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Old 12-12-2019, 01:23 AM   #81
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I understand that the engine will need to be lowered quite a bit to fit the 996-intake, but if one where to manufacture a tailored engine cover with more clearance? Would that work? Or are there also fitting issues at the outside edge of the engine cover? One would have to sacrifice the subwoofer, but thats rarely used on a track inspired car anyhow.


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Old 12-12-2019, 10:11 AM   #82
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While I do believe it added a bit of top end power, I'm not sure its worth the trouble as the lower ground clearance and work involved. If you want the absolute last hp, do it, otherwise I'm not convinced.

I would be surprised if it didn't lose some low RPM torque.
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One more thought on this topic..

I understand that the engine will need to be lowered quite a bit to fit the 996-intake, but if one where to manufacture a tailored engine cover with more clearance? Would that work? Or are there also fitting issues at the outside edge of the engine cover? One would have to sacrifice the subwoofer, but thats rarely used on a track inspired car anyhow.
My clearance issue was with the front lip of the engine bay, not the cover itself. That said, you can (and I do) run the engine cover from a cayman or 987 boxster. Its higher up though, so unless you hollow out your carpeted cover, it will not fit well.
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I would be surprised if it didn't lose some low RPM torque.
possibly. I don't spend much time below 5k though, so it wasn't a huge concern for me.
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possibly. I don't spend much time below 5k though, so it wasn't a huge concern for me.
I have all the parts from a 2002 996 intake for sale if anyone wants to make the conversion.

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