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Does people here upgrade from 996TT to 997TT?

Hello guys

Firstly, happy new year everybody. Hope 2013 will be a great year for you all. Donít know what time it is that side of the pond but here it is 2013 already.


Also, I just wanted to say what a great forum this is and how helpful everybody is with their advice.


I have a 01 996TT (Tip) and I am thinking of replacing it with a 997TT (manual)(If I can scrape the money together). I canít quite get used to the tip and the box always becomes a discussion point when wanting to upgrade the HP. It seems there are some guys that frownís on such a move. Are there any reasons for disliking an upgrade to 997TT?
Has anybody here considered doing so and why or why not.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:35 PM
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I am happy with my 996 Turbo manual but when it is time to update I will most likley go to a 997.2 turbo with PDK. If not then I will keep my 996 and get something else to add to the garage.
 
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Happy New Year to you too.
If you can afford to do it,,Its a great move up that you will enjoy ..
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Thanks John. Tim, that means 3.8L right? If so, it is way to expensive for me...(shy smile)...
 
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If i have money i will do it without even thinking
 
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I don't know too many (or any) people who wouldn't want to trade up for a 997.1 (or .2) TT from their 996TTs. I think it would be a terrific upgrade, just hard to argue if you have a built-up 996TT that it would be worth it for a 997TT since the cost difference is pretty great.

But, if you can afford it and want to do something substantial like go for a different transmission, then it's a great idea!

Happy New Year to you too. Still 2012 as I'm posting, but only for a few more hours.
 
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Happy new year from Athens/Greece...2013 here

I have the same delima,upgrade my 996 turbo S to A3076 and built my motor or to keep the money for a 997tt???
 
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I think it just depends on how much time, money, and effort you have invested in your 996. If you are not deeply invested, then update when you get the chance. In my case, I have a huge emotional investment from the restoration and mods of my 996 GT2, which is a different animal. For example, I have a Moton suspension, which exceeds anything on a 997. I have a GMG catless X-pipe exhaust which exceeds anything from the factory in sound, performance, and weight savings. Many more mods that add up to a downgrade if I update to a 997, see what I mean? If you still get excited by your 996TT, I would be hesitant to get rid of it.
 

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I think it just depends on how much time, money, and effort you have invested in your 996. If you are not deeply invested, then update when you get the chance. In my case, I have a huge emotional investment from the restoration and mods of my 996 GT2, which is a different animal and situation. For example, I have a Moton suspension, which exceeds anything on a 997. I have a GMG catless X-pipe exhaust which exceeds anything from the factory in sound, performance, and weight savings. Many more mods that add up to a downgrade if I update to a 997, see what I mean? If you still get excited by your 996TT, I would be hesitant to get rid of it.

+1, personally would never move my 996tt, wouldn't at all be opposed to adding another TT to the stable but its got so much invested into it both emotionally and monetarily
 
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Sure, of course these positions of people who have invested a lot into their 996s have to be respected since no one likes to lose their shirt on mods.

However, another way to look at it though is that if my 996TT were stolen or wrecked (I have a stated value insurance policy), I'm sure I'd be looking really hard at 2007 997TTs if I had the insurance check in my hand. That or a 996 GT2!
 
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Going to keep the 996tt for sure but some time this next we are going too find a 997tt with a 6 speed for the wife and leave it pretty much stock. I'm just attached to mine and how its currently modded but having a 997tt in the garage will be cool even if I have to watch my wife drive it to work everyday.
 
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Thinking about a 997 GT3
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:37 PM
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if money is not an issue, then why not?

nothing wrong with modding a Tip, just be prepared for a built transmission if big power is what you are after.

nothing wrong with selling it for a manual, either. 996TT's are cheap right now.
 
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I miss my 996tt, went to a Rossion Q1, now looking possibly to get back into a p-car. 997tt or GT3.
 
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Thanks for all the responses guys. It is much appreciated.
In my case I have spent nothing on the car.
It has the following mods.
K24 Turbo's
Headers procured from Maxspeed Motorsport(44.5mm) manufactured by NHP
Exhaust procured from Maxspeed Motorsport and manufactured by NHP.
Has anybody heard of headers and exhaust manufactured by NHP?
I see it boosts to 90 - 100 kPa (.9 to 1 bar) so I guess it has some sort of flash.
So having had no investment in addition to the purchase price (I think I paid to much a year ago) I guess it is easier to consider a 997TT. I so wish I was in the US as I see prices there are way better. I am pleasantly surprised that most answered they would not mind upgrading to a 997TT.
I would love to hear about the headers and exhaust (If anybody used them before) I have never seen anybody mention anything about Maxspeed
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