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thetunersgroup
13-09-08, 07:06 PM
I found this 911 built with a JDM style modifying mindset ... awesome result !

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/porsche16.jpg

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/porsche6.jpg

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/interior3.jpg

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/wheel2.jpg

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/porsche10.jpg

http://www.houston-imports.com/images/article/rides/princeton/model.jpg

That last photo is of a remote control model he made that is a model of the full size car !

The page I found it on (link is below) reads ...


"No stone was left unturned in this Porsche’s motor. A custom dual Garrett GT30R ball bearing turbo system, with custom 4-bolt exhaust housing, was designed and fabbed with the rigors of track duty in mind.

Dual Tial blow off valves were used along with TWM individual throttle bodies that were modified to retain the stock air conditioning system with a Cartridge prototype lightweight aluminum A/C shroud. Dual Golden Eagle vacuum manifolds were used, since this turbo charged engine requires multiple vacuum sources for items such as fuel pressure regulator, blow-off valve, MAP sensor, boost controller, boost gauge and any other engine components.

Ceramic coated equal length headers, up-pipes, down-pipes, wastegate dump tubes and dual Tial 40mm V-band wastegates were used to keep unwanted heat soak away from the engine bay while at the track.

Specially ordered from HKS are high flow filters with black filter elements to keep any dirt from even thinking about entering the turbo system. Keeping the air coming out of the turbo’s cool are dual Garrett intercooler cores with custom end tanks. Both of which are force fed air from the custom aluminum air ducting with silicon connectors. Aluminum intake plenums and intercooler tubing were also used in conjunction with Wiggins flexible tubing connectors for the entire turbo system."

This bit is mindblowing ...


"Princeton’s ultimate goal was to build a pure drivers car that could be enjoyed occasionally on the street as well as at track events. “You have to understand the only fabrication work I have ever previously done was of the folded paper variety.”"

Check out more photos and the article at:

http://www.houston-imports.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=123&Itemid=35

- Adam

Wink
13-09-08, 08:04 PM
Very nice.
I wonder if the R/C car's bonnet is actual CF :)

Gorilla
13-09-08, 11:12 PM
awesome! id love to see a clip of it!

rodent
14-09-08, 01:05 AM
This is cool beyond words...

Iain
14-09-08, 01:07 AM
cars like these make me want to join the army shoot my left foot and get mega compo

nebuchernezzer
14-09-08, 02:30 AM
It's very nice except I'm not sure if having a pair of HKS filters on a car otherwise loaded with aftermarket parts from anywhere but Japan counts as being 'JDM' (I kind of cringe at using the word JDM in that way, yes I know it's the name of the forum as well haha). I know you said mindset but I'm not sure if an American modifying a German car using almost all European and American parts counts much towards your title :P.

At a glance I see parts from Tial, Momo, Recaro and the spec mention Kinesis, Garrett, Eibach, Bilstein, Golden Eagle, Bosch, Earl's, Tilton...

Bottom line though is: big dollars, very nice :).

Gorilla
14-09-08, 02:55 AM
Ahem its running Dunlop tyres man :P

Andy Wana
14-09-08, 09:01 AM
cars like these make me want to join the army shoot my left foot and get mega compo

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Frogger
14-09-08, 12:40 PM
LOL... very abstract there Iain.

Not my favourite shape 911 but it looks the goods!

OVTEC
14-09-08, 05:16 PM
man that looks awesome and having the RC car to match is cool too :D

Nick
14-09-08, 07:10 PM
stock brakes still?

thetunersgroup
20-09-08, 11:06 PM
It's very nice except I'm not sure if having a pair of HKS filters on a car otherwise loaded with aftermarket parts from anywhere but Japan counts as being 'JDM' (I kind of cringe at using the word JDM in that way, yes I know it's the name of the forum as well haha). I know you said mindset but I'm not sure if an American modifying a German car using almost all European and American parts counts much towards your title :P.

Bottom line though is: big dollars, very nice :).

Yeah I know what you mean - it could have more parts from Japanese manufacturers, but what I meant by the title is that the way it has been styled, and a lot of the methods are very similar to how a lot of Japanese cars are modified.

It's more of the ethos behind it than the origin of the parts.

Very few Porsches get modified like this, so it's really nice to see someone taking a modern approach to modifying a 911, with influences from all kinds of sources.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
20-09-08, 11:14 PM
stock brakes still?

The article about the car reads ...


At the speeds this Porsche is capable of, custom brake cooling ducts that attach to the Porsche braking system from a twin turbo are required.

So he has fitted the brakes from a 911 turbo to his 911.

And bear in mind that stock 911 turbo brakes are unlike any stock brakes from any other manufacturers.

The stock 911 turbo brakes are made by Brembo, and truly massive. About the only way to upgrade from stock 911 turbo brakes is either carbon brakes or Brembo's full tilt racing brakes like they run on CART and F1 cars, Le Mans cars etc - and you'd be talking big big dollars there ...

http://www.brembo.com/NR/rdonlyres/5B767933-A1FD-42EC-879F-49D22ED4068E/10574/Nuovaimmagine2.bmp

You can find more info on the racing versions of Brembo's brakes here ...

http://www.brembo.com/CatalogoRacing/2008/index.html

- Adam

jdmsinister
20-09-08, 11:49 PM
hot!