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    2004 GT2 Retrofit

    I just heard back from Porsche regarding a retrofit of the suspension and additional power. They asked me for my vin number indicating that they would have to look up what they could do for my partiular car. They told me that the the only difference in the suspension is slightly diiferent sping/shock setting. According to the Racing Department, the replacement of the MY 02 springs
    and shocks with MY 04 parts wouldn't create a benefit worth the cost of the
    conversion. The bad news is it is not possible to retrofit a Model Year 2002 GT2 with
    the 483 hp engine from Model Year 2004. "There are numerous modifications within the engine which don't allow a
    retrofit." I am not sure if I believe this, they may be doing this to sell the 04 model. There will be a release of the new tires for the GT2 within the next weeks.


    Re: 2004 GT2 Retrofit

    how many weeks is "the next weeks"?
    i assume the tyre is pilot ps2? i cant get them for my gt3 i hear for months.

    and do you know when 235 cups will be released so we can run cups on our gt2's?



    Re: 2004 GT2 Retrofit

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    I just heard back from Porsche regarding a retrofit of the suspension and additional power. They asked me for my vin number indicating that they would have to look up what they could do for my partiular car. They told me that the the only difference in the suspension is slightly diiferent sping/shock setting. According to the Racing Department, the replacement of the MY 02 springs
    and shocks with MY 04 parts wouldn't create a benefit worth the cost of the
    conversion. The bad news is it is not possible to retrofit a Model Year 2002 GT2 with
    the 483 hp engine from Model Year 2004. "There are numerous modifications within the engine which don't allow a
    retrofit." I am not sure if I believe this, they may be doing this to sell the 04 model. There will be a release of the new tires for the GT2 within the next weeks.





    Tom, give them some time to adapt.
    The new GT2 isn't even out yet.;)
    It always takes time until internal information travels at Porsche.
    However I heard the same thing, that the power plus on the MY2004 car isn't only achieved by Motronics mods only.
    Adapting the suspension shouldn't be too easy either (or should I say "cheap" instead? ).

    My personal advise to current GT2 owners: stay relaxed, enjoy your cars and wait for the next generation Turbo/GT2. For people who don't own a GT2 yet, the new MY2004 is surely a very nice piece of car.

    Re: 2004 GT2 Retrofit

    Am anxious to hear, any new news regarding the ability to retrofit the higher horsepower parts to my 2002 GT2?
    Dark Knight
    www.911gt2.com

    Re: 2004 GT2 Retrofit

    Don't expect to be able to. The two most likely areas
    of performance gain are programming changes and
    alterations to the details of the variocam actuation.
    If the X50 option is a precedent, Porsche won't be
    enthusiastic about providing retrofits for the GT2 either.
    Note that Porsche is trying to make the GT2 more
    attractive for the next year, and they would be taking
    wind out of their own sails if they claimed more power for
    '04, but also said that previous cars could be easily
    upgraded by a chip reprogram.
    Nevertheless, if you want more power, it's easily
    available from domestic tuners.
    Joe

     
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