In late 2006 my passion for Porsche that had been kindled by owning a boxster lead me to search for a 911. In February 2007 I found a lovely, well used 964 carrera 2 coupe in GP white and embarked on a new adventure. This running report is about my 964 that would be used for high days, holidays and track days and be a 'project car'. It wouldn't matter if it spent time waiting for things to be fixed as it wouldn't be used as a daily driver.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Added a strut brace (Apr 08)

I thought it was about time to add a front strut brace to the car so purchased one of the now popular carbon fibre jobbies. I got off Ebay from Cup Spirit who are a specialist in France that supplies parts and upgrades for Porsches. The all in price was £150 which saved me around £50 compared to similar braces supplied by UK Porsche specialists.

For those who doubt the effect of strut braces, I took the car for a test drive in the afternoon and wasn't really expecting to feel any difference under normal driving. The 911 has always had poor front end bite compared to the boxster. Yet on the first corner I could feel a difference. The turn-in is much sharper than it was before and really not that far behind the boxster's. Throughout the drive I felt a precision with the steering that had been previously lacking. This has already proved to be a very worthwhile upgrade.

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