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    2012 White Cayman R Project

    Hi, I am new to Planet-9 and Porsche. I just acquired a new Cayman R and will start modding soon (I pompously named this a 'build thread'/'project', but I'll start with pretty low key mods).

    I have just completed my '2011 Audi S4 project' and you can have a look at it here: B8 S4 Meteor Gray Project

    Test driving a Cayman R is a mistake (?) I should not have made: once I had driven one, I just needed to buy it...

    So here are a few pics of the new car. She's getting an Alpine INA-W910 and radaricon/laser devices installed today and tint on Friday.







    Nothing but a stock CR for now...
    I am working on a plan for performance & visual enhancements. Suggestions are welcome
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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Congrats, looks like mine

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by refazi View Post
    Congrats, looks like mine
    Thanks, You too have a great looking car man! Anything you added/changed yet?

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Number 1, as always...get rid of the US yellow side marker lights and replace with clear Euro style ones. Replace the yellow bulb with the new Phillips blue-white bulb that is legal yellow only when it comes on. If you really want to go Euro, have the dealer reprogram the side marker lights to blink on when the turn signal is on like in Europe (can be done with the PIWIS) instead of always one with the lights on like US cars.

    Looks sweet, enjoy your MODing

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Cool, I have a Cayman R coming in Sept/Oct and I too have an 2011 Audi B8 S4 with a little mod.



    I'm looking forward to your CR build!

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by dkky996 View Post
    Cool, I have a Cayman R coming in Sept/Oct and I too have an 2011 Audi B8 S4 with a little mod.
    Yep I remember having read posts about your S4 and thought it was sold already! Have you returned it to stock and found that selling it with mods was too much of a problem? It is probably the road I am going to follow...

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by SM_ATL View Post
    Thanks, You too have a great looking car man! Anything you added/changed yet?
    Nothing yet, i plan to change the site markers to clear.
    the car is perfect for me as standard..

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Pssk=1.0 View Post
    Number 1, as always...get rid of the US yellow side marker lights and replace with clear Euro style ones. Replace the yellow bulb with the new Phillips blue-white bulb that is legal yellow only when it comes on. If you really want to go Euro, have the dealer reprogram the side marker lights to blink on when the turn signal is on like in Europe (can be done with the PIWIS) instead of always one with the lights on like US cars.

    Looks sweet, enjoy your MODing
    Thanks! Side markers are on their way already! I'll look at the Philips bulb and diagnostic tool too.

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by refazi View Post
    Nothing yet, i plan to change the site markers to clear.
    the car is perfect for me as standard..
    I understand you... car is pretty much perfect in stock condition already, but I like to personalize it a bit while staying close to the OEM look. I am considering a black vinyl for the hood. It is close to an available option from Porsche that would -maybe- make the CR stand out a bit. Still need to think about it.

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by SM_ATL View Post
    Yep I remember having read posts about your S4 and thought it was sold already! Have you returned it to stock and found that selling it with mods was too much of a problem? It is probably the road I am going to follow...
    Didn't sell yet, I have all my a/m parts for sell (sold some of it) but the S4 is most likely going to be traded in when I pick up the CR. Just trying to do a private sell has been a PITA! Couple tire kickers stopped by just to test drive it and people who really were interested only lowballed me (all offers were lower then what my dealer offered me as trade...). Good luck with your sell, let me know how it goes. Great looking CR!

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Pssk=1.0 View Post
    Number 1, as always...get rid of the US yellow side marker lights and replace with clear Euro style ones. Replace the yellow bulb with the new Phillips blue-white bulb that is legal yellow only when it comes on. If you really want to go Euro, have the dealer reprogram the side marker lights to blink on when the turn signal is on like in Europe (can be done with the PIWIS) instead of always one with the lights on like US cars.

    Looks sweet, enjoy your MODing
    FWIW, my side markers on the 'R act as turn signal lamps, and I didn't do any reprogramming (came from dealer that way).

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Varejao17 View Post
    FWIW, my side markers on the 'R act as turn signal lamps, and I didn't do any reprogramming (came from dealer that way).

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    Ed, reread his post. He is talking about the lights only coming on when the blinker is used and NOT coming on when you turn your lights on.

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by amdeutsch View Post
    Ed, reread his post. He is talking about the lights only coming on when the blinker is used and NOT coming on when you turn your lights on.
    OK - wasn't exactly clear.... no worries!

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    By the way, was incorrect in my post above (getting old I guess) the bulbs are Hoen W5W chromium, not Phillips. Here's a link from the articles section:
    Exterior Light Makeover - Part 5 - Articles

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Beautiful car!
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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Pssk=1.0 View Post
    By the way, was incorrect in my post above (getting old I guess) the bulbs are Hoen W5W chromium, not Phillips. Here's a link from the articles section:
    Exterior Light Makeover - Part 5 - Articles
    Great, thanks. Being taken care of

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by gottagofaster View Post
    Beautiful car!
    Thanks. I love Peridot too (was hesitating between Peridot and White in fact...).

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Quote Originally Posted by SM_ATL View Post
    Thanks. I love Peridot too (was hesitating between Peridot and White in fact...).
    Thanks. White is awesome too, but we already have 2 white vehicles so I needed something different.
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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Your car looks great

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    Re: 2012 White Cayman R Project

    Considering the progression on your b8, I'm looking forward to your build.

    I'm also a s4 convert (b5)...welcome to the swamp Serge!

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