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 Post subject: Re: New to NASA/GTS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:52 am 
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A GTS1 944 would't be that expensive

Some might beg to differ.................
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche- ... e-car.html

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 Post subject: Re: New to NASA/GTS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:10 am 
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RSCoupe wrote:
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...A P-car is definitely out of the question. Architect (remember?)...


I am too, so I feel your pain. :wink:


You're also an Architect? Ouch, sorry. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New to NASA/GTS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:23 am 
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John Graber wrote:
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A GTS1 944 would't be that expensive

Some might beg to differ.................


It's all relative, I think. Meaning to say that what a person may or may not consider expensive is subjective.

But to be honest, I was looking at those numbers in that link and they're not that bad in comparison to what I can spend on my GTI. For example:

-Header: one that actually works for my car (unequal length) non-coated would cost more than the $300 he spent. It's more like $1500+.
-JE pistons: pretty much what I'd expect to pay for my car.
-Cams: Schrick cams would run me about $400 more than he spent.
-Flywheel: $200 more
-rear bumper: $400-$500 more.

So really, aside from buying the car, it's probably cheaper to build the 944. Because just going down his list of prices, equivalent parts for my car are either in the same range or several hundred dollars more. The expensive part for me would be buying the car. Not to mention, where to store it because I'm not getting rid of my GTI. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New to NASA/GTS
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:20 am 
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For reference, Matt Markowicz (sp?) runs an Audi A4 awd 2.0 turbo in GTS-2 and does quite well with it. He does very well when it rains! :mrgreen:

The numbers you quoted for GTI parts prices are in line with older Por$che costs. So I don't think you'd have a hard time making the switch to a 944. I have an old 911 and the prices aren't outrageous either. Key for me is doing all the work myself- body, "fabrication" (if you can even call it that...), suspension, engine, blah blah blah. I'm a municipal engineer and a cheap mofo, so i'm not rolling in greenbacks.

Just need to know who's a good source for the stuff you need. For instance Ed Baus is a great guy for Porsche parts. I can get a good used oil pump for my engine at 1/3 cost of new from him. Good used parts and self labor makes a HUGE difference in being able to afford this absurd hobby.

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