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    New to Porsche - 997.1 6MT with Torque Boost and PCCB

    I just bought a very late 997.1 Porsche Turbo, $70k with the PCCB, added torque boost etc... I have only ever driven 2 Porkers, owned one for all of one day in the 1990s (it was an SC) and I had a crazy Apache girlfriend in Vegas who owned a 996 Turbo..... I really hated the clutches on the early 996 so am very happy with my new 997.1 which is light and happy to go.....

    I have had a few BMW's, Subarus and one narky TT Esprit 3.5 V8 which I really loved so this will be a new frontier pour moi

    I will drive her for 2 months then am adding a COBB tuner for a few months... then will go E85 / flex fuel and new exhaust... then maybe look at turbo upgrades...

    Picking this up tomorrow after the PCCB is checked and the PADS are replaced...... BTW I bought this and a day later found some great V12 biturbo CHEAP Mercedes for sale..... that may be the next buy or a leased M4

    "Party on Wayne"

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    This was my original thread sorry

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    Sick buy, I definitely want to own one of these at one point or another in my life. Cobb AP is standard, I would look into AMS' Alpha 9 package too. KWv3's/HRE's and you're golden.

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    Tune + Exhaust seems to be the standard, "Stage 1" power upgrade. After that you can stay with Stock Turbos/COBB and get some more supporting mods (Intercoolers, Fuel System) before going big power with new turbos.


    IMO, if I was gonna go big power (or even looking for some direction), I'd be contacting 1) @undercover, just look at their FB or Instagram shows how Garth has recently been very busy working some high power P-cars, 2) BBi (CA) who's been working a lot with COBB's Porsche development, they also use ProEFI and are run by very reputable people (Betim & Joey are former Porsche Race team members), and 3) Protomotive, who's probably the most established builder.
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    Congratulations on the new toy!

    They really wake up with a tune.
    Amazing platform that is even with serious power reliable.

    Good choice over the 360 which will is very expensive regarding maintenance.

    If you plan on tracking the car,get a set of steel brake discs and good pads(preferable PFC) to save the PCCB discs.

    Is in the long run cheaper and is not a downgrade regarding brake performance.

    Are you planing on exhaust mods?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
    Sick buy, I definitely want to own one of these at one point or another in my life. Cobb AP is standard, I would look into AMS' Alpha 9 package too. KWv3's/HRE's and you're golden.
    Thanks will check out Alpha etc
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Tune + Exhaust seems to be the standard, "Stage 1" power upgrade. After that you can stay with Stock Turbos/COBB and get some more supporting mods (Intercoolers, Fuel System) before going big power with new turbos.


    IMO, if I was gonna go big power (or even looking for some direction), I'd be contacting 1) @undercover, just look at their FB or Instagram shows how Garth has recently been very busy working some high power P-cars, 2) BBi (CA) who's been working a lot with COBB's Porsche development, they also use ProEFI and are run by very reputable people (Betim & Joey are former Porsche Race team members), and 3) Protomotive, who's probably the most established builder.

    Yes I have emailed undercover about other ideas before (the TT Ferrari idea etc) so would probably go that way after I have settled in at the various power levels.....

    I really want to play with it a bit and then do a Cobb tune myself when they have more maps and take the beast along slowly
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    My price all up was actually $79,000 not the $70,000 listed above, sorry, just noticed the typo
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    My price all up was actually $79,000 not the $70,000 listed above, sorry, just noticed the typo
    Beautiful car, congrats on the purchase. Sorry if I missed this somewhere in your threads, what year is the Porsche?

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    Congrats!

    Moved to 911 -> 997

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blitz535i Click here to enlarge
    Beautiful car, congrats on the purchase. Sorry if I missed this somewhere in your threads, what year is the Porsche?
    Build date 12/08
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    Ok, I picked up the new toy and took her for a quick spin (mild thrashing thru' the gears) today before the sleet/snow/crap started... effing quick car even at the stock levels..... the new brake pads are bonza

    Now the 6" of snow begins, so it will sit in the garage for a few days
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    Today, I researched (online) many of the Porsche 997 tuning packages such as

    EVOMS - clearly costed
    alpha 9 - clearly costed
    Vivid Racing - clearly costed
    GIAC - clearly costed

    Cobb tuner - clearly costed

    BBI - I could not find any idea of costing for the BBi as per the thread herein with the Cobb tuning

    Anyone know the likely install costs of the BBi package as per http://www.porscheboost.com/content....er-on-race-gas

    I am thinking I want to add E85 capability at some stage as per BBI
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    If you want to stay cost effective for now a Cobb E85 setup would be best. Have fun with that with some bolt on mods then explore various options. You have no reason to go beyond tune + exhaust just yet. Those will make the car immensely more fun.

