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Luftgekuhlt 4 by Butzi

Luftgekuhlt 4, what a day!imageHello Porsche fans and car enthusiasts alike. This past weekend we attended “the” air cooled Porsche event Luftgekuhlt! It was an amazing event held out side of LA in San Pedro, California. Some of the most beautiful and rare Porsches were on display and their owners, builders, drivers and such were close by to discuss details and to say hi.


My fiancé Jocelyn, my friends and I had a blast. I caught up with friends in the industry and really enjoyed myself in good company. Hope to see you at the next event.


Enjoy some highlights from the event and feel free to share with your friends! Please credit photos when posting & sharing.



Porsche 996TT Wastegate Repair

This beautiful, Guards red Porsche 996TT came in with symptoms of misfires & sluggish acceleration.

Porsche shop ct connecticut Porsche service tuning detailing Butzi gear Milford 996tt Porsche tuningUpon inspection we found that the passenger side wastegate actuator rod was broken.

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We logged the car and found a series of misfires so the plugs and coilpacks were removed and inspected. We replaced the worn plugs, replaced the wastegate actuator rod with a revised version, set the wastegate cracking pressure, logged and tested the car.

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Porsche shop ct connecticut Porsche service tuning detailing Butzi gear Milford 996tt Porsche tuning Porsche parts

Porsche shop ct connecticut Porsche service tuning detailing Butzi gear Milford 996tt Porsche tuning Porsche parts

Porsche shop ct connecticut Porsche service tuning detailing Butzi gear Milford 996tt Porsche tuning Porsche parts

Porsche shop ct connecticut Porsche service tuning detailing Butzi gear Milford 996tt Porsche tuning Porsche partsThe results are crisp, smooth, powerful acceleration that one would expect from a proper Porsche Turbo. Cheers!

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Ceramic Pro – Porsche Boxster Spyder Key

Ceramic Pro everything!

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Our client Joe took European Delivery of his new Agate Grey Boxster Spyder. The car was well equipped and built with custom features such as yellow stitching , piping and accents throughout. He also opted to have his key matched in yellow, such a nice touch!

Since the key is painted with original Porsche paint, we decided to enhance & protect the finish with Ceramic Pro permanent, high gloss, protective coatings. The results are amazing!

Contact us regarding our next level new car prep and protection packages as well as custom key coating and more!

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Custom Butzi Gear BBS E88 for Porsche 997TT

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Our tuning partner Bren Tuning out of Massachusetts came to us to build a proper set of custom BBS Motorsport wheels for their 997TT shop car. Traction was a major concern as the car makes over 700whp on a set of BW EFR 7163 turbos and BT custom tune.

butzi gear BBS motorsport e88 997tt custom wheels Connecticut Porsche shop Porsche tuningButzi gear BBS motorsport e88 wheels Porsche shop Porsche tuning Connecticut Butzi gear BBS motorsport e88 wheels Porsche shop Porsche tuning Porsche wheels Connecticut We built a custom set of 19×9.5 & 19×13″ BBS Motorsport E88 wheels for the car and wrapped them in meaty, sticky 245/325 Michelin Pilot Cup2s. The wheels fit perfectly with no spacers, hubcentric rings or fender modifications. The ride height was lowered with H&R sport springs.

Butzi gear Porsche 997 turbo BBS motorsport e88 Connecticut Milford Porsche shopButzi gear Porsche 997 turbo BBS e88 motorsport Connecticut Milford If you are interested in a set of proper wheels for your Porsche, Audi, BMW, VW, exotic or other car please contact us. We build wheels to suit in custom sizes, colors & finishes. Custom wheels are also street sealed and coated with Ceramic Pro for protection and ease of cleaning.

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Ceramic Pro | Paint Protection

Butzi Gear LLC is one of Connecticut’s few authorized Ceramic Pro application centers.

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What is it? Ceramic Pro is a permanent, protective ceramic coating that is professionally applied to protect your car’s paint, plastic trim, wheels, calipers, interior and more. Ceramic Pro 9H is about three times as hard as your car’s paint surface and can be layered to a desired thickness/level of protection. This added protective layer will keep your paint protected and carries up to a LIFETIME warranty.

