Author Archives: David Hurth

About David Hurth

I write about performance cars and make some YouTube videos as well.

1992 Porsche 911 Turbo Vintage Review

By   February 4, 2019

1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

1992 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo has always offered performance that rivals some of Italy’s great exotics. When first introduced in the 70’s the turbocharged sports car received a reputation as a widow maker. Thanks to its turbo lag and the rear engine layout, the 911 Turbo was a recipe for disaster for lesser skilled drivers.

Over the years Porsche’s world class engineering has managed to take all of this away. Using what can only be referred to as technical wizardry, the latest 911 Turbo is fast and yet nimble even for less experienced drivers. Each evolution of the 911 has seen the Turbo change from essentially a Terminator to an R2-D2. The early 90’s Porsche 911 Turbo represents a major step toward the car we have now.

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Porsche 986, 987, 996 and 997 Front Hood Strut Replacement

By   January 21, 2019

Porsche 986

Porsche 986

Over time the struts that hold up the front trunk on a Porsche 911, Boxster or Cayman will start to fail. When this happens it can be quite painful as the front hood will potentially come down on your head.

The good news is the replacement is fairly simple and can be done in about 15 minutes. The parts also don’t cost much as we were able to get ours for just $20.

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Chris Harris Drifts The New Porsche 992

By   January 17, 2019

Porsche 992

Porsche 992

The 992 generation Porsche 911 Carrera S is quite the car, at least on paper. The rear-engined sports car has been turbocharged since the 991.2, but it is now even faster. When optioned with the PDK transmission the 992 Carrera S can go 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

While not as impressive by today’s very high standards, not all that long ago this was supercar territory. The 911 is very fast and they have made it so the fact that it now uses a turbocharged flat-six doesn’t detract from the driving experience with any noticeable lag.

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California’s AB 1824 – What You Can Do To Help Reverse The Crazy Aftermarket Exhaust Law

By   January 14, 2019

Aftermarket Exhaust

Aftermarket Exhaust

In June of 2018 the California Assembly voted to approve the bill AB 1824. Among other things in this bill, it changed the way that police officers are to handle pulling over someone with a modified exhaust system.

Before January 1st, 2019 (when the bill went into affect), if you were pulled over with an aftermarket muffler that was thought to be over 95 decibels the officer could give you a fixit ticket. This allowed you to take care of the excessive noise and get it signed off or to talk to another officer if you thought the first was unfair.

Now if you get a ticket it is an automatic $1,000 fine. You also need to take the car to a state referee to prove that it has been put back to stock before you can register the vehicle with the DMV. You can take it to court, but that is a lot of extra hassle to try to fight something that had been seen as a minor violation.

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