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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: 996 GT3 Options Reply with quote

I am having a slow day here so thought I'd take a look at the options on my car - (I can hear the shouts of get a life!!)

Anyhow- my car was optioned with the roll cage (code XSL) - I had assumed it was a retro fit. This would have cost the orginal owner £700 but it was free in the club sport package. The car also has the nomex sports seats which don't seem to have been an option outside the CS package.

Is this hybrid CS spec fairly common - I imagine it was speced this way to avoid the harness and extinguisher?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that is the T-Equipment harness bar which bolts to the rear seatbelt mounts (and provides somewhere to mount harnesses) and not the full CS roll cage which bolts into the suspension turrets and the floor of the car. The latter also provides greater rigidity of the platform.

I think at the outset many people optioned the harness bar as it would have come across as more road friendly with an easily removed rear harness bar. Plus many could also spec leather buckets (and not the Nomex buckets that came with CS spec)

As a brand new car a comfort with leather buckets and T-Equipment harness bar was a more expensive spec than a CS car....so most buyer felt they had selected a higher spec car.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, ok, that makes more sense, thanks for the insight. I would not have figured that Porsche had two versions of the roll bar to be optioned on a new build. I can see the attraction of having one that could be removed and also having a slightly less ridged car for the road. These little details get easily lost over time.

Byetheway, was it yourself that recently posted on Utube a lap on a damp Silverstone in a red 996gt3? If so, nice catch in the slow section after the new start/finish!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Byetheway, was it yourself that recently posted on Utube a lap on a damp Silverstone in a red 996gt3? If so, nice catch in the slow section after the new start/finish!


Yes it was Smile

...the rear end frequently moves on that corner with lots of weight transfer on the nose of the car
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaSource wrote:
ColinR wrote:


Byetheway, was it yourself that recently posted on Utube a lap on a damp Silverstone in a red 996gt3? If so, nice catch in the slow section after the new start/finish!


Yes it was Smile

...the rear end frequently moves on that corner with lots of weight transfer on the nose of the car


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 996 GT3 Options Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
I am having a slow day here so thought I'd take a look at the options on my car - (I can hear the shouts of get a life!!)

Anyhow- my car was optioned with the roll cage (code XSL) - I had assumed it was a retro fit. This would have cost the orginal owner £700 but it was free in the club sport package. The car also has the nomex sports seats which don't seem to have been an option outside the CS package.

Is this hybrid CS spec fairly common - I imagine it was speced this way to avoid the harness and extinguisher?


Is your roll cage black or silver ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is silver - looks like polished steel to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Open Youtube Page



Youtube link corrected by Moderator, per the following, just the 11 character codes in the youtube wrap

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[youtube]l66U_ptM-oQ[/youtube]


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel wrote:
LaSource wrote:

Open Youtube Page



Youtube link corrected by Moderator, per the following, just the 11 character codes in the youtube wrap

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Wish I knew what to do if mine stepped out. worship


It’s easy peasy. You just have to go for a few trackdays and drive to the edge of your ability, lose it a few times, and catch it a few times. Not rocket science, just needs some muscle memory. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
It is silver - looks like polished steel to me.


Then it's a Tecquipment aftermarket item that bolts to the seatbelt mounting points. The Clubsport cage is black & bolts top the rear suspension turrets & welded in floor plates.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: 996 GT3 Options Reply with quote

ColinR wrote:
I am having a slow day here so thought I'd take a look at the options on my car - (I can hear the shouts of get a life!!)

Anyhow- my car was optioned with the roll cage (code XSL) - I had assumed it was a retro fit. This would have cost the orginal owner £700 but it was free in the club sport package. The car also has the nomex sports seats which don't seem to have been an option outside the CS package.

Is this hybrid CS spec fairly common - I imagine it was speced this way to avoid the harness and extinguisher?


Mine has XSL also but with 375 & 376 (leather sports seats) originally.

The seats were then upgraded to genuine Porsche Recaro Nomax.

It’s Guards Red also; our cars could be twins!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K - yes yours must be pretty close to mine to look at. Not sure what to make of the seats - there are no option codes for them on the front label but I have also read the nomax seats did not have a seperate code because they were supplied in the CS package.

I have family in Hampshire so if I get along your way I shall give you a shout
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have family in Hampshire so if I get along your way I shall give you a shout


Mine will be sorn’d soon but yes, drop me a PM in spring if you are in the area.
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