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rmcconnell

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Hi All

Thanks for your help so far.

I am starting my search for a 996 turbo cab. Of course I would love an X50 in the right colour but in reality I will probably have to go for the 420bhp model. Which is still an amazing car and I would be happy to own. My budget is Gbp25K

I have read a great deal about the increased power options up to 600bhp but I am not in that ballpark.

I just wanted to know if I did go for the 420bhp what are the simple bolt on power upgrades that I might look for in the car already done or might look to add to the car myself. Also the costs involved. My last Porsche had various upgrades, nothing to major but combined they made the car noticeably faster than a stock car.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Rob

Chromed

69 posts

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The easiest and cheapest option would be a sensible remap .

Kananga

392 posts

39 months

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I would speak to the chaps at NineExcellence.

Great bunch, and what they don't know about 996tt tuning isn't worth knowing. All IMHO and I'm not affiliated in any way.

http://www.nineexcellence.com/

TJB996TT

6 posts

25 months

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I have the Stage 2 tune from Nine Excellence and would never go back. The car is transformed.

TJB996TT

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N.B. by "never go back" I mean I would never revert to standard. The guys at 9E are excellent clap
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rmcconnell

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Thanks TJ and Kananga

Thanks for the recommendation, i have read many a story in porscheworld about them over the years. What cost would I be looking at for a remap and what gains, also how long does it take them to do it. I live in the Channel Islands and will defintely be purchasing the car in the UK and might take it for the remap before bringing it home.

Living so close to France this will be the first right hand drive Porsche I have owned.

Thanks
Rob

bodgerben

99 posts

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Rob - as you're in Oz just looking at the 9E list will give you some ideas.

http://www.nineexcellence.com/performance/9ETuning...

Our car is currently Stage 4 - 9E30 (but with an Akro system not the 9E system and with the full monty motorsport 6pot and 4pot upgrade) all cars are different and may need extra bits n bobs so it's a bit hard to say how much. We've spent far more than the purchase price of the car with Parr and 9E - and it's in 9E for a bit of suspension work at the mo. I'd stick to the Porsche specialists - you can get a map and a filter from a chip shop (oh dear) but you need to find a tuner who does lots of 996T's and has a good reputation. We're extremely lucky here with quite a few really good specialists and tuners. I still need to spend a lot to get the car just right, but it's a keeper and is work in progress.

You'll note even Stage 1 with 9E includes uprated IC's - you may get an ECU flash that can give 490/510hp on standard IC's (even X50 or S IC's are not up to much) - but that will only be for a few seconds. Use it on track and the end of the first session the ECU is cutting boost as the temps are too high. Or use it in a hot climate.

So stage 1 is IC's, air filter, DV's, and a map - just get it done by someone who knows what they are doing - but I'd not skimp on the boost pressure check and GT2RS IC's - keep the intake temp as cool as possible. That should be about 4k inc vat (a little bit more and you could up the fuel pressure a bit and have some other goodies).


Edited to say - Sorry Rob - your profile says NSW Australia - but as you're close give Ken and the boys a ring and get a quote.

rmcconnell

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12 posts

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Hi

Just to clarify. I am from Jersey but live in Sydney these days. I am back in Jersey for about 2 months a year and will keep the car in Jersey. 996 turbo's go for $90k over here, which in todays money is GBP60k. And before anyone thinks of importing them, the government has it sown up tighter than a drum. I imported a 1966 912 when I came over but anything after 1988 is a no no. Cars are seriously expensive over here these days, thats a labour government for you.

Cheers
Rob
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