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    Re: 981 Cayman track suspension

    You should be able to slide the camber adjustment three bolt assembly inward enough to gain -3.0 camber with your LCA's internal 20 mm shims in place. You can also use a Tarett camber plate with a...
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    Re: Ohlins R/T Coilovers

    Follow up suspension adjustments for the 2019 autocross season. Stiffened the swaybar in front to 2 from stiff (5 holes)and 2 from stiff (4 holes) in r using Tarett GT bars. Then adjusted Ohlins to...
  3. Re: New Pop/cracking sound while sitting in the car in the morning

    Do you really need the e parking brake in your garage? Just leave your car in 1 st gear. I have had problems with the parking brake in the past. Mine uses brake shoes, which sometimes stick to the...
  4. Re: Engine cooling next step after 3rd rad. larger oil cooler or deep sump

    The BGB oil cooler you are installing, uses the same base as the water/oil exchanger, but has more capasity, like using a GT3 one? Did BGB give you details on how much larger the capasity?
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    Re: New 987.2 Cayman Owner

    You can change the clutch switch in 10 minutes. Switch cost about $15.00 from Pelican parts.
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    Re: 981 Cayman track suspension

    I would go with the Tarett GT3 or better the Tarett CUP LCA's with the solid red thrust puck f & R, The reason is to push your track out 20mm from the internal shims in the LCA's, while adding -2.0...
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    Re: oil pressure and temp gauges

    The gauge holder is exactly what I would like to have installed. Not hard to read, but does not draw attention. What size gauges did you use. I was thinking about analog Autometer 270 sweep oil...
  8. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    Well your personal info says a lot about you! 25 and owning a California house, thats quite a budget you got going. I will be respectful of that in the future, which puts the Ohlins and RSS LCA's...
  9. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    Yep, you can visually see the difference between the left side lens and the right one. Most of the high end Europeaon cars have this lighting feature on their cars, especially the German ones. The...
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    Re: New 987.2 Cayman Owner

    Your car's paint looks great. Since you have been on this P9 web site before, I'm sure you can navigate around to figure out the weak links that may happen to your car. Numeric steel shifter cables...
  11. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    You may know that there are two stages of lights in the rear. If you pull the light knob all the way out, it turns on a bright red light on the left hand side that is not duplicated on the right...
  12. Cayman S Re: 987.2 CAYMAN S Track choice 255/35-18 - 275/35-18

    I have two sets of wheels/tires using 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 r. One set is Michelin PS4's for daily driving and the other is Bridgeston RE71R's for the track. Personally, I like the wider tire...
  13. Re: Will these wheels fit? Aggressive offsets for 987

    Joshua, thanks for the correction.

    Cisco-with slotted camber holes, your camber can be -1.5 or -1.6 in front, your tires should still tuck inside of the upper finder lip. If its just touches...
  14. Re: Will these wheels fit? Aggressive offsets for 987

    The OEM camber adjustment in front is on top of the strut mounting bracket, three slots that have some adjustment. Normally you can get between -1.3 and -1.5 with these slots in front. The rear can...
  15. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    So, now you have Numeric shifter cables and soon to be installed Ohlins R&T and RSS LCA's. First, a plan for your installer; ask that the Ohlins be set up with a 30 mm drop to start with 4 mm of...
  16. Re: Will these wheels fit? Aggressive offsets for 987

    Those wheels will work if you add -1.6 camber f, -2.1 r and maybe roll your fenders a little. Mine are offset 48 f with 10 mm internal shims and 35 rear with 10 mm external spacer & 2 mm internal...
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    S Model Re: 987.2 - Front Suspension Clunks

    The clunking sound could be from a worn lower control arm link, or a LCA outer ball joint. If you plan on tracking your car and you get into fixing all the inherant issues of tracking a Cayman,...
  18. Re: Engine cooling next step after 3rd rad. larger oil cooler or deep sump

    Since you are running X-73 springs, a LN skid plate that covers the deeper sump would work great. If you find a way to cool the engine oil more effectively by using air flow, that would be great as...
  19. Re: Engine cooling next step after 3rd rad. larger oil cooler or deep sump

    The LN/BILT oil/water exchanger is listed under LN oil Cooler built by BILT. The kit included mounting bracket and adaptors for $725. Its sort of buried in the LN web site.
  20. Re: What to replace my OEM 18" with? PS4S rears not available for my size yet.

    I have a set of OEM 18's mounted with 245x35x18 f and 275x35x18's r Michelin PSS4's. This combo is pretty good. I got them from Tire Rack. Had them mounted, but soon figured out that I could have...
  21. Re: Engine cooling next step after 3rd rad. larger oil cooler or deep sump

    There are two ways to reduce the oil temps, first is a GT3 oil/water exchanger. This exchanger doubles the capacity of the oil being cooled within the exchanger. LN also sells their own brand of...
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    Re: New bumper cap? Hood too?

    Maybe a good time to stick in a 3rd radiator and top vent into that new bumper cover.
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    Re: Side to side movement in strut normal?

    Try the other side to see if that side wobbles as well. Depending on how lowed your car is, the shock rod should be close to the middle of its intended travel. Also, what does JRZ say about shock...
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    Re: Prepping 987.1 for it's first HPDE season

    jonez- I have been debating what to do for the past few months about my track engine upgrades, while doing a house project, which is now done. So, here is a list of upgrades that I propose to my...
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    Re: Track day brake failure

    saildoc, JoshuaJ has a LS3 powered 987.1 Cayman that makes in excess of 500 hp at the wheels. He also owns a speed shop and has modified his braking system to meet the engine's/car speed needs. ...
  26. Re: Buying first Porsche (2006 Cayman S, 35k miles) Advice?

