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    Cayman R Track Prep

    This week an amazing looking new Aqua Blue Cayman R came in for track prep. The owner of this car is taking it one step at a time, so for now we started with our TPCicon Racing Toe Links and a more aggressive alignment. In the interior our mechanics did a great job with the harness bar installation keeping a clean factory look. The car came with the carbon buckets, so we installed a set of GT3 Cup Schroth Harnesses.

    For right now the owner has decided to only go with the toe links, but next month there will be more suspension added to the package. This will make for one awesome track car!











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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Looks awesome!
    I'm sure the owner will be thrilled at the track.

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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Please remind him of the Zone 2 DE at VIR 16-18 march. There are efforts underway for a Cayman Invasion there.

    Love the color as mine is the same. Wonderful car both on twisty roads and the track. Ed

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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Quote Originally Posted by Harris@TPCRacing View Post
    In the interior our mechanics did a great job with the harness bar installation keeping a clean factory look. The car came with the carbon buckets, so we installed a set of GT3 Cup Schroth Harnesses.
    Whose harness bar? How did you rig the under-seat bar?

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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Please pardon my ignorance, but why would you put toe links on an otherwise stock Cayman R? Don't they account for the 10mm lowering from the factory? What other benefits would this provide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger22 View Post
    Please pardon my ignorance, but why would you put toe links on an otherwise stock Cayman R? Don't they account for the 10mm lowering from the factory? What other benefits would this provide?
    And, toe links don't change the camber, correct? So you still have to consider camber plates or LCA's to get negative camber for even tire wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger22 View Post
    Please pardon my ignorance, but why would you put toe links on an otherwise stock Cayman R? Don't they account for the 10mm lowering from the factory? What other benefits would this provide?
    One benefit is to reduce toe variation under load due to the removal of the rubber bushings in the toe link joints. This will help to reduce the dreaded wheel hop. Yay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpccarguy View Post
    Whose harness bar? How did you rig the under-seat bar?

    John
    It's my car. The harness bar is from RSS. The driver's side substrap bar is for a 996 GT3. That bar would not fit on the passenger's side because of interference with the weight sensor for the airbag system, so TPCicon put in a Brey-Krause unit.

    I was crazy about the car's handling before, but the alignment and toe links take it to another level, although I can't say how much is attributable to either one alone. The car seems more stable in a straight line and can be positioned more precisely. In the limited number of corners I have been able to take briskly on the street, it seems to be much more stable and with a predictable and controllable rotation, whereas before it felt a little twitchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4by4 View Post
    One benefit is to reduce toe variation under load due to the removal of the rubber bushings in the toe link joints. This will help to reduce the dreaded wheel hop. Yay!
    Plus, it's adjustable. I believe this allows for a more aggressive alignment.
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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    So what are the trade offs? Bumpier ride? Just asking, I'm trying to learn about these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger22 View Post
    So what are the trade offs? Bumpier ride?
    I have not seen any performance-related tradeoffs. Of course, it costs money to buy, install, and align them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger22 View Post
    So what are the trade offs? Bumpier ride? Just asking, I'm trying to learn about these.
    Theoretically, due to the removal of the rubber bushings that are incorporated into the stock components, you could be introducing more NVH into the cabin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubber_ducky View Post
    Theoretically, due to the removal of the rubber bushings that are incorporated into the stock components, you could be introducing more NVH into the cabin.
    Possible, but product that dont produce NVH are available.
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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Wow! What a car!
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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Such as? And how?

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    Nice looking car!

    I put the same harnesses in my Spyder - you will love them!
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    nice color. matches my bike.
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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    What alignment specs did you go with (front/rear/camber/toe)?

    I've been thinking about doing the toe rods to reduce wheel hop and get better traction at low speeds/ lauches.

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    Re: Cayman R Track Prep

    Quote Originally Posted by el_mahone View Post
    What alignment specs did you go with (front/rear/camber/toe)?
    I didn't get a spec sheet, so I don't know what they did. They did mention that they put as much negative camber as possible in the front and that that was -1.1 degrees. The factory settings were -.5 and -.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hewell View Post
    I didn't get a spec sheet, so I don't know what they did. They did mention that they put as much negative camber as possible in the front and that that was -1.1 degrees. The factory settings were -.5 and -.3.
    Put on a set of RSS LCAs and the fronts will be at -2.5 and you'll save your tires a ton of shoulder wear if you intend to track it. It will also eliminate any remaining understeer and widen the track. Just sayin'.

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