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    Sticky - was just looking at options... found a mob called USP that does E85 conversions then through them found EPL in outerspace........ I mean Connecticut... they can do larger injectors for E85 on the stock fuel set up and a tune for a few gorillias $$$$.............. but I will drive her in stock form for a few months if the weather ever clears the ice and snow up here, then start a slow mod
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    USP does good work and has experience with E85 on this motor. EPL does good tuning from what I hear.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    Today, I researched (online) many of the Porsche 997 tuning packages such as

    EVOMS - clearly costed
    alpha 9 - clearly costed
    Vivid Racing - clearly costed
    GIAC - clearly costed

    Cobb tuner - clearly costed

    BBI - I could not find any idea of costing for the BBi as per the thread herein with the Cobb tuning
    EVOMS & Vivid Racing have a very "iffy" relationship in the Porsche community. EVOMS more just being over priced & over rated (not ignoring the Mayhem 1500 WHP car, but that's a shop/promo car not running customer shelf products) and Vivid for having questionable tuning. EPL (CT) has worked with AMS & USP Motorsports, tuning some of their cars (specifically Chris Green/USP's 996 GT2).

    Here's BBi's website/product listing, it was just redone and doesn't list even 25% of the parts/services they are capable of. It does however list remote COBB 997 tuning, so regardless of what mods you have installed they can remote street/dyno tune you. The car that BBi/COBB advertised running 10.8 @ 132 has the following mods (lifted from the user's sig):

    Cobb E85 Tune, BBI Catless Barcode Exhaust, Headers, Coils, Pulley, Wheel Well Air Intake, IPD Blankets, Y-pipe, Plenum, GT3 TB, 1k CC Injectors, Champion IC
    So basically it's an FBO/Stock Turbo car. Besides the 1k CC Injectors, I'm sure there's some additional fueling upgrades to run straight "E85 conversion" like Fuel Pressure Regulator/Pumps. I'm not sure how in-depth you've spoken with Garth about running E85, but I know he is very against surge tanks for safety reasons (in-addition to unknowingly aerating the fuel lines & killing your car), which is something that EPL + USP both utilize in their E85-Fuel Setups.
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    I am told by a few Porker people that the stock fuel system of the 997.1 Tubro is very robust and for my initial stuff can easily handle E85 with just upgraded injectors.....

    Thx Benzy

    Will be going to Hamptons tonight and it will be warmer tomorrow, so I am hoping all the salt and ice/snow has gone so I can go out for a long tester ride on the stock car
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    come see what it can do to my rb 335 lol
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    No problem, just a little jealous cause I'd love to have a 6MT 997.1 in the near future
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    I will check out the BBi website as well... before it was a blank
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    Drove this yesterday, very nice, will write up a full report tomorrow...

    Sticky - my webroot says this porscheboost site is "dangerous" as per viruses, not sure if someone is spamming your server, you may wanna check your security profiles
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    Drove a 600+ hp 996 TT from Morgan Hill to Marin Co., went to *** mph. The car is so smooth I did not know it was so fast. I prefer the torque of a V8 because it does not confuse me, it just hits me.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
    Drove a 600+ hp 996 TT from Morgan Hill to Marin Co., went to *** mph. The car is so smooth I did not know it was so fast. I prefer the torque of a V8 because it does not confuse me, it just hits me.

    Coming from the BMW world and then to a Porsche for the 1st time in 10 years is interesting... I drove this 997.1 on the weekend for 400 miles around the bumpy and windy Hamptons roads..... I actually thought the car would have handled better on the bends... quite "understeery" going in and then when you pound the throttle she surges into oversteer and has that laggy turbo "TALK"..... nice car but it will take me a few weeks to get used to even the stock turbo power before I add mods...

    For mind (DO NOT SHOOT me anyone for saying this) but the E46 M3 handles my area MUCH BETTER

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    The 997 also feels much heavier than I thought she would... still has explosive power on the str8 even in 480 hp stock form

    I was doing manually timed 60 mph from the line in about 4.2 secs, quickest was 4 flat but my timer is kind of old fashioned... so maybe 4.4 and 4.2 best
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