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    Mods for your Cayman R?

    With so much idle time on my hands while waiting for my R, I've been thinking about what mods I'll be making. Much depends on how the car feels as delivered but tire change, ss brake lines & more powerful brake pads will be my first mods. Wondering what others are planning.
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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    hi there...


    my first mods will be pads and the gt3 brake ducts... and I will aligne the wheels (adjust camber at front + rear...)


    As I live in Germany and need TÜV approved tyres, I am going to swop the factory RE050A for PZero Trofeo, but probably after I finished off the factory's RE050A... [which I think will be on the car when delivered] ... Would love to take NT01s or similar, but over here they arent street legal ...

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    MIne arrived today, Saturday, 9 April. Mods will be clear side markers, and possibly GT3 brake ducts (want to see what they have now). It will have about -2 degrees camber as part of the prep. Pickup is Thursday, 14 April. Can't wait. Ed

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Have you guys considered the GT2 brake ducts and fender liners? More pricey, but you have a Cayman R so she'll deserve the best! Krokodil moved up from a set of GT3 ducts and I will do the same once mine wear out... or break off

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Merry View Post
    MIne arrived today, Saturday, 9 April. Mods will be clear side markers, and possibly GT3 brake ducts (want to see what they have now). It will have about -2 degrees camber as part of the prep. Pickup is Thursday, 14 April. Can't wait. Ed

    Lucky you. Mine is apparently still stuck at the port (since 4-7-11).

    Mods:
    Performance alignment
    Clear side markers
    Clearbra
    Painted wheels
    GT3 brake spoiler

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    I'm gonna paint the wheels and buy an exhaust!

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cayman_Sense View Post
    Have you guys considered the GT2 brake ducts and fender liners? More pricey, but you have a Cayman R so she'll deserve the best! Krokodil moved up from a set of GT3 ducts and I will do the same once mine wear out... or break off
    I'd love to take the Gt2 ones..

    but dont know whether they would work while driving on the Nordschleife (where I'll drive most of the time)... reckon they wouldnt even last one lap as I would have destroyed them after I would have been driven through the Karussell and Schwalbenschwanz...

    so I guess that means ----> the gt3 ducts for me

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Updated list:

    Done:

    Clear bra: front bumper, headlights, full hood, full front fenders, full doors, mirrors, 1/2 way on rear fenders and rear bumper
    OEM clear side markers
    GT3 front brake ducts
    Rennline battery mount
    Odyssey PC925 DryCell battery
    Multiple sets of 18" and 19" wheels/tires
    5mm spacers to adjust track widths of the axles with the various wheels
    J-copeland radiator shields
    track spec alignment with stock suspension bits

    Still to be done:
    RSS Rear Toe Link with Lockouts (for bump steer correction)
    RSS Tarmac Series LCA's (front and rear)
    RSS Harness Bar
    Tarett sway bar drop links (front/rear)
    Stoptech ST60/ST40 BBK (SS brake lines, pads, titanium pad shims)
    rear brake ducts
    OEM 3rd Radiator
    Guard ClubSport Diff
    IPD
    Aero bits from the napletonicon Interseries cars
    Last edited by 2slow2speed; 05-18-2011 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Updated list

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    I'm curious about how much camber is available with the R spec suspension (hopefully enough to dial in at least -2*). Forgot, going to add a Braille lightweight battery to offset the wt. of the AC.

    Read that GT2 ducts have clearance issues; whats your experience been Cayman-Sense? Is it possible to connect hoses to the GT3 ducts?

    Quite a list 2slow2speed. Are you planning on tracking yours?
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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5500 View Post
    I'm curious about how much camber is available with the R spec suspension (hopefully enough to dial in at least -2*).
    Max OEM capability appears to be -1°07' front and -2°07' rear from the paperwork I've seen.

    HTH

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5500 View Post
    Quite a list 2slow2speed. Are you planning on tracking yours?
    Not planning to track the R at all, it is going to be a garage queen, just like my previous car that you see on the avatar cruising down the typical backroads of Northern California .

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    you migh want to consider grill mesh to protect your brand new radiators....self serving because I make them...
    Grill Mesh for all Caymans and Boxster Spyder
    and here: http://www.planet-9.com/classifieds/...r-spyder&cat=8
    Last edited by j_copeland; 04-10-2011 at 05:04 AM.

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Not to thread cap, but I am definitely considering placing an order next year for a Cayman R and was wondering if the clear engine cover for my 06 Cayman S would fit the Cayman R?
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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    I bet it would fit, can't think of why it wouldn't.

    +1 on the grill mesh! I cleaned out all kinds of leaves, bugs, twigs and even a small pebble out of mine. Without the mesh, all that **** might've ended up stuck to the radiators.
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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5500 View Post
    Read that GT2 ducts have clearance issues; whats your experience been Cayman-Sense? Is it possible to connect hoses to the GT3 ducts?
    More track-appropriate than street-able, I suppose. Krokodil has then on his Cayman Spec. I'd do a quick search and find it. Might be of value, if you track often.

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    I'm looking into Braille 11.5 lb (maybe the 15 lb) battery, Fabspeedicon race exhaust, GT3 brake ducts, lighter forged wheels, Softronicicon intake plenum/software.

    Quick question since we're talking about Cayman R. How long did you have to wait after placing the order for your Cayman R? I just ordered mine last week and was told to expect it around Sept...

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by dkky996 View Post
    I'm looking into Braille 11.5 lb (maybe the 15 lb) battery, Fabspeedicon race exhaust, GT3 brake ducts, lighter forged wheels, Softronicicon intake plenum/software.

    Quick question since we're talking about Cayman R. How long did you have to wait after placing the order for your Cayman R? I just ordered mine last week and was told to expect it around Sept...

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    Wating for a ship to bring her to OZ

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobweekes View Post
    Ordered Peridot PDK R November 20th and i believe she is now sat at the docks.
    Wating for a ship to bring her to OZ
    Congrats! Love the peridot! So it took you 6 months to get your R too... Can't wait that long!!!

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by amdeutsch View Post
    Max OEM capability appears to be -1°07' front and -2°07' rear from the paperwork I've seen.

    HTH
    I verified those almost exact amounts today... not what i set it at but those are the max #s.

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    Re: Mods for your Cayman R?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey@PorscheofSilverSpring View Post
    I verified those almost exact amounts today... not what i set it at but those are the max #s.

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    Thanks Casey.

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