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  1. Re: inevitability of failure of the IMS and Lokasil

    Borski- Just being aware of the potential risks are important to know. You can then try to avoid possible causes that are not reversible.
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    Re: Oil consumption/oil on spark plug ‘06 S

    Maybe a 4.0 motor in your car's future.
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    Re: 987.1 Top Gear UK headers are awesome!

    adamangkeona, looks like these are backordered. They say they will contact me so i'm a waiting. No phone number for the US agent.
    Thanks.
  4. Re: inevitability of failure of the IMS and Lokasil

    Bore scoring is a whole different issue for the M97 engine. Jake Ruby has a 4 part u tube on this subject. In part 3B, Focus on Bore Scoring Symptoms, Jake covers, Ferostan coating, Shooty tail...
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    Re: What Should the Next Mod Be?

    I believe the long tube Top Gear headers are about $475, add the Carnewal GT muffler and Sprint Booster along with a buffer and wax products, you should be good to go before the slippery suspension...
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    Re: What Should the Next Mod Be?

    I would go for a Top Gear UK very inexpensive long tube header connected to your choice of muffler. (Please see Cayman/Boxster modifications bottom of page 3). That will give you about as good of...
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    Re: All tires changed, how to reset TMPS?

    The newer cars rely on the same system as yours, just a different frequency run by a small battery that eventually fails like yours did.
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    Question Re: What MHZ are TPMS for 2007 Cayman Base

    433 MHZ, I have TPMS in 3 sets of wheels/tires. Takes about 20 minutes to sync in a 07 CS after install of that wheel/tire set .
  9. 981 Re: The Official 981 Boxster / Cayman aftermarket WHEEL POST

    In a perfect world I would replace the OEM wheels with 9 in f and 10 1/5 in rear. But my idea is to match the tire footprint when I use various sets of wheels so the roll balance is close so I do...
  10. 981 Re: The Official 981 Boxster / Cayman aftermarket WHEEL POST

    Yes, but I have an aggressive toe setup with 5 minutes of toe out in f and 12 minutes of toe in in the r, which give very quick turnin response. I'm able to use this setup due to the Tarett Cup...
  11. Thread: Over Rev Report

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    Re: Over Rev Report

    M97 engines rod bolts are not the best, try to shift before 7000.
  12. 981 Re: The Official 981 Boxster / Cayman aftermarket WHEEL POST

    So, I would like to introduce three selections, OEM 8 in f and 9 in r with Michelin MP4S's 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 r; Signature SV-104 9 in f and 10 in r with RE71R 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 R;...
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    Re: bushing upgrade for OEM sport shifter

    There are four different upgradeable items attached to the shifter rather than just a bushing while you are in there.

    A shorter throw is preferred by many.
    A rifle bolt action type that is...
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    Re: Ohlins R/T Coilovers

    After settling down after back to back days with new 40TW tires, rather than changing all sorts of stuff, Hoosier A7 user manual suggest to become a smoother driver rather than tossing the car around...
  15. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    I just installed a front tower brace. I certainly can feel the positive effects, as my car is more planted in downhill corners, turnin and braking in front. Racing Dynamics, $165.00 plus shipping. ...
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    Re: When To Start Struttin'

    I can tell you that front strut stiffeners work, as per the noise reduction, shake reduction and down hill steering/braking/traction/stability/control on the front end after adding the Racing...
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    Re: 981 Cayman track suspension

    Schnell make a rear brace that looks very good. It mounts a little forward near the suspension attachment points, which is the stiffness target and on the bottom of the OEM stiffness plate away from...
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    Re: When To Start Struttin'

    ajahearn-This brace sits behind the battery, with no fitment interference with the battery cover and side covers and looks almost the same as the Schnell brace, at least on my 987.

    dcharnet-I am...
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    Re: 981 Cayman track suspension

    Not sure about maxing out the castor, as I prefer to keep the caster in the 8 or 8.5 area even with a lowered car. Bump steer was a concern for me when building my Cayman. My install shop...
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    Re: HPDE: Square tire set-up on 981S

    I would highly recommend 255/35/18's f and 275/35/18's rear. This combo will work especially with your camber. I do have adjustable Tarett swaybars, but currently they are set sort of soft, middle...
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    Re: When To Start Struttin'

    Racing Dynamics front strut brace $165.00 plus shipping. Hopefully it fits. They also make a carbon one that looks very sexy, but this will be covered up so who cares. Moving from RE71R's to...
  22. Re: New Pop/cracking sound while sitting in the car in the morning

    Usually this pop is the brake shoe release inside of the the rear rotor. Sometimes the brakeshoe and inner brake race gets damp, which allows slight rust bond between the brakeshoe and the race...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 987 today?

    Colnago 1331-Although you will have sweat equity in installing the Numeric cables, I'm sure you will enjoy the benefits of steel cables have been reported in various threads on this site. I find...
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    Re: When To Start Struttin'

    I just ordered a front strut brace for my 07 Cayman. This will minimize the strut towers from moving around, sort of like to balance the Pedro's TechnoBrace in the rear. I know one is on top and...
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    Re: Storage for wheels and tires, Boxster

    I just purchased a set of Hoosier A7's race tires. In their specifications, they spell out how to store their tires to both protect and preserve the oils in the rubber from ozone which brakes down...
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    Sticky: Re: Wheel/Tire setups that worked

    I standardized my wheels and tires sort of to 18's. Street, OEM 8 in f and 9 in r with offset of 57f and 43f with Michelin PS4's 255/35/18f and 275/35/18r. Autocross/DE, Signature SV-104, 9 in f...
  27. Cayman S Re: what is the click you hear when the idle rises while car is stationary?

