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Originally Posted by NY930 View Post
Can a 300hp non turbo Porsche be as much fun?
You're asking that question of the wrong crowd. I think the overwhelming answer would be NO! We of the turbo persuasion enjoy the doggy low compression because it's called "anticipation" we hang on for the boost to peg. Then, you go from some sloppy low power machine to 300+ in half a heartbeat. In my old dirt biking lingo, you gotta keep her on the pipe. That's the addiction, nothing linear about 930's.

Seriously, these cars are not as mysterious or confusing as you may think. Just take the time to confirm that all the basics are there - set your mixture at 3.0 %CO or install an AFR gauge to tell you where the mixture is at @ idle (and check cold and warm control pressures as well as system pressure if in doubt of fueling), .8 bar boost spring, a wastegate that works, proper ignition timing by the book, 92+ octane gas, and drive the sucker with confidence like you stole it.
Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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