Author Archives: David Hurth

About David Hurth

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

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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The Insurance Costs Of A 19 Year Old Owner Of A 2,000 Horsepower Lamborghini

By   December 31, 2018

2000 Horsepower Lamborghini

2000 Horsepower Lamborghini

For younger automotive enthusiasts and their parents insurance costs can dictate what type of car they are allowed to drive. When I was in college I had saved enough cash to buy an air-cooler Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera that was in well maintained very good condition.

I came home and told my parents that I wanted to buy it and my Mother talked me out of it mainly because of the insurance costs. Of course she also thought I would kill myself and my response of “at least I would die happy”, didn’t help the conversation go well.

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