eBay 996 build thread

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by mik » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 am

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nowhere near as fast as a Turbo S, unsurprisingly).
Get your money back! :evil:

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Finally did my traditional binding trip to Wales. Didn’t have a full day to myself but managed to go to The Ponderosa for breakfast, then on to the Triangle with a quick stop off at the Llyn Brenig visitor centre.

The weather and roads were glorious.



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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:48 pm

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Alex_ » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Nice pics 8-) I was going to ask if that was a M6 parked next to you, then realised it's a Skoda :lol:
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by nuttinnew » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:16 pm

8-)

That's a big wind deflector your sunroof's got.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:29 pm

One job I knew needed doing was a track rod end. The steering gets vague above 80mph and you get kick back through the wheel over cats eyes etc. It wasn’t bad enough to get picked up for the MOT, even as an advisory, but had been noticed by my tuna (they farm out MOTs to the garage across the road).

I had a little race against a Focus ST yesterday and it was terrifyingly bad at high speed so rather than put up with it, I thought I’d better brace myself for another chunky bill. It turns out that it’s £13 for each inner track rod end and £18 per outer for OEM parts so I’ve ordered the lot. That’ll be my project this week.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:00 pm

I also adjusted the damping on my coilovers today. It was previously a bit harsh which was accentuating the nose bob somewhat. I'd been meaning to do it for a while but wasn't sure where the rear topmounts were and how much interior I needed to dismantle to get the them. It turns out, they're just under a bit of carpet that lifts up.

The BC Racing coilover have 30-way adjustment (0 being the hardest setting, 30 the softest). The fronts were set to 8 (which is what they come from the factory set to) and the rears to 30. I'd often felt that it leaned very heavily on the outside rear tyre when cornering and that would explain it. I've set it to 15 all round now, which feels a lot more balanced and the front feels much more planted. I think being overdamped wasn't letting the springs work properly. I'm surprised at how much difference the adjustment made. I might yet bump the rear to 8, but I'll see after I've done the track rods.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:14 pm

From an uninformed and theoretical level, would leaving the rear setup a bit softer help it squat more under acceleration and give better traction? Or have I been on the internet for too long today?

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Post by NotoriousREV » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Yes theoretically, but longitudinal traction is hardly an issue on these and I’m not drag racing it.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by tim » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:14 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:14 pm
From an uninformed and theoretical level, would leaving the rear setup a bit softer help it squat more under acceleration and give better traction? Or have I been on the internet for too long today?
Softer end has more grip, as a rule of thumb.

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Balance is important and by stiffening the front and softening the rear, it’s definitely improved the balance. And it’s stopped MrsREVs tits jiggling painfully, apparently.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by jamcg » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:34 pm

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And it’s stopped MrsREVs tits jiggling painfully, apparently.
What about yours?

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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Jimmy Choo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:34 pm

tim wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:14 pm

Softer end has more grip, as a rule of thumb.
You can really get some purchase with a soft rear end. You need to be careful it's not too squidgy though.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm

To take this discussion to its logical conclusion, I shall purchase a 70s Cadillac as it should be completely unstickable.
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Re: eBay 996 build thread

Post by Orange Cola » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:55 pm
To take this discussion to its logical conclusion, I shall purchase a 70s Cadillac as it should be completely unstickable.
Go drive a standard Fiesta ST from 2013-2015 and anything will feel soft after that :lol: The 2016- had 30% less stiffness and it made all the difference. I’d love to have an adjustable set up so I can fine tune it, the only problem is you end up wanting to tweak it for each route/road or journey because you know you can.

Glad to hear you’re enjoying it, thoughts of a V8 must be very distant at the moment?
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