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Old 07-20-2019, 05:33 AM   #1
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What are the best performance mods to add to a 2000 2.7.

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Old 07-20-2019, 06:39 AM   #2
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Simple.....

.....Diet and exercise and a good driving school.
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.....Diet and exercise and a good driving school.
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good tires, good fuel, and seat time.

But since that's the most generic answer ever, I'll also throw in:

1) Weight savings. The 986 is surprisingly heavy given it's size. (~2900 lbs stock)

2) Camber. The rear factory limit is about 2.5-2.7 degrees, which isn't bad, but the front is less than 1 degree.

3) Short shifter. This one, specifically: https://uniwerksdesign.com/product/bens-porsche-996-986-short-shifter/ Amazing quality, and lower price than most others.

4) Thermostat. After a couple of hard laps, we noticed the temperature creeping up. The car never overheated, but we figured if we can keep it down, we could. You can get a 160 degree thermostat, vs the 180 degree stock.

5 A full exhaust, if only to let the M96 sing her song.
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Plenum and 74mm throttle body, several ways to accomplish and I will not open the debate between them. FVD Exhaust, chip tune.
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Plenum and 74mm throttle body, several ways to accomplish and I will not open the debate between them. FVD Exhaust, chip tune.
Agee; these are also great for a 3.2 "S"
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N20....

I'll leave this here.
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Depends on what your purpose/goal is.

AutoX & track = Front GT3 control arms, tires, & alignment.

Going fast on highways - plenum, header, & exhaust.
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Besides good driving instruction and fitness, I would start with the low hanging fruit first.

A deeper sump to add some engine protection.

An under drive pulley is the cheapest 5 HP you can buy and will also protect your power steering pump on the track.

DOT 4 brake fluid for a higher boiling point and stainless steel braided flexible brake lines to replace the 19 year old rubber ones on your car.

A CG-Lock to keep the lap portion of your seat belt snug if you are running stock seats so you can concentrate on driving instead of bracing yourself.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:24 AM   #11
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What are the best performance mods to add to a 2000 2.7.
What type of performance are you looking for? Straight-line top-end? Stop-light drags? Or real performance at a road-course racetrack?

Or are you (like me) simply addicted to modifying and think of performance gains in the process?

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