Tag Archives: 930

What’s Outdated to Some, is Timeless to Others: Perception is Reality

31 Oct

These cars are lamented by some, coveted by others. While many acquire only that which is brand new, shiny, technologically advanced, warranty-included, keeping-up-with-the-jones’ level cars, Mr. Walker simply does what he likes, drives what he likes, and makes no apologies for it. These cars are of my favorite era; a time where modern build and design techniques began coming to the forefront and where hints of the modern era emerged. Sure, they are non intercooled, impossibly geared, basically fuel injected…but the design is iconic. It arguably looks more contemporary than any other performance car of its day.

Teenage Lust

7 Jul

A rare beast that surely adorned many of our walls growing up

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Ruf Ruf Ruf

13 Dec

A decent example of a very rare car – and one that really got RUF GmbH serious worldwide attention – the original CTR.

This is an ’89, 964 chassis, and #7 made (of I believe 29 total). Exterior looks really nice, interior is a bit tattered, but could be cleaned to near perfect pretty easily. Not a fan of the brown color. For some reason, it seems many 964 buyers bought tan interiors. I almost never see the all black ones.

RUF cars are unique in that they are actually considered a builder, not merely a tuner. Take a look at the build tag with the VIN # and you’ll see what I mean.

Many Porsche-philes might remember that article from Road and Track about the “Yellowbird” – this is the same car, just in white.

CTR’s were based off the 3.2 Carrera engine, which was bored to deliver 3.4 liters of displacement. This gave the car much better torque and area under the curve vs Porsche’s 3.0 factory turbo engine. It was mated to the now well known G50 5 speed transmission (older 911/930 turbo’s were 4 speeds) which RUF had built to their specs. The car also went on a major dose of Slim Fast, with RUF remolding all the factory body pieces in aluminum. These things were absolute animals. 2550 lbs, 469 hp, 441 ft/lbs of torque = hold on and grab the oh shit handles.

Ever wonder why guys of our generation are seemingly mesmerized by stats around the Nurburgring – it’s because of the CTR.

In recent years, Porsche has made their turbo much more of a gentlemans GT than the wild beast it once was. The air cooled versions were often referred to as widow-makers. Modern Turbo’s are still blazingly fast, but it’s much more refined – some would say to a fault.

OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential

22 Nov

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In our neverending quest to offer only the best products on the market for your performance car, we are proud to now be an authorized OS Giken dealer. OS Giken has been producing performance parts for both OEM manufacturers as well as the aftermarket since 1975. Professional racers, home grown racers, and performance enthusiasts alike have come to know and respect OS Gikens immense knowledge and resources, and we’re honored to be able to bring these products to you.

So what makes the OS Giken differential so special? It’s in the details! There are lots of differential options on the market, but here is what makes the OS Giken stand head and shoulders above the rest.

1. Lock Timing Technology – under normal driving conditions, the OS Giken LSD acts just like any normal differential. Once full power is applied, it turns into a true 100% locking unit. However, unlike other clutch type differentials, what separates the OS Giken from others is how smoothly this transition is performed. In addition, due to unique gear driven center section, the OS Giken differential is extremely responsive, allowing it to transition from lock to unlock instantly.

2. When we say 100% lock, we mean 100% lock! Many lesser differentials on the market claim 100% lockup ability, but due to their low number of disks and small diameter, they never are truly able to sustain such high lock percentages. Not so with the OS Giken. These differentials feature more disks than any other differential on the market, which are placed in a forged housing. This not only keeps heat to a minimum, but spreads the load over a greater number of disks, which is the reason it works so seamlessly.

3. Less undesteer = more goodness! When your car enters a corner off throttle, the spring inside the patended pressure control ring reacts immediately and the differential immediately unlocks. This is done so quickly and efficiently, that the car is able to turn in quicker than with convential differentials. However, when power is put down upon corner exit, the OS Giken unit immediately returns to 100% lockup, allowing for less chance for wheel spin.

4. No More Figure 8’s!!! Ever wonder why some aftermarket differentials require you to dizzy yourself with endless figure 8’s as a “break in”. The reason is simple – because the components used are not machined as precisely as in other units. The OS Giken unit is built to such stringent tolerances, there is zero break in required. Simply install and go

5. Tons of Applications! OS Giken has one of the widest application ranges out there. They make the famous Super Lock LSD for BMW, Porsche, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, even Corvettes. Contact us for your application and we’ll be happy to make you a killer deal!