).

    But man, THIS is what the stock 911 Turbo S should have been tuned to-Porsche needs to be a little more "daring" and stop "putzing" around with their marketing geeks telling them to underpower their King. I found the combo. of the upgrade and the Sachs clutch a piece of cake to drive, and, man, the THRUST from 2,000-5,000rpm's is amazing, it's still got that little K24 lag, then BAMMMM! I had the PSM off and spinning the wheels of the AWD on the dry (slightly salted) pavement-and when it started snowing last night, I capped off the evening with some good doughnuts in our office parking lot. That upgrade is advertised good for 0-100kph in 3.8 and 0-160kph in 7.6 and the quarter in 11.4 on 93 octane with a novice/amateur driver, and from what I can feel, there's no reason to doubt those numbers-I just can't wait for warmer weather for better traction and some timed runs. I didn't have time to GPS it yesterday, but the car is civilized and bombastic at the same time, easily alot faster than stock. In street driving yesterday, the 30-80mph times were a blur as the car rocketed forward.

    We have hardcore winter back today and all next week ( ), so I'll have to wait until March to really time some runs. And so far, no electronic or mechanical issues from the mechanic's or my standpoint. I'll follow up with more driving experiences when the weather clears.

    Re: Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

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    Turbo Al said:
    Well guys,

    I picked up my tuned up 996TSCab from the mechanic yesterday afternoon, and the weather cooperated (temporarily) for a quick "test" on the local roads-unfortunatly it was rush hour, so I couldn't really push it on the highway.

    My mechanic, as he was handing over the keys to me, with a semi-scolding, pseudo-serious tone to his voice, and a wide smile on his face said: "Shame on you for doing this to your car."

    To summarize, it's the EVO stage 4 package with intake and wastegate upgrades, EVO V-flow airbox (Venturi flow concept), Milltek 996TT/GT2 sport exhaust, and a GIAC engine chip good for 600 peak HP, 600+ lb-ft peak torque, using the stock KKK K24's boosted up to max 1.2BAR. The Milltek adds just a bit more resonance for a little more cabin noise (no problem drowning it out with a Metallica CD if I desire-and perfect since I didn't mind it sounding a little louder than stock anyhow-I was able to test it with the top down since it was clear and 40F ), and just a little more obnoxious sounding to the neighbors. Plus I changed the stock clutch to a Sachs GT1/level 2 street clutch to handle the extra torque (that clutch can handle max. 700lb-ft or 950Nm and my upgrade is rated at about 625lb-ft or 850Nm torque, so when the mechanic said he could feel clutch slip at about 4,000rpm's with the stock, I decided to go for the Sachs, but I left out the lightweight flywheel and kept the stock dual mass flywheel-I figured since I won't be tracking this car, I didn't "need" the extra throttle response or the extra noise ).

    But man, THIS is what the stock 911 Turbo S should have been tuned to-Porsche needs to be a little more "daring" and stop "putzing" around with their marketing geeks telling them to underpower their King. I found the combo. of the upgrade and the Sachs clutch a piece of cake to drive, and, man, the THRUST from 2,000-5,000rpm's is amazing, it's still got that little K24 lag, then BAMMMM! I had the PSM off and spinning the wheels of the AWD on the dry (slightly salted) pavement-and when it started snowing last night, I capped off the evening with some good doughnuts in our office parking lot. That upgrade is advertised good for 0-100kph in 3.8 and 0-160kph in 7.6 and the quarter in 11.4 on 93 octane with a novice/amateur driver, and from what I can feel, there's no reason to doubt those numbers-I just can't wait for warmer weather for better traction and some timed runs. I didn't have time to GPS it yesterday, but the car is civilized and bombastic at the same time, easily alot faster than stock. In street driving yesterday, the 30-80mph times were a blur as the car rocketed forward.

    We have hardcore winter back today and all next week ( ), so I'll have to wait until March to really time some runs. And so far, no electronic or mechanical issues from the mechanic's or my standpoint. I'll follow up with more driving experiences when the weather clears.



    Congrats on the beast! Hope you can enjoy her as soon as possible

    Re: Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

    Congrats!

    GIAC Stage 4...what a GREAT package.

    Re: Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

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    Dock (Atlanta) said:
    Congrats!

    GIAC Stage 4...what a GREAT package.



    Thanks guys, and thanks, Dock, for your advice.

    Re: Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

    Al,
    Is there any way you could shoot some video of the exhaust? People seem to like the Miltek, but no one has posted any sound clips.

    Re: Tuned 996TSCab "Preliminary" Impressions

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    Shark01 said:
    Al,
    Is there any way you could shoot some video of the exhaust? People seem to like the Miltek, but no one has posted any sound clips.



    Once we get some warmer and clear weather, I'll try to put something together-I'm a complete bonehead/neophyte when it comes to operating computer/digital/cam stuff. Our Audi S4 "family sedan" also has a Milltek exhaust, so I could do a duet.

     
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