Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Larbre Competition Porsche #47 964 RSR 1993 24 Hr Le Mans Class Winner Mechanical Refresh at BBi Autosport

Larbre Competition Porsche #47 964 RSR 1993 24 Hr Le Mans Class Winner
Mechanical Refresh at BBi Autosport




Driven by Joël Gouhier, Jürgen Barth, and Dominique Dupuy, this Larbre Competition #47 Porsche 964 RSR finished 1st in class and 15th overall at the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans. After half a decade of being tucked away in storage, BBi Autosport is excited to take on the mechanical refresh project of this historic race car and bring her back to the track again where she belongs. It is quite an honor indeed to work on cars of this pedigree and please stay tuned for updates!












Friday, August 21, 2015

BBi Autosport Porsche 996 Turbo & GT2 Barcode Exhaust System

BBi Autosport Porsche 996 Turbo & GT2 Barcode Exhaust System




We realize at the highest level of competition there is no room for excess or miscalculation. Decades of engineering experience in racing have ingrained BBI with a respect for function. An

aftermarket exhaust system is one of the most popular modifications for any car, and it is so for a good reason. By using three inch diameter piping throughout the system and minimizing

bends. The BBI BarCode exhaust reduces restriction and increases exhaust flow allowing your engine to free up more horsepower, torque, and improves throttle response. The improved exhaust

flow provides a beautiful and more aggressive exhaust note.The BBI Barcode exhaust comes standard quad tips. For enthusiasts who would like to further customize their exhaust system, BBI

offers an optional quad tip optional as well as high temperature ceramic coatings.

Key Features
  • Produces a beautiful and more aggressive exhaust sound
  • Reduces restriction to increase horsepower, torque, and improve throttle response
  • Constructed out of brushed T304 stainless steel
  • Meticulously TIG welded
  • Stainless steel muffler packing to withstand extreme temperatures
  • Stylish design with laser cut BBi logo
  • Significant weight savings
  • No CEL (Check Engine Light)
  • Direct bolt on replacement with all hardware and clamps included
  • Single angled cut or quad tips are available
  • Optional high temperature black ceramic coatings available
  • Hand built in the USA











Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jeff Zwart 2002 Class Winning Porsche 996 GT2 at BBi Autosport

Built by renowned tuner Andial, Jeff Zwart took a class win with this Porsche 996 GT2 in 2002 & we get to give it our BBi treatment to prepare for a fun event coming up. We're excited to have 2 Pikes Peak class winning Porsches sitting under our roof!




















Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Porsche 997.1 GT3RS Arctic Silver with BBi StreetCup Exhaust, Suspension, and Roll Bar Package









Don't let it's pristine looks fool you into thinking that it is a garage queen. Built and maintained by BBi Autosport, this 997 GT3RS is a formidable weekend track warrior that has logged many hours at various race tracks throughout the West including Circuit of the Americas. Keeping it purely functional, this 997 GT3RS weekend track warrior is outfitted with BBS E88 wheels and our complete BBi StreetCup Exhaust, Roll Bar, and Suspension Package.

Vehicle Specifications
2007 Porsche 997.1 GT3RS Arctic Silver

Engine
Porsche Motorsport Cup Headers
BBi 997 GT3 Street Cup Side Muffler Delete
BBI 997 GT3 Titanium Tips
BBi Billet Coolant Pipe Fittings Welded

Transmission
Porsche 997 GT3RS 4.0 Light Weight Flywheel Clutch Kit
Porsche Motorsport Cup Shifter
Porsche Motorsport Cup Cables
Guard Transmission LSD
Urethane Transmission Mount

Suspension
Ohlins Dampers R&T
BBi Street Cup Front Bumpsteer Kit
BBi Street Cup Front Billet Lower Control Arm
BBi Street Cup Front Adjustable Thrust Arm
BBi Street Cup Rear Toe Steer Kit
BBi Street Cup Rear Billet Lower Control Arm
BBi Street Cup Rear Adjustable Thrust Arm
BBi Street Cup Rear Upper Control Arms

Brakes
Porsche Motorsport Cup Brake Calipers with Titanium
Stainless Brake Lines
Bremobo Type 5 Front & Type 3 Rear Rotors
Race Technologies RE10 brake pads

Wheels
BBS Motorpsort E88

Tires
Toyo R888

Exterior
Porsche Motorsport Cup Splitter

Interior
BBi 997 Street Cup Roll Cage
Recaro Pole Position Racing Seats
Sabelt Harnesses
Radio Delete

Engine & Transmission Upgrades

BBi Autosport Coolant Pipe Welds 

Coolant pipe failure is an inevitable problem with the Porsche GT1-block equipped models (GT3, GT2, Turbo). We offer replacement billet aluminum coolant pipes to be permanently welded as the best preventative fix/solution for this problem. Compared to the factory fittings, the replacement BBi billet fittings offers supeior metallurgy to allow stronger, higher quality welds.







BBi StreetCup Side Muffler Deletes



Shedding weight is one of simplest ways to add performance to your Porsche. Unfortunately, reducing weight on the already slim GT3 is rarely an inexpensive task and the factory exhaust system is already very well designed for optimum power delivery. The only drawbacks to the factory system is a muted exhaust note that was designed to comply with the local laws and appeal to a wide customer base, and the excess weight from the muffler packing material.

We addressed those flaws when we designed our exhaust system for the 997 GT3. Most other aftermarket exhaust systems on the market replaces the secondary center muffler and the performance gains and weight savings are minimal. The factory secondary exhaust weights approximately 20 pounds and the average secondary muffler bypass weighs approximately 7 pounds, which equates to only 13 pounds of weight savings.

