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I’ve been taking an incremental approach

I love solving problems so I drive until get fast enough to start feeling the new problems at that level

Then I work to improve it

Going straight to the hot setup I’d miss all that learning


My suspension guy also is enjoying coaching me
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This the THE set-up for TB Carreras. Mine is nearly identical, I'm just running 23/33 (non-turbo), full monoball and G50 spring plates. There's another 8 or so Spec Carreras in POC running basically same as well.

This is the proven set-up for a mean racing machine.
It sure does make for a blast to drive. Forgot to mention that yes, monoballs on the banana arms as well for me. I do feel the added weight of the turbo setup could warrant more TB on the rear. Holding judgment till I drive it with the weight loss from the EFI conversion and hopefully some lighter options in place of the factory deck/wing/bumper/bumper pad combo.
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I installed a set of toyo r888r and they have really raised the stick! I still have some areas of concern but at this point I'm pretty happy. They're 245-40-17 and 315-35-17.
The obvious areas of concern are push still at a much higher limit.
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Well here's my opinion.
I've had my 72 911 for 20 years. It's gone from the stock 2.4L to a 2.7L and now a twin plug 3.0L. Suspension upgrades along the way but still torsion bars. Weight reduction as well as horsepower means nothing it's power to weight! I'm at 9:1.

Good recommendations to find a shop familiar with the older cars or better yet builds or works on vintage race cars. Corner balancing is a must. After I did that the handling is nearly neutral.

I've run my car at Sebring, Road Atlanta and Savannah on track days and out west on about 7 of the tracks on the west coast. I know a better driver could push my car faster but I just work up to my limit and enjoy.

This is still a driver and at 241,000 still puts a smile on my face.
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I'm getting 1.1G sustained lateral on 5 year old RE11 tires. The old cars arent THAT bad. My setup is basically stiffer torsion bars, and koni sport shocks. I would think with as much tire as you have, your car would stick pretty well. This year is the first time I've really noticed how poorly my 911 reacts to being slightly over driven. Maybe it's a case of slow down a small increment to go faster?

Car looks sweet, by the way!
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I installed a set of toyo r888r and they have really raised the stick! I still have some areas of concern but at this point I'm pretty happy. They're 245-40-17 and 315-35-17.
The obvious areas of concern are push still at a much higher limit.
We had front push also - - was advised to loosen front sway and tighten rear sway - this did help . . .

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