    I have been thinking about the aasco/Sachs light weight flywheel for a while. Looking at an autocross thread on Rennlist, Sturgus is using one on his recent SCCA STU class build along with...
  28. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    ECS sells the spacers and correct length bolts as a kit. I like the clean look of bolts rather than bare threaded studs sticking out.
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    Re: 981 Cayman track suspension

    Is the reason the 9 in wheels do not fit the wheelwell is the wheel offset with 22mm of shims in the LCA is pushing out the track too far causing tire rub on the lip? I thought that 20mm shims was...
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    Re: Is it the right car?

    First-timer, the Red car owner did you a big favor replacing the cv boots and clutch. These are expensive repairs. See if you can get the repair slips. Put them into a folder as well as any...
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    Re: Hoosier A7 for AX, impact of street miles?

    So, I did buy a set of A7's and drove them to Packwood for a PCA weekend event, about 60 miles each way. The drive to Packwood on Friday was a non event with the Hoosiers, like driving RE71R's but...
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    Re: Ohlins R/T Coilovers

    I just upgraded to Titan 7 TS-5 with Hoosier A-7's. This changed my suspension in a big way. Had to change the fronts to 3 from stiff and the rears to 5 from stiff. Still had a lot of dive...
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    Re: pros and cons of 20" vs 19" vs 18"

    Just a picture to illistrate a couple of 18's; Titan 7 TS-5 17.1 lbs f and 18.5 lbs r , 9 in f offset 46 and 10 in r offset 35 with Hoosiers A7's; Signature SV-104's 18.0 lbs f and 19.5 lbs r, 9 in...
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    I'm old school with the bike carriers. Rather have bee and insects strikes on my head tube/handle bars than on my rear derailier/gear cluster. Not too concerned about the small difference in rear...
  35. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    I find that with a little less rake, I have more bit out of the corners. My setup now is 325mm f and 340mm r. Still 15mm difference, so the spring sag was equal front and rear. I will have the car...
  36. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    Hyrax- Just looked at my OEM wheels that I reinstalled today with 18 mm spacers in f and 23 mm spacers in the rear. Looks terrific and even fits without rubbing. The key here is using 35 sidewalls,...
  37. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    I had my suspension redone 6 months down the road, to include the Elephant toe links, slightly more front camber, and the alignment. In the rear, lowered Caymans do have an alignment issue with toe...
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    Re: Nexen N FERA SUR4G

    Please check out RE71R's in 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 r, this setup is balanced. Some like 285/30/18 rear, but with shorter side walls, I do not have the room under the car for these as my ride is...
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    yes the oem rear 43 offset wheels will accept 18mm hub centric ecs spacers. Make sure you order the longer bolts as well.
    Good luck with your new toy.
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    Yes, hub centric ECS 10&18mm spacers would work on your car without a new alignment. I have much more camber, so the tires do tuck under the fender lips more than with an OEM alignment setup. ...
  41. Re: HPDE - Overall Tire Diameter or Revolutions per Mile

    I have found that using 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 r RE71R's have provided the grip/balance I enjoy. These tires side walls can stand lower pressure in the wet and dry, especially in cold damp...
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    Re: Is it the right car?

    Another place to look is your local PCA group. They have a bi monthly issue with used cars for sale. These are cars with usaully meticilous owners, who are not interested is making a bunch of money...
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    Your car has pop. Get some wheel spacers and bolts. I use 10mm in f and 18mm in the rear. I have run 18 mm f and 23 mm r, but do get some tire rub at the top of the rear fender arch. The...
  44. Re: 987.2 Cayman S MT Track Prep, Maintenance, and Mods

    Hyrax, you are going down the slippery slope now. preloading the Ohlins help in compression then droop phase, where the car's front wheels are unweighted. The preload will prevent the springs from...
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    Boski, resale is not part of my decision making process going down the slipperly slope of modifications to support autocross racing.
  46. Cayman S Re: 987.2 CAYMAN S Track choice 255/35-18 - 275/35-18

    I run three sets of wheels and tires all 18's. OEM 8 in f OS 57 and 9 in OS 43 rear on Michelin 4S's 255/35/18 f and 275/35/18 r; Signature SV104 Forged Monoblock 9 in OS 47 f and 10 in OS 35 rear...
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    Re: New 987.1 S, new good problems to have

    Your car looks simular to mine, but mine is black rather than atlas gray metallic. My first upgrade was about a year out from puchase, changed to Ohlins, Tarett down links, Tarett GT swaybars f and...
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    Boxster S Re: Boxster alignment issues

    Well, yes I had sort of the same issue in front, so I had my shop slot the top shock mounting holes on the passenger side to give me -1.5 f. The rear required a few tweeks as well to the passenger...
  49. Re: Stock suspension vs coil-over suspension weights

    To answer your question, coilovers and the complete spring/shock unit are close in weight. The unsprung weight you should be concerned about is outboard of the shocks and springs. Getting weight...
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    Re: Is it the right car?

    I would widen my search scope to nation wide. You will incur a shipping charge or a air flight to get your car, but the deals on specific upgrades are much greater. Lower milage cars are available...
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