We took a more unorthodox approach and bypassed the much heavier primary side mufflers. The primary mufflers are weigh approximately 44 pounds total while our bypass pipes are 4 pounds in comparison. The result is a substantial reduction in weight behind the rear axle which significantly improves handling and less restriction to produce a much more aggressive exhaust note.

Key Features
  • Delivers deep aggressive exhaust sound
  • T304 stainless tubing 
  • Meticulously TIG welded 
  • Brushed stainless finish 
  • Stainless hardware and clamps
  • 100% emissions legal 
  • Will not void warranty 
  • Factory secondary mufflers and catalytic converters are all retained
  • Direct bolt on replacement,
OEM Mufflers (44lb) vs BBI Side Muffler Bypass (4lb) Comparison



Porsche 997 4.0 GT3 RS Light Weight Flywheel Clutch Kit


Porsche Motorsport Cup Shifter


Suspension

To improve handling and make this GT3RS even more track-worthy, we installed our complete BBi Street Cup Suspension Package.

Inspired by Porsche’s motorsport program, the Street Cup name represents the culmination of our winning experience in professional motorsports and the extensive R&D efforts with our in-house fabrication, suspension engineering, and engine development programs. All of the experience gained with our successful racing background combined with state-of-the-art materials and the highest quality manufacturing have yielded an upgrade package worthy of the Porsche 911 name.

BBi Street Cup Suspension Components Commonly Share The Following Features:
  • Provides additional adjustment range
  • Helps maintain proper suspension geometry
  • Utilizes turnbuckle design to be lengthen or shorten links to desired specifications
  • Eliminates factory rubber bushings for improved suspension feedback
  • Direct bolt-On replacement and requires no modification to the vehicle
  • Made of precision CNC machined 6061-T6 aerospace grade billet aluminum
  • Precision Teflon lined spherical rod ends for smooth operation and long life
  • Discrete black anodized finish for increased corrosion resistance
  • Made in USA
BBi Autosport Front Bump Steer Kit



  • Helps eliminate Bump Steer By Maintaining Proper Front End Suspension Geometry
  • Utilizes misalignment rod ends of the arm to provide maximum articulation
  • Highly recommended for vehicles that have been lowered
  • Each kit includes pair of 2 Links
  • Part Number BBIBUMP9697FRONT
BBi Autosport Front & Rear Lower Control Arm Kit



  • Improved two piece 996 GT3 lower control arm design
  • Stronger than cast motorsport Cup arms
  • Allows proper camber adjustment 996 & 997 Models
  • Uses GT3 shims to adjust camber & lower control arm length (sold separately)
  • High-strength steel alloy spherical bearings, completely serviceable unlike the motorsports arms
  • Sealed monoball inner bearing
  • Allows easy access to inner arm hardware
  • Includes adjustable thrust arm bushings to adjust adjust caster and wheelbase
  • A must have for all track and race enthusiast
  • Each kit includes pair of 2 arms
  • Fits both front and rear axles
  • Part Number BBILOWRCNTRL9697
BBi Autosport Rear Adjustable Toe Link



  • Provides additional rear toe adjustment
  • OEM link is non adjustable and eccentric bolt provides limited adjustment range, causing excessive tire wear and handling issues.
  • Helps maintain proper rear end suspension geometry
  • Each kit includes pair of 2 Links
  • Part Number BBITOE9697REAR
BBi Autosport Front & Rear Thrust Arm



  • Connects the Lower Control Arm to the subframe. - Provides precision caster adjustability
  • Spacers included for setting stock or anti-squat and anti-dive configurations
  • Each Kit Includes Pair of 2 Links
  • Fits both front and rear axles
  • Part Number BBITHRUST9697
BBi Autosport Front & Rear Adjustable Thrust Arm Bushing Kit



  • Provides two eccentric mounting points- Used to adjust for increasing or decreasing wheelbase, and adjustable caster.
  • A must-have for extended lower control arms (GT3 control arms or eccentric monoballs) to correct for un-intended caster change
  • Compatible with all stock Porsche 996 and 997 lower control arms (including Porsche Motorsport Cup arms)
  • Complete set of 4 (2 front & 2 rear)
  • Part Number BBITHRUSTBUSH9697
BBi Autosport Rear Upper Control Arm Kit



  • Link the rear wheel carrier to the sub-frame.
  • Allow adjustment of track width and kinematic toe.
  • Complete set of 4
  • Part Number BBIDOGBONE9697
Wheels
 
BBS E88 3-Piece Racing Wheels







Interior 





BBi Porsche 996/997 Street Cup Roll Bar





Features

  • 1.625" x 0.095" 4130 chrome moly steel tubing utilized for excellent strength to weight ratio
  • TIG welded and utilizes "X" braces on front and rear sections for superior strength and rigidity
  • Mounts to frame structure (utilizing factory bolts) to provide strongest mounting points and maximum protection
  • Utilizes laser cut mounting plates & inner diameter tube clamps that are CNC turned and milled for a precise fit
  • Designed to work with stock seats or any aftermarket seats on the market
  • Allows full seat travel to accommodate taller drivers
  • Can be used with stock seat-belts or 6 point harnesses for track use
  • Designed to work with wrap-around style harnesses while optional eyelet bolt provisions are available for clip-in harnesses
  • OEM fit & finish. The main hoop contours entire arch of the roof with an even 3/16 inch gap
  • Finished in satin black powder coat. Other colors available
  • Bolt-in installation requires no drilling and minimal carpet trimming







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