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Old 09-22-2020, 09:09 AM   #81
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I can promise that the first start is going to be extensively recorded.

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Old 09-22-2020, 06:56 PM   #82
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but I'm convinced that we'll end up with 3 1/2 neautral gears before we have to worry about the bolts on the back breaking out. Or we'll just snap the whole case in half. Whatever comes first.


Best quote ever.


Thats exactly my thoughts on my 5 speed. And who cares they are SOOOO Cheap (as compared to other Porsche transmissions)


Gear drives on each wheel if the axle angle is too much. It would suck power like Dracula but it would sound MEAN.
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:46 PM   #83
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It runs.
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Wow! Congrats.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:11 PM   #85
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So cool! Well done!

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Old 09-28-2020, 05:50 PM   #86
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That sounds absolutely incredible! Well done!
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:38 PM   #87
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I wish I could just upload the videos directly to here, like pictures do, but oh well.

First pulls on the road. Cooling system still needs some refinement, but for now, it's enough to make the block.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFvCAgpnurd/

Barely tap the gas, and the rears light up. This thing is an animal.

Oh, and disregard the stalling. The clutch is..... "fun".
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Ok i need this. Damn that sounds good
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Old 09-29-2020, 06:54 PM   #89
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Dude, that Maserati .... I'm no fan of italian engineering, but MAN they make a good sounding intake/exhaust note. \m/



Well, I guess you just made me more confident in my trans.


LOVE the car man!!!
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:45 PM   #90
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Decided the radiator mounted on the cage wasn't getting good enough airflow, so it's been relocated. Also tied the OEM radiators into it, so the coolant now goes back through the big one, then all the way forward into the two OEM radiators, then back to the engine. Installed a small booster pump to make sure it flows all the way. Pretty sure it won't overheat as quickly now.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:50 PM   #91
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Ever seen 315x17 tires on a 986?





Fat as hell. Some fender flares are in order, I think.

Also, put some mufflers on. The open exhaust was glorious, but the sheer volume was just way too much to be driving around on the road. Two 3" Borla Pro XS solved that issue. Looks a bit goofy, but I love it. Because racecar.



Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention; the new radiator setup works, and she's running nice and cool.

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Old 10-16-2020, 10:48 PM   #92
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No real updates at the moment, I just love this shot. This is the garage that 100% of the work on this car was done, except the alignment, weighing, and roll cage.

I'm not ashamed of how much of the contents of that garage came from Harbor Freight.

Car going to the dyno Monday morning, I'll be able to give you some real numbers after that. Hopefully getting precision weighed soon after that, so we can see what the final weight is, as well if we've totally boned our weight distribution or not.
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Ever seen 315x17 tires on a 986?

What a blast this will be!

Which tires are those and do you know the 17x9 wheel weight?
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:04 PM   #94
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The tires are 315/35-17 Toyo Tires Extensa HPII, which is damn near the only street tire I could find that would fit those wheels. At $140 each, not too hard on the wallet, either. You can see they're a bit bulged, but the only 295x17 I could find was the Hoosier A7 and R7 racing slicks. She's not quite ready for that yet.

As far as weight, no. We were too excited to get them on to remember to stop and weigh anything.
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You already booked time at a track??
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Haha, oohhh no. A proper track shakedown is still a few months out. (Mainly due to the fact I'm on an extended work trip right now.)

Monday morning is dyno day!
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Haha, oohhh no. A proper track shakedown is still a few months out. (Mainly due to the fact I'm on an extended work trip right now.)

Monday morning is dyno day!
I look forward to the dyno day. You are my transmission "canary". LOL


Your numbers come back and then I will know how much NOS I can run
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:16 PM   #98
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Indeed! I most definitely feel like I'm doing some good testing. It seems like the people that may or may not have tested how much power the 5 speed can handle haven't documented it very well, which I intend to recify.

Eventually, I might even make a seperate thread about the 5 speed and associated data for it, seeing as after the extensive research I have done and have turned up an amount of information equivilant to the square root of jack ****************.
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Indeed! I most definitely feel like I'm doing some good testing. It seems like the people that may or may not have tested how much power the 5 speed can handle haven't documented it very well, which I intend to recify.

Eventually, I might even make a seperate thread about the 5 speed and associated data for it, seeing as after the extensive research I have done and have turned up an amount of information equivilant to the square root of jack ****************.
Iím not sure Iíd put money on it but I think weíll all be surprised. Youíre a good test too, lots of power, lots of tire and you thereís nothing harder on a transmission than an autocross (no rolling start, and all low gear fast shifts). I think if itíll survive an autocross itíll survive the track (maybe heat would come into play on the track but a cooler would solve that).
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From what I've seen with the local spec boxster crowd. Heat and bad shifting kills the five speed. Some guy tap the case so cool oil from the cooler pours directly onto third and fourth gears because those are the gears that they kill the most. A cooler can't hurt but I know some guys who don't run a cooler at all and their transmission's last for two-three seasons. They swear it's all about correct shifting. I have one friend who got bored racing spec and put a 3.4 in his car. He tracks it constantly and I believe he's still using a 5 speed with no problems. That's around 300hp. The porsche 3.4 has a lot less torque than the V8 you're using though. I think you'll be fine as long as you don't try dropping the clutch in first

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