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ditchvisitor
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Cup Shift Cables Reply with quote

I'm thinking about getting the 997 GT3 shifter and Cup cables put into my 996 after reading about the vast improvements that they bring. Has anyone done this and would they recommend it? Also what is the likely cost and does anyone an idea of the necessary parts?
Thanks! [/i]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had them in mine for the last 8 years. With a single peice flywheel they do make a bit of a racket in the cabin at tickover but other than that it's all good. Takes all the slop out of the change & although they are lifed at something like 90 hours in a cup car, mine have done 100K miles easy!

Don't get the GT3 shift, I broke the plastic bushes in mine after 5 years. The 997.2 RS shifter is the one to get - it has metal bushes & should be effectively indestructable.

I don't have up to date prices but you should be under £1K plus VAT.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nick, I have managed to track down the part number for the correct shifter, just need to try and get the Cup cables. I will be able to fit the shifter myself and will get RPM to fit the cables.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need someone with a motorsport account to get the cables; you can't order them through a normal OPC account.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok thanks Nick, I'm guessing the usual suspects JZM/Fearnsport would be able to order them in?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, should be able to get them from either of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I ordered the 997 GT3.2 RS shifter today from an OPC, pretty decent price for what by all accounts will make a big difference. Spoke to Fearnsport and they are chasing some Cul cables down, they unfortunately think that the factory have stopped producing them!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd heard that also, some pop up for sale on rennlist, last batches bought by the yanks.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did buy a complete set of cup shift cables, ball sockets and clips from Bournemouth OPC a couple of years ago.

JZM are advertising them too

https://www.jzmporsche.com/product/cup-shifting-cables-2/
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just won a brand new set on eBay! Chucked in a very cheeky low offer and it was accepted! Have ordered the necessary little connecting bits from OPC.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ditchvisitor wrote:
Just won a brand new set on eBay! Chucked in a very cheeky low offer and it was accepted! Have ordered the necessary little connecting bits from OPC.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the cables arrived yesterday morning and are as described, brand new and the correct part number! Looking forward to getting them and the shifter fitted in due course.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great xmas present to yourself, I'm sure. Please let us know what you think of them once fitted thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve just fitted the GT3 shifter, now just waiting for the console to come back from being painted. What do you think the difference will be with and without the cup cables?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronam2012 wrote:
I’ve just fitted the GT3 shifter, now just waiting for the console to come back from being painted. What do you think the difference will be with and without the cup cables?


My understanding is that the shifter on its own will make a noticeable difference but that the Cup cables add to the slickness of the gear chance and remove a bit more of the vagueness. That said I'm guessing it depends how many miles your car has done and how tired the original cables are.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronam2012 wrote:
I’ve just fitted the GT3 shifter, now just waiting for the console to come back from being painted. What do you think the difference will be with and without the cup cables?


The Cup cables have no rubber bushes on their ends. The difference is a complete absence of any slop between the gear lever & the gearbox.
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