718 Gt4 exhaust options

718 Gt4 exhaust options

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kman

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1,099 posts

175 months

Saturday 11th January 2020
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Considering a GT4 as my next purchase (I'm not allocated one will have to consider a flipped one), the one thing that kind of disappoints me is the noise - are there any aftermarket options that bring some noise back so to speak (like the 981 GT4)? Doing away with the GPF etc be an issue?

Twinfan

7,517 posts

68 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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JCR are doing a bunch of 718 GT4 and Spyder exhaust options.

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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kman said:
Considering a GT4 as my next purchase (I'm not allocated one will have to consider a flipped one), the one thing that kind of disappoints me is the noise - are there any aftermarket options that bring some noise back so to speak (like the 981 GT4)? Doing away with the GPF etc be an issue?
GPF is not removed in any of the current available options. In fact it may be illegal to do so and will almost certainly cause CEL without a remap. JCR and GAD engineering options are back box replacement x-pipes.

Sound won’t be back to 981 GT4 levels, but will be louder than 718 stock.

Personally I’d get the car first and run it and then see if you still NEED it. It’s not really a HUGE deal for the closed top GT, sounds ok inside imo and will allow you to run unrestricted on track, especially for the costs… not sure that they even add performance which is primary driver for any mod’s I’d do anyway.


Edited by TDT on Sunday 12th January 10:02

arcamalpha

967 posts

128 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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The pictures I’ve seen don’t show any sensors after the GPF so it may not cause a CEL 🤞

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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arcamalpha said:
The pictures I’ve seen don’t show any sensors after the GPF so it may not cause a CEL ??
After GPF is no problem, as per JCR and GAD

If you try to remove GPF you will likely have problem and at least CEL to clear.

Taffy66

4,410 posts

66 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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TDT said:
After GPF is no problem, as per JCR and GAD

If you try to remove GPF you will likely have problem and at least CEL to clear.
Can you post a link to GAD's new RS GPF Titanium exhaust if there is one.I'm looking at options for mine as a possible more cost effective alternative to JCR's version.

Twinfan

7,517 posts

68 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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TDT said:
not sure that they even add performance which is primary driver for any mod’s I’d do anyway.
JCR claimed around a 20bhp increase in their post on Rennlist from just the backbox swap...

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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Twinfan said:
TDT said:
not sure that they even add performance which is primary driver for any mod’s I’d do anyway.
JCR claimed around a 20bhp increase in their post on Rennlist from just the backbox swap...
Yep I’ve seen that, that why I said I’m not sure vs saying they don’t add performance.
Definitely NOT poo-pooing but I’d want to see a dyno, as sound only isn’t worth it for ME for the cost.
Of course the new units are titanium (and this is where the cost comes from) so will save weight… that is a performance gain.
People can buy what they like.

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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Taffy66 said:
TDT said:
After GPF is no problem, as per JCR and GAD

If you try to remove GPF you will likely have problem and at least CEL to clear.
Can you post a link to GAD's new RS GPF Titanium exhaust if there is one.I'm looking at options for mine as a possible more cost effective alternative to JCR's version.
J, I don’t think GAD have a solution for 991.3(GPF) at present. Not evident from the website or instagram.

www.gadtuning.co.uk

The rapid detailer

255 posts

148 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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Or buy a 981 and spend the £40k you’d save beer and women lol.

arcamalpha

967 posts

128 months

Sunday 12th January 2020
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TDT said:
arcamalpha said:
The pictures I’ve seen don’t show any sensors after the GPF so it may not cause a CEL ??
After GPF is no problem, as per JCR and GAD

If you try to remove GPF you will likely have problem and at least CEL to clear.
What I meant is that (I think) there are no sensors after the GPF; just the normal oxygen sensor after the cat. So if the GPF is removed the car may not notice.

TeoGT4

1 posts

15 months

Tuesday 14th January 2020
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Hello Everyone,

first post, I'm from Italy, 718 GT4 owner.

Did you noticed that the exhaust valves closing from 2.000 to around 4.000rpm ? Also if you have the button on.

Someone thought to try to keep it always open? Unplugging the connector as was done on old 997 GT3?

What do you think about?

Porsche911R

21,146 posts

229 months

Tuesday 14th January 2020
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TeoGT4 said:
Hello Everyone,

first post, I'm from Italy, 718 GT4 owner.

Did you noticed that the exhaust valves closing from 2.000 to around 4.000rpm ? Also if you have the button on.

Someone thought to try to keep it always open? Unplugging the connector as was done on old 997 GT3?

What do you think about?
EU regs. you can buy after market bypass button to choose what the flaps do.


Jonny-JCR

10 posts

31 months

Wednesday 15th January 2020
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Evo9lution

539 posts

104 months

Wednesday 18th March 2020
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TeoGT4 said:
Hello Everyone,

first post, I'm from Italy, 718 GT4 owner.

Did you noticed that the exhaust valves closing from 2.000 to around 4.000rpm ? Also if you have the button on.

Someone thought to try to keep it always open? Unplugging the connector as was done on old 997 GT3?

What do you think about?
A company called Sportec (near Zurich) has a plug-and-play module where the valves can be overridden so that they are always open. This is done via a remote in the cabin.

A video of this working can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3POaTkQm9b4&t=...

Not sure if similar can be achieved by simply removing a fuse though ...

Mad Scientist

472 posts

43 months

Wednesday 18th March 2020
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Can’t you just disconnect the vacuum hoses or something to keep them open all the time?

lagadmar

50 posts

144 months

Saturday 18th April 2020
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Hi, I have a 718 Spyder with nothing else to do these days I have decided to do the exhaust mod.

I am also going to fit a flap control unit as the flaps close at 2k rpm and don’t open until around 4 even in sport mode.

Does anyone know why Porsche does this? I am guessing either noise or maybe engine/torque control?

I would be interested if anyone knows.

Kind regards

Marc

Twinfan

7,517 posts

68 months

Saturday 18th April 2020
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EU noise regs IMHO.

arcamalpha

967 posts

128 months

Saturday 18th April 2020
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Are the valves accessible? They used to use turbo blow off valves which could be held open with wire. Maybe that’s still possible without need to fiddle with electronics?

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Saturday 18th April 2020
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Mad Scientist said:
Can’t you just disconnect the vacuum hoses or something to keep them open all the time?
Electronically controlled now - not vacuum.