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How To Heel Toe Shift – Video

By   March 13, 2018

Matt Farah Heel Toe Shifting

Heel Toe Shifting

One of the more advance driving techniques is that of heel toe shifting. The idea is to allow for hard braking while keeping the engine RPMs in the appropriate range for the down shift to allow acceleration out of the corner.

The technique is very useful to help achieve faster lap times. While mainly used on the track many will heel toe on a twisty back road. This provides good practice for the next track day.

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How To Warm Up Your Car

By   January 10, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera T and 911 Targa

How Do You Warm Up A Classic Or New Car

Warming up your car is vital to keeping your vehicle on the road. Along with regular maintenance it is one of the most important things an automotive owner can do. However, there is a lot of confusion out there about warming up your car.

Many now say that you shouldn’t warm up a new car. They claim that you just waste gas and pollute while you let your car get up to temperature. Others say that even new cars should be warmed up to keep your car on the road for a longer period of time.

Should you warm up your car and if so, how should you do it?

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What You Need To Know About IMS Bearing Issues Before Buying A Porsche 986, 996, 987 Or 997

By   January 11, 2017

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

Currently, the best values in used Porsches are the 986 and 996 generation cars. Both the Boxster (986) and 911 (996) offer a good amount of performance with prices of both being south of $20,000. In fact you can find a clean running early Boxster for as low as $5,000.

While the 996 will run you a bit more, you can find clean running early examples of the 911 For under $15,000 and we’ve seen a few as low $10,000. While there are a few things that attribute to these low prices, there is one major reason that they are so affordable, the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS).

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Porsche Boxster Oil Change

By   July 31, 2016

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

How much does a Porsche Boxster oil change cost? With the 986 generation prices falling as low as $5,000 for a higher mileage, but overall good car (even good early 987s can be found for around $15,000) many are interested in purchasing the roadster.

A ’99 Porsche Boxster oil change had been quoted to us for as much as $500. However, that is on the very high end with an average oil change cost of between $125 and $250 being more common. The reason we’ve been told that it is so expensive is that it is a mid-engine vehicle (claiming it is much more difficult), but is it really so difficult? Is it possible to save some cash by doing the work yourself? The answer to the first question is that it isn’t very difficult and to the second is yes, you can save quite a bit doing to work yourself (all the steps of which we will detail below). These should work for a 986 generation Boxster or a 987 generation Boxster / Cayman.

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