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Old 12-01-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Who's got the guts? 3.8l

This seems reasonable for a 997 crate engine brand new. It would make for a hell of a conversion if it is possible


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Old 12-01-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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It will fit, but it's a lot of work. FVD put one in a 986 for a guy. The thread is over on 6speed in the Boxster-Cayman section. I just read it last night. The owner says it goes like hell.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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Isn't RUF doing the conversions? You'd most likely need a later donor and preferably an S. Still would be cheaper than building a killer 911.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Thats what I'm thinking. A flagship porsche motor mounted where it needs to be mounted. Could you imagine how a boxster would handle it?

Say it costs 15k to convert a 15k donor car with a blown engine. For 30k, you would be running circles around 911s all day at the track.

Oh well, I will keep on dreaming on.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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Isn't RUF doing the conversions? You'd most likely need a later donor and preferably an S.
You are right, RUF does 987 3.8s. Incredible.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:29 AM   #7
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Dave the guy in Jersey that had FVD do the 3.8 x-51 conversion and I have spoke many many times about this. Let me just say that the tuning was a little more then dyno time. FVD US could not get it done so they sent the whole car to Germany on their coin. If you have a 987 this would be much better then a 986. If anyone has anymore questions let me know. As of right now the sc and the 3.4 and 3.6 on the later cars are the best choice.

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