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  1. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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  3. Teenferrarifan

    Teenferrarifan F1 Rookie

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    Awesome Doc!!! A twin turbo is one of those cars I haven't ridden in that I have always wanted to just to see the diff between that and the 996C4. Have you driven both and how do they compare.
    Erik
     
  4. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Nice. I saw one with the aero package today. It looks great - but an extra almost 10 grand?!?

    See you soon,
    Zach
     
  5. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Now race them both, and film the results.
     
  6. whart

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    So, the obvious question is what you are going to do to it, Dale? I mean, these cars are seldom left stock, right? A few unsolicited observations:
    The Fabspeed exhaust made a huge performance difference on mine, but even the "quiet" version is annoyingly loud. (There is another one, not the Europipe, see if you find it by searching 6speedonline; supposedly very nice sound without the constant resonance).
    Do you use the backseat area? If not, stick the OEM rollbar in; it stiffens up the car noticeably.
    The GT-3 seats are awesome, but not great for getting in and out of easily, so you might want to stick with the stock seat. (The stock seat on the GT-2 was pretty good anyway, dunno if its the same as the one on yours).

    The GIAC chip is allegedly the way to go; there are only a handful of authorized installers; Imagine Auto in the midwest is one that i know.

    Bumper plugs? Color matched, of course.

    Valentine 1. Pretty essential, if you ask me.

    Enjoy. They are fun cars.(But this is not your first TT anyway, is it?)
     
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  8. dherman76

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    Gorgeous cars. Use them well. Great driving cars.
     
  9. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Congrats. Bobby has a yellow one also !
     
  10. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    I'll take a banana like that any day! :)
     
  11. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    The TT is really a fun car to drive. Even though (shock and horror) it's a tip! It was time for the MB E55 to go (pls go to Ferrarads.com if you are interested). So being a true car manic, I brought the replacement before selling the E55. (Will someone pls buy my car? My insurance agent is checking into fleet discounts <sigh>.)

    And the tip works because, at least in theory, my wife can drive it. Sometimes it pays to zig instead of zag, if you catch my drift.

    But to tell the truth (and I always do), the tip is real handy in a daily driver. Plus, I don't have to worry about the clutch blowing out from misuse by the previous owner (who was a doctor's wife BTW). In fact, does anybody know if you can "chip" a Porsche tip? If the tip was just a little faster on shifts, I betcha a hot shoe could lap faster in a tip, left foot braking don't you know, than a stick.

    And for those who call this car a speed appliance, all I can say is that you must be pretty jaded. This car is a hoot to drive. I bet that if I could time it right with a speed bumb that I could do a wheelie in this thing. There is very little turbo lag, but when it hits GREAT GAWD AWLMIGHTY! It is not quite the punch that the Maranello is. But for an engine twice as small, the Germans have built one heck of a car.

    I haven't had a chance to get anywhere near its handling limits, and I don't plan to on public roads. But, so far, this thing handles like it is on rails. It doesn't feel tail heavy at all. One of these days, I'll have to track it to see what it really can do.

    But for a daily driver, can't be beat. I have no problem letting my daughter, who has never driven a stick, drive it. Piece of cake.

    All I gotta say is, "Thank you Porsche for making too many TTs during 2001 to 2003." Buying one of these suckers used has got to the deal of the year.

    Dr "They call me mellow yellow" Tax
     
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  13. 575Mike

    575Mike Formula 3

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    Congratulations Dale, what a neat car! I drive mine almost daily. It does everything right in an almost non chalant kind of way. And it is so fast. It's hard to believe how these things have plummeted in value but then again there are so many of them around.
     
  14. Rexcoltrain

    Rexcoltrain Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
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    Nice car Dale! I have a tip in my Boxster and would never trade it for a manual. FWIW, an article in Panorama not long ago stated that Hurley Haywood recommended the tip in 996's. I guess if it's good enough for Hurley...
     

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