993 Carrera S - RXX

The last installment of the aircooled 911s featured a newly revised rear suspension set-up engineered by Porsche. While this 5 link rear suspension vastly improved the handling characteristics of the 993 over the predecessor 964 weissach axle, enthusiast 993 owners felt the suspension to be too soft. By request, our client requested  more out of their 993, enter our RXX option list. 

We improved on every corner of the 993 suspension by installing JRZ RS coilovers, replacing rubber bits everywhere with heim joints and spherical bearings and fine tuning the suspension alignment to make this car feel as if it’s riding on rails. The 993 also received several favorable OEM Carrera RS parts that included motor & transmission mounts, sway bars, end links, and strut tower brace. To help upon the stock shifter slop we installed the FD Motorsports short shift kit and golden rod.

The entire 5 link rear suspension along with the rear subframe mounts were refinished with ERP parts to eliminate any rubber play in the rear. ERP adjustable kinematic links, camber links, toe steer and rear lower control arms were also fitted.

The front suspension was treated with refurbished control arms that were fitted with Elephant Racing spherical bearings to replace the OEM rubber ones and further complimented with fresh ball joints. The steering rack was enhanced with the ERP bump steer tie rod kit.

After the complete suspension overhaul was finished, we then took to improving braking by installing the Porsche big red brake kit refinished to OEM yellow.

In-house fabricated RS door cards were installed featuring OEM Carrera RS door pulls and seat belts to keep the yellow theme going. The front fog lights units were exchanged for Turbo S cooling ducts with LED lights to help keep this car running cooler.

After setting the ride height to Carrera RS spec the bump steer in the front and rear of this car was finely tuned to get the most of the every upgrade. To further the RS theme, the owner opted for 3 piece Tramont Cup 2 wheels with a deep dish and aggressive fitment. 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help refresh your personal project. 

Titanium Akrapovic Exhaust Install

While there are an assortment of slip-on muffler bypasses available for the 991 GT3/RS line, the Akrapovic titanium muffler bypass stands out above all others in build quality & sound. Constructed of hi-grade titanium in Slovenia, the unit sheds 10 pounds of weight in the rear of the car when replacing the OEM center muffler. Turn up your volume to experience a short video of clips featuring a cold start, revs in standard exhaust mode and revs in sport mode. Installation process and product details can be seen below.

Akrapovic titanium exhaust tips for 991.2 generation shown.

 
 

To learn more information about Akraprovic exhaust systems for other makes or models, please us at Info@Rstrada.com

Olive Green GT3 - RXX

While the option list when ordering any Porsche may seem overwhelming, some of our clients request something even more. Enter our in-house RXX option list. With a similar philosophy to the original Porsche Special Request Programme aka “Special Wishes”, the RXX option list allows for exclusive tailoring of both interior and exterior components beyond that of the factory. 

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After taking delivery of a new 997.2 GT3, our client opted to swap the color matched olive rear view mirrors with black bases with genuine Porsche carbon fiber mirrors and color matched olive bases. The standard black headlight washer nozzles and radio antenna were also replaced with color matched olive trim to appear more subtle on the body. 

The standard OEM center lock wheels were also replaced in favor of Forged magnesium monoblock BBS wheels with a total weight savings of (???). Originally delivered in satin titanium, the wheels were custom finished with a more muted white gold and wrapped them with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. To further this olive/white gold color scheme we added color matched GT3 door stickers and rear badge.

 

his is just a small sample of what is available on the RXX option list, please contact us for specific details on how we can help with your build.

Midnight Blue - 964 Turbo Look

 
 

Unveiled in 1989, the Porsche 964 featured a heavily revised suspension over its predecessor. The older 911 torsion bar suspension was binned & coilovers were introduced along with the new Weissach rear axle. This type of coilover setup has been used by many competing manufactures since. 

For this notable 964 turbo-look C4 , we found the new Öhlins road & track coilovers to be the proper fit.

To compliment the Öhlins coilovers, we installed a few other suspension bits to eliminate any play. Elephant Racing end-links on both ends of the car were used in addition to their bump steer kit. A Ruf strut brace was added to the front to give more chassis rigidity and ERP spring plates replaced the OEM plates to further help  eliminate any rubber in the suspension.

The radio was replaced in favor of a bluetooth enabled continental headunit at the request of the owner.

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Pepita Inserts

 
 

Race homage can be found all over modern Porsches. From rear deck lid designs all the way to interior door pulls, there are subtle styling cues from the vintage air-cooled race cars implanted into current 911s.  We recently replaced a customers 991.2 GT3 seats inserts for early 911R inspired pepita inserts to honor this homage. Pictured below are the OEM striped inserts on the left & our own in-house pepita seat inserts on the right. Made with OEM Porsche fabric, these inserts look right at home in the 911 interior.

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Along with the seat inserts, we also installed our own in-house fabricated bolster covers to protect your lightweight buckets from normal wear & tear of getting in & out of the car. These covers feature an OEM look with deviating stitching to keep the stock aesthetic as well as stay low profile.

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Both the seat inserts & bolster covers are offered from Rstrada in various finishes to fit your needs. Please inquire below to see what we can do for your lightweight buckets.