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As Rarly mentioned I have done it, to say it's a ball ache is the understatement of the year. Anything is doable if you have the patience but it certainly isn't the easy route.
One of the major bonuses is that there is a lot of available bolt on power upgrades for the 993tt platform, and it seams that reliable 500bhp is reasonably easy without a full tear down. I should have bought the Cargraphic 520bhp (RS Tuning) kit when i first bought the engine but i couldn't justify it at the time, i've spent about the same money trying to get it done other ways and it still isn't right yet. If i was to do it again i would make sure my budget covered everything that was needed before i started. Prices may be different in the US but you are looking at something like this

Engine 10.5k
Fitting and fabrication 8-9k
Cargraphic 520bhp kit 11.5k http://www.cargraphic.co.uk/index.php?/s,6,7,18,713,1290,1052/&start=3

So the best part of $60k is easily swallowed up, then you will also need to think about suspension, brakes, wheels, clutch/flywheel, gearbox etc etc. You'll have a nice light super quick car but it will come at a cost, and for this kind of money i'm sure you can get your 930 lump torn down and rebuilt by the best in the business with a full EFI and similar and more power, maybe even twin turbo! (the torque that twin turbos give is GREAT)
The thing is not to lie to yourself about how much things are going to cost, you start by doing unrealistic sums and end up spending double which leaves you feeling a bit light in the pocket!

I covered some of the progress on my build over on Rennlist, there are pages of useless stuff but you might find some of it interesting

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?t=401863&referrerid=40678

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/showthread.php?t=402882&referrerid=40678
Old 09-22-2008, 09:29 AM
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