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I didn't get a chance to weigh all this stuff I removed,... I think it's more than 38lbs. didnt' seem that heavy while removing individual items but once everything was removed it seemed to weigh much more than 38lbs.

 

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It's a bit sad to me that this terrific thread hasn't received much love lately. I'm happy to say that I just bought another 996TT earlier this year and so I'm back in the game and always looking at weight reduction.

From my research the switch to a factory 'GT2' style roof saves 27 pounds on a 996TT equipped with sunroof. I have the new roof and will eventually quantify this when I have my currently sunroof equipped car converted to solid roof. Not a huge amount of weight obviously, but definitely in the right place to make a good and noticeable difference. I'm also in touch with a local carbon fiber manufacturer and am going to see if they could scan and build the rear bumper beam and supports out of carbon as a special project. There should be significant weight reduction potential there, but likely at high cost as a one-off.

Cheers to all my weight weenie friends, and Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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How the hell am I also the last update to this thread? LOL! Where are the other weight weenies?

Verified scale weights (my digital scale is only good to .5 pound increments):

Rear seats and all hardware (does not include actual seat belts, but does include seat belt receptacles): 22 pounds
Spare tire/tools: 34 pounds
OEM CD changer: 4 pounds
Spare tire inflator: 3 pounds
 
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It's a bit sad to me that this terrific thread hasn't received much love lately. I'm happy to say that I just bought another 996TT earlier this year and so I'm back in the game and always looking at weight reduction.
Long time man! Hope all is well with you. Why another 996?
 
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Long time man! Hope all is well with you. Why another 996?
Sorry, thought I already replied to this (I had mentally). Although I've owned my GT3 RS for 5.5 years now I have always missed my old 996TT and had the means to add another one to my stable. When a friend listed a Carrara White example (my GT3 RS is also this color) I figured it was fate, and I bought the car last summer. I've really enjoyed having a 996TT again, possibly even more the second time around. I have a saying about 911s that goes something like 'the older they get, the more I like them' and the same statement seems to apply to cars I have already owned, meaning I love the 996TT even more now than when I bought my first in 2009.

I hope you're doing well old buddy!
 
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Sorry, thought I already replied to this (I had mentally). Although I've owned my GT3 RS for 5.5 years now I have always missed my old 996TT and had the means to add another one to my stable. When a friend listed a Carrara White example (my GT3 RS is also this color) I figured it was fate, and I bought the car last summer. I've really enjoyed having a 996TT again, possibly even more the second time around. I have a saying about 911s that goes something like 'the older they get, the more I like them' and the same statement seems to apply to cars I have already owned, meaning I love the 996TT even more now than when I bought my first in 2009.

I hope you're doing well old buddy!
agree completely- Iíve tried a lot of cars and last was a gorgeous 7.2tt with every option but it wasnít engaging and any mod to make it mine was 2x the 6tt in the end. I bought Sambos car and we have it down at SpeedGallery getting further sorted. Hoping this is a keeper but my 4th 6tt!
 
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agree completely- Iíve tried a lot of cars and last was a gorgeous 7.2tt with every option but it wasnít engaging and any mod to make it mine was 2x the 6tt in the end. I bought Sambos car and we have it down at SpeedGallery getting further sorted. Hoping this is a keeper but my 4th 6tt!
Super stoked for you my friend! In an odd twist of fate since my last post, I had an opportunity to go after a 997 GT2 and went for it. I sold my Nissan GTR and Porsche 996TT for this dream of having a GT2 and GT3 RS, and I'm nearly there.
 
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Originally Posted by Steve Theodore View Post
Super stoked for you my friend! In an odd twist of fate since my last post, I had an opportunity to go after a 997 GT2 and went for it. I sold my Nissan GTR and Porsche 996TT for this dream of having a GT2 and GT3 RS, and I'm nearly there.
AMAZING ultimate collection there! Congrats- something we all would hope to aspire to. Iíve always said GT2 for the win. I loved my GT3 but didnít have the push of the turbo- you have the ultimate!

pics please-
 
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You can be sure I will, and thank you for your kind words my friend.
 
 
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