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This week we had a simple, understated silver GT3 show up from Southern California. The owner made the ~350 mile drive and dropped her off, then took a plane ride home to let us get to work. The requested upgrades were our bypass exhaust and EVOMSit software, but sometimes things can get a little crazy around here...

The car was put on the lift:


The ECU was read-out and EVOMSit tuning was installed:


A video showing some of the tuning method:
YouTube - ‪EVOMSit Porsche Tuning, File Creation, Data Logging & Fine Tuning‬‏

Bumper and center/side muffler removed:


On goes the bypass:


Sound clip of the bypass on a 997 GT3:
YouTube - ‪Porsche 997 GT3 RS @ SharkWerks after Exhaust modification‬‏

In the background, a 997.2 GT3RS is being prepped for more upgrades..


A few more parts are removed from the GT3:


Something's missing here: :confused:


Ah, there's the transmission:


997 GT3RS lightweight flywheel, a great upgrade to help bring the car to life... easier revs, better 0-60 and a lot more fun to drive:




And guess what's next?

Well it's too soon for pictures, but the owner called us, luckily while the transmission was out, requesting a few more changes. The next round of upgrades will be the Shark Werks 3.9L Upgrade and various suspension bits. Stay tuned for updates!

We never know what cars might show up during a given week here, so when Alex or I pop into the back during the day, it's always fun to guess what colors we'll see. Yellow, white, orange, silver, black... green, of course. And what's this? A famous 997 GT3 stops by in signature Mexico Blue for some EVOMSit tuning, to enable left foot braking:




A few minutes later, another car shows up, this time a Cobalt Blue Turbo for EVOMSit Stage I and a massive horsepower bump:
 

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A few more updates from this week; out come the plugs and stuff:


The oil tank etc... is off now:



Some of the wiring and other auxillary stuff is removed along with the intake manifold:



Parts trolleys getting stacked with GT3 clothing:


Starting to look more like an engine in there somewhere !



A close up of the heads... amazing work there and I dare someone to do better:p These things will flow a-ok to 500hp and 8800rpms:p


Out with ze camilones!



Valves, springs/retainers:


The valves are in MINT condition with such low mileage you would expect nothing less:


And now down to the pistons:
 

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:eatingpopcorn: i could look at build pics all day!! More please....
 

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Here's a few more updates from the last week:

A cart with a lot of "top soil" so to speak:


Second layer:


And even deeper:



Before assembly begins it's off to the parts cleaner:


And once everything is cleaned etc.. (and a few other steps;) ) it's time to start building with our larger bore cylinders and liners:


Then our cams as well:


Set up along with the timing blocks:


Then we can time them:


And the other side as well:


Starting to look like a block again:


Some special grease left-over...
 

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Thanks for following us on this turbo-real-time-sorta-update journey of another 3.9. Yep she was born a couple of days ago and broken in and ready for pick up tomorrow.

A few of the last steps...

And all back together again. Ready to be installed back into the car:


For 500hp we outfit the transmission with our upgraded clutch kit assembly including the RS single mass flywheel. The 997 GT3RS lightweight flywheel is in itself a great upgrade to help bring the car to life... easier revs, better 0-60 and a lot more fun to drive:


Before the transmission and engine are installed back into the car we install a revamped/strengthened limited slip differential unit from our friends at Guard Transmission:



In she goes...


Back in the car again with all the fluids:


The rear suspension is tightened up with the RSS upper rear links and bump-steer upgrade as well:


On goes the bypass and our larger tips:


Sound clip of the bypass on a 997 GT3:
‪Porsche 997 GT3 RS @ SharkWerks after Exhaust modification‬‏ - YouTube

The all-important ECU is then configured with the EVOMSit tuning:


A video showing some of the tuning method:
‪EVOMSit Porsche Tuning, File Creation, Data Logging & Fine Tuning‬‏ - YouTube

An alignment is up next:


Notice the new 3.9 badge...


And now ready for her 500+mile trip down South!


 

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I'm personally not a huge fan of those rims but since its got the 3.9 I'll over look it!

Great build, great car!
 
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