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I think the 996's look great and I'd love to own one! I really like the wing you put on yours, makes it look great. The RWD conversion sounds interesting, curious to read about it.
 

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Thanks for the write-up! Cheers to the next five and more. :beer:

If I may ask, does converting to RWD involve taking out any of the front axles/switching to different knuckles?
 

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The RWD conversion has TCL on the edge of our seats. :laugh: :laugh:
 

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Great set of mods. I do like how 996's drive, and I'm almost over the looks of them. Funny how sometimes it just takes some years behind you until you stop caring. I had the same issue with 964's for years and now they're one of my favorite generations.
 

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Awesome build! I've been following your builds on the 996 and 997 Turbos. Great work.

I'm happy to hear that the car gets a lot better after RWD conversion. Having driven a stock 996 Turbo, I was kind of thinking "why is this supposed to be awesome?" The car doesn't feel very special at all. I can see that once you tune out the understeer and the softness, it becomes a bada## machine.

I too have a car that I won't get rid of because it's got too much character and is too fun.
 

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I suspect Porsche understood the shortcomings of the 996 Turbo and fixed them with the result being the 996 GT2. It's similar to what you have done but with less power. What do 996 GT2s go for? (Ib4 more than you can afford, Pal).
 

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via some kind of traction system re-flash, or is it that easy to drop the front diff? :laugh:
Thanks for the write-up! Cheers to the next five and more. :beer:

If I may ask, does converting to RWD involve taking out any of the front axles/switching to different knuckles?
If you have some spare stub axles it just involves dropping the front diff/axles and go. If not then you have to pull the axles apart to use as stubs.



Awesome build! I've been following your builds on the 996 and 997 Turbos. Great work.

I'm happy to hear that the car gets a lot better after RWD conversion. Having driven a stock 996 Turbo, I was kind of thinking "why is this supposed to be awesome?" The car doesn't feel very special at all. I can see that once you tune out the understeer and the softness, it becomes a bada## machine.

I too have a car that I won't get rid of because it's got too much character and is too fun.

Thanks, yeah it is crazy how a stock 911 Turbo is a very mild car.


do you get E85 in your neck of the woods?

No E85, just good old 93.


I suspect Porsche understood the shortcomings of the 996 Turbo and fixed them with the result being the 996 GT2. It's similar to what you have done but with less power. What do 996 GT2s go for? (Ib4 more than you can afford, Pal).
Track rats 80-110k, clean ones 125-140k seems to be the going number.
 

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Really great thread. Thanks for sharing! Great contrast with the 997 which manages to feel a lot different even though it’s more of a 996.3...

Did you see that rwd converted 997TT that sold on BAT recently? I thought that was really interesting as well.
 

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via some kind of traction system re-flash, or is it that easy to drop the front diff? :laugh:
all you need to do is remove the front drive shaft iirc. It's more work, albeit not a crazy amount more, to remove the front diff and half shafts. the whole mess weighs ~80 lbs I think.
 

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Really great thread. Thanks for sharing! Great contrast with the 997 which manages to feel a lot different even though it’s more of a 996.3...

Did you see that rwd converted 997TT that sold on BAT recently? I thought that was really interesting as well.

Thank, yeah the 997 is a fun car that is much more refined. So I am pretty sure how they did the RWD on that BAT 997 is to just put a resistor in to have the resistance of the pump running. The pump just builds pressure on the ramp plate to load up the clutches like the MK1 TT.

Something else to look into when having the 997tt apart for the coolant fittings and cams.
 

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all you need to do is remove the front drive shaft iirc. It's more work, albeit not a crazy amount more, to remove the front diff and half shafts. the whole mess weighs ~80 lbs I think.
Do you need to reprogram any of the electronics for the conversion to work at all? Do you get fault codes for the missing front diff? This is amazing and very analogue :)
 

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all you need to do is remove the front drive shaft iirc. It's more work, albeit not a crazy amount more, to remove the front diff and half shafts. the whole mess weighs ~80 lbs I think.
Do you need to reprogram any of the electronics for the conversion to work at all? Do you get fault codes for the missing front diff? This is amazing and very analogue :)

Nope, it is entirely mechanical using a viscous coupling so no programming needed.
 
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