2011 Updates

I’ve been neglecting the updates to this blog lately.  Will post details soon on what’s been changed this year. Spherical rod end rear toe links Solid control arm bushings (trailing arm connection) front & rear New spring / shock setup Porsche GT3 upper spherical bearing mounts Porsche GT3 Recaro race seats New 81mm Pro Race Series…

315 Race Tires fit?

996 Track Prep – Race TiresOriginally uploaded by apex944 Yes they fit. I get this question a lot. The car is lowered to stock GT3 ride height. With OE GT3 wheels, no spacer and 315/30-18 Pirelli Corsa race rubber I have had no problems at all with rubbing. They do not stick out beyond the…

Instructing at Beaverun

Dei Weiße 911’s Originally uploaded by apex944 Beautiful day, new race rubber, and a full tank of high octane fuel. Summer time @ Beaverun Motorsports Complex. A great group of students showed up and we had a blast instructing them at the track today. The new Pirelli PZero Corsas really transformed the car. The old…

GT3 Brake Ducts – Take 2

Earlier we installed GT3 brake ducts to improve cooling. (Shown at left above) However since we drive pretty hard on a regular basis (while instructing at BeaveRun) it has become appearent that still more cooling could be used. This really came to light after we started running Pirelli Corsa track tires and began generating much…

Track Alignment

Now that the GT3 wheels and track tires have been on the car for a while it was time to take a good look at the alignment. So we headed over to our friend’s shop who has a hunter machine. After taking a look we discovered the rear toe was off and that the camber…

Fabspeed Mufflers

We’ve been running the stock mufflers / exhaust system on this 996 ever since we tried the muffler bypass pipes. Those pipes were fine for the track but we just too loud for a daily driver. So when the opportunity came along for us the grab a set of Fabspeed mufflers we took it. Nice…