    The good news is that these cars are pretty resilient in the daily drive catigory. Have your car detailed by a professional inside and out after telling them your story. Maybe that will make you...
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    Re: Tarett Monoball Camber Plates For Sale

    Take a picture of the receipt on your cell phone and add it to the collection of the camber plates. That is the same price.
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    Re: Tarett Monoball Camber Plates For Sale

    Whats the new price and please show a picture of the receipt from the Tarett rebuild. Thanks
  29. Re: What to check in a PPI on a very low mileage car (MY2006 - 7.500 miles)

    Very nice. PPI- have the shop tech carefully check each bore for scoring. I would be surprised if your tech actually finds any issues outside of the motor. Thats one area where even careful...
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    Re: Street/Track alignment with stock setup?

    Well, Cantrell Motor Sports was able to give me -1.6f and -2.1r, granted this was with reduced ride height due to Ohlins coilovers. If you want this max negative f OEM camber, you may want to have...
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    Re: Sport mode upgrade

    if you have a Tiptronic transmission, the Auto model of Sprint Booster will downshift into 1st gear rather than 2nd for a more powerful standing start.
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    Re: Street/Track alignment with stock setup?

    Camber -1.6 F and -2.1 r with wheel spacers of 9mm f and 17 mm r on OEM wheels. The idea is to widen track of each axle. These offsets spacers will be in the ball park for the tires being flush...
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    Re: Help - 2005 Boxster S vs 2006 Cayman S

    That's what a computer search will do for you if you know what you are looking for. The only additional info that would be beneficial is the previous owners affinity to his/her car's maintance,...
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    Re: My Cayman at 11 Years old... what would you do?

    Exactly, we are all vulnerable as corner workers, being very close to the track to reposition downed cones as quickly as possible. That's one reason the DE's group requires another set of eyes to go...
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    Re: My Cayman at 11 Years old... what would you do?

    Post mortum of the LCA would be a good information to give us, HI_FI Guy, as the europeans call the LCA's with spacers attached inside, coffin arms, like GT3 LCA's. If the interior monoball freezes...
  36. Re: need help with mod advice, really appreciated

    Abdullah-thanks for your post.

    This is like 6 different questions all rolled into one dialog. Exhaust would be one of the easiest modifications you can do your self. The suspension is more...
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    Re: My Cayman at 11 Years old... what would you do?

    After 50k, water pump and coolant, spark plugs & coils, brake fluid, S belt, maybe shifter cables-Numeric steel replacements, brakes if needed. Suspension is a tricky one as once you start replacing...
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    Re: Help - 2005 Boxster S vs 2006 Cayman S

    I would look for a 06 S, PASM car with SC, if possible. These cars are a unique combo. It may take a few months to cycle through the entire US to find such a car that's reasonably priced. The...
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    Re: Newer base Cayman or older S

    Another idea is the contact PCA NW. They have cars for sale on their monthly mailer. Google PNWR for details. The idea is to contract the owner of the car. Most PCA members know a lot about their...
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    Re: Newer base Cayman or older S

    Sounds like a sales pitch to me. The 987 car lines are lower and more robust in the back. Its as if the designers got it exactly right the first time with the Cayman 987. There is a youtube on...
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    Re: Newer base Cayman or older S

    08 CS with hydraulic steering vs electronic steering on the 981, a noticeable difference. 987.1 S seating is lower in the car, so it feels more connected to the road vs 981 feeling. Some like the...
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    Re: Transaxle temp gauge?

    Show us some pictures of your dashboard when finished. I would like to see how it came out. I too am installing these, using analog Autometer 2 1/16, or 2 5/8 in, Ultra Lite, 270 degree sweep,...
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    Re: Newer base Cayman or older S

    If you have not much interest in tracking your car, I would search for a low mileage well equiped 987.1 S. Have a good PPI done, then slowly modify it to your liking. You will not be disappointed...
  44. Re: Will these wheels fit? Aggressive offsets for 987

    Well? Any issues?
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    Re: Replacing shifter cables?

    I also recommend the Numeric cables and short shifter kit. This combination allow you to feel the detents of transmission as the shifter forks slide in and out of gear. First gear is now much more...
  46. Re: Soul Performance Products - 987.1 Exhaust and Headers Showcase

    Riazer3-I feel for you and your engine. LN and flat 6 innovations have a 4 part series on a youtube type video regarding bore scoring and other topics around the 987.1 M97. I am sure you have taken...
  47. Re: Soul Performance Products - 987.1 Exhaust and Headers Showcase

    Riazer3- How did you get the two OFT flash programs to sync up to the Soul catted headers and IPD GT3 throttle body? OFT web site is not user friendly and I am trying to figure out which one will...
  48. Re: Will these wheels fit? Aggressive offsets for 987

    CiscoCayman-Pictures?
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    Re: Autocross PSM/suspension questions

    ThrottleSteer- Changing the rear sway bar to a stiffer X-73 bar will reduce your traction/grip in the rear while pushing the balance forward. If PSM is the real issue, then you need to reduce your...
  50. Re: Motorsports AOS, 997 return tubes, 996 swirl pots, ???

    Saturday quarterbacking here, post motrum mgarcia048's 987.1 M97 rod bearing #2 failure. Accusump never activated, and this happened during a long run session. This would allow a couple of...
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