After we got the 993 exhaust on, it was time to get the GT3 taken care of. We needed a little better sound on full throttle, so a little extra airflow through the engine usually helps do that. Since the lifts are still full, back to my roots. Intake box has to go. Poof. And since my attention span is only so long, I decided to pull the mufflers next. The exhaust system is modular, so we can tune it …

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The Widow Maker, Part II: Today I installed the control arms/bushings/torsion bars on the 930. Everything went together pretty smoothly. Installing the torsion bars here. A slimy job as you want to grease them up good for rust prevention. Then I went after the exhaust and turbo. I’ve had 930’s where 8+ exhaust studs snap off in the heads due to age/rust/corrosion. Luckily, these all came out pretty easy. And the pile of parts start to stack up. I went …

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“There’s a new sheriff in town!” This little guy has been sitting behind one of the buildings a few doors down. We mow around it a lot, and never saw it move….ever. Today the owner of the car came by and needed it running again for his son to use while they find him a new car. They had tried to jump start it on Sunday, but couldn’t get it to do anything. Turns out the car has 340,000 miles …

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I couldn’t take it anymore. My buddy down the street kept rolling up with his beautiful sub 20k mile 993C2S. He was like a ninja, I could never hear him coming. We decided that needed to change. As you know we install a ton of exhaust systems here at RennsportKC. Some Fabspeed, some B&B, some Rarlyl8, and everything in between. For the 993 though, there is a different solution. This modification started online as a LPMM or Gundo hack modification. …

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Yea, that title sucks. Curse you Google! My Title: “The Widow-maker: Part I” Last week I got the 965 over to alignment and Todd knocked it out for me in no time. Then it was due some easy road time, and final tuning after everything was broken in. Friday afternoon, she headed home to SE Kansas 🙁 Pure awesomeness! While we were sad to see this puppy head down the road, something just as good was left in it’s place. …

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Had a very nice visit from Hayden Burville (Windrush Evolutions, AKA Wevo) on Thursday. He had picked up a nice 1965 356C project car in New York and was driving back to San Fransisco! He was running on old tubed tires and so he had a set of tires drop shipped to the shop. Wes got all the old tubes out and the old tires off, and got the new stuff mounted. Hayden was also having a fueling issue with …

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Spent the last couple of evenings working late on the chump car. Making good progress! Pulled the dash out to remove the HVAC junk out, and allow for us to start mocking the cage into place. Next we will build a firewall blockoff plate. Removal of the steering lock is pretty easy, drill a hole in the bottom of the ignition assembly and pull out the spring. Then we rounded up a ton of stickers we had laying around and …

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Got the new seat and mounting bracket in this week for the BMW. Removal of the old seat and install of the new seat was pretty uneventful. Except for lifting the old seat out….HEAVY! Mounting the slider to the Corbeau seat. And installed in the car. Now we can start marking mounting points for the cage and get that built.

Had this little Boxster come through the shop after 6 years of storage. The owner was coming back to the states and needed his car back in running shape 🙂 We gave it a good look over and found a few minor things here and there. The storage unit was starting the car every so often, and they had to jump start the car and crossed the battery terminals. All of a sudden the radio didn’t work. Luckily it was …

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Before heading down to Hallett last week, the GT3 came back in for a little upgrade. Since we needed to flush the brake fluid anyway, we decided to go ahead and install stainless steel brake lines at the same time for a firmer brake pedal. At the same time, we had some new hoosiers to get mounted up as well. Old stubborn brake lines. Every line came off easy except for the last one! Sometimes the Porsche brake line fittings …

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