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Old 09-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #41
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Oh yeah, you are using the 5 speed box. Is that a Torsen type, or clutch pack?
Yes, I am running the early 5 speed box for better gearing. As for the LSD type, not an expert - sorry, but maybe I am about to get educated here

It is an LSD with discs in it that you set....

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Old 09-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #42
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Yes, I am running the early 5 speed box for better gearing. As for the LSD type, not an expert - sorry, but maybe I am about to get educated here

It is an LSD with discs in it that you set....
What benefit does the 5speed gearing have in comparison with the 6speed?

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #43
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What benefit does the 5speed gearing have in comparison with the 6speed?

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In my case over here in Finland where the circuits are smaller the 5 speed box gives me the following advantages (in my 2001 Boxster S).

.- It is lighter than the 6 speed
.- It has a better ratio (I need acceleration rather than top speed) - We have only one track where I have managed to need 5th and even then only if I manage to carry enough speed in the exit in the corner before the straight...
.- It is cheaper to replace
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Are you running non-S wheel carriers and axles for the 5-speed? My understanding was you need to swap the axles and everything between 5 and 6 speed cars.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #45
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Are you running non-S wheel carriers and axles for the 5-speed? My understanding was you need to swap the axles and everything between 5 and 6 speed cars.
And some more

Yes, I have the axles and wheel carriers (we call them uprights) from the 5 speed (but retained the Boxster S brakes.

I also had to change the shifter cables and do some changes to the clutch, and some other small things to make it work...
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what's the cost involved to install a 5 speed in a 2004 boxster S ?
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:28 AM   #47
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what's the cost involved to install a 5 speed in a 2004 boxster S ?
That would depend on where you get the parts and how much you can do DIY...

You will need to list up the parts and then cost it out. I would not do it unless it was a 100% dedicated racing car and would be beneficial for your circuits.

I know Eric did it the other way round when he went to a 3.6 engine, and he also has said the cost is not small...
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:19 AM   #48
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Sorry that it has taken me some time to post after our last race, but I wanted to hold until the official results had been published. There had been some issues with the time recording for some of the cars in the last race, which were the 2013 season final. This has now been resolved and the results were published this morning.....

I WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP I came overall 1st for the 2013 season...

And as an extra bonus our team CoolCava Racing won the team championship as well...

The last race weekend which as I said was the season finals was held in Sweden on 7th and 8th of September at Mantorp - a really nice circuit to race on.

I must say a big thank you to my sponsors for their support and help during the season:
.- CCR Motorsports Engineering
.- Specialist Vehicle Preparations
.- Tarett Engineering
.- Highgate House

And with that the 2013 season is over! Now time to reflect on the season, decide what to improve on the car and get ready for 2014 (and try to find some new sponsors )





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Old 09-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #49
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Outstanding!

Congrats to you.

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Outstanding!

Congrats to you.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #51
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Excellent! Congratulations! How do you improve on #1!?
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #52
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Excellent! Congratulations! How do you improve on #1!?
Not sure, and you are not the first to ask Maybe, trying to protect my lead next year, to come 1st again????
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Yep, everyone will be looking to knock you off the top! Got to stay one step ahead!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #54
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Figured it was time for an update on this one

The season is over and soon we will have the big gala dinner with the official price giving etc...

On the Boxster, I am not planning to do to much during the winter. The normal full service etc, and sort out the front end. During the last race of the season, the front splitter failed and started to hit the ground - after a closer look, the side mounts had broken.

One option would have been to work on the mounts again and find a better way to secure the front splitter, but I was also having issues with getting the car on and off the trailer and wanted a solution that was more user friendly (OK, I just wanted a fun project ), so this lot is soon going to be arriving to the CCR garage










Now, on a related topic - I need some help spreading the word on this!! As you know I did a stupid thing during the 2013 season, I raced in a friends car (the white slant nose) and crashed it... End result was that I had to purchase it from Toni. I now have the car, and it is getting fixed and is up for sale. I need to shift this car to be able to race next season - my 2014 budget is in this car!!!

Can you all please help spread the word and see if we can find a new home for this one?

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Looking good! Keep the updates coming!
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #56
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The new front end has arrived along with the required 996RSR radiator ducting and mounting parts so that I can relocate the side radiators to vent correctly

All the new parts on the workshop floor ready to be installed...



I have done an initial test fit of the RSR front bumper and the part is a good fit, but shows how bad the A.I.R. fenders actually are. I have got RSR fender extensions arriving soon that I will need to attach to the A.I.R. fenders, but the joint between the fenders and the bumper at the sides is going to need a lot of work...



I also did not appreciate that the fenders on the RSR is not the same as on the road cars and GT3 Cup cars in that it has an additional section below the headlights which meets the bumper. I will need to fabricate a section to go here.



It is not easy to find details on the 996 RSR on the internet and I have limited access to parts diagrams, so some things are giving me some head scratching. One such thing is where the RSR front bumper is mounted on the underside to the car with two M8 bolts. As you can see in this picture, there is a gap between the underside of the bumper and the car - I have assumed that the frame part of the Boxster and the 996 RSR is the same at this location, and as such there must be a spacer or mount used on the RSR to fill this gap - anyone here know anything about this???

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Old 11-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #57
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Hey Kroggers - where did you get those headlight covers?

I need something like that for track days. These weird shaped headlights are a pain to tape-up.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #58
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Hey Kroggers - where did you get those headlight covers?

I need something like that for track days. These weird shaped headlights are a pain to tape-up.
They are from Porsche Motorsports - I can get you the part numbers if you want? They are the same ones as used on the RSR etc...
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:20 AM   #59
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Last weekend we had the 2013 season end gala dinner and award ceremony. An outstanding even with some great food and lovely people.

As a team we collected the "Best team of the season" award.



I have documented a retrospective look at the 2013 season on my blog

The remaining parts for the RSR bodywork to the Boxster should arrive some time next week, and then the conversion project can be completed...
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:31 AM   #60
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Congratulations Kroggers - well done!

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