We are excited to bring this product to the fine finishes of your daily driven, classic, collector and or race car. Please contact us to discuss protecting your investment. info@butzigear.com

More info:

Ceramic Pro 9H is a permanent nanoceramic protective paint coating. It protects the paint or surface from scratches, graffiti, dirt, aging, premature oxidation, weathering, road salt, rock chips, bugs, bird droppings and even acid rain. It offers excellent scratch, thermal (1382 degrees), UV, oxidation, corrosion and chemical resistance.

A surface that has been sealed with Ceramic Pro 9H stays clean for a longer period of time due to its smoothness and hydrophobic qualities. Ceramic Pro 9H is permanent and can only be removed using machine polish. The unique formulation of 9H has enabled it to be multi-layered which means the thickness of the coating can be increased with additional layers allowing a thicker/harder film that will increase its scratch resistance.

Rebel Rook 911

2015 butzi gear bill fikse 996 c4sRebel Rook 911 – 996 C4S RWD – #rebelrook911

Our West Coast partner, Bill, has one beautiful, black 996 C4s. Bill has done some amazing things with his car. His passion as a do-it-yourselfer is truly inspiring. From the custom vinyl stickers he designs, hand cuts and applies to his beloved 911, the rear wheel drive conversion he completed in his home garage, to the high level of detailing and maintenance that he performs on his own… Bill is a testament to the true Porsche 911 owner and enthusiast. Keep it up my friend, she looks perfect. Enjoy!


Butzi Builds

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetButzi Sr. – 1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2L #butzisr

Butzi Sr. is the 911 lover on a budget’s dream car. It is an excellent example of what an air-cooled 911 is and should be. With its fashion forward interior and exterior styling queues, Butzi Sr. possesses the best attributes of a true 911. It remains quite period correct. It is fun, loud, aggressive, beautiful, and it transfers all of the driving experience of yesteryear directly to the driver.

Engine: Re-sealed 3.2L, Butzi Gear custom exhaust, Butzi Gear custom tune, Butzi Gear custom intake

Suspension: Butzi Gear custom torsion bar set-up

Brakes: Brembo GTP 350 kit, Motul fluid

Wheels: Butzi Gear x BBS RS 16×7 & 16×9, BBS Gold center / gloss black lip

Tires: Toyo R888

Exterior: Garnet Red patina paint, Butzi Gear front bumper, Butzi Gear rear bumper, Butzi Gear headlight rings

Interior: Euro GT3 black leather Recaro Seats, Custom roll bar, Custom x-brace, Schroth GT3 harnesses, Butzi Gear tachometer, Butzi Gear shift base & knob, OEM radio delete, race inspired black floors


2015 butzi gear audi a3 buildA3 Build – 2014 Audi A3 #a3sloanbuild

Brett wanted an aggressive handling, yet daily, NYC compliant suspension and wheel set up. We sourced a set of Still-Static coilovers from Europe and re-built and installed a set of VIP Modular wheels wrapped in Pilot Sport tires to create a perfect city and aggressive driving machine. Some power adders and other styling touches are scheduled for 2015!

Engine: TBA

Suspension: Still-Static H&R Ultra-low coilovers imported from Europe.

Brakes: TBA

Wheels: Butzi Gear x VIP Modular VXS110’s 19×9.5 square

Tires: Micheline Pilot Sport

Exterior: TBA

Interior: TBA


2015 butzi gear vw golf r airliftGorf – VW GOLF R #ingorfwetrust

Travis brought his Golf R in for an air ride install, wheel fitment and the installation of various performance and styling parts. The “GORF” project came together as a full package with both performance and style to match!

Engine: United Motorsport tune, 42 Draft Design catch can, short shifter, intake

Suspension: Airlift performance series air ride, custom install by Butzi Gear

Brakes: TBA

Wheels: fifteen52 2-piece Tarmac 18×8.5 18×9.5

Tires: TBA

Exterior: Ghostnit carbon fiber front & rear spoilers

Interior: TBA

2015 butzi gear macan sMacan S – 2015 Porsche Macan S. #macans

Richard was looking for some more grunt and a stronger exhaust note for his 2015 Porsche Macan S. The extra power and sound was achieved using a beautifully hand crafted exhaust from our friends at Fabspeed. The overall fit and finish is excellent and Richard couldn’t be happier!

Engine: Fabspeed stainless steel exhaust system

Suspension: TBA

Brakes: TBA

Wheels: 20″ Porsche Sport Alloy Wheels

Tires: TBA

Exterior: Body matched exterior door blades and accessories

Interior: Gorgeous red leather with carbon fiber sport package

2015 butzi gear butzidirttycabDirtty Cab Build – 2004 Porsche 996TT #butzidirttycabbuild

Mike and his son Scott came to us to install some preventative maintenance items and power adders. After inspecting the boost hoses, diverter valves and other areas, a plan of action was discussed regarding engine tuning and the addition of custom silicone boost hoses. The diverters were replaced with high quality, serviceable units from Forge Motorsport, the intake received our modification for increased flow and a custom stainless steel exhaust by Tubi-Style was installed which features the beautiful and aggressive slash cut tips. More to come for this one in 2015.

Engine: 3.6 Twin-Turbo, Forge diverter valves, Butzi Gear airbox, Custom Tubi-Style stainless steel exhaust system, Fabspeed O2 spacers

Suspension: TBA

Brakes: TBA

Wheels: TBA

Tires: TBA

Exterior: TBA

Interior: TBA

2015 butzi gear butzirotButzi Rot – 2001 Porsche 996TT #butzirot

Adam is a Porsche fiend and driving enthusiast. He turned to us to build a track-capable, aggressive street machine that his wife and daughters would still enjoy a ride in. Stay tuned for some custom hard parts and more!

Engine: IPD plenum, Custom billet turbos, SRM fueling kit, 60# injectors, FVD straights, SRM 4.5″ intercoolers, Forge DVs, Forge hose kit, Markski Tuning inlets/plenum, more.

Suspension: JIC Magic RS2 w/remote reservoirs

Brakes: Giro Discs, Pagid Yellow pads

Wheels: Butzi Gear x Fikse Profil 10, 18×8.5 / 18×11.5 Satin black center / gloss black lip

Tires: Toyo R888 235/40/18 & 315/30/18

Exterior: OEM

Interior: OEM Sport Seats

2015 butzi gear air lift performance suspension install 2010 camaro ss milford ctButzimerica – 2010 Camaro SS #butzimerica

Wentworth reached out to us in regards to bagging his beloved, supercharged 2010 Camaro SS. He wanted a comfortable, height adjustable air suspension that could handle his 550whp beast. We sourced an Air Lift Performance suspension system that delivered all Wentworth wanted. After making some precise chassis mods, and fitting the suspension, we fine tuned the max drop, stance, fitment and ride height to suit our clients needs.

Engine: 6.2L Supercharged – Tuned by Jannetty Racing

Suspension: Air Lift Performance – Performance Series Air Susp.

Brakes: Brembo

Wheels: TBD

Tires: TBD

Exterior: OEM

Interior: 2 JL Audio W3 subs powered by a JL 600/1 Amp

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Nessie – B8 Audi S4 #executivestance

This project was built in conjunction with our friend Matthew and our partners at The Wheel Lab & Rotiform Wheels. The goal was “simple” (lol)… to build a performance driven car that was aggressively and more importantly “properly” fitted on 20s.

So, 20×10″ Rotiform wheels wrapped in 265s were placed on all 4 corners. Lowering was achieved with H&R Performance coilovers and it all came together with some serious, yet very delicate, fitment, fender rolling, liner modifications (which are reversible 😉 and fine ride height testing and tuning.

In the end we have a fully functional, aggressively fitted, enjoyable sport/luxury sedan, a style we call, “Executive Stance”.

Engine: 3.0T, AWE Tuning exhaust

Suspension: H&R Performance Coilovers

Brakes: OEM (excellent btw)

Wheels: 20×10 Rotiform Concave

Tires: Sumitomo 265/19

Exterior: Enleas carbon fiber rear diffusor

Interior: OEM


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Jettatwofive – VW Jetta 2.5 SE

Edwin came from the world of MK3s. He always rode low, but after selling his MK3 GTI VR6 he decided he wanted something a bit more practical. He found this MK6 Jetta 2.5 and gave it a go! While practical, he wanted some “low” back in his life, some style, but he did not want to risk damaging his new car by bottoming out everywhere. We sourced Edwin an Air Lift Performance suspension kit and installed it with an ultra clean hinged trunk set up allowing access to his spare well and tools. Edwin was more than pleased and is loving his new ride.

Engine: 2.5L OEM

Suspension: Air Lift Performance – Performance Series Air Susp.

Brakes: OEM

Wheels: Mercedes Benz 18×8 18×9

Tires: Falken

Exterior: OEM

Interior: OEM


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Butziboxxxster – 2001 Porsche Boxster #butziboxxxster

Dave contacted us to design and build him a quick, aggressive Boxster that would be fun to drive. After discussing his goals we went ahead and built the car in phases. Phase one addressed the handling and aesthetics. Phase two addressed the power, performance and sound. It is safe to say that we transformed Dave’s stock <boring> Boxster into a snarling, aggressive, exciting driver’s car. Dave is loving it!

Engine: 2.7L flat six, Custom headers, hi-fow cats, rear muffler, custom Butzi Gear O2 harnesses, Custom Markski Tuning tune.

Suspension: KW V1 coilover suspension, custom Butzi Gear aggressive street alignment.

Brakes: Refinished calipers in satin black

Wheels: BBS SR 18×8 18×10 matte anthracite finish

Tires: Sumitomo HTRZ III 225/265

Exterior: OEM Black grills, badges removed

Interior: OEM black leather

2 2015 butzi gear 996tt bbs e88 milford ct porsche shop2015 butzi gear 996tt bbs e88 milford ct porsche shopButziblau – 2001 Porsche 996TT #butziblau

Mike contacted us regarding a killer set of wheels for his ultra-clean Lapis Blue 996TT. He dreamed about one day fitting a set of BBS E88’s on his car, but feared they would be a bit out of his budget. After discussing a few wheel options and color schemes I mentioned to Mike that I could spec and build him a set of his dream wheels for a bit more than the other options – he was sold! The custom built, gold BBS E88’s truly tie the car together and add that big something that it needed. With the addition of our Motorsport Stud Kit and new 235/315 Toyo R888s power is thrown down to the ground and things get exciting pretty quickly! =)

Engine: KMU Tune, Unobtainium catless 3″ Titanium exhaust

Suspension: Ohlins R&T Coilovers

Brakes: OEM

Wheels: Custom 18×8.5 18×12 Butzi Gear x BBS Motorsport E88, Gold centers, Butzi Gear Motorsport Stud Conversion kit

Tires: 235/315 Toyo R888

Exterior: XPEL full frontal, rear 1/4 and bumper

Interior: OEM

2015 porsche 996tt butzi gear bbs e88 gold custom built porsche shop milford ct2002 Porsche 996TT – British Columbia, Canada

Daryll dreamed of the perfect wheels to set off his 996TT. He always loved the BBS E88, that said – he contacted us for a set of custom E88’s that would fit his car perfectly. We worked up a set and throw gold centers in the mix to add a contrast to the Guards Red paint. What a combo!

Engine: N/A

Suspension: Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers

Brakes: OEM

Wheels: Custom 18×8.5 18×12 Butzi Gear x BBS Motorsport E88, Gold centers, Butzi Gear Motorsport Stud Conversion kit

Tires: 235/315 Nitto Tires

Exterior: GT2 front bumper, Tech Art sides, GT2 wing

Interior: Recaro race seats

2015 butzi gear performance porsche 997 gt3 bbs wheels milford ct2008 Porsche 997 GT3 – Pennsylvania

Ray is a track junkie! We outfitted his bad ass Speed Yellow GT3 with a set of Black Euro GT3 seats and a set of custom gold BBS Motorsport E88s in 19″. We also set him up with a set of custom tpms sensor adapters allowing him to keep an eye on tire pressures while running laps at tracks around the U.S.

Engine: OEM

Suspension: Finely tuned OEM GT3

Brakes: OEM

Wheels: Custom 19×9 19×12 Butzi Gear x BBS Motorsport E88, Gold centers, Butzi Gear Motorsport Stud Conversion kit

Tires: Hoosier A7s

Exterior: OEM

Interior: Euro GT3 seats, rollbar, harnesses



More to come… Stay tuned!


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