2007 Porsche 911 Carrera

Before prices for water-cooled 911s get too crazy, we decided to get one for ourselves–you know, for science.

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2007 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Jan
30
GRM+ | Jan 30, 2024 | Porsche | brakes | 997 | 911 | Porsche 911 | brake pads | Tire Rack | hawk
Selecting and installing the right brake pads for our 997 Porsche

How we chose and installed the brake pad compound that would give our 2007 Porsche 997 better braking on track.

Aug
22
Aug 22, 2023 | Porsche | 997 | 911 | Porsche 911
Advice on picking the best wheel and tire combo

Here's how we decided on the best wheel and tire package for our 997 Porsche with help from Apex Race Parts.

May
08
May 8, 2023 | Porsche | 997 | 911 | Porsche 911 | Lamin-x | Paint Protection Film
Why should you install paint protection film?

We plan on driving our 997 Porsche on track a lot, so we opted for a paint protection film (PPF) to help preserve the car's original paint.

Apr
19
Apr 19, 2023 | Porsche | vinyl | 997 | 911 | Porsche 911 | Porsche 997
How to add retro color in less than two hours, for less than $100

Here's how we added a set of old-school-looking vinyl Porsche stripes to our 997 Porsche.

Apr
06
Apr 6, 2023 | Porsche | 997 | Porsche 911 | Detailing | Lamin-x | Tim McNair | Grand Prix Concours | Protective Film
How to best prepare paint for protective film? Detailing.

Before applying any protective film, you'll need to prepare the surface. Here's how we prepped our Porsche 997 in a few simple steps.

Apr
03
Apr 3, 2023 | Porsche | Carrera | tires | wheels | 911
Revealing more about our Porsche 911’s wheel and tire setup

Here's a more in-depth look at the wheel and tire setup on our 2007 Porsche 911 project car.

Jan
20
Jan 20, 2023 | Porsche | 997 | 911 | Porsche 911 | Porsche 997 | K&N | Air Filter
Better check now: How dirty is your car’s air filter?

Sure, our 997 Porsche was really clean and had low miles, but that doesn't mean it was spotless inside and out.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2022 | Porsche | 997 | Oil | 911 | Porsche 911 | MPT Industries | Oil Change
Before returning to the track, an oil service for our Porsche 997

Yes, we're ready to thrash those new RE-71RS tires–but first, an oil change.

Nov
02
Nov 2, 2022 | Porsche | 997 | 911 | alignment | Porsche 911 Carrera | Alignment Shop
What does a performance alignment look like? | Project Porsche 997

We hunt for negative camber to maximize our 911's stock performance.

Jun
14
Jun 14, 2022 | Porsche
Help us choose Cocomats for our 997 | Project Porsche 997

We're torn between two styles of Cocomats for our Porsche 997 project car–which one would you pick?

Apr
01
Apr 1, 2022 | Porsche
Introducing our 997 to the locals | Project Porsche 997

We take our 2007 Porsche 997 Carrera to a local PCA Kaffeeklatch (cars and coffee) event to get a feel for the local Porsche scene–and to show off our new …

Mar
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Mar 25, 2022 | Porsche
Can a stock Porsche 997 handle track abuse? | Project Porsche 997

Does a stock Porsche 997 go around the track as well as expected?

Mar
14
Mar 14, 2022 | Porsche
Checking out some Porsches at Werks Reunion | Project Porsche 997

Just before The Amelia weekend kicked off, we spend some time looking at some really really cool Porsches.

Mar
10
Mar 10, 2022 | Porsche
Smart or not to take a new purchase on a long road trip? | Project Porsche 997

Most people take their new-to-them sports cars to simple events like cars and coffee. Not us.

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2022 | Porsche
New tires for our new Porsche | Project Porsche 997

Which tires are best suited to our 997? We consult our expert at Tire Rack, Woody Rogers.

Mar
06
Mar 6, 2022 | Porsche
Easy car clean-up | Project Porsche 997

Just because a car has accumulated a lot of dirt and grime, doesn't mean it takes a lot of work to get rid of it.

Feb
25
Feb 25, 2022 | Porsche
Porsche 997: The ultimate road trip vehicle? | Project Porsche 997

We drive our newly-acquired 997 the 400 miles home to find out if works as a comfortable grand tourer, too.

Feb
18
Feb 18, 2022 | Porsche
Why did we just buy a water-cooled Porsche 911? | Project Porsche 997

Why a 997? Prices for water-cooled Porsches aren't insane (yet) and, frankly, we're curious what all the fuss